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02/18/2020

Germany supporting China in the fight against the coronavirus

A second flight with aid supplies for the areas in China affected by the coronavirus took off from Frankfurt am Main today (18 February). With the continued spread of the illness and the rising number of infected persons, there is a growing need for... 

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02/18/2020

Sexualized violence in conflicts – the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Be it in Sierra Leone, Syria or Myanmar, sexualized violence is increasingly being used as a weapon in armed conflicts. The aim is often to deliberately destroy families and entire communities, to drive people out and to cause trauma. This is also... 

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02/17/2020

Earthquake in Albania: Germany pledges 11 million euros of support

On 26 November last year, a major earthquake struck in Albania. The capital Tirana and the coastal town of Durrës were particularly badly affected. A total of 51 people lost their lives in the quake, hundreds were left injured.

Donor conference for...  >>


02/17/2020

Libya and Syria on the agenda of the EU Foreign Ministers

Maas: EU must do its part in Libya

At the Berlin Conference on Libya on 19 January 2020, the participants pledged, among other things, to fully respect the arms embargo set down in United Nations Security Council resolution 1970. This was reiterated... 

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02/16/2020

Moving forward on a peaceful solution for Libya: Foreign Ministers of the International Follow-Up Committee to meet today in Munich

The Foreign Ministers of the International Follow-Up Committee of the international Berlin Libya Conference are meeting in Munich today to continue the process of implementing the decisions taken in Berlin on 19 January with the aim of finding a... 

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02/14/2020

Munich Security Conference to debate the future of the international order

Over 500 international decision-makers expected in Munich

The Munich Security Conference has been a key meeting point for the security community for decades and serves as a barometer for the state of the international order. Over 500 decision-makers... 

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02/13/2020

Germany and China – enhancing dialogue, deepening cooperation

2020 will be an intensive year in Germany and Europe’s relations with China. The agenda will feature various high‑level meetings, including a summit between the EU Heads of State and Government and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Leipzig in... 

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02/12/2020

European Parliament approves free trade agreement with Viet Nam

Viet Nam has undergone a remarkable economic upturn since the early 1980s, reaching high growth rates of up to 9.5% (1995). At 6.5%, the current economic growth rate in Viet Nam is higher than that in China. As a result of this upswing, Viet Nam has... 

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02/11/2020

The coronavirus: international health policy

What is the current situation?

According to the World Health Organization, the outbreak is being caused by the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV, which is genetically related to the SARS coronavirus. Data on the new virus is currently still limited, which... 

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02/07/2020

Skateistan: Classroom meets halfpipe in Afghanistan

Reading, writing, arithmetic – and skateboarding! Girls and boys in Afghanistan can learn all of these at the schools run by the NGO Skateistan. In 2007, Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich arrived in Afghanistan equipped with three skateboards.... 

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02/05/2020

The US elections: How Iowa kicks off campaigning

Why Iowa? And why so early?

The answer lies in Jimmy Carter... but let’s start at the beginning. Even before Iowa joined the United States in 1846, Iowans organised their influence on the selection of candidates by means of caucuses – that is,... 

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02/04/2020

Locust infestation in East Africa: Germany supporting emergency measures

Worst locust infestation in decades

Swarms of desert locusts are spreading rapidly in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Eritrea following prolonged periods of drought and heavy rain in East Africa and South Sudan and Uganda are also... 

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