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FACTBOX-Germany’s election in polls, facts and figures

FACTBOX-Germany’s election in polls, facts and figures

BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Germany's election produced the narrowest of results, early projections show, but exit polls conducte...
Jamaica, traffic lights or kiwis: Germany’s coalition conundrum

Jamaica, traffic lights or kiwis: Germany’s coalition conundrum

A narrowing of the polls has turned what looked like a homeward romp for Germany's conservatives into a tight race to succeed...
Are COVID-19 boosters ethical, with half the world waiting for a first shot? A bioethicist weighs in

Are COVID-19 boosters ethical, with half the world waiting for a first shot? A bioethicist weighs in

Nancy S. Jecker Professor of Bioethics and Humanities, School of Medicine, University of Washington Should countries th...
Global Witness reports 227 land and environmental activists murdered in a single year, the worst figure on record

Global Witness reports 227 land and environmental activists murdered in a single year, the worst figure on record

As the climate crisis intensifies, violence against defenders of the earth is escalating. A new report reveals that 227 land and ...

The Conversation

Why the UK’s ambitious plans for a trade deal with the US have been shelved

Why the UK’s ambitious plans for a trade deal with the US have been shelved

A trade deal between the UK and the US was once counted as a great potential prize of Brexit. But now those plans have been delay...
Japan’s love affair with the fax machine – a strange relic of technological fantasies

Japan’s love affair with the fax machine – a strange relic of technological fantasies

With Japan riding the crest of its postwar economic miracle, Sony chairman Akio Morita and Japan’s Minister of Transport Shintarō...
Turning back migrant boats: what does the international law of the sea say?

Turning back migrant boats: what does the international law of the sea say?

The Home Office has unveiled plans to use “turnback” tactics in the English Channel, with the border force compelling small boats...
Over-the-counter rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 can help slow the spread of the delta variant — here’s when to use them

Over-the-counter rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 can help slow the spread of the delta variant — here’s when to use them

The rise of the highly transmissible delta variant around the U.S. has increased demand for rapid antigen COVID-19 tests that...

Election Watch

German SPD edges ahead of conservatives in vote to decide Merkel successor

German SPD edges ahead of conservatives in vote to decide Merkel successor

BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats came first by a narrow margin in Sunday's national election, projected res...
UPDATE – German CDU’s Laschet vows to try to build conservative-led government

UPDATE – German CDU’s Laschet vows to try to build conservative-led government

UPDATE - BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Germany's conservative CDU chancellor candidate Armin Laschet said his party could not b...
How politicians reacted after exit polls from Germany’s election

How politicians reacted after exit polls from Germany’s election

BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Reactions from senior German politicians and others after exit polls from Sunday's national election ...
Update – Swiss back same-sex marriage

Update – Swiss back same-sex marriage

Update Swiss voters overwhelmingly backed same-sex marriage in a referendum on Sunday, according to preliminary results. Euronews...

In Focus - Covid-19

New Covid-19 variant identified in South Africa

New Covid-19 variant identified in South Africa

While much of the world’s focus has been on the Delta variant of coronavirus, a new variant has been identified in South Africa. ...
Vatican says to require COVID-19 health pass for residents

Vatican says to require COVID-19 health pass for residents

A health certificate showing proof of immunity from COVID-19 will be required to enter the Vatican as of Oct. 1, the city sta...
Most cancer patients respond well to COVID-19 vaccines

Most cancer patients respond well to COVID-19 vaccines

People with cancer have appropriate, protective immune responses to COVID-19 vaccines without experiencing any more side effe...
Vaccinated pregnant women pass antibodies to babies

Vaccinated pregnant women pass antibodies to babies

Pregnant women who get an mRNA vaccine against COVID-19 pass high levels of protective antibodies on to their babies, new res...

CorporateDispatch PRO

Where is Afghanistan?

Where is Afghanistan?

Google searches for Afghanistan exploded by ten times in August as foreign affairs made a rare foray into mainstream news across the globe.  The Taliban stunned the world with its rapid takeo...