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The world is watching: TV hits around the globe

A Spanish trans woman’s memoirs, a Mumbai gangster drama, Israeli sisters in trouble… the Covid era is a rich moment for TV drama. Critics from Spain to South Korea tell us about the biggest shows in their countries Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Television, Drama, Documentary, Mexico, France, Germany, India, Nigeria, Israel, Spain, Australia news, Culture, Television & radio, Italy, Mumbai


A new German era dawns, but collisions lie in wait for coalition

The ‘traffic light’ parties all want progress but have different ideas about what that means on business and green issuesIn Unterleuten, a bestselling novel by the German novelist Juli Zeh, the inhabitants of a village outside Berlin are shocked to find out that a plot of land on their doorstep has been earmarked for a gigantic wind farm.One of the characters, a birdwatcher called Gerhard Fliess, knows what to do: he calls an old friend at the local environment ministry to remind him that the co...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, World news, Juli Zeh, Gerhard Fliess, Unterleuten


Covid live: UK to bring in new measures after Omicron variant detected; Israel bans oversea visitors

Masks to be mandatory in shops and on public transport in Britain; initially for 14 daysUK imposes new restrictions to fight Omicron as first cases foundSuspected Omicron Covid cases found in Germany and Czech RepublicNew York governor warns of Covid rise as US braces for Omicron arrivalWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageThe UK should cut the gap between the second dose of a Covid-19 vaccination and the booster jab from six to five months, ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Germany, Israel, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Belgium, World Health Organization, Labour Party, Reuters, Coronavirus


Asylum in the UK: the key numbers

So often in debates about asylum, statistics are used out of context to back up a politically motivated point, or as fuel in the government’s culture war against asylum seekers. Here are the key statistics about the UK’s asylum system in context13,210. The number of people the UK granted protection to via asylum or resettlement routes in the year to September 2021 This is significantly lower than before the pandemic hit in March 2020.64%. The proportion of initial asylum applications that were s...
Tags: Europe, UK, France, Germany, Eu, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Refugees


Covid live: PM announces new measures after two cases of Omicron variant detected in UK

PCR tests reintroduced for travellers to UK; 61 people from South Africa test positive for Covid in NetherlandsTwo cases of Omicron Covid variant identified in UKSuspected Omicron Covid cases found in Germany and Czech RepublicWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageThe UK should cut the gap between the second dose of a Covid-19 vaccination and the booster jab from six to five months, the Labour party said on Saturday, Reuters reports.As the new O...
Tags: Europe, UK, Germany, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Delta, Belgium, World Health Organization, Labour Party, Reuters, Coronavirus, Alex Norris Labour, NetherlandsTwo


Covid live: two Omicron cases found in UK; South Africa ‘punished’ for detecting variant

61 travellers from South Africa in Netherlands; suspected Omicron cases in and ; unequal sharing of Covid vaccines , thinktank warnsTwo cases of Omicron Covid variant identified in UKSuspected Omicron Covid cases found in Germany and Czech RepublicOmicron variant unlikely to reboot Covid in UK, expert says US, UK, Canada and Australia restrict travel from southern AfricaWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageThe UK should cut the gap betwee...
Tags: Europe, UK, Australia, Germany, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Delta, Belgium, World Health Organization, Labour Party, Reuters, US UK Canada


Covid live: suspected German and Czech Omicron cases; UK expert says pandemic ‘reboot’ unlikely

61 travellers from South Africa in Netherlands; unequal sharing of Covid vaccines , thinktank warns; travel bans target countries across southern AfricaSuspected Omicron Covid cases found in Germany and Czech RepublicOmicron variant unlikely to reboot Covid in UK, expert says US, UK, Canada and Australia restrict travel from southern AfricaFirst European case of new Covid variant detected in BelgiumWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageThe UK...
Tags: Europe, UK, Australia, Germany, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Delta, Belgium, World Health Organization, Labour Party, Reuters, US UK Canada


Suspected Omicron Covid cases found in Germany and Czech Republic

Scientists checking for B.1.1.529 variant in two travellers recently returned from southern AfricaCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first suspected cases of the Omicron Covid variant in Germany and the Czech Republic are being investigated, as Dutch authorities scramble to see if 61 passengers from South Africa who tested positive for Covid-19 have the new variant.Omicron, first identified in South Africa and known officially as B.1.1.529, has already been detected ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, Africa, Israel, World news, Czech Republic, South Africa, Netherlands, Belgium Hong Kong, Coronavirus


Covid live: suspected Omicron case found in Germany; UK expert says pandemic ‘reboot’ unlikely

61 travellers from South Africa in Netherlands; first European case of B.1.1.529 variant ; travel bans target countries across southern Africa US, UK, Canada and Australia restrict travel from southern AfricaFirst European case of new Covid variant detected in BelgiumWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?See all our coronavirus coverageThe UK should cut the gap between the second dose of a Covid-19 vaccination and the booster jab from six to five months, the Labour party ...
Tags: Europe, UK, Australia, Germany, World news, Australia news, US news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Delta, Belgium, World Health Organization, Labour Party, Reuters, Coronavirus


