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Germany: One in five older women faces poverty
Germany: One in five older women faces poverty

Germany: One in five older women faces poverty

Doing the unpaid work of caring for family members often leaves older women financially worse off than older men. In 2023, the average pension income for women 65 and over in Germany
1 month ago
Germany tops list of non-English-speaking job destinations
Germany tops list of non-English-speaking job destinations

Germany tops list of non-English-speaking job destinations

Germany ranks as the most popular non-English-speaking country in the world as a destination for foreign workers, a study has shown. Berlin was among the most favored destinations. Germany clinched the top
1 month ago
Electric cars sales expected to rise to new record in 2024
Electric cars sales expected to rise to new record in 2024

Electric cars sales expected to rise to new record in 2024

The International Energy Agency is forecasting that one in five cars sold globally is set to be electric. China continues to dominate the global market. The International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday that 2024
1 month ago
5 migrants die in English Channel crossing attempt
5 migrants die in English Channel crossing attempt

5 migrants die in English Channel crossing attempt

At least five people are reported to have died in an attempt to cross the English Channel. Only hours earlier, the UK Parliament voted to deport some of those who enter Britain
1 month ago
EU wants to undo Brexit, a little bit, for people 18 to 30
EU wants to undo Brexit, a little bit, for people 18 to 30

EU wants to undo Brexit, a little bit, for people 18 to 30

The European Commission argues it was Europe’s students and young graduates who were most affected by Brexit’s mobility restrictions. The UK has reportedly responded cooly to the proposal. The European Union is trying to
1 month ago
Get drunk, not high at Oktoberfest, Bavaria says
Get drunk, not high at Oktoberfest, Bavaria says

Get drunk, not high at Oktoberfest, Bavaria says

Authorities in Germany’s Bavaria say they want to restrict the use of cannabis at festivals and beer gardens. Germany legalized recreational marijuana earlier this month, a move opposed by the Bavaria-based CSU.
1 month ago
Greek journalists launch 24-hour strike over low wages
Greek journalists launch 24-hour strike over low wages

Greek journalists launch 24-hour strike over low wages

Greek radio and television carried no news and internet portals did not update their websites on Wednesday, as journalists staged a mass walkout to protest low salaries against the backdrop of higher
1 month ago
Germany: Bundestag to vote on gender self-determination law
Germany: Bundestag to vote on gender self-determination law

Germany: Bundestag to vote on gender self-determination law

Germany’s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, is to vote on Friday on a law — the Self-Determination Act— that would simplify the procedure of changing one’s gender identity and first name at government
2 months ago
Biden considers Australia request to drop Assange case
Biden considers Australia request to drop Assange case

Biden considers Australia request to drop Assange case

On the fifth anniversary of Julian Assange’s UK incarceration, Joe Biden said he is considering dropping the US prosecution push against the Wikileaks founder. Assange’s home country Australia has called for his
2 months ago