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Election campaign in lower saxony: posters down, “snout full”.

Election campaign in lower saxony: posters down, “snout full”.

Three Sinti from Osnabruck make a video of themselves taking down an NPD poster. They receive applause for this on the Internet – and from local politicians.

Destroyed NPD poster: Three Sinti receive applause on the Internet for a hanging action. Picture: dpa

They could have removed the poster in a night-and-fog action. Instead, three Sinti from Osnabruck made a video of themselves taking down an NPD poster with the slogan "Money for grandma, instead of for Sinti and Roma." "We don’t want our children to see this," they say. And cut the poster with a knife from the post. They put the video on Facebook.

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Volkswagen builds factory in turkey: business with the autocrat

Volkswagen builds factory in turkey: business with the autocrat

Volkswagen is building a factory in Turkey. Erdogan’s thanks: He instructs his officials to use a VW Passat as their official car.

Golf 7 bodies are assembled in Zwickau. Soon, VWs will also come from Turkey Photo: Karsten Thielker

"We know that the decision for Turkey will also meet with criticism," admits Thomas Steg. Volkswagen’s chief lobbyist justifies himself: Turkey is "a developed market economy," he says. The official signing of the contract with the Turkish government is still pending. In principle, however, everything has been settled, emphasizes VW Production Director Andreas Tostmann.

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Thuringia agreement tilts again: ramelow believes in himself

Thuringia agreement tilts again: ramelow believes in himself

Parts of the federal CDU criticize the Thuringia compromise. To vote for Ramelow would be fatal for the party. Nevertheless, he firmly expects to be elected.

Bodo Ramelow (left), Mario Voigt (CDU state vice president) and Wolfgang Tiefensee (SPD state president) Photo: Martin Schutt/dpa

Left-wing politician Bodo Ramelow remains convinced of his election as Thuringia’s prime minister despite the latest volte-face from the federal CDU. "I firmly believe that I will receive sufficient votes from the democratic groups in the first round of voting on March 4, without having to rely on AfD votes," Ramelow told the Thuringer Allgemeine newspaper. "I gained this certainty in many individual conversations I had with deputies from other democratic factions."

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Spd candidate for chancellor questioned about cum-ex: the forgetful olaf scholz

Spd candidate for chancellor questioned about cum-ex: the forgetful olaf scholz

In the Cum-Ex affair, he is said to have saved a bank a payment of millions. When questioned in the Bundestag, Scholz says little.

Contributes – to put it kindly – nothing to the clarification: Olaf Scholz Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa

The Warburg-Cum-Ex affair does not look good for the Hamburg SPD. The long-established Hamburg Warburg Bank was involved in Cum-Ex deals. Cum-Ex was organized, criminal fraud. Banks stole ten billion euros from the German state.

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Dispute over amendment to the basic law: digital pact becomes a pledge

Dispute over amendment to the basic law: digital pact becomes a pledge

Will the digital pact be implemented soon? Baden-Wurttemberg’s education minister warns that it can only be implemented quickly without amending the Basic Law.

Decision on direction? Ties Rabe (left), Susanne Eisenmann and Anja Karliczek at the Conference of Education Ministers on Thursday. Rabe wants to go straight ahead, Eisenmann backwards and Karliczek is still thinking about it Photo: dpa

The multi-billion dollar digital pact for schools threatens to become a pawn for opponents and supporters of federalism reform in the constitution. Even as the education ministers demonstrated unity in a press conference on Thursday, stressing that they wanted the pact to be implemented quickly, cracks were opening up.

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Sigmar gabriel presents kubicki book: when two like each other

Sigmar gabriel presents kubicki book: when two like each other

The ex-SPD leader and the FDP politician make a unanimous appearance in Berlin. In the process, they scold young people – and the media.

Kubicki and Gabriel in Berlin on Wednesday: refugee children among themselves Photo: dpa

One hand washes the other, that also applies in politics – and so Sigmar Gabriel takes on the role of laudator at the presentation of Wolfgang Kubicki’s book. In September 2018, it had been the other way around.

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Film adaptation of “the circle”: pointing the finger at the web

Film adaptation of “the circle”: pointing the finger at the web

Dystopia in a technology corporation: James Ponsoldt’s film adaptation of the bestseller "The Circle" works better than Dave Eggers’ book.

Glass facades instead of gray cubicles: Mae (Emma Watson) changes her job Photo: dpa

When social developments are lamented these days, the index finger is inevitably pointed in the direction of the Internet. From election results to suicide rates, from sexual morality to musical taste, there is hardly a topic that seems unaffected by it.

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Standard rates for alg ii recipients: hartz iv without trickery

Standard rates for alg ii recipients: hartz iv without trickery

The Left Party has recalculated the standard rates. According to it recipients:in would get "without tricks" clearly more.

The Hartz IV rate does not include alcohol or cigarettes, nor does it include ice cream outside the home Photo: Jens Buttner/dpa

225 euros more than at present – so much would be entitled to Hartz IV recipients:inside according to calculations of the Left Party actually. "The federal government deliberately lowers the standard rates by all kinds of tricks," states Katja Kipping, the social policy spokeswoman of the party’s parliamentary group in the Bundestag. She has therefore had the standard rates recalculated according to the conventional procedure, but without the "most obvious tricks."

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