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New German  “Traffic Light” Coalition Launches Climate and Economic Programme During Difficult Phase
New German “Traffic Light” Coalition Launches Climate and Economic Programme During Difficult Phase
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New German “Traffic Light” Coalition Launches Climate and Economic Programme During Difficult Phase

Germany’s first federal government coalition of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Green Party – called the “traffic light” coalition for the parties’ traditional colours – has now been in office for just under two weeks and is starting its planned renewal programme at the most difficult time imaginable. The train towards climate protection and renewable energies is picking up speed.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Kick off the Year’s most Important Retail Season on Friday
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Kick off the Year’s most Important Retail Season on Friday
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Kick off the Year’s most Important Retail Season on Friday

On November 26, the traditional “Black Friday“ of discount deals in the US and many other countries officially kicks off the immensely important Christmas shopping season for many industries. However, with the trend towards online shopping accelerating with the Corona pandemic, how will this turn out this year?

Continuing Oil Price Rally Leads to new Multi-Year Highs
Continuing Oil Price Rally Leads to new Multi-Year Highs
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Continuing Oil Price Rally Leads to new Multi-Year Highs

Crude oil prices continued to soar in the past week. The background to the oil price increases lies in the rising demand for oil combined with the ongoing economic recovery and fears of tight supply. The price surge in recent days was triggered by a drop in oil reserves reported by the US government on Wednesday.

Network Outage and Whistleblower give Facebook Critics new Fuel for Fire
Network Outage and Whistleblower give Facebook Critics new Fuel for Fire
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Network Outage and Whistleblower give Facebook Critics new Fuel for Fire

Two nearly simultaneous events surrounding social network behemoth Facebook have recently directed public attention towards the network’s impact and power, giving Facebook critics new momentum: After an outage of the most important Facebook services last Monday that lasted several hours, former Facebook employee and whistleblower Frances Haugen made serious accusations against the company before the US Senate the following day.

20 Years of 9/11: Full Circle from Bush to Biden
20 Years of 9/11: Full Circle from Bush to Biden
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20 Years of 9/11: Full Circle from Bush to Biden

Exactly 20 years ago, on 11 September 2001, the USA was shaken by the worst terrorist attacks in its history. The attacks on the World Trade Center in New York claimed the lives of 3,000 people. They changed world politics. The effects are still a big issue today – keyword Afghanistan.

Tourism Industry on the Path to Recovery in Summer, but Pre-Crisis Level Still a Long Way Off
Tourism Industry on the Path to Recovery in Summer, but Pre-Crisis Level Still a Long Way Off
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Tourism Industry on the Path to Recovery in Summer, but Pre-Crisis Level Still a Long Way Off

The travel and tourism industry is continuing its recovery. The number of overnight stays increased noticeably in what is now the second Corona pandemic summer, and travel figures paint a similar picture. However, pre-Corona pandemic levels are still a long way off, and the recent strong spread of the delta variant of the virus is also an uncertainty factor.