EU member states agree to ban flights from southern Africa over new coronavirus variant 'Omicron' rapidly spreading there

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.Reuters A new coronavirus variant — B.1.1.529 — is rapidly spreading in southern Africa. It prompted the European Commission to recommend a flight ban from the region. Belgium announced Europe's first case of the new variant, which the WHO named Omicron, on Friday. European Union member states have agreed to ban flights from southern African countries, citing the new coronavirus variant rapidly spreading there, Associated Press journalist...
Tags: Transportation, Hong Kong, Europe, Science, News, Germany, Africa, Trends, Eu, European Union, South Africa, News UK, European Commission, Belgium, Who, World Health Organization


Belgium records Europe's first case of the new coronavirus variant spreading in southern Africa

A coronavirus vaccine vial.Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images Belgium recorded its first case of the new coronavirus variant seen spreading in southern Africa, its health minister said Friday.Frank Vandenbroucke announced that the B1.1.529 variant was found in an unvaccinated traveler who entered Belgium and tested positive on November 22, De Morgen reported."Caution is necessary, but don't panic," Vandenbroucke said, Het Laatste Nieuws reported.Previous cases had been restricted to South Africa,...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Science, News, Germany, Africa, Trends, European Union, South Africa, Delta, Belgium, Alexandra Ma, Botswana South Africa, De Morgen, Het Laatste Nieuws


EU asks member states to ban flights from southern Africa over new coronavirus variant rapidly spreading there

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.Reuters A new coronavirus variant — B.1.1.529 — is rapidly spreading in southern Africa. It prompted the European Commission to recommend a flight ban from the region. Belgium announced Europe's first case of the new variant on Friday. The European Union has asked member states to ban flights from southern African countries, citing the new coronavirus variant rapidly spreading there."It is now important that all of us in Europe act very s...
Tags: Transportation, Hong Kong, Europe, Science, News, Germany, Africa, Trends, Eu, European Union, South Africa, News UK, European Commission, Belgium, Botswana, Alexandra Ma


Covid live: Sajid Javid says new variant ‘may pose substantial risk’ as more countries impose travel restrictions

Germany to join UK, India and Singapore in curbing arrivals, as South Africa says UK decision ‘seems to have been rushed’B.1.1.529 variant ‘most worrying we’ve seen’, says UK medical adviserWhat do we know about the new ‘worst ever’ Covid variant?WHO to assess new Covid-19 variant as countries ramp up health checksTell us: how are you affected by the southern Africa travel restrictions?Hungary needs to increase the number of people taking booster shots against COVID-19 to curb infections, Prime ...
Tags: UK, China, Germany, Singapore, India, Africa, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Sajid Javid, Reuters, Viktor Orban, Orban, UK India, Coronavirus, COVID


Germany ‘at crossroads’ as Covid cases surge across Europe

Urgent measures needed to avoid ‘chaos’, warns expert, as Spain, Portugal and Netherlands tighten rules Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGermany’s top health officials have raised the prospect of a national lockdown, warning that a rapidly rising number of coronavirus cases and a dramatic increase in the number of patients in intensive care meant contact reduction was the only way of tackling the crisis and avoiding “the road to chaos”.“We need a massive contact reduct...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Spain, World news, Austria, Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland, Slovakia, Spain Portugal, Robert Koch Institute, Coronavirus, Lothar Wieler


Germany's new government plans to give millions of people a 25% pay rise by hiking the minimum wage

Olaf Scholz, chancellor candidate for the SPD, is pictured during a statement the day after the federal election and the elections in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the state of Berlin on September 27, 2021 in Berlin, Germany.Florian Gaertner/Photothek/Getty Images Germany plans to increase its minimum wage by the equivalent of nearly $3, or a 25% rise.  It's part of a deal agreed by a three-party coalition to form a new government.  Economists pay close attention to wage increases, which can...
Tags: News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, International, Careers, Trends, Workers, Pay, Minimum Wage, Cnn, Biden, Greens, Spd, Social Democratic Party, Mecklenburg Vorpommern


Covid live: Savid Javid says new variant ‘may pose substantial risk’ as more countries impose travel restrictions

Germany to join UK, India and Singapore in curbing arrivals, as South Africa says UK decision ‘seems to have been rushed’WHO to assess new Covid-19 variant as countries ramp up health checksEngland and Israel ban flights from six southern African countriesAustralia’s border to remain open to South Africa despite new variantShanghai cancels hundreds of flights, shuts schools over three casesTell us: how are you affected by the southern Africa travel restrictions?Hungary needs to increase the numb...
Tags: UK, China, Germany, Singapore, India, Africa, Israel, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Reuters, Viktor Orban, Orban, UK India, Coronavirus, COVID


Germany: New Guidelines On The Setting Of Fines Published: Germany's Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") Adopts New Approach To Setting Fines, Accepting Compliance As A Mitigating Factor - Bird & Bird

