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A pharmacy sign is displayed at the entrance to a pharmacy / Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa/Symbolic image

Thousands at pharmacist protest: Pharmacies closed

Numerous pharmacists from the eastern German states gathered in Dresden on Wednesday to protest against the federal government's healthcare policy. According to the Federal Union of German Pharmacists' Associations (ABDA), up to 3,000 pharmacies in Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thur ..

Reiner Haseloff (CDU), Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt, speaks at the "East Germany 2030" conference in Leipzig / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President calls for better infrastructure connections in the new federal states

Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President Reiner Haseloff is calling for better infrastructure links between the new federal states and Berlin and Eastern Europe. He emphasizes the need for more direct international connections from Berlin and improved train connections between Dresden, Magdeburg and Berlin. He also focuses on the demographic challenges facing the East and calls for more freedom in the allocation of university places in order to combat the shortage of doctors.

A train attendant walks to a parked train near the main station / Photo: Bernd Wüstneck/dpa

Disruptions also possible on the East German railroad

The private railroad company Odeg is also expecting disruptions and cancellations on its lines due to the warning strike by the train drivers' union GDL. As Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn uses the infrastructure of Deutsche Bahn, restrictions are possible, Odeg announced in Berlin on Wednesday. However, Odeg ..

Nancy Faeser (SPD), Federal Minister of the Interior and Home Affairs and state chairwoman of the SPD in Hesse. / Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa

Faeser orders border controls for another 20 days

The stationary controls at the borders with Poland, the Czech Republic and Switzerland will be extended by a further 20 days on Wednesday. Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) informed the EU Commission of this on Tuesday. According to her ministry, the federal police have apprehended ..

Leipzig player David Raum speaks at the RB Leipzig press conference / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Nagelsmann must rebuild squad for international matches

Julian Nagelsmann had to make a personnel change just a few hours after his nomination for the final international match of the year. David Raum of RB Leipzig replaces Robin Gosens of Union Berlin, who is absent due to the birth of his second child.

Construction fences surround the site of the future Freedom and Unity Monument on the Schloßfreiheit at the Humboldt Forum. / Photo: Carsten Koall/dpa/Archive image

Unity Monument at risk: 2.5 million euros in additional funding

The completion of the Freedom and Unity Monument in Berlin is at risk without additional federal funding, according to the general contractor. According to information from Friday, the Stuttgart office of Milla & Partner has asked the Federal Institute for Building and Regional Planning, which i ..

Solar panels are mounted on the roof of a detached house / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolic image

Solar expansion stronger than in previous years

The expansion of solar installations has increased even more this year than in previous years. According to data from the comparison portal for solar installations "Selfmade Energy", the growth rate in the first nine months of the year was already 30 percent in Saxony-Anhalt, 31.4 percent in Thuring ..

A GDR emblem can be seen in front of the windowless "Honecker Lounge" of Kino International on Karl-Marx-Allee. / Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa

Kino International turns 60

It was the most important premiere cinema in the GDR: the Kino International in Berlin looks back on an eventful history. Now the building is celebrating its 60th anniversary - and is about to undergo a major refurbishment.

A picture of the DFB Cup stands on the edge of the pitch with a TV camera in front of it / Photo: Friso Gentsch/dpa

Hertha against HSV on December 6, FCM one day earlier

Hertha BSC will host league rivals Hamburger SV in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup on December 6. The clash between the second-division soccer clubs will kick off at 8.45pm (Sky) on Wednesday at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, as announced by the German Football Association on Wednesday. One day earlie ..

The neon sign "Accident" on the roof of a police car / Photo: Carsten Rehder/dpa/Symbolic image

Pedestrian hit by car in Görlitz and fatally injured

A pedestrian has been hit by a car in Görlitz and fatally injured. The 68-year-old woman died in hospital as a result of her injuries, police said on Wednesday. The pedestrian was hit by the car while crossing Zeppelinstraße on Tuesday evening. The 43-year-old driver suffered minor injuries. The exa ..

Maite Kelly, singer, stands in the RTL dance show "Let's Dance" in the Coloneum / Photo: Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa/Archivbild

Maite Kelly: Women have to support each other

Singer Maite Kelly wants to encourage women to promote each other more. "Unfortunately, I was always promoted more by men than by women. I promised myself I would do it differently as a female entrepreneur, because that's actually really sad," said the 43-year-old in an interview with Deutsche Press ..

Olympic champion Ronald Rauhe / Photo: Michael Bahlo/dpa/Archivbild

Olympic canoeing champion Rauhe elected to the Athletes' Commission

Olympic canoeing champion Ronald Rauhe has been elected to the Athletes' Commission of the European Olympic Committees. This was announced by the German Canoe Association (DKV) on Tuesday. The 42-year-old Rauhe, who ended his successful career with gold in the four-man kayak at the Olympic Games in ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of the Free State of Saxony / Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa

Migration: Kretschmer calls for cross-party solution

Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer has called for a cross-party solution to the problems of the federal states and municipalities on the subject of migration, but has expressed skepticism about the proposals of Chancellor Olaf Scholz's (SPD) "traffic light" coalition. "The horizon of exp ..

