Florence Jenkins



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Seven-day incidence in Germany

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The seven-day incidence in Germany has fallen again. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the value of new infections per...

Is the end of measures approaching soon?

When will we finally be rid of the coronavirus and all its measures and restrictions? That's probably what millions of...

The nursing care insurance fund is apparently threatened with insolvency

The financial situation of the long-term care insurance fund is apparently precarious due to the additional costs caused...

Clinicians want more reliable rest periods

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It will be about money when the Marburger Bund (MB) meets with the Association of Municipal Employers (VKA) on October 14...

How soccer clubs fleece their fans with ever new jerseys

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For years, soccer fans have grumbled at the increasingly absurd excesses in the jersey trade. But now the wheel seems to...

The BR Volleys are ready for the season

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Good things come to those who wait - that's one way to describe the past few weeks for the BR Volleys. After more than...

Volcanic eruption on La Palma

On the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma, a volcano erupted on Sunday in the Cumbre Vieja area for the first time in 50...

Concern about new violence in Washington

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The iron fences have returned - just in time for the next big demonstration by right-wing groups this Saturday afternoon....

1200 hospital beds in Berlin closed - nursing strike also in Brandenburg

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The nursing staff in Berlin's state-owned hospitals are escalating their strike once again - before the Verdi negotiators...

Pensioners can expect significantly higher pensions

Pensioners in Germany can expect a significant increase in their pay next year, according to the pension insurance fund....

Two Berlin Corona vaccination centers still in operation for a few months

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Despite a recent decline in interest in Corona vaccinations, Berlin's two remaining vaccination centers are to remain in...

Brandenburg to fund battery factory with 120 million euros

The government in Brandenburg, led by Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD), wants to give the green light for a state...

Armed Forces Commissioner calls for honors for Airlift soldiers from Kabul

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The Bundestag's defense commissioner, Eva Högl, has called for the Bundeswehr soldiers involved in the evacuation...

Weather in autumn and winter: Expert with unusual conclusion

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The weather in Germany this year has been fairly awful. Instead of sunshine, the sky was often cloudy. Precipitation was...

More than 40 dead due to severe weather in New York and surrounding area

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The morning after the storm, on the southern tip of Manhattan, one can begin to doubt whether it was perhaps all just a...

New traumas in Berlin for refugees from Afghanistan

Experts say the re-traumatization of refugees from Afghanistan by current events and the Taliban takeover is massive. "It...

Germany seven-day incidence continues to rise

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The seven-day incidence has risen again. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Sunday morning, it was 74.1. The...

USA threatens terrorists with retaliation after attack in Kabul

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After the devastating attack near Kabul airport, U.S. President Joe Biden has threatened the terrorists responsible for it...

Berlin's clubs want indoor parties without masks and measures

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Representatives of the Berlin club scene have demanded an abolition of the distance and mask obligation with parties in...

Manufacturers are working on a corona vaccine for children

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No vaccine has yet been developed and approved for children under the age of twelve, but the good news is: at least the...

The attack on the Kabul airport was not unexpected

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Armed assailants attacked security forces at Kabul airport on Monday night. One Afghan soldier was killed and three others...

What it takes to be considered a Corona recoverer

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The so-called 3-G rule has already been implemented in many places: According to this rule, areas of public life are now...

Haiti sinks defenseless into chaos

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Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti that left over 2,000 people dead and heavy rains, a large number of people...

Three-day nursing strike planned at Charité and Vivantes

In Berlin's Charité hospital and the Vivantes clinics, which are also owned by the state, the nursing staff will in all...

Söder warns Union against loss of power

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Six weeks before the federal election, CSU chairman Markus Söder has warned the CDU/CSU against losing power. "There is...

Devastating forest fires in Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has described the scale of natural disasters in his country as unprecedented. Authorities...

Fake vaccination cards: Telegram as a platform for trade

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In Baden-Württemberg, the 7-day incidence has become obsolete as a guideline in the Corona crisis. Social life is...

More than 2000 registered for follow-up vaccinations

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After possible vaccinations with saline solutions in the district of Friesland, more than 2000 people have already...

Berlin's families and the search for a good elementary school

Every third to fourth family has problems with the elementary school in whose catchment area they live. This is shown by...

WHO chief calls for halt to booster vaccinations

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In order to increase vaccination protection and to protect the population from new virus variants, the first booster...

How to persuade the undecided to vaccinate

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"Flattening the curve" - that was the central demand from science and politics at the beginning of the Corona pandemic....

Quarantine requirement for travel to England remains in place

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Corona figures are currently on the rise again worldwide. This is also the case in France. The incidence has risen...

Immunization centers to offer vaccinations for children and adolescents

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Starting in September, the German states plan to offer a booster vaccination for the very elderly, patients in need of...

New mandatory testing for travelers starts

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The seven-day incidence continues to rise steadily. According to data released by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) this...

Dramatic drought in the Middle East

A heat wave in the Middle East is causing water to become scarce in some regions. For weeks, temperatures in Iran, Iraq...

Pediatricians see no acute danger from delta variant

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The delta variant of the coronavirus has been causing the seven-day incidence in Germany to rise again for weeks. However,...

Dead found after explosion in the Leverkusen chemical park

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The bang of the explosion could be heard for kilometers, and the cloud of smoke that rose afterwards could also be seen...

Incidence rises to 14.3 - Expert sees no chance of herd immunity

The seven-day incidence of coronavirus has been rising for nearly three weeks. According to data released by the Robert...

Corona outbreaks in clubs increase - thousands in quarantine

Due to low infection figures, many German states have relaxed their Corona regulations, and clubs have also been allowed...

THW forces allegedly insulted and pelted with garbage

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In the flooded areas of western Germany, cleanup work is proceeding at full speed, and in some places reconstruction work...

Forest Fires in Canada and the USA continue to spread

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Smoke from wildfires in the western United States and Canada has also reached the U.S. East Coast. While the plumes fogged...

Floods in China - hundreds affected

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The heaviest rainfall in decades has triggered massive flooding in the central Chinese metropolis of Zhengzhou. State...

Pandemic urged mothers to work on weekends

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Home office and childcare difficulties have led to working hours shifting to evenings and weekends in the Corona pandemic....

Refugees in Lithuania : Smugglers in Minsk

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Lithuania is complaining with increasing urgency that its neighbor Belarus is deliberately smuggling migrants illegally...

Storm warnings for Germany

The catastrophic weather of the past few days is not only causing dramatic flooding in North Rhine-Westphalia and...

Google reduces the error rate of its quantum computer

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Nobody's perfect - this is especially true for Google's quantum computer "Sycamore," which two years ago was able to solve...

Venice bans large cruise ships from parts of the lagoon

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Large cruise ships are to stop sailing through parts of the lagoon in Venice from August 1. The government under Prime...

Ethics Council chairwoman against mandatory vaccination for certain occupational groups

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The chairwoman of the German Ethics Council, Alena Buyx, believes that a Corona vaccination requirement for certain...

