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No dogs in Innsbruck taxis: ‘It has nothing to do with faith’

InnsbruckThe fact that many taxis in the Austrian city do not transport dogs is not about religion, but for "legal and security reasons", says an Innsbruck taxi driver.

Yellow Vest leader files complaint against death threats

Maxime Nicolle, a leading figure of the Yellow Vest citizen movement, is said to have become a victim of "moral harassment" and "public defamation" on social networks.

Number of asylum applications in EU on the rise once again

The EU’s asylum agency, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), revealed that from January 1 to the end of June, some 305 000 migrants applied for asylum in the EU, a ten percent increase from the same period in 2018.

Neo-colonialism: Macron pays tribute to Africans who fought for France

Saint-RaphaëlFrench President Emmanuel Macron has paid tribute to the African soldiers who gave their lives for France and called the mayors of France to rename streets in their memory.

Two-and-a-half billion people do not know how to safely dispose of waste

According to data compiled by the World Health Organisation, 40 percent of the world is still living without basic sanitation, mostly in Africa and Southern Asia.

Merkel calls for resuming government-funded sea rescue

BerlinChancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has demanded the resumption of state reception of immigrants in the Mediterranean... with taxpayer funds.

Greta Thunberg’s sailing trip will require six flights

The crossing of the Atlantic undertaken by the young climate activist Greta Thunberg has ultimately not been so "eco-friendly". On the contrary...

Folk festival in Hesse: Moor evokes outrage

BiedenkopfIn the Hessian spa town of Biedenkopf a folk festival is under attack for being "racist".

France joins the race for a militarized space

ParisThe militarisation of space is being intensified, as an area of growing strategic importance, given that the main arms systems, beginning with nuclear weapons, depend on spatial systems.

Ex-General: Merkel has shaken the foundations of Germany

HannoverA former Federal Armed Forces general Joachim Wundrak has accused Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) of undermining Germany's foundations.