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Pandemic Politics Is Bad For Your Mental Health

German psychologist Stephan Grünewald has some insights on how nearly a year's worth of coronavirus restrictions are impacting people's mental health.

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Angela Merkel Shares the Unspoken Truth About COVID-19

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How The "Conservatism" Of COVID Favors The Nuclear Family

In Germany and elsewhere, social distancing rules mean that people who don't fit the heterosexual, two-parent-household mold, aren't getting a fair deal.

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COVID-19: Ventilation May Be Hidden Key To Reducing Spread

Germany has made the airing out of closed spaces a centerpiece of its recommendations for limiting contagion. Others, including the CDC, are also touting the benefits.

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Merkel To Moria: Is Accepting Migrants A Moral Imperative?

In mid-September, fires destroyed Greece's largest migrant camp...

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Greta! Will COVID-19 Make Or Break The "Climate Generation"?

Although the coronavirus pandemic is dominating global politics, Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg and her peers are hoping to turn their activism into tangible policy change.

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How The Pandemic Pushed Up Prices On Some Luxury Goods

Rather than offer discounts, high-end brands like Chanel are asking even more for their products. Silvia Ihring, style editor-at-large for German daily Die Welt, explains why.

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Germany's Economy Is A Bigger Risk Than Ever For EU Stability

Germany has the resources to weather the storm, but not everyone in Europe is convinced that's a good thing.

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Coronavirus — Global Brief: The Benefits Of Sharing The Bad News

The insidious path of COVID-19 across the planet is a blunt reminder of how small the world has become. For the coming weeks, Worldcrunch will b......

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Angela Merkel's Party Risks Reverting To Male Domination

The debate about Angela Merkel's successor shows that her CDU party is lacking in powerful women to take the party forward. As strange as it seems, her party still has a long way to go to achieve gender equality.

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The 5G Debate: Time To Choose Sides In China-U.S. Showdown?

Allowing Beijing to have a hand in the new, faster mobile network would entail significant risks. But in Germany, debate about 5G is also a question of who you like more: China or the U.S.

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In Merkel's Shadow: What Brought Down Kramp-Karrenbauer

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer announced that she will not run for Chancellor and will step down as leader of Germany's ruling CDU party. It was a slow implosion over the past year, with Angela Merkel's mixed messages partly to blame.

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How Climate Change May Sink Europe's Ruling Political Class

The recent EU election results show that younger voters in particular are sick and tired of slow-motion climate policies.

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German Youth: Running Low On Hope

Germany's first post-War generation had cause for optimism. But their descendants have a different, darker outlook, poll numbers suggest.

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Knocked Out By A Headscarf: German Boxer Fights For Her Rights

Zeina Nassar is already a national featherweight champion. But to reach greater heights, she'll have to overcome international boxing's restrictive dress-code.

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Achtung Autobahn! Why Germany Needs A Highway Speed Limit

Going all out on the autobahn may be part of the German way of life, but speed limits are necessary to limit road accidents and lower CO2 emissions.

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Merkel, The Right Time To Say Auf Wiedersehen

-Analysis- MUNICH — Angela Merkel has seldom sounded so straightforward and genuine. It was a clear speech, it was an honest speech. It was......

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Why German Unification Is Still Unfinished Business

There is much to admire about Germany's nearly 70-year-old constitution. But it also contains a serious flaw.

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Learn The Language, The Only Real Path For Immigrant Integration

Refugees who are allowed to stay in Germany must attend an integration course. But many of them fail the language test. Why is that?

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The Real Invisible Threat To Democracy: Poverty

Even in economically powerful Germany, poverty threatens the social fabric. And neither the left or right has any real solutions — except to play to fears.

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For Merkel, Migration Debate Is Bound To Strike Again

BERLIN — Angela Merkel has yielded. It was just this past Saturday that the chancellor's sticking to her guns had brought her Interior Minister Horst Seehofer to the th......

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Hungry Students? Postponed Exams? Ramadan In German Schools

BERLIN — This past week marked the beginning of a period of peace and quiet for Muslims around the world. It is ...