News Update


Headlines 25.06.2024

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

German industry wants to stimulate the economy again. This requires more investment - and the "courage of the federal government to make uncomfortable decisions" in the budget. Chancellor Scholz is open to "going the extra mile".

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/unternehmen/tag-der-industrie-scholz-100.html


EU News Update  

 

EU accession of Ukraine and Moldova: Ukraine and Moldova have been waiting for this since the beginning of the Russian invasion: the EU is starting accession talks today. To do this, Ukraine had to adopt many reforms - and still has a lot of work ahead of it.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/europa/eu-beitrittsgespraeche-ukraine-moldau-100.html


Germany News Update  

 

CSU regional group leader Dobrindt is calling for Ukrainians without work in Germany to be sent back to their homeland. Many other politicians reject this. How many Ukrainians are currently working and how is this regulated by law? 

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/innenpolitik/dobrindt-ukrainer-100.html


International News


Israel News Update  

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that Israel is "committed" to the deal proposal outlined by US President Joe Biden for a ceasefire in Gaza in return for the release of hostages.

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/benjamin-netanyahu-says-israel-committed-to-gaza-ceasefire-proposal-5963017


Ukraine News Update

 

Amid War With Russia, Zelenskyy Dismisses Senior Ukrainian Army Commander

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/amid-war-with-russia-volodymyr-zelensky-dismisses-senior-ukrainian-army-commander-5962206


USA News Update  

 

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has agreed to plead guilty in US court to revealing military secrets in exchange for his freedom, ending his years-long legal drama, according to court documents released Monday night.

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-to-plead-guilty-in-deal-with-us-5962960#pfrom=home-ndtv_topscroll




Headlines 24.06.2024

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

German Chancellor Scholz's Summer Interview: The traffic light government continues to wrestle over the 2025 federal budget. In the ARD summer interview, Chancellor Scholz once again rejected cuts in the social sector. However, he would like to see more accuracy in the citizen's allowance.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/innenpolitik/sommerinterview-scholz-bab-100.html


Germany News Update  

 

In view of the strength of the AfD, especially in the east, CDU leader Merz has appealed to voters to vote for the CDU instead of the traffic light parties. It is the government's policy that is giving the right a boost, he said in a summer interview with ZDF.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/innenpolitik/merz-interview-zdf-100.html


Germany News Update  

 

Organ Donation: A cross-party group of members of the Bundestag wants to push for the "opt-out" solution for organ donation again. However, critics doubt its constitutionality: "Those who remain silent do not automatically consent."

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/gesellschaft/organspende-antrag-bundestag-100.html


International News


Russia News Update  

 

According to Russian sources, five people were killed in a rocket attack on the Crimean peninsula. Russia believes that a second country, apart from Ukraine, is responsible for the attack. Other places were also shelled in addition to Crimea.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/europa/angriffe-krim-100.html


Israel News Update

 

Israel's Netanyahu Says Intense Fighting With Hamas In Rafah "About To End"

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/israels-netanyahu-says-intense-fighting-with-hamas-in-rafah-about-to-end-5954709


USA News Update  

 

Thursday's debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump: Abortion Rights To Feature In Biden-Trump's First Presidential Debate

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-presidential-elections-abortion-rights-to-feature-in-joe-biden-donald-trumps-first-presidential-debate-5955793




Headlines 23.06.2024

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

Habeck on custom talks with China: China and the EU want to enter into negotiations in the dispute over tariffs on electric cars. Federal Minister of Economics Habeck spoke "of a first good step" - and emphasized the need for a common EU course in dealing with China.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/weltwirtschaft/habeck-interview-tagesthemen-100.html


Germany News Update  

 

CSU wants to send unemployed Ukrainians back: The chairman of the CSU regional group in the Bundestag, Dobrindt, is calling for Ukrainian war refugees to be sent back to their homeland if they do not find work in Germany. Green and SPD politicians are reacting with sharp criticism.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/innenpolitik/dobrindt-ukraine-fluechtlinge-100.html


Switzerland News Update  

 

Missing people after floods in Switzerland: In Switzerland, numerous rivers have overflowed their banks following heavy thunderstorms. More than 230 people in the cantons of Valais and Graubünden have had to leave their homes. The holiday resort of Zermatt is cut off from the outside world.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/europa/schweiz-hochwasser-ueberschwemmungen-100.html


International News


Israel News Update  

 

"Crime Minister": Thousands Wave Flags, Protest Against Netanyahu In Israel 

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/crime-minister-thousands-wave-flags-protest-against-netanyahu-in-israel-5948654


Taiwan News Update

 

Amid Rising China Threat, Taiwan War Games To Mimic Combat As Closely As Possible

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/taiwan-war-games-to-mimic-combat-as-closely-as-possible-5949478


International News Update  

 

2024 KN1: Plane-Sized Asteroid To Zoom Past Earth Today. There is nothing to worry about as NASA has classified it as non-threatening, emphasising that its trajectory will keep it at a safe distance from Earth, eliminating any risk of impact. 