Blood donor shortage could become problem this year

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Almost every year there is the dreaded summer shortage in the supply of blood donations to German hospitals. But this...

Internet bookstores are more in demand than Amazon

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Alexander Skipis believes that the small bookstores did not fare quite so badly in the past Corona year. There are no...

Corona vaccine and delta variant: how well a third vaccination works

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As of July 5, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), more than half of the people in Germany have received their...

British Prime Minister Johnson: Corona measures end July 19

In England, all Corona measures are to be ended on July 19. Distance rules, mandatory masks and the home office...

German basketball players qualify for Olympics

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The German basketball players have fulfilled their dream of the Olympics with an impressive energetic performance. The...

Cyberattack on Kaseya could affect more than 1000 companies

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A cyberattack on the United States IT firm Kaseya may have affected more than a thousand companies, according to experts....

Germany will experience more heat waves and heavy rainfall

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Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) see the extreme weather events in parts of Germany...

Is Delta variant underestimated by politics?

The citizens want to enjoy the summer after the hard Corona season - and the tourism industry warns of new restrictions....

Another lockdown cannot be the answer of those in power

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The delta variant of coronavirus is dangerous. It is deadly. We have to take precautions. But at the same time, as CSU...

Biden defends airstrikes on pro-Iranian militias

US President Joe Biden has defended American air strikes in the Iraqi-Syrian border area. He said that the targets were...

Country leaders urge testing and quarantine for vacation returnees

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Calls for stricter corona controls for vacation returnees are growing louder. With an eye on the rapid spread of the more...

Vaccination with RNA vaccines : More benefit than risk

The risk is increased, but the benefit is still much higher. That's the bottom line from the U.S. Centers for Disease...

Relaxations in Switzerland: Almost back to normal

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With surprisingly large steps, Switzerland frees its citizens from restrictions introduced in the fight against the...

New Corona rules apply from Friday in Berlin

Berlin is loosening up: in view of the falling number of new infections, people will no longer have to wear masks outdoors...

Lauterbach warns of delta mutation

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Worrying forecast from SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach. The politician firmly expects that the so-called delta variant...

Spahn wants to lower pharmacy fees for digital vaccination certificates

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Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn wants to reduce the remuneration of pharmacies for the creation of digital Corona...

Forest fire risk rises again in Brandenburg's forests

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At the beginning of March this year, forest fire danger level 3 had already been declared in parts of Brandenburg, but...

To-go plastic littering the oceans

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Every year, between 307 and 925 million larger pieces of trash enter the oceans from European rivers. About 80 percent of...

What the digital vaccination certificate is all about

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What is the digital vaccination certificate and who gets it? The digital proof of vaccination is a document that all...

Heil wants to include self-employed in pension system

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Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil wants to include the self-employed to stabilize the pension funds. "The more who pay...

Hack attack: Investigators seize Bitcoin worth millions

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Investigators have recovered the bulk of a ransom payment in the digital currency Bitcoin following the hacking attack on...

Germany seven-day incidence falls below 25

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Health offices in Germany have reported 2440 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. This...

New Corona rules in Berlin

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Incidences in Berlin are going down as vaccination rates are going up. "We have been able to reduce the numbers in...

Burned out cargo ship with microplastics sinks

The Sri Lankan Navy wanted to tow the "X-Press Pearl" into deeper waters. Originally, 25 tons of partly dangerous...

State collects too much from pensioners

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Millions of people can hope to pay less tax on their pensions. This is the result of a landmark ruling by the Federal...

Schools in Berlin an election issue

Teacher shortage, dilapidated school buildings, digitalization backlog: The fact that the Corona virus has highlighted the...

Switzerland saws at the bridge to Europe

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Switzerland breaks off negotiations with the EU on the conclusion of an institutional framework agreement. This was...

Germans save more than ever

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On average, Germans saved more of their income in the first three months of this year than ever before - at least since...

Medical experts doubt sense of child vaccinations

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From the medical side, the impression is often given that the vaccination of children under 16 years of age is beyond...

Berlin schoolchildren to catch up on lessons during vacations

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After the turmoil caused by Corona this school year, many Berlin schoolchildren will have the opportunity to catch up on...

Self-determination law for trans people failed

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A new right to self-determination for trans people will not be introduced for the time being. Corresponding bills from the...

US state of South Carolina allows execution by firing squad or electric chair

For the implementation of the death penalty, the US state of South Carolina wants to allow shootings in the future. The...

Italy starts vacation season despite Corona

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"Book now, we look forward to seeing you!" With these words, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi is now courting tourists....

What happens on Saturday with Whatsapp?

More than two billion users are supposed to accept new terms of use and a revised privacy policy by Saturday. This...

300 million euros for Corona drugs

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The vaccination campaign is underway, the incidence is falling - will the coronavirus soon be defeated? No, agree Health...

Hamas fire rockets at Jerusalem

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The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians escalated dangerously on Monday. After massive rocket attacks from the...

More cases of poisoning from self-collected plants

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Cases of poisoning in Bavaria have increased - also because more people flock to nature in Corona times and collect plants...

Postponement of 2nd vaccinations only for urgent medical reasons

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When it comes to the vaccine from AstraZeneca, criteria such as age, pre-existing conditions or occupational group will no...

The curfew also applies to BER Airport

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For a good two weeks now, many counties and cities have been enforcing a nighttime curfew when the incidence exceeds 100....

In search of the fair world of vaccinations

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The rich countries ensure that the big pharmaceutical companies based in their countries more or less voluntarily waive...

America supports suspension of patents for Corona vaccines

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For the fight to contain the pandemic worldwide, the U.S. government supports suspending patents on Corona vaccines. The...

Horses and donkeys revive a desert biotope

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A few feral horses and donkeys scratch the sand with their hooves in the Mojave Desert until they reach the groundwater at...

New infections rise to nearly 11,000 cases

Health offices in Germany reported 10,976 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In...

Study suggests low risk of infection in public transport

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Although employers must allow employees to work from home, many Berliners still rely on public transportation. A joint...

People still finding it difficult to get vaccinated

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After the Senate released the Astrazeneca vaccine for all those willing to be vaccinated, disappointment is spreading. It...

Buses and trains to continue running at night in Berlin

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In Berlin, buses and trains will continue to run at night despite possible curfew restrictions. A spokesman for Transport...

Corona model projects are on brink of collapse

The university cities of Tübingen and Rostock have made many headlines in recent months because of their low Corona...

Netflix growth slows

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Netflix was considered one of the big winners of the Corona crisis. In the midst of the pandemic, the video service gained...

Berlin Senate restricts mandatory testing

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Two weeks after the mandatory testing of staff with customer or guest contact came into force, the Senate has largely...

Association fears financial hardship due to Ramadan restrictions

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Restrictions during Ramadan due to the corona pandemic could put Berlin mosque communities in existential straits,...

Federal government plans: only one contact per household per day

In the fight against Corona, the federal government is planning tough curfews and further restrictions on private...

Anyone who has been vaccinated twice should get "full freedom" back

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Restrictions on basic rights should be withdrawn after the second Corona vaccination. This is what Berlin's Senator for...

