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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...

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...

Storm "Zeynep" kills at least nine people in Europe

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At least nine people lost their lives on Friday in Germany and other countries as a result of hurricane "Zeynep". In the...

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...

UK struggles with new corona wave

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

EU to jointly purchase electricity and gas

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There is no end to the soaring energy prices. In European wholesale, a megawatt hour of gas cost more than 90 euros at the...

China and India wrestle over Afghanistan's mineral resources

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The promising, threatening and haggling have begun. Americans and Europeans have packed their weapons and left, and now...

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...

High vaccination rate saves Great Britain from the worst

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

Open letter against Seehofer's cybersecurity strategy

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

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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No signs of Russian troop withdrawal

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

Second lava flow on La Palma could form new headland

A second lava flow could reach the sea on the Canary volcanic island of La Palma on Monday and form a new headland there....
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Significantly more asylum applications in the EU

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

Lava from Cumbre-Vieja volcano pours into the sea

Lava around 1,000 degrees from the volcano that erupted on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma just over a week ago...

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...
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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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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....

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...
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Cyberattack on Kaseya could affect more than 1000 companies

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

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....
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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...