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/science/2024-kn1-plane-sized-asteroid-to-zoom-past-earth-today-what-nasa-said-5950484




Headlines 22.06.2024

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

Federal Government Coalition Negotiates: According to Finance Minister Lindner, the federal government still has a lot of work to do with the budget for next year. Meanwhile, the SPD Left is planning a member petition against budget cuts.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/lindner-haushalt-spd-mitgliederbegehren-100.html


Germany News Update  

 

Three suspected agents have been arrested in Frankfurt. According to the Federal Prosecutor General, they are said to have collected information for a foreign secret service. The accused are in custody.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/festnahme-agenten-frankfurt-100.html


Germany News Update  

 

New ruling in the dispute over Corona mask deals proves the suppliers right: The costs that could still be incurred by taxpayers have increased enormously. According to research by NDR, WDR and SZ, the value of the dispute is now 2.3 billion euros.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/investigativ/ndr-wdr/corona-pandemie-masken-bundesregierung-100.html


International News


Israel News Update  

 

Shelling near Red Cross office: According to the aid organization, the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Gaza Strip was damaged by the impact of "heavy-caliber projectiles" nearby. 

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/newsticker/liveblog-nahost-samstag-148.html#Beschuss-nahe-dem-Buero-des-Roten-Kreuzes


Ukraine News Update

 

Ukraine receives another "Patriot" air defence system from Netherlands: Netherlands says it is supplying Ukraine with another Patriot anti-aircraft system together with another country. Dutch Defense Minister Kasja Ollongren said on Friday that they had succeeded in putting together a complete complex.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/newsticker/liveblog-ukraine-samstag-400.html#Niederlande-liefern-Ukraine-weiteres-Patriot-Flugabwehrsystem


Taiwan News Update  

 

Taiwan Detects 36 Chinese Aircraft, 7 Naval Vessels Around Its Territory

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/taiwan-detects-36-chinese-aircraft-7-shipping-vessels-around-its-territory-5942833




Headlines 21.06.2024

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

Meeting of the states with Chancellor Scholz lasted a long time yesterday - but there was little to announce. A third-country solution is to be worked out, but the issue of deportations remained vague. 

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/innenpolitik/analyse-ministerpraesidenten-scholz-100.html


Germany News Update  

 

German army has ordered artillery ammunition from Rheinmetall worth around 8.5 billion euros. It is the largest order in the company's history. The Ministry of Defense also wants to buy 105 Leopard tanks.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/bundeswehr-munition-panzer-100.html


Germany News Update  

 

Payment cards for refugees: The payment card for asylum seekers is to be introduced nationwide by autumn at the latest. But many cities and municipalities have already introduced the system.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/innenpolitik/ministerpraesidentenkonferenz-bezahlkarte-migration-100.html


International News


India News Update  

 

PM Modi Leads Yoga Session In Srinagar To Mark 10th International Yoga Day

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/yoga-day-j-k-pm-modi-to-lead-international-yoga-day-celebrations-in-srinagar-10-points-5934220#pfrom=home-ndtvworld_topstory


India News Update

 

Big Setback For Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi High Court Pauses Release Order: Yesterday, a Delhi court had ordered Mr Kejriwal's release on a personal bond of ₹ 1 lakh but imposed certain conditions before granting him the relief

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/big-setback-for-arvind-kejriwal-delhi-high-court-pauses-release-order-5936662#pfrom=home-ndtv_topscroll


USA News Update  

 

Foreign College Graduates Should Automatically Get Green Cards, Says Trump

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/foreign-college-graduates-should-automatically-get-green-cards-says-trump-5934994




Headlines 20.06.2024

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

Rheinland-Pfalz State Chief Minister, Malu Dreyer, resigned: Dreyer herself explained in a press conference that her withdrawal had been a "difficult decision". After several weeks of holding a demanding office and campaigning, she had reached her limits and had to realise that her strength was finite.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/innenpolitik/malu-dreyer-ruecktritt-102.html


Germany News Update  

 