How are medical practices promoting vaccination campaign

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When Jens Spahn (CDU) visited the vaccination center in Berlin's Messe on Easter Monday, the health minister...

How the Easter weekend went in Berlin

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The new contact restrictions in Berlin were largely observed over the Easter weekend. The cool weather probably played an...

Berlin teachers lose priority on vaccination

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Berlin principals' associations and employees have reacted with great concern, as well as bewilderment and anger, to the...

U.S. Centers for Disease Control warns of fourth Corona wave

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In the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is warning of an increase in Corona cases like those in Germany, Italy...

Indoor farms are particularly environmentally friendly

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Glass display cases in grocery stores are nothing unusual. But what is this one doing in the vegetable section of a...

Söder urges quick order for Sputnik V

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Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder is campaigning for the Russian vaccine Sputnik V to be used in Germany. In an...

RKI: Seven-day incidence continues to rise to 119.1

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Health offices in Germany reported 21,573 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In...

Positive Corona test in the DFB national team

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Ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Iceland, there is a corona case within the German national soccer team. This was...

Reform of euthanasia clears the first hurdle in the Bundestag

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Whether out of pure charity or in return for payment - anyone who helps others commit suicide remains unpunished in...

World Medical president criticises Astrazeneca suspension

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World Medical Association President Frank Ulrich Montgomery is casting doubt on the temporary halt to vaccinations with...

Munich halts establishment of vaccination centers

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First it was said at the end of March, now it could be mid-April until GPs vaccinate against Corona. At the same time,...

Corona Politics : Asia can do better

If you had asked anyone a year ago who would be best placed to deal with the Corona pandemic, many would have guessed the...

10 million vaccinations per week by June

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Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz states that Germany will massively expand its vaccination capacity in the coming...

Mathematical modelling could reduce infection rates

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A quick scan of the cell phone display and the long-awaited entrance to a movie theater, a concert, a handball hall, or...

Commission finally recommends Astra-Zeneca for the elderly

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The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now recommends the use of the Astra-Zeneca's Corona vaccine for people 65...

EU Stability and Growth Pact under scrutiny

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One year has passed. And two more could follow: In March 2020, the EU Commission and member states suspended the Stability...

Former U.S. President Donald Trump hints at candidacy in 2024 election

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In his first speech since leaving office, former U.S. President Donald Trump underscored his claim to leadership among...

Nasal swab tests now approved

In Germany, people can now test themselves for the coronavirus. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices...

City wants to prevent sidewalk parking

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In Bogenhausen and Berg am Laim, no-stopping signs have suddenly appeared in streets where residents previously parked -...

Federal housing policy meets with criticism

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This Tuesday, the German government plans to take stock of its "housing offensive". Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU),...

World War II bomb defused in Frankfurt

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The evacuation of Frankfurt's Niederrad district began this morning. For four days, the city's crisis team had planned...

Experts warn against rapid lockdown easing

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Scientists warn against loosening lockdown too quickly in light of the spread of the new Corona variants. "Openings...

Corona outbreak in ice cream factory

After a Corona outbreak occurred at an ice cream factory in Osnabrück, Germany, the number of employees who tested...

Controversial proposal for teachers to work on Saturdays and vacations

The fight against the corona virus continues to have Germany firmly in its grip. Not only is retail, restaurants and...

Corona, who will be vaccinated first

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The federal government has revised the coronavirus vaccination regulation. The updated version has been in effect since...

Mutation hotspot at border with France

The Corona mutations are causing concern in Europe and partly because of the variants, Chancellor Merkel has extended...

Germany lockdown extension latest

The nationwide lockdown will be extended until March 7 following a decision by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and...

Climate fight looks to CO2 storage

On the roof of the waste incineration plant in Hinwil near Zurich, the air is as low in carbon dioxide as it was before...

Berlin opens first prison for persons in preventive detention

Berlin was the first German state to establish an open prison for persons in preventive detention. Two detainees have now...

Berlin remains top business location despite pandemic

The pandemic has Berlin in its grip - but the city remains an important part of German life. Last year, the state-owned...
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Biden calls for third party vaccination: "Get the booster"

A large-scale campaign for Corona booster vaccinations has begun in the USA. U.S. President Joe Biden said Friday that...
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Berlin Airport may run out of money in 2022

BER Airport in Schönefeld will soon need the next financial aid from the state owners. The liquidity is still secured...
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Costs in the millions due to Covid treatment for the unvaccinated

Treating unvaccinated covid patients costs millions. Economists have now warned of the immense costs to the healthcare...
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Almost 11 percent increase in residential property prices

Investors are speculating on an unchanged strong boom in the housing market and are therefore paying record prices for...

Fewer small children and more staff in daycare centers

The number of employees in child daycare increased last year. On March 1, 2021, 751,159 people were employed in this...
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118 million euros are wasted on cycle superhighways

Most of the funding for the expansion of cycle paths remains unused. Since 2017, Federal Minister of Transport Andreas...

Berlin's children's hospitals are overloaded

Due to respiratory infections, sick newborns, accidents and various other illnesses, the children's hospitals in Berlin...
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No general entitlement to distance learning due to Corona

According to a recent ruling, students have no right to distance learning due to a general health risk caused by the...
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Evergrande announces millions in on-time interest payment

Heavily indebted Chinese real estate group Evergrande has promised to pay millions in interest on time, betting it will...

Autumn strikes loom

On Thursday, just as relief was spreading over the end of the rail strikes, Klaus-Dieter Hommel tried to counter with...

Lufthansa wants to get rid of state investment

Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr and his CFO Remco Steenbergen really gave it their best shot when they tried to make the...

Scholz appears personally in the Finance Committee

Six days before the Bundestag elections, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) faced questions in the Bundestag Finance...
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Australia rejects allegations of lies in dispute over submarine deal

Australia has rejected accusations of lying in the dispute over the collapsed submarine deal with France while seeking...

Taliban close schools for young women

The Taliban apparently want to exclude young women from higher education. The new regime of radical Islamic "Koranic...
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10,000 migrants camp out at southern U.S. border

Near the Texas town of Del Rio, more than 10,000 migrants are holding out under a bridge on the U.S. border. At the...
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Violent protests against Corona lockdown in Melbourne

In the Australian metropolis of Melbourne, several police officers have been injured during violent protests against the...
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North Korea fires new cruise missiles

Self-declared nuclear power North Korea has successfully tested new long-range cruise missiles over the weekend, according...
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Afghanistan needs help most now

International donor conferences for Afghanistan have been held time and again, for example last November in Geneva, when...

STIKO recommends Corona vaccination for pregnant and breastfeeding women

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (STIKO) has generally come out in favor of Corona vaccinations for pregnant and...
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More hospital infections despite corona hygiene

The number of infections contracted by patients undergoing treatment in German hospitals has not decreased despite...
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Spahn wants lost wages for unvaccinated in quarantine

The vaccination campaign in Germany is no longer making any real headway. The number of infections is on the rise. The...
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Incidence decreases, number of deaths increases

The German seven-day incidence of new Corona infections has again fallen slightly. According to the Robert Koch Institute...

