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ITALY : 250 migrants allowed to go ashore from rescue ships

After days of uncertainty, the approximately 250 remaining refugees on board the two rescue ships "Geo Barents" and...

US President Biden to ease marijuana rules

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U.S. President Joe Biden has announced a pardon for all those convicted at the federal level of simple marijuana...

U.S. disappointed with Iran's latest response on nuclear deal

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In the struggle to relaunch the nuclear agreement with Iran, the U.S. has expressed disappointment with the latest...

Kiev gets new weapons and billions from Washington

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Ammunition, weapons and equipment for Ukraine - the U.S. is putting together the largest-ever package of military aid for...

Russia and Ukraine apparently reach grain agreement

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In the conflict over the blockade of grain exports from Ukraine, UN Secretary General António Guterres, Turkish President...

China and Russia want to move even closer together economically

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The U.S. has criticized China for announcing increased cooperation with Russia. "China claims to be neutral, but its...

Russia must be excluded from Swift payment system

For a few days now, everyone has been talking about an abbreviation: Swift. The international payment system Swift is used...

EU leaders announce tough sanctions package against Russia

EU leaders have announced a tough sanctions package against Russia. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said...

Laschet, not Söder, CDU candidate for Chancellor

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Following his selection as candidate for chancellor, Armin Laschet calls on the CDU/CSU to unite in the election campaign....

Researchers and HIV Santuaries Need Smart Innovations For AIDS Eradication

HIV/AIDS has had a devastating impact on the socio-economic growth of the world in the last three decades, leading to the...

Delivering Better Maternal Care to the World

Maternal mortality is a global problem and it needs a global solution, therefore a collective action is very vital and...

Battle of the Dynasties (And the Other Guy)

Is democracy being hijacked by the ruling elite
As the US elections are gearing up again for the coming year, both the Democratic and Republican caucuses are in the final...

Spies, memories and the Wall

Stefan and Martina
East German spies from the infamous "Staatssicherheit", or Stasi in short, kept snooping on Stefan Rudolph's father, a...

Quarter of a million students descend on Germany

Over 300,000 students making their way to Germany
Most of the incoming 300,000 students prefer not to leave the country once they have finished their studies. For Education...

Ukrainian majority want a single state

Statista chart shows the results of the poll conducted by Pew Research Center
According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and published by Statista, the Statistics portal, an...

Republican Shenanigans, it's Democracy Stupid!

GOP has a reputation to maintain
Carl von Clausewitz, a German soldier, once said, "War is politics by other means." But many in the United States (US)...

Gun Control Debate to Take A Backseat

The turbulent gun control debate in th US is nearing an end as the senate and lawmakers move on. The broad spectrum of...

Bavarian parliament under pressure to cease nepotism

The Bavarian State Parliament is turning up the pressure on those accused of nepotism within the government...

Cyprus Highlight Cracks In European Unity

The rapidly developing story of Cyprus' bailout left much of Europe's media speculative and unsure as to how the crisis...

Eye on the Phillipines

Tensions in the South China Sea have come to the surface in the wake of the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman. Philippino...

Significantly less cargo in Russian ports

According to figures from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), goods handling in Russian ports has slumped, in...
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Lauterbach considers cannabis legislation

The federal cabinet has agreed on key points for the planned legalization of cannabis. Health Minister Karl Lauterbach...
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Biden has oil export ban under review

The USA was once the land of cheap gasoline. Those days are now over; a gallon on the West Coast now costs up to $6.70,...
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EU Commission to cut funding for Hungary by 7.5 billion euros

Because of corruption and violations of the rule of law in Hungary, the European Commission has proposed to cut payments...
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Serbia and Kosovo reach agreement in dispute over entry rules

The two Balkan neighbors Serbia and Kosovo have settled their dispute over entry rules shortly before the end of a new...
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U.S. plans crossings of Taiwan Strait by ships and aircraft

Notwithstanding heightened tensions with China over Taiwan, the United States will transit the Taiwan Strait with ships...
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North Korea preparing for first nuclear test since 2017

North Korea is preparing for its first nuclear test since 2017, according to the United Nations. Most recently,...
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Large majority votes for new constitution in Tunisia

Tunisia's President Kais Saied has expanded his power with a new constitution, adding to worries about an impending end to...
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Scotland submits plans for independence referendum to court

The Scottish government is having its plans for a new independence referendum reviewed for legality by the UK Supreme...
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NATO significantly expands rapid reaction force to 300,000 soldiers

In response to Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine , NATO will rebuild its defenses and increase the number of its...