States to consult with Scholz on Asylum policy: The topic of asylum is to be a focus of the Conference of Minister Presidents, which Chancellor Scholz will also attend. Specifically, it could be about possible asylum procedures in third countries. However, experts see high hurdles.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/innenpolitik/ministerpraesidenten-scholz-asylpolitik-100.html


EU News Update  

 

EU plans excessive deficit procedure against seven countries: Seven member states are threatened with criminal proceedings by the EU because they are taking on too much debt. France's announcement comes at a politically sensitive time. The EU has also criticized Germany.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/europa/eu-verfahren-neuverschuldung-100.html


International News


UN News Update  

 

Israel May Have Violated Laws Of War In Gaza: says UN

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/israel-may-have-violated-laws-of-war-in-gaza-un-5926555


Russia News Update

 

North Korea And Russia Agree To Come To Each Other's Aid If Attacked

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/russia-north-korea-pact-includes-mutual-defence-clause-vladimir-putin-5923207#pfrom=home-ndtvworld_topstory


India News Update  

 

S Jaishankar Meets US Congressional Delegation, Hails Their Support For Strategic Ties

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/s-jaishankar-meets-us-congressional-delegation-hails-their-support-for-strategic-ties-5926738




Headlines 19.06.2024

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

Health Insurance companies warn of higher rates: Financial situation of health insurance companies is strained. The monetary contribution is therefore expecting an increase in 2025. Insurance companies are calling for fundamental reforms to ensure sustainable financing.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/innenpolitik/krankenkassen-beitraege-102.html


Germany News Update  

 

Scholz meet with east German leaders: The Chancellor's meeting with the East German state leaders is overshadowed by the support for AfD and Wagenknecht - especially in the East. Scholz nevertheless sees politics on the right track. 

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/innenpolitik/mpk-ost-scholz-100.html


Germany News Update  

 

Tax on Soft Drinks: WHO recommends it, Great Britain has it, and Food Minister Özdemir wants it. So far, the plan has failed because of the FDP. But now there is support from nine federal states.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/innenpolitik/softdrinks-steuer-zucker-100.html


International News


Israel News Update  

 

Israel Army approves plans for possible Lebanon deployment: Israel's Foreign Minister Katz is threatening a "full-scale war". The army has now confirmed operational plans for a possible offensive in Lebanon.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/israel-hisbollah-libanon-100.html


Russia News Update

 

Russian President Vladimir Putin landed in North Korea early Wednesday, the Kremlin said, kicking off a visit set to boost defence ties between the two nuclear-armed countries as Moscow pursues its war in Ukraine.

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/vladimir-putin-hails-north-koreas-support-or-ukraine-war-as-lands-in-pyongyang-5919712


USA News Update  

 

Biden Eases Immigration Pathway: New policy allows illegal immigrants to obtain legal status if they have been in the country for at least 10 years and married to a US citizen before June 17, 2024. 

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/joe-biden-eases-immigration-pathway-will-it-benefit-indians-in-us-5916460#pfrom=home-ndtvworld_topstory




Headlines 18.06.2024

Germany and EU News


Germany News Update

 

Today the third trial begins for the alleged coup plot by Prince Reuss and his followers, this time in Munich. Among the defendants are notable people.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/inland/gesellschaft/reichsbuerger-prozess-muenchen-100.html


EU News Update  

 

EU Commission President von der Leyen's second term in office is actually considered certain. But the poker game over who will fill the top EU jobs continues. The dispute is likely to be over the office of Council President.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/europa/eu-gipfel-kommission-100.html


Germany News Update  

 

Germany has reported estimated defense spending of 90.6 billion euros to NATO for the current year, which would clearly meet the alliance's two percent target.

 

Details: https://www.tagesschau.de/ausland/europa/nato-verteidigungsausgaben-106.html


International News


Israel News Update  

 

Thousands Of Israelis Turn Out For Anti-Government Protest

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/thousands-of-israelis-turn-out-for-anti-government-protest-5911934#pfrom=home-ndtvworld_topstory


Russia News Update

 

Putin Says North Korea "Firmly Supporting" Russia's War On Ukraine

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/putin-says-north-korea-firmly-supporting-russias-war-on-ukraine-report-5912824


India News Update  

 

Train accident that had killed 9 and injured 41: Preliminary findings point to a combination of human error and signal failure as contributing factors.

 

Details: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/kanchanjunga-express-accident-human-error-or-signal-failure-what-led-to-kanchanjunga-train-accident-5913528#pfrom=home-ndtv_topscroll