Trains return to normal service

After the end of the third round of strikes by the train drivers' union GDL, Deutsche Bahn has expressed satisfaction with...

More than 400 wind turbines in Brandenburg to be decommissioned

Many wind turbines, for which the 20-year subsidy under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) is due to expire, will soon...
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Corona modelers call for testing strategy for vaccinated individuals

A research group from Berlin has called for a far-reaching testing strategy that also targets vaccinated and recovered...
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International match in Brazil canceled - because of Corona regulations

Brazil's health authority Anvisa interrupted the World Cup qualifier between Brazil and Argentina on Sunday evening due to...
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Taliban demand financial aid from Germany

The Taliban are demanding diplomatic recognition and financial aid from Germany. "We want strong and official diplomatic...
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DGB head opposes GDL in collective bargaining dispute at Deutsche Bahn

The ongoing strike at Deutsche Bahn is also meeting with criticism in the trade union camp. DGB head Reiner Hoffmann...

Virologist Drosten urges more speed in vaccinations

Berlin virologist Christian Drosten urges more speed in vaccinations in view of the delta variant. "We absolutely have to...
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US state of Texas bans almost all abortions

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an emergency appeal to block an extremely strict abortion law in the U.S. state of...
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Intensive care units are getting crowded again

Over the weekend, the symbolic threshold of 1000 patients was exceeded again. For the first time since mid-June, a...
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Hurricane "Ida" makes landfall

Hurricane Ida, classified as "extremely dangerous," made landfall in the U.S. state of Louisiana at noon on Sunday (local...

Group quarantine in Berlin's schools and daycare centers ends

Berlin's public health officials are changing their strategy for dealing with the coronavirus in schools and daycare...
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Risk of hospitalization twice as high for delta

The risk of hospitalization is probably about twice as high for infection with the delta variant of the coronavirus as for...
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Corona wave hits the young

The fourth wave in the Corona pandemic continues to gain momentum, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), primarily...

 DKB charges negative interest above 50,000 euros

The Berlin direct bank DKB, actually popular with younger and thrifty customers because of low costs, is lowering its...
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China reopens terminal at global third-largest cargo port

In China, authorities have reopened the terminal at the port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, which was closed due to a corona case....
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DBahn resumes normal operations

Following the strike by the GDL train drivers' union, Deutsche Bahn is on course for normal operations on Wednesday. "Rail...
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India wants to grow palm oil on a large scale

While the dispute between the European Union (EU) and the major economies of Southeast Asia over palm oil is simmering,...
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Lack of emergency service rule - court prohibits nursing staff strike

In Berlin's state-owned hospitals, the Charité and the Vivantes hospitals, the week starts with an industrial action by...

Biden and Afghanistan: Is the President in control of the situation

"We will bring you home," Joe Biden promised Friday at the White House, to all Americans still stuck in Afghanistan. Any...

Germany seven-day incidence above 50 for the first time since May

The nationwide seven-day incidence is according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Saturday morning at 51.6 and thus...
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Social housing policy doesn't come for free

There is a shortage of around 350,000 apartments with affordable rents of less than six euros per square meter for social...

New regulation of private school financing in Berlin fails

The big deal has been postponed, but the election on September 26 will show whether it has been repealed: In the final...
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Berlin schools and universities fare poorly nationwide

Berlin suffers from a severe shortage of qualified teachers; year after year, only just under half of the vacancies can be...
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Experts begin to doubt New Zealand's no-covid strategy

Day one of New Zealand's strict curfew began with an update from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who - in now-familiar...
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Restrictions largely lifted - model for the federal government?

In Baden-Württemberg, a new regulation in the Corona pandemic came into force on Monday morning with far-reaching...
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More than 26,000 animals freed from homes in nine years

In the past year, animal welfare activists have recorded 59 cases of animal collecting addiction. In total, more than...

Vaccination for everyone aged 12 and older

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now advocates Corona vaccination for all children and adolescents aged...
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Lotto Bayern sentenced for "impermissible gambling advertising"

According to a ruling by the Munich Regional Court, the Free State of Bavaria is engaging in "impermissible gambling...
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Those who cannot - or should not - be vaccinated against Corona

The willingness to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in Germany is stagnating more and more. According to the RKI, the...
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E-scooter providers want stricter rules - and thousands of parking spaces

There is a lot of anger about e-scooters and other sharing vehicles lying around on Berlin's sidewalks. How can the chaos...

Nursing trainees in Berlin's state hospitals ready to strike?

In the collective bargaining conflict at Berlin's state-owned hospitals, the trade union is taking political action -...
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The most curious vaccination actions from around the world

Free points or free sausage - in the fight against the coronavirus, offers are sprouting up all over the world to reward...
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How many Germans have really already been vaccinated?

There is "some uncertainty" in the interpretation of vaccination rate data, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI)....
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General public should not pay for corona tests "permanently"

In the fight against further rising infection figures, politicians are increasing the pressure on the unvaccinated. The...
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Positive Corona tests after party night in Berlin

Berlin is known for its parties. Thus, 43 employees of the DRK vaccination center Arena did not miss the opportunity to...
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Taliban capture Kunduz in the north of Afghanistan

The Taliban have captured the city of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan. The city's main government institutions have been...
Image by Gerd Altmann

How Israel wants to stop the spread of Delta

There was a time in the spring when many Europeans looked to Israel in the hope of seeing their own future there. Cafes,...
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U.S. to make vaccination a condition of entry

According to media reports, the U.S. government wants to require proof of a full Corona vaccination from almost all...

Denmark incidence rising rapidly

Corona numbers are currently on the rise in the popular German vacation destination of Denmark. According to Statens Serum...
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Half a billion doses of vaccine for the whole world

The U.S. government will begin shipping half a billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to 100 countries in need at the end...
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Basketball players proud despite Olympic exit

The frustration about the Olympic elimination quickly gave way to pride in the achievements of Germany's basketball...
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New infections, hospitalizations, deaths - the numbers are rising in the U.S.

About a month late, the United States has reached a vaccination goal proclaimed by U.S. President Joe Biden. As of Monday,...
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Spahn wants to offer supplementary vaccinations

Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) wants to enable booster vaccinations for groups particularly at risk from the...
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China and India wrestle over Afghanistan's mineral resources

The promising, threatening and haggling have begun. Americans and Europeans have packed their weapons and left, and now...
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Mediterranean countries fight against forest fires

Thousands of firefighters continue to battle devastating wildfires in Greece, Turkey and Italy. In a massive fire in the...
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Biden urges state officials to vaccinate against Corona

Faced with a new wave of coronavirus and a faltering vaccination rate, the U.S. government is urging several million...
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How much pressure is allowed on people who don't like vaccinations?

