Florence Jenkins



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Museum association fears cost-cutting measures due to pandemic

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

Holiday returns: these are the new rules of entry

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

Berlin and Brandenburg want more joint climate protection

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

Fewer doctors equals lower vaccine rollout rate

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

America won't let China play the role of benefactor

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

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...

Federal government removes prioritization for AstraZeneca

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

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

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

How Russia and China are maligning European vaccines

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

One-third of critical care nurses want to quit

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

Pathogens, the invisible historians

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

Corona vaccine counterfeits cause uncertainty

The number of coronavirus infections in Baden-Württemberg and throughout Germany continues to rise rapidly. The 7-day...

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...

Biden makes climate policy global

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

Apple presents the Turbo iPad

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

Second vaccination with Biontech or Moderna, not AZ

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People under the age of 60 who have been vaccinated with a first Astra-Zeneca dose should switch to a different...

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...

Federal emergency brake being forced through

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The consultations around nationwide uniform restrictions in the fight against Corona are on the home stretch after talks...

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....

Large delivery from Moderna cancelled

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

Vaccination Planner 4.0 should enable one million vaccinations daily

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

Is Denmark vacation allowed?

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

Travel during the Easter holidays: what is allowed

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

Painkillers and Corona vaccination: timing of intake decisive for risk

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

EU pulls the ripcord on Astrazeneca

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

A disaster is rolling toward the hospitals

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

Corona policy highlights Germany weakness

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When faced with the threat of a new pandemic, ministers huddled together and etched ut their plans. The resolution they...

Elderly at increased risk for multiple corona infections

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

Debate on Astra-Zeneca: Vaccinate pragmatically

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

Berlin teachers reject school plans

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

US Aid Package: 1.9 trillion against the Corona crisis

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

Travel and Corona, latest rules

The Corona lockdown in Germany is going into another extension until March 28. This time with opening opportunities for...

Madrid cancels rally for International Women's Day

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

Lufthansa expects a challenging summer

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The Lufthansa Group is relying on the desire to travel after months in lockdown for the first step out of the crisis. The...

Two schools demonstrate how to reopen

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

SPUTNIK V: One of the world's most sought-after vaccines

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The official Twitter account of "Sputnik V" reports new successes every day. Last week alone, the Russian Corona vaccine...

Each vaccine has its merits and they all work

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Reports from the scientific community often meant bad news in the Corona year: Warnings, steep curves, mutated viruses....

Scholz wants higher taxes for high earners

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SPD candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to push through tax increases for higher earners and the wealthy as well as...

More courage, less covid caution

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As the lockdown drags on and the German government plays Russian roulette with personal liberty and measured responses,...

Biontech vaccine nearly 96 percent effective after two doses

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

Munich allowance for daycare center staff is extended indefinitely

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

German clinics halt Astrazeneca vaccine claiming too many side effects

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

German border controls cause concern

The introduction of German border controls has been sharply criticized in the EU. "The measures have quite serious...

Artificial snow to preserve glaciers

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Felix Keller is visibly excited. He doesn't seem to mind the double-digit temperatures at 2100 meters above sea level at...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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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300 million euros for Corona drugs

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

The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians escalated dangerously on Monday. After massive rocket attacks from the...
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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...
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More cases of poisoning from self-collected plants

Cases of poisoning in Bavaria have increased - also because more people flock to nature in Corona times and collect plants...
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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...
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Postponement of 2nd vaccinations only for urgent medical reasons

When it comes to the vaccine from AstraZeneca, criteria such as age, pre-existing conditions or occupational group will no...
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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...
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The curfew also applies to BER Airport

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

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...
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In search of the fair world of vaccinations

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

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...
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America supports suspension of patents for Corona vaccines

For the fight to contain the pandemic worldwide, the U.S. government supports suspending patents on Corona vaccines. The...
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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...
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Horses and donkeys revive a desert biotope

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

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

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...
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Criticism of the Vaccine Summit

Green Party leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt sees a need for further clarification after the vaccination summit. "So that...
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Study suggests low risk of infection in public transport

Although employers must allow employees to work from home, many Berliners still rely on public transportation. A joint...
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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...
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People still finding it difficult to get vaccinated

After the Senate released the Astrazeneca vaccine for all those willing to be vaccinated, disappointment is spreading. It...
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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...
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Buses and trains to continue running at night in Berlin

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

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...

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...

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...
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Netflix growth slows

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

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...
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Berlin Senate restricts mandatory testing

Two weeks after the mandatory testing of staff with customer or guest contact came into force, the Senate has largely...
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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...
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Association fears financial hardship due to Ramadan restrictions

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

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...

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

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

Corona patients are more likely to have neurological or psychological problems than people with other respiratory...
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How are medical practices promoting vaccination campaign

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

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

Recommendation for new vaccine

People who have already received a first Corona vaccination with the drug from Astrazeneca should receive the vaccine from...
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Berlin teachers lose priority on vaccination

Berlin principals' associations and employees have reacted with great concern, as well as bewilderment and anger, to the...
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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...
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control warns of fourth Corona wave

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

Brandenburg vaccination centers close, in Berlin injections continue

"Seems the state government of Brandenburg has probably misunderstood the Easter rest," tweeted left-wing opposition...
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Indoor farms are particularly environmentally friendly

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

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...
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Söder urges quick order for Sputnik V

Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder is campaigning for the Russian vaccine Sputnik V to be used in Germany. In an...
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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...
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RKI: Seven-day incidence continues to rise to 119.1

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

Ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Iceland, there is a corona case within the German national soccer team. This was...
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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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Reform of euthanasia clears the first hurdle in the Bundestag

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

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...
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World Medical president criticises Astrazeneca suspension

World Medical Association President Frank Ulrich Montgomery is casting doubt on the temporary halt to vaccinations with...
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Easter easing for Berlin in doubt

The number of new infections is rising, doctors are increasingly concerned, vaccinations are suspended - until Easter, the...
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Munich halts establishment of vaccination centers

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

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...

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...
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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...
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10 million vaccinations per week by June

Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz states that Germany will massively expand its vaccination capacity in the coming...
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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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Mathematical modelling could reduce infection rates

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

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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Commission finally recommends Astra-Zeneca for the elderly

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now recommends the use of the Astra-Zeneca's Corona vaccine for people 65...
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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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EU Stability and Growth Pact under scrutiny

One year has passed. And two more could follow: In March 2020, the EU Commission and member states suspended the Stability...
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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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Former U.S. President Donald Trump hints at candidacy in 2024 election

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

Nasal swab tests now approved

In Germany, people can now test themselves for the coronavirus. The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices...
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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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City wants to prevent sidewalk parking

In Bogenhausen and Berg am Laim, no-stopping signs have suddenly appeared in streets where residents previously parked -...
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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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Federal housing policy meets with criticism

This Tuesday, the German government plans to take stock of its "housing offensive". Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU),...
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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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World War II bomb defused in Frankfurt

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

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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Experts warn against rapid lockdown easing

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

Letter bomb intercepted at Munich airport

Following a letter explosion at Lidl headquarters and a parcel explosion at a beverage manufacturer, a suspicious package...

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...
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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...

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...
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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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Corona, who will be vaccinated first

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

Mutation hotspot at border with France

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

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...

Germany lockdown extension latest

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

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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:...