The new Fining Guidelines are intended to put an end to such (extreme) discrepancies, which some have seen problematic even under German constitutional law.
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Covid live: Germany to join other countries in restricting travel from South Africa over new variant fears

Germany to join UK, India and Singapore in curbing arrivals, as South Africa says UK decision ‘seems to have been rushed’WHO to assess new Covid-19 variant as countries ramp up health checksEngland and Israel ban flights from six southern African countriesAustralia’s border to remain open to South Africa despite new variantShanghai cancels hundreds of flights, shuts schools over three casesHungary needs to increase the number of people taking booster shots against COVID-19 to curb infections, Pr...
Tags: UK, China, Germany, Singapore, India, Israel, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Reuters, Viktor Orban, Orban, UK India, Coronavirus, COVID


IDFA Winners Bettina Perut and Ivan Osnovikoff Talk ‘La Casa’ and the Inner Universe

Chilean directing duo Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff have secured the Best Pitch Forum Award at the 34th edition of IDFA with their documentary “La Casa.” Co-produced by Perut + Osnovikoff and Germany’s Dick Manthey Film, the project impressed with its story of a couple, stuck at home in Santiago due to COVID-19 and sequestered […]
Tags: News, Germany, Global, Santiago, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, IDFA, Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff, Ivan Osnovikoff Talk ` La Casa, Perut Osnovikoff, Dick Manthey


European Curling Championships: Eve Muirhead's rink through to final after defeating Germany

Scotland's women are into the European Curling Championships final after rousing themselves to an impressive 7-4 win over Germany in Lillehammer.
Tags: News, Scotland, Germany, Eve Muirhead


Germany is giving nearly two million workers a 25% pay rise

Almost 2 million workers in Europe's biggest economy are set for a big pay rise.
Tags: Europe, Germany, Cnn


Germany: Supporting Multiple Instances Of The Same Payment Application: Technical - Bardehle Pagenberg

This decision relates to a European patent application supporting a plurality of instances of the same type of payment application, e.g. MasterCard PayPass or Maestro PayPass, on a wireless smart device.
Tags: News, Germany, Mastercard


Germany: Germany's Bundestag Plans To Implement 3G Rule (Vaccinated, Recovered, Or Tested) For Workplaces And Home Offices - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

On November 18, 2021, Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, approved a renewed amendment to the Infection Protection Act that has important implications for employers and employees.
Tags: News, Germany, Stewart, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak


Germany's incoming government unveils plans to legalize cannabis and phase out coal

Three German political parties have sealed a deal for a new government, with left-leaning Olaf Scholz the proposed next chancellor following lengthy coalition negotiations and a historic election that sees Angela Merkel stepping down after 16 years at the helm.
Tags: Europe, News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Olaf Scholz


Meet Olaf Scholz, the man set to replace Angela Merkel as Germany's next chancellor

The German Finance Minister has the best shot at forming a new government in Germany after leading his Social Democratic Party (SPD) to a narrow victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections.
Tags: Europe, News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Olaf Scholz, Social Democratic Party SPD


From environment to economy: what to expect from new German government

Analysis: coalition wants Germany to remain Europe’s ‘anchor of stability’ but there will be some changesDeal agreed to make Scholz chancellorLed by a party that has acted as Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partner for 12 of the last 16 years, and two parties with an energy to do things differently, Germany’s next government represents an odd mix of status quo thinking and reformist instincts.The coalition agreement presented by the Social Democratic party (SPD), the Greens and the Free Democra...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, World news, Scholz, Free Democratic Party FDP, Social Democratic party SPD the Greens


‘La Casa,’ ‘The New Greatness’ and ‘Continuum VR’ Triumph at IDFA Forum Awards

Bettina Perut and Iván Osnovikoff’s project “La Casa” won the IDFA Forum Award for Best Pitch on Wednesday at the 34th edition of the Amsterdam-based documentary festival. A co-production between Chile and Germany – and currently in production – the film will focus on a time when a social revolt in Chile is unleashed and […]
Tags: News, Germany, Global, Chile, Amsterdam, La Casa, IDFA, Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff


Germany's incoming government unveils plans to legalize cannabis and phase out coal

Three German political parties have sealed a deal for a new government, with left-leaning Olaf Scholz the proposed next chancellor following lengthy coalition negotiations and a historic election that sees Angela Merkel stepping down after 16 years at the helm.
Tags: Germany, Angela Merkel, Cnn, Olaf Scholz


Meet Olaf Scholz, the man set to replace Angela Merkel as Germany's next chancellor

The German Finance Minister has the best shot at forming a new government in Germany after leading his Social Democratic Party (SPD) to a narrow victory in Sunday's parliamentary elections.
Tags: Germany, Angela Merkel, Cnn, Olaf Scholz, Social Democratic Party SPD


Germany: African diaspora with 'a voice' in politics

How can the "voice" of African diaspora help build relations between Germany and Africa?
Tags: News, Germany, Africa



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