The governing mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller (SPD), has written a letter to the approximately 200,000 students in the...
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It's up to us how the Corona autumn will be

The Corona pandemic was never just about keeping the virus down. Of course, in the end, all the questions revolved around...
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Berlin considers rebuilding its Corona traffic lights

In view of the debate about the significance of the corona incidence in the course of the vaccination campaign, an...
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Misinformation on Facebook slow down vaccination readiness

In the debate about how to deal with persistent vaccination refusers, the role of social networks such as Facebook,...
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Crisis management: What can be learned from disaster

Thousands of helpers are still on the move in the areas affected by the floods; in addition to the German Federal Agency...
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Biontech wants to develop mRNA-based malaria vaccine

Mainz-based pharmaceutical company Biontech plans to develop the world's first malaria vaccine based on mRNA technology....
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Ten percent of new corona infections are due to holiday-makers

Will summer vacations lead to a significant increase in the number of corona cases in Germany? This question is being...

Violent thunderstorm moves over Berlin

The German Weather Service (DWD) has warned of extreme thunderstorms in Berlin and Brandenburg for early Sunday evening....
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Flood of applications for subsidised housing

For years now, the city has been registering a steady increase in demand for subsidised housing and housing subsidies. The...
Photo by Yeray Sánchez

Save the domestic flights

Does that really still have to be the case? Flying through Germany by plane, when the train is often so much faster? Can't...
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Is vaccination becoming a moral issue?

The German Foundation for Patient Protection accuses the younger generations in Germany of a lack of willingness to be...
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Pharmacies will not issue digital Corona vaccination cards

In the middle of the vacation season, when travel is tricky enough because of the Corona crisis, German pharmacists...
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Greece afraid of next Corona lockdown - holidaymakers leave

In Greece, tourism is among the most important sectors of the economy. But in the midst of the 2021 summer season, the...

Tesla wants to open its charging stations to everyone

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is always good for a surprise. Now, in response to a request from an interested party, he has written...
Photo by Pim Menkveld

The first Berlin vaccination center closes

The first of six vaccination centers in Berlin is closing. But even if no more syringes are used in Hangar 4 of the former...
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Vaccination day without appointment in Munich

There are days in Riem when 9,000 injections are administered in one day. These are figures that really push the medical...

Berlin police sends hundred-strong team to flooded area

The Berlin police are also supporting the rescue work in the flooded areas. A team of one hundred is on its way to...
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How secure are BVG, water utilities and the airport from hacker attacks?

Every year, the IT Service Center (ITDZ) registers seven million cyber attacks on the network of the Berlin...

Beware of small worms at Berlin's bathing spots

The State Office of Public Health advises more caution at Berlin's bathing spots as water temperatures remain warm. This...

Greece bars unvaccinated from restaurants

Unvaccinated holidaymakers could soon find Greek wine stuck in their throats. That's because the increasing incidence in...
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Swine fever detected for the first time in domestic pigs in Germany

According to a statement by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, cases of African swine fever in domestic pigs...
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Virologists assume further corona variants

Experts believe that the coronavirus will mutate several more times. However, the president of the Society for Virology,...
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Storm Chaos in the West : Numerous people killed by floods

According to the latest information, at least 19 people have died in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia in...
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Federal President Steinmeier: Get vaccinated! Let's not let up!

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged citizens in Germany to get vaccinated against Corona. "Every day, with...
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Fifth corona wave in Spain, virus now affecting young people

In Spain, the fifth wave of Corona is sweeping the country almost unchecked. On Tuesday, the regions reported almost...
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Germany needs much more electricity

Germany will probably consume around ten percent more electricity in 2030 than previously assumed - according to German...
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False Corona free letter sent to more than 100,000 people

Vaccination scandal in Brandenburg: Apparently, more than 100,000 people have been sent their digital vaccination...
Photo by Jeremy Bishop

More than 53 degrees measured in Death Valley in California

People in the western United States must continue to prepare for extreme heat and wildfires at the beginning of the week....
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Germany vaccination progress update

The vaccination campaign in Germany has lost pace, but more and more citizens are considered to be fully protected. After...
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Cars get stuck on flooded freeway in Ruhr area

Thunderstorms flooded basements and streets in several regions of Germany on Thursday. Parts of North Rhine-Westphalia,...
Photo by Joel Rivera-Camacho

US troops to withdraw from Afghanistan as early as the end of August

The U.S. military mission in Afghanistan will end Aug. 31, according to President Joe Biden. "The withdrawal is proceeding...
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Corona in Germany: certain measures relief only for vaccinated people?

Major events could be possible again in Germany as early as August. A corresponding draft was discussed by the heads of...

Holidaymakers in Brandenburg paid for houseboats that did not exist

It is a new and perfidious scam, the victims come from all over Germany and wanted to take a vacation at the Mecklenburg...
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Delta: The dangerous variant can be recognized by these symptoms

The Corona pandemic currently allows Germany to breathe a little easier. The incidences continue to decrease and...
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End of restrictions in sight

Massive relaxations for vaccinated people are on the horizon in Corona policy: People with full vaccination protection...
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Schools get too few air filters for safe teaching

Despite the spread of the Delta variant, Germany's schools will start classes after the summer vacations with too few air...

Home office is a culture change that cannot be ignored

Are all workers back at work this Monday? Certainly not. But the obligation imposed on companies by lawmakers to allow...
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High vaccination rate saves Great Britain from the worst

Suddenly, at the beginning of June, the curve began to reverse - again. The line mapping how many people in the UK tested...

Start of the summer vacations in NRW : Frustration at the airport

At the start of the school vacations, many people from North Rhine-Westphalia left for their summer vacation on Saturday....
Photo by Luke Peters

Home office obligation ends in Berlin

For many Berliners, their own four walls have become the center of their work over the past year. Instead of working in...
Photo by Mufid Majnun

Curevac vaccine shows efficacy of 48 percent

The disappointing study results for CureVac's Covid 19 vaccine have been confirmed after a final analysis. The vaccine...
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Storms cause chaos in many regions of Germany

Once again, heavy storms and heavy rain caused chaos in parts of Germany. Especially in the south and west of the country,...

Pension increase rolls out in July

Just in time before the grand coalition government ends for this legislative period, one of its prestige projects is...

E-Commerce : cheap purchases from China is over

On July 1, the biggest EU-wide VAT reform since the creation of the Single Market in 1993 comes into force. The reform...
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Rapid test centers in Berlin hardly used to capacity - more and more are closing down

With a total capacity of more than 4.7 million rapid tests per week, only 741,000 tests were performed in Berlin last...

Corona incidence drops to 5.4 - but delta looms

Health authorities in Germany have reported 404 new Corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day....
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Delta variant hits Australia: Sydney again in hard lockdown

It all feels a bit like it did a year ago: Corona numbers in Australia are on the rise. The streets of the Sydney...
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The brown dog tick opens up habitats in Germany

Temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius, dry and preferably a dog in the household. If the brown dog tick had to post a...
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Delta variant will dominate in Germany as early as July

Immunologist Carsten Watzl expects that the more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus will still be the predominant...
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Open letter against Seehofer's cybersecurity strategy

The accusation is a serious one: Horst Seehofer's cabinet is demonstrating poor governance with its plan to adopt the...

