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Earthquakes shake Greece

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Several quakes shook parts of Greece on Tuesday morning. The strongest earthquake had a magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter...

Earthquake of magnitude 5 shakes island nation of Indonesia

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After an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Java, the number of dead has risen to at least 56. This was announced by...

Old-age poverty is increasing

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More and more people in Brandenburg are dependent on social welfare. In June of this year, there were 27,380 women and...

Hurricane "Julia" moves toward Nicaragua

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Near the coast of Nicaragua, hurricane "Julia" has developed into a hurricane. The U.S. Hurricane Center NHC upgraded...

EU states want more leeway on the electricity market

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An important week is beginning for Europe's energy markets - and electricity consumers. This Friday, at their meeting in...

Russia plans to mobilize 300,000 reservists

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Nearly seven months after the invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a partial mobilization in...

Thousands of people bid farewell to the Queen

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Thousands of people gathered along the roads in Scotland on Sunday to get a first glimpse of the coffin of the late Queen...

Japan's pandemic problem: Too little alcohol is drunk

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After the pandemic, the Japanese government has a new problem. Young people are drinking too little alcohol. This is the...

China ends military maneuvers around Taiwan

China's military said it has completed "various tasks" around Taiwan but will continue to conduct regular patrols, it said...

Severe earthquake shakes the Philippines

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The north of the Philippines has been shaken by a violent earthquake. The Institute of Volcanology and Seismology of the...

Italy's government wants to decide drought emergency

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Italy's government wants to decide on a state of emergency because of the severe drought in parts of the country. On...

U.S. Senate passes gun safety bill

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The vote in the House of Congress on Thursday was 65 in favor and 33 against. Now the bill must pass the House of...

Germany approves armaments for 350 million euros

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In the first good three months of the Ukraine war, the German government approved the delivery of weapons and other...

Missile tests day after military exercise by South Korea and the U.S.

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Despite international sanctions, North Korea has again tested several ballistic missiles, according to South Korean...

Biden has modern missile systems delivered to Ukraine

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The U.S. government is supplying Ukraine with modern multiple rocket launchers as part of a new security package to defend...

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...
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USA bans new Huawei smartphones

"Unacceptable risk to national security": The U.S. telecommunications regulator FCC sees a risk of espionage in Huawei and...
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Immigration record in Great Britain

The latest immigration statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have the British government reviewing visa...
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EU decides on new sanctions against Iran

The EU is imposing new sanctions because of the serious human rights violations in Iran. At a meeting in Brussels on...
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North Korea fires 80 artillery shells

North Korea fired numerous artillery shells Friday night. The South Korean military said it detected the first of about 80...

Accommodation for refugees in Berlin

The Berlin Senate has set itself a goal: Conditions like those that prevailed in the city in 2015 are to be avoided at all...
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Bundeswehr general warns of attacks on infrastructure and cyber attacks

Bundeswehr General Carsten Breuer has warned of possible attacks on Germany's critical infrastructure. "Every substation,...
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Global poverty grows again for the first time in 30 years

One of humanity's greatest success stories has quietly come to an end. After around one billion people escaped extreme...

US and South Korea respond with projectiles to North Korean missile

A day after North Korea's latest missile test, the U.S. and South Korea have fired projectiles of their own in the region....
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90 refugees drowned off the coast of Syria

At least 89 people have died after a refugee boat coming from Lebanon sank off the coast of Syria. 20 people were rescued,...
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Spain plans wealth tax

In Spain, a fierce tax battle has broken out between the regional governments and the government in Madrid. In view of the...
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After 7.2 magnitude earthquake: US center issues tsunami warning for Taiwan

Taiwan was again shaken by a severe earthquake on Sunday. The earth tremors hit the sparsely populated southeastern part...
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European gas price at lowest level since end of July

The price of European natural gas fell on Monday to its lowest level since the end of July. In the morning, the price of...
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U.S. to deliver 100 air defense missiles to Taiwan

Military aid for Taiwan, which is under Chinese pressure, is taking concrete shape in the United States. The U.S. State...
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Twelve federal states stop initial admission of protection seekers

In view of the high number of Ukraine refugees and asylum seekers from other states, twelve of 16 German states are...
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Greece is no longer under EU financial supervision

After twelve years, Greece is no longer under EU financial supervision as of Saturday. This marks the end of a painful...
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Police in Greece stop 1500 migrants at the border with Turkey

Greek security forces have prevented an unusually large number of migrants from illegally crossing into the EU from Turkey...
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What Lufthansa pilots ready to strike want

In the middle of the peak vacation season, Lufthansa pilots have voted to take a tougher stance against their employer,...
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First ship with Ukrainian corn set sail from Odessa

For the first time since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, a ship carrying grain has left...
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China's lockdown drama continues: 264 million people affected by Corona measures

For many months, it was something of an evening ritual in this country for the daily Corona figures to be recited on the...
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Germany expects heat wave of up to 40 degrees

For weeks, the southern countries of Europe have been suffering from drought and heat. A heat wave with highs of up to 40...
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New cars in the EU to be emission-free from 2035

The EU countries want only climate-neutral new cars to be sold in the European Union from 2035. The ministers of the 27...

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...
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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...

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....
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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...

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...
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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 calls for assault rifle ban and stricter gun rules

Following a series of deadly attacks with firearms, U.S. President Joe Biden has called for tougher gun laws and a ban on...
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G7 countries could save more gas than Russia exports

The G7 countries could save more gas than Russia exports by 2025, according to a study. As the "Süddeutsche Zeitung"...
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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...