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Berlin risks blockade on climate protection

And the next hurdle is already looming: The reform of emissions trading, the EU's most important climate protection...

Zelensky pledges participation in G7 and NATO summits

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyyhas accepted the invitations to the G7 and NATO summits at the end of June....

Up to 10,000 people in need of protection still waiting to leave Afghanistan

Ten months after the radical Islamic Taliban took power in Afghanistan, up to 10,000 people are still waiting to leave for...

Biden calls for assault rifle ban and stricter gun rules

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Following a series of deadly attacks with firearms, U.S. President Joe Biden has called for tougher gun laws and a ban on...

Giffey pleads for faster naturalizations in Berlin

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Berlin's governing mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD) has called for faster naturalization of people without German passports in...

Sweden's Foreign Minister has signed membership application

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Sweden's Foreign Minister Ann Linde signed her country's NATO membership application on Tuesday. "Our NATO application is...

EU announces another 500 million euros for arms deliveries

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The EU wants to provide a further 500 million euros for the supply of weapons and equipment to the Ukrainian armed forces....

German government expects weaker economic growth

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In view of the consequences of the war in Ukraine, the German government sees clear risks for the German economy. It...

Euro exchange rate rises significantly

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Speculation of an imminent interest rate hike in the euro zone drove up the euro exchange rate on Thursday morning. One...

Ukraine war and pandemic - economic growth collapses

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The five leading economic research institutes have significantly lowered their economic forecast for this year. They...

Baerbock promotes delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine

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German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has spoken out in favor of supplying heavy weapons to Ukraine. "Ukraine needs...

US, UK and Australia want to jointly develop hypersonic weapons

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The United States, UK, and Australia plan to jointly develop hypersonic weapons. The trilateral cooperation is taking...

Ukraine reports 35 dead in rocket fire near Polish border

A Russian attack on a military training area about 15 kilometers from the Polish border has killed 35 people and injured...

Germany delivers more anti-aircraft missiles to Ukraine

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Ukraine is to receive further weapons from German stocks to defend against air attacks. According to military sources, the...

No signs of Russian troop withdrawal

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NATO continues to have no credible indications of a withdrawal of Russian troops from the border area with Ukraine. "There...

Russia apparently continues troop buildup

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The strength of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border has continued to increase "over the past 24 hours," according to...

Ukraine fears Russian invasion

Ukraine has warned of a possible Russian invasion of its country shortly before a NATO meeting. "In the worst case, Russia...

Significantly more asylum applications in the EU

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The number of asylum seekers in Europe has increased significantly, according to the EU's asylum agency. The reasons are a...

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...

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...
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U.S. Senate passes gun safety bill

The vote in the House of Congress on Thursday was 65 in favor and 33 against. Now the bill must pass the House of...
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More than 1000 dead in Afghan earthquake

The Afghan-Pakistan border region has been shaken by a violent earthquake. According to official figures, at least...
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Germany approves armaments for 350 million euros

In the first good three months of the Ukraine war, the German government approved the delivery of weapons and other...
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Bundeswehr general sees concrete military threat to Germany

Senior Bundeswehr General Martin Schelleis has warned of serious military threats to Germany. "We are under acute threat...
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Missile tests day after military exercise by South Korea and the U.S.

Despite international sanctions, North Korea has again tested several ballistic missiles, according to South Korean...
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Territory occupied by Russia corresponds to one third of Germany

The war in Ukraine has been going on for almost a hundred days - and Russian troops hold large parts of Ukraine. "About 20...
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Biden has modern missile systems delivered to Ukraine

The U.S. government is supplying Ukraine with modern multiple rocket launchers as part of a new security package to defend...
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U.S. wants to deliver anti-ship missiles to Ukraine

According to insiders, the USA wants to provide Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles so that it can break the Russian...
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EU expects 300 billion for independence from Russian energy

According to the EU Commission, the European Union must invest up to 300 billion euros by 2030 in order to become...
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Number of firearms in the USA has increased

The number of guns in private hands in the U.S. has increased sramatically over the past 20 years, according to a...
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Shortage of skilled workers in Germany reaches record level

The shortage of skilled workers in Germany reached record levels in the first quarter of this year, despite the strains on...
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Russian energy company stops deliveries to Finland

A Russian company that imports electricity to Finland has announced a supply stop at short notice. As the Helsinki-based...
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G7 help Ukraine in cyberspace

Free data flow, sustainability and the framework conditions for digital technologies were actually the top topics for the...

Inflation in Turkey rises to almost 70 percent

Inflation in Turkey continues to rise at a very high level. In April, consumer prices rose by almost 70 percent compared...
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European countries take action against high energy prices

Since last fall, electricity and gas have been getting more and more expensive. Because of the Russian invasion of...
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Ukraine now has more tanks than Russia

The U.S. Department of Defense now considers the Ukrainian military to outnumber Russian forces in armored vehicles. Due...
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Germany prepares exchange of heavy weapons for Ukraine

The German government is preparing a ring swap for the delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine. According to information...
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Authorities report more than 300 dead in South Africa

The death toll from severe flooding in South Africa has risen to more than 300. By Wednesday evening, 306 deaths had been...
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Potatoes increase in price by 88 percent

Even before the start of the war in Ukraine, producers of agricultural products raised their prices more sharply than they...
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US inflation rate above eight percent for the first time in 40 years

The last time prices rose as dramatically as they are now, a certain Ronald Reagan was reigning in Washington. Olivia...
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Majority in Finland wants to join NATO

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö assumes that his country will join NATO. Speaking to German journalists a day before...
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Ukrainian refugees to be distributed in Germany

The federal and state governments want to facilitate a "swift and fair" distribution of refugees from Ukraine in Germany....
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Ukraine's President Zelensky combines national TV channels

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj is having all Ukrainian television stations merged. This was reported by...
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Habeck seeks alternatives to Putin's gas

In the shadow of the Ukraine war, Robert Habeck is on the road as a traveling salesman. The German government wants to...
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IMF and USA want to help Ukraine with several billions

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved $1.4 billion (1.27 billion euros) in emergency aid for Ukraine. "The...
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Evacuation of Mariupol fails again

The evacuation of the Russian-besieged port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine has failed for the second day,...
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Volunteer fighters move to Ukraine

In the fight against Russian troops, Ukraine has called on volunteer fighters from abroad to join them. On Sunday - three...

USA imposes sanctions on Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden continues to anticipate a large-scale attack by Russia on the neighboring country following the...
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Lufthansa considers suspension of air traffic

Lufthansa says it is closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine and is considering suspending flights. At the moment,...
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Russia accuses U.S. of targeted escalation

The deployment of 2,000 soldiers to Europe announced by the United States is further fueling the Ukraine conflict in the...
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British consider troop increase in Baltics and Poland

In view of the Russian troop presence on the border with Ukraine, the British government is considering sending hundreds...

Germany apparently stops arms exports to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Shomart Tokayev has discussed in a phone call with Russia's president how to calm the...

Bulgaria has also long been a transit area for refugees

Trucks are jammed at the Kapikule border crossing. Before entering the EU state of Bulgaria from northwestern Turkey,...
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UK struggles with new corona wave

The Corona pandemic has not yet been defeated in Great Britain either. To convey this message, British Prime Minister...

Tax haven leak incriminates more than 300 politicians

High-ranking politicians, oligarchs and celebrities are said to have hidden their money in tax havens. This is reported by...

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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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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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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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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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...