Tornado destroys houses in Czech Republic

A suspected tornado left a trail of devastation in the southeastern Czech Republic on Thursday. According to an initial...
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Climate change threatens the Arctic ozone layer

Climate change is not only causing increasing warming of the Earth, it is also evidently causing increased depletion of...

UK exceeds incidence of 100 - government still wants to relax

The United Kingdom has exceeded the threshold of 100 in its seven-day incidence. On Monday, authorities registered 10,468...

End of mini-jobs brings better jobs

450-euro jobs proved to be a trap during the Corona crisis. While few normal jobs were lost, 900,000 of the mini-jobs that...
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Dietmar Hopp remains "rock solid" in his conviction of CureVac

The preliminary low efficacy of CureVac's Corona vaccine is unfairly criticized, according to CEO Franz-Werner Haas. No...

Spread of the delta variant: Lisbon will be cordoned off at the weekend

Portugal has imposed new restrictions on the capital, Lisbon, at short notice due to rising corona infection numbers....

First heat wave of the year arrives

The heat wave is upon us. "On Thursday, it goes into full swing. There will be only a few spots where 30 degrees will not...
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Global Hacker Attacks : A new cyberwar threatens the West

Not long ago, everyone was talking about cyberattacks by intelligence agencies. Russian hackers drilled into the...
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Statutory health insurance chief calls broad child vaccinations "reckless"

Andreas Gassen, orthopedist and head of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), has spoken out...
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CDU wants to ease the tax burden on businesses

In the days when the CDU/CSU is fine-tuning its election program, business representatives are closely following every...

Number of deployable nuclear weapons on the rise

The peace research institute Sipri has identified a worrying trend in the development of nuclear weapons. Overall, the...
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CSU politician Dobrindt open to ending mandatory masks outdoors

In the flared-up discussion about an end to mandatory masking, CSU state group leader Alexander Dobrindt has urged...
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Lambrecht calls on states to conduct detailed audits

Against the backdrop of falling corona infection figures, German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD) has called for...
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Unusual migration of elephants through China

No one knows exactly what startled the elephant herd so much that it left the Mengyang Nature Reserve in Southern China...
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Was the scale of the pandemic distorted?

"Horror figures falsified: The great fraud with intensive care beds," was the headline of the Bild newspaper on Friday....
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U.S. health agency orders disposal of millions of vaccine doses

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ordering the discard of millions of Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses...

Corona ensures high unemployment despite growth

The effects of the Corona crisis have hit Berlin's economy particularly hard in a state comparison. The differences...
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Berlin schools start face-to-face classes on Wednesday

Starting Wednesday, Berlin's students will return to full face-to-face classes. This was the Berlin Senate's reaction last...
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Berlin company doctors join vaccination campaign

Vaccination campaigns begin in companies on Monday. A number of private and state-owned companies in Berlin are also...

German U21 wins European Football Championship

The German U-21 national team fulfilled a dream in Ljubljana on Sunday evening that not even its notoriously optimistic...
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Trump demands corona reparations from China

In his first major public appearance since leaving the White House in January, former U.S. President Donald Trump attacked...
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Mixed Corona vaccine is well tolerated - and effective

Using Astrazeneca and as a second dose Biontech/Pfizer probably has no disadvantages for vaccinees in terms of efficacy...
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National team only 1:1 against Denmark

Even though the German team put in a decent performance overall, it was only enough for a 1-1 (0-0) draw against Denmark...

Large companies must disclose taxes in the EU in the future

In the future, large companies in the EU will have to disclose how much profit they generate in each country and how much...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Mutant combines British and Indian traits

The government of Vietnam announced over the weekend that a new variant of the coronavirus had been discovered in the...
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Unemployment in Germany falls sharply

Germany is waking up from its Corona low - and the labor market is also showing clear signs of recovery. In the wake of...
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Deutsche Bank in trouble again in US

Deutsche Bank just can't get a grip on its money laundering controls. Reports of a further rebuke from the U.S. Federal...
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China announces three-child policy

In China, couples will be allowed to have up to three children in the future. The Politburo of the Communist Party decided...
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Impurities in AstraZeneca vaccine to be further investigated

A research team at Ulm University Medical Center has discovered protein impurities in the Covid 19 vaccine from the...
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Healthy reefs survive coral bleaching from heat waves

Relatively recently, a heat wave in the southern summer of 2016/2017 triggered coral bleaching with devastating damage...

When and how are children vaccinated?

At a renewed vaccination summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the state premiers plan to discuss, among other...
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U.S. intelligence agencies to clarify origin of pandemic

U.S. President Joe Biden has ordered the United States intelligence community to get to the bottom of the origin of the...

Hong Kong has no interest in BioNTech

Hundreds of thousands of doses of BioNTech vaccine are sitting unused in the southern Chinese special administrative...
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Belarus cut off from air traffic

When the political will is there, EU states can act quickly, very quickly. Just one day after the forced landing of a...

Good asparagus harvest despite the cool spring

"If May is cool and wet, it fills the farmer's barn and barrel." Unfortunately, the old farmers' rule only applied and...
Photo by Pierre-Yves Burgi

Volcanic eruption in Congo

As a result of a volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at least 15 people have been killed and...
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Corona vaccine for Brandenburg not called up

In no other federal state has so little vaccine for the Corona vaccinations arrived as in Brandenburg. With 54.7 vaccine...
Image by Leonhard Niederwimmer

World War II bomb found in Frankfurt safely detonated

At four minutes past midnight, an unexploded bomb from the Second World War, which had been discovered on a construction...
Image by Alexandra_Koch

How effective are vaccines against viral variants?

The situation in Germany seems to be slowly easing again. For some time now, Corona numbers have finally been steadily...
Photo by Patrick Fore

Churches in Lower Saxony want joint religious instruction

In Lower Saxony, the Protestant and Catholic churches want to take a fundamentally new approach to religious education. In...
Image by Terry McGraw

International Energy Agency: No new oil and gas fields!

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is calling for a farewell to the petroleum age: With immediate effect, there should...
Image by Masashi Wakui

Japan's economy shrinks again

The Japanese economy contracted by 1.3 percent at the beginning of the year as a result of the third wave of coronavirus....
Photo by Dennis Rochel

Mallorca attracts tourists with corona insurance

This summer, it's a matter of survival for Mallorca, Europe's most visited vacation island. In the last Corona year, the...
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Museum association fears cost-cutting measures due to pandemic

The Corona pandemic has torn a deep hole in the finances of Germany's more than 6,600 museums. "Regardless of whether a...
Photo by Steven Cornfield

Berlin lifts prioritization in practices as of Monday

Berlin is lifting prioritization for all coronavirus vaccines among general practitioners and company doctors starting...
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Holiday returns: these are the new rules of entry

For vacation returnees and other entrants to Germany, uniform Corona rules will apply nationwide starting this Thursday....
Photo by Yender Gonzalez

Amazon wins tax dispute over EU Commission

The tax rules concluded by the Luxembourg state with the internet retailer Amazon do not violate EU state aid law. The EU...
Image by Konevi from Pixabay

Berlin and Brandenburg want more joint climate protection

It is the largest city in the middle of Brandenburg: Berlin. But often enough it is also the biggest blank spot on the...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Short-time work saves at least two million jobs

The Corona pandemic shook humanity in many ways. In 2020, the German economy collapsed as severely as it had only once...
Photo by Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz

Fewer doctors equals lower vaccine rollout rate

District Administrator Leo Schrell in the Swabian district of Dillingen, like many colleagues in other districts, is...
Photo by Pawel Janiak

Jerusalem experiences most violent riots in years

Once again, Palestinians and Israeli security forces fought fierce street battles in Jerusalem over the weekend. At least...
Image by BarBus from Pixabay

America won't let China play the role of benefactor

Angela Merkel did not even try to mask her recent disagreement with the U.S. government: "I believe that we need the...
Photo by Mohammad Rahmani

At least 33 killed in Kabul explosion

At least 33 people were killed in an explosion near a school in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday. At least 55 others...