US President Biden arrives in Brussels for NATO and EU summits

U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to Brussels next week Thursday for a special NATO summit. The White House said...

Putin sees no requirement for martial law in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin currently sees no preconditions for declaring martial law in Russia. Such a situation...
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Will Qatar step in if Russia turns off the gas?

There is still enough gas to get us through the rest of the winter, even if Russia turns off the gas tap in response to...

Russian President Putin declares war on Ukraine

Vladimir Putin has declared war on Kiev. "We seek the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine," the Russian...
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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...

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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Controversial Indian Farm Bills Explained

In light of the increasingly destabilising protests by farmers in India, theConsulate General of India in Munich, has...

Let us Gear up the Battle Againgst TB among Children!

The state of health centers in many developing countries is appalling. This is upsetting because it renders the recent...
Raila Odinga

Raila Odinga - 5 intriguing facts you never knew

Raila Odinga is an outstanding personality in Kenyan politics, the party leader for Cord, and former Kenyan Prime...
Recep Tayyip Erdo?an

Erdogan's power lust puts him ahead of Turkey

The Turkish military's attempt last year to overthrow the government of strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had...
African healthcare in the spotlight

The Role of the Third Sector in Health Service Provision in Africa

The Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs) have been fully implemented in most African countries since 1987. They aimed...

The Climate Change Discourse is Here - Action is Vital and Urgent

As the planet warns further, heat-waves and other weather extremes that today occur once in hundreds of years, if ever,...
Child mortality is improving in African nations

African Health Sector under stress

Africa has a variety of problems, fortunes and misfortunes but now the most pressing one that needs urgent attention and...
Mobiles good for banking?

Banking Without Boundaries

Almost two decades ago Bill Gates, one of the founders of Microsoft, famously dismissed retail banks as "dinosaurs"....
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Independence referendums since 1957

"Should Scotland be an independent country?" 4.3 million Scots answered this question yesterday after months of...
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Increasing foreign fighters at Syria conflict

  Acording to CNN estimations up to 11,000 foreigners have travelled to Syria to take up arms agains Bashar Al Assad's...
Pakistan elections can be violent affairs

Pakistan goes to key elections

For the first time in Pakistan's 66-year-history, the South Asian nation which is a key ally in the US war on terror, goes...
No end in sight to Syrian conflict

As Syrian conflict continues, neighbors become increasingly involved

As the Syrian conflict continues to rage, international tension in the region is reaching yet another high point. Israel...
Germany first in Syria refugees resettlement

Germany leads the way in Syrian refugee resettlement

In the free world there exists a tradition on welcoming refugees from war, revolutions or civil conflicts. The Syria Civil...
Finally, a minimum wage for Germany

Germany's first minimum wage - 8.50 Eur

Germany's first ever legislation for a minimum wage has been set by Chancellor Angela Merkel at 8.50 euros an hour (£7;...

Looking Back and Forth at Cyprus

As the Eurozone crisis widened to include Cyprus, it revealed Europe is not out of the woods yet. Russia was quick to...

Paraguay Goes to the Polls

Paraguay heads to the polls for presidential and parliamentary elections today, after five years of Leftist...

Germans and Climate Change

With its Energiewende (energy transition) Germany has, in the last decade, advanced policy initiatives that have shaken up...

FDP Calls for More Security Following Boston Bombings

Once again a terroristic attack on American soil draws consequences around the world. Following the wake of the recent...

A vote for emigrants?

The right to vote is the fundamental tenet of democracy. Through one's ballot, a citizen is transformed into a politically...

An Alternative for Germany

Euro-skeptic political parties have been far from uncommon over the last half-decade. Finland, Greece and Britain have...

Weakening Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

With support for Chancellor Merkel's official opposition to the legalisation of gay marriage exceedingly low amongst the...

French German Relations Under Strain

France and Germany, whose relationship lies at the core of the EU, have seen fraying diplomatic ties recently as policy...

Where Are The Evangelists?

Over a half-century ago, in the immediate aftermath of World War Two, the Christian Democratic Union was founded in...

Boston bombing painfully carves itself onto national memory

As charges are being prepared by prosecutors and the Boston police are still celebrating their effective action, the city...