What still gives the SPD hope

We are the party of the moment," says Olaf Scholz. Moreover, the German finance minister and former First Mayor of Hamburg...

Violent riots at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem

Clashes have broken out in Jerusalem between Israeli police and mainly Palestinian youth. At least 53 protesters and six...
Photo by Mufid Majnun

Federal government removes prioritization for AstraZeneca

People in Germany will be able to get vaccinated with AstraZeneca's Corona vaccine in their doctor's office without...

After vaccination, how long does immunity last?

The coronavirus continues to spread in Germany, but the vaccination campaign is also progressing. But how long does...
Photo by Alexander Tsang

Climate protection: great goals, but no way to get there

Helmut Kohl already knew how to make politics with climate targets. In 1995, shortly before a UN climate conference in...
Photo by Wes Hicks

Emergency motions rejected - curfew remains in force

The Federal Constitutional Court has de facto approved the night-time curfew restrictions. Based on a weighing of...
Photo by Spencer Davis

How Russia and China are maligning European vaccines

Vaccine diplomacy has replaced mask diplomacy - this is how the European External Action Service (EEAS) summarizes the...
Photo by Christian Wiediger

Amazon achieves record profit

Amazon.com continues its rapid growth. The online retailer significantly exceeded expectations with its figures for the...
Image by Gerd Altmann

One-third of critical care nurses want to quit

A new online survey by the German Society for Internal Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DGIIN) shows that nursing...
Image by Wilfried Pohnke

Criticism of the Vaccine Summit

Green Party leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt sees a need for further clarification after the vaccination summit. "So that...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Pathogens, the invisible historians

Before Covid-19, it was the world's deadliest disease. In 2018, the World Health Organization estimated ten million people...
Image by Gerd Altmann

America wants to help India with vaccine

Dramatic images and critical statements from India have apparently persuaded the U.S. government to soften its "America...

Corona vaccine counterfeits cause uncertainty

The number of coronavirus infections in Baden-Württemberg and throughout Germany continues to rise rapidly. The 7-day...
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CureVac's vaccine: Hope in the fight against coronavirus?

The vaccination process in Germany is slowly picking up speed, but it could go considerably faster - if it weren't for the...

Fewer supermarket customers allowed from Saturday

When the federal government's stricter infection control law goes into effect on Saturday, new restrictions will apply in...

New mutant in India in 70 percent of cases

On Thursday, Indian health authorities reported more than 314,000 new infections with the Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus, and no...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Biden makes climate policy global

After a temporary absence, the United States is again claiming a leadership role in the global fight against climate...

President Vladimir Putin is still playing games

Vladimir Putin is becoming a real enigma with each additional year of his already lavish term in office (21 years). The...
Photo by Daniel Romero

Apple presents the Turbo iPad

One can only speculate what would have happened if the already easily inflamed fanboys and fangirls had been able to...

More than 480 executions worldwide despite Corona 2020

Despite the Corona pandemic, at least 18 countries continued to carry out the death penalty last year. A minimum of 483...
Photo by JC Gellidon

Second vaccination with Biontech or Moderna, not AZ

People under the age of 60 who have been vaccinated with a first Astra-Zeneca dose should switch to a different...
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Biden withdraws U.S. troops from Afghanistan

The U.S. is ending the longest war effort in its history. A high-ranking U.S. government official said Tuesday evening...

Munich incidence data glitch

It is a value that currently guides public life: the seven-day incidence. But time and again there is confusion about the...

Companies forced to offer corona tests to employees

In view of the discussion about a compulsory offer for corona tests in companies, Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) has...
Image by Alexey Hulsov

Federal emergency brake being forced through

The consultations around nationwide uniform restrictions in the fight against Corona are on the home stretch after talks...
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Merkel lockdown update review

Those responsible in the federal states have known for some time that the federal-state round of talks next Monday would...

Volcano erupts on Caribbean island of St. Vincent

For the first time in four decades, the volcano La Soufrière has erupted on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent....
Photo by Hedgehog Digital

Coronavirus side effects

Corona patients are more likely to have neurological or psychological problems than people with other respiratory...
Photo by Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz

Large delivery from Moderna cancelled

According to information from government circles published by the business magazine "Business Insider", a large delivery...
Photo by Kony on Unsplash

Russia's troop movements worry NATO

In light of Russian troop movements and the worsening situation in eastern Ukraine, NATO is warning Moscow against further...
Photo by Markus Winkler

Vaccination Planner 4.0 should enable one million vaccinations daily

The idea came to Dr. Achim Wallau at the end of December. "I thought to myself: Surely it can't be that the professionals...

Recommendation for new vaccine

People who have already received a first Corona vaccination with the drug from Astrazeneca should receive the vaccine from...
Photo by Markus Winkler

Is Denmark vacation allowed?

Restaurants, museums, cinemas: After a very tough Corona lockdown, Denmark is now planning a long-term return to normalcy....
Photo by Jan Antonin Kolar

Munich must pull the emergency brake

Because the incidence is above the critical value of 100 for the third day in a row, the city of Munich has to tighten the...
Photo by Ashim DâSilva on Unsplash

Travel during the Easter holidays: what is allowed

The Corona lockdown in Germany is going into a further extension until April 18. As before, travel is only to take place...

Brandenburg vaccination centers close, in Berlin injections continue

"Seems the state government of Brandenburg has probably misunderstood the Easter rest," tweeted left-wing opposition...
Photo by Christine Sandu

Painkillers and Corona vaccination: timing of intake decisive for risk

Fever, aching limbs, the so-called covid arm - a vaccination against the coronavirus can bring unpleasant side effects,...

Call for help from Paris clinics

The French healthcare system is reaching its limits, for the third time since the pandemic broke out. In the capital...
Photo by Hakan Nural

EU pulls the ripcord on Astrazeneca

According to a decision by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the Coronavaccine from Biontech/Pfizer can in future also...
Image by Manfred Richter from Pixabay

Cause of mass death of bald eagles discovered

With criminalistic flair, researchers have solved the mystery surrounding the mysterious mass death of bald eagles in the...
Photo by Piron Guillaume

A disaster is rolling toward the hospitals

Who can say for sure whether the chancellor and minister presidents are relying on the principle of luck or "head in the...
Photo by Jakayla Toney

Covid-19 rapid tests provide unreliable results

Covid 19 rapid tests are supposed to be a pillar of infection protection in Germany. However, according to a recent...
Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash

Corona policy highlights Germany weakness

When faced with the threat of a new pandemic, ministers huddled together and etched ut their plans. The resolution they...
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay

Paying with PayPal may cost extra

Companies are allowed to charge a surcharge for online purchases when customers pay with Paypal or Instant bank transfer....
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Elderly at increased risk for multiple corona infections

An infection with the coronavirus offers most, but not all, people protection against reinfection in the months that...

More than 130,000 Corona test results were on the web unprotected

Anyone entering the Berlin South Test Center takes a trip back in time to blue gyms and sports teachers' whistles. The...
Image by Wilfried Pohnke

Debate on Astra-Zeneca: Vaccinate pragmatically

Probably the most absurd consequence of the sudden vaccination stop for Astra-Zeneca is the disposal of a life-saving...
Photo by Erik Mclean

Easter easing for Berlin in doubt

The number of new infections is rising, doctors are increasingly concerned, vaccinations are suspended - until Easter, the...
Photo by Ivan Aleksic

Berlin teachers reject school plans

Rising incidence figures nationwide and the parallel planned return to face-to-face teaching are causing considerable...

Vaccinations in doctors' offices start in April

The vaccination campaign in Germany has already been running for two and a half months - but only 6.7 percent of Germans...
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US Aid Package: 1.9 trillion against the Corona crisis

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.9 trillion Corona aid package on Wednesday. The Democratic majority...
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Rostock city center reopens

Retail stores in Rostock reopened yesterday. "It's wonderful," raves a customer with many shopping bags in the...

Travel and Corona, latest rules

The Corona lockdown in Germany is going into another extension until March 28. This time with opening opportunities for...
Image by Markus Winkler from Pixabay

Corona restrictions and relaxations apply as of Monday

The signs point to relaxation: after the federal-state resolutions, life in the Corona pandemic will improve for many...
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Madrid cancels rally for International Women's Day

Irene Montero found drastic words for her indignation. The Spanish Minister for Equality speaks of a "criminalization of...

Parents to force faster school openings in court

A total of seven parents have filed an emergency petition against school closures with the Berlin Administrative Court on...
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Lufthansa expects a challenging summer

The Lufthansa Group is relying on the desire to travel after months in lockdown for the first step out of the crisis. The...
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Vaccination wave rolling towards Germany despite vaccination backlog

In Germany, there is currently a vaccination backlog, many people who have been vaccinated refuse an offer of vaccination...
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Two schools demonstrate how to reopen

Gert Mengel is one of the principals Corona has roused. Who wants to stand still. "I would be happy if we could learn a...
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How Tiktok wants to better protect minors

The new year could have started better for Tiktok. At the end of January, a ten-year-old girl who had taken part in a...
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SPUTNIK V: One of the world's most sought-after vaccines

The official Twitter account of "Sputnik V" reports new successes every day. Last week alone, the Russian Corona vaccine...
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EU vaccination passport to arrive by summer

The EU states want to establish a system of mutually recognized Corona vaccination passports by early summer. The 27 heads...
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Each vaccine has its merits and they all work

Reports from the scientific community often meant bad news in the Corona year: Warnings, steep curves, mutated viruses....
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Astra-Zeneca may produce less than promised in second quarter

The Swedish-British pharmaceutical company Astra-Zeneca is facing repeated production bottlenecks. The company, which is...
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Scholz wants higher taxes for high earners

SPD candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to push through tax increases for higher earners and the wealthy as well as...
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First special approval for Corona self-tests

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices has granted the first three special approvals for Corona tests for...
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More courage, less covid caution

As the lockdown drags on and the German government plays Russian roulette with personal liberty and measured responses,...
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Facebook wants to lift block on media content

The Australian government has reached an agreement with Facebook in the dispute over media content on the platform. The...
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Biontech vaccine nearly 96 percent effective after two doses

The Corona vaccine from Mainz-based Biontech and its U.S. partner Pfizer has an efficacy of nearly 96 percent after two...

Berlin wants to additionally secure prisons against drones

In the past, the file was baked into the bread; today, high-tech drones bring drug packages into Berlin's prisons. The...
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Munich allowance for daycare center staff is extended indefinitely

Good news for employees in Munich daycare centers. The labor market allowance for educators, which expires at the end of...

Letter bomb intercepted at Munich airport

Following a letter explosion at Lidl headquarters and a parcel explosion at a beverage manufacturer, a suspicious package...
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German clinics halt Astrazeneca vaccine claiming too many side effects

After regions in Sweden had already suspended vaccination with the Astrazeneca vaccine, now also clinics in Lower Saxony...
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One in four in home office

According to a survey by the Hans Böckler Foundation, around a quarter of employees worked from home at the end of...

German border controls cause concern

The introduction of German border controls has been sharply criticized in the EU. "The measures have quite serious...
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Fewer domestic flights between France and Germany

No more short domestic flights, instead switch to trains - that appears to be France's new climate plan. Flights are to...
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Artificial snow to preserve glaciers

Felix Keller is visibly excited. He doesn't seem to mind the double-digit temperatures at 2100 meters above sea level at...
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Donald Trump, a victim of Cancel Culture

"Well, Kevin, I guess these people are angrier about the election than you are!" That was reportedly Donald Trump's...

Hazardous goods truck causes alarm in Aying

At around 4 a.m., the Hofolding Volunteer Fire Department moved out after being alerted to a strong smell of gas. In the...

Munich fears many additional homeless people due to pandemic

Munich city council is concerned about a possible increase in the number of homeless people due to the Corona pandemic...

Corona vaccination: Serbia becomes a role model

In Germany and in most EU countries, there is widespread impatience at the Corona vaccination process. Too little...

Lockdown consequences for volunteering in Berlin

The streets are slippery and still covered in snow, the air is cold, sidewalks are sometimes poorly cleared. Ironically,...

FDP aims to legalize surrogacy

It is a very intimate problem that thousands in Germany suffer from: Men and women who want nothing more than to have a...

Emergency declared after fire in power plant

Following a fire in a large Nuremberg power plant, the city has declared a disaster situation. The district heating supply...

German exports slump sharply

The Corona crisis tore deep holes in the German export balance last year. Exports of goods slumped by 9.3 percent compared...

Bad weather brings heavy snowfall

A blizzard and bitter cold in the north, freezing rain in the center and spring-like foehn in the south, means Germany is...

Data protection must not fall victim to the virus

The Corona pandemic has "once again shown how data protection has to be used as a scapegoat when things get out of...
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EU authority: additional benefit of FFP2 masks quite low

At a time when many people are already stressed out by anti-corona measures, this is news that no one will like to hear:...