An employee of an electric motor and fan manufacturer, works on a fan in production. / Photo: Christoph Schmidt/dpa/Archivbild

East German mechanical engineering sector running out of steam

The economic development of the eastern German mechanical and plant engineering sector continues to lose momentum. Only 62 percent of companies still rated their overall situation as positive in the third quarter, according to the eastern branch of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) on Thursda ..

Nancy Faeser (SPD), Federal Minister of the Interior and Home Affairs / Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa

Faeser extends stationary border controls by 20 days

Federal Interior Ministry Nancy Faeser wants to extend the stationary controls at the borders with Poland, the Czech Republic and Switzerland for another twenty days. The SPD politician said on Wednesday in Berlin.Faeser had registered the fixed controls on October 16 for an initial ten days with th ..

Sahra Wagenknecht speaks during the press conference on the founding of the association "Alliance Sahra Wagenknecht - For Reason and Justice." / Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa

Wagenknecht party to run in eastern German elections

Politician Sahra Wagenknecht wants to run with her new party in the three eastern German state elections next year, if possible. "We are striving to run in the three federal states, but whether we really make it in all three will of course depend on how the state associations are set up by then, whi ..

Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann performs on stage / Photo: Malte Krudewig/dpa

Now also Frankfurt - ten Rammstein concerts in Germany

The Berlin band Rammstein is expanding its tour plans in Germany for the coming year. "The band is pleased to announce more Germany dates," the musicians around singer Till Lindemann wrote on Tuesday, referring to two concerts in Frankfurt/Main on July 11 and 12.The already planned performances in D ..

Carsten Schneider (SPD), Minister of State and Federal Government Commissioner for Eastern Europe / Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa

Schneider: East is ahead in many areas

The Commissioner for the East, Carsten Schneider (SPD), has called for a more differentiated view of the East. In recent years, the media have often reported on what is negative nationwide, said the SPD politician on Tuesday in Berlin after consultations with the state government of Saxony-Anhalt. A ..

Nancy Faeser (SPD), Federal Minister of the Interior and Home Affairs, speaks / Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa

Faeser: Notify EU of additional border controls

Intensified dragnets, selective controls at the borders - for a long time, the Federal Minister of the Interior has resisted ordering stationary controls at additional border sections. Now the decision has been made.

Singer Howard Carpendale sits in his dressing room during a photo shoot / Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa

Singer Howard Carpendale does not think about quitting

Singer Howard Carpendale may be approaching 80, but he's still not thinking about quitting. "I'm certainly no longer in the springtime of my career, but should I stop, I want to find the point at which I agree with the audience that enough is enough," the 77-year-old told Deutsche Presse-Agentur in an interview. That point, however, is still a long way off for him, he added. "At the moment, I actually feel quite the opposite. I have very, very much desire.

Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann performs the song "Deutschland". / Photo: Malte Krudewig/dpa

Band Rammstein also performs in Germany on Tour 2024

For the tour in the coming year, the Berlin band Rammstein has planned twelve countries. The 18 concerts scheduled so far will kick off on May 11 in Prague, the band said in a post on Wednesday.As in previous years, stops in Germany are again planned. The band will play in Dresden on May 15 and 16 a ..

Bundeswehr soldiers stand in a square / Photo: Sina Schuldt/dpa/Symbolbild

Military convoy: With 100 vehicles from Saxony to Berlin

As part of a Bundeswehr exercise, a larger military convoy from Saxony is expected to arrive in Berlin-Kladow next Monday. The convoy of about 100 vehicles will start at the Oberlausitz military training area near the Saxon town of Weißwasser and is expected to arrive at Berlin's Blücher Barracks af ..

Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth (Green Party) / Photo: Henning Kaiser/dpa/Archivbild

850,000 euros: Roth honors bookstores for program

For their diverse literary assortment, Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth has awarded 118 independent and owner-operated bookstores the German Bookstore Prize. The prize is worth a total of 850,000 euros in three categories. As the best bookstores, the "Buchladen am Freiheitsplatz" in Hanau, ..

Euro banknotes lying on a table / Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Illustration

26 million euros for cultural investments from the federal government

From the federal budget, six nationally important cultural institutions in Saxony will be funded. The budget committee of the Bundestag released on Thursday almost 26 million euros for this purpose, as the Dresden FDP MP Torsten Herbst announced. The money is available for the renovation and moderni ..

Conductor Daniel Barenboim / Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa

Announcement of Barenboim's successor at the Berlin State Opera

Berlin's culture senator Joe Chialo (CDU) plans to announce the new musical director at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden on Wednesday (12:00). The post has been vacant since Daniel Barenboim released himself from his duties as music director.The "Berliner Zeitung" reported, citing several sources, th ..

Conductor Daniel Barenboim / Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa

Announcement of Barenboim's successor at the Berlin State Opera

Berlin's culture senator Joe Chialo (CDU) plans to announce the new musical director at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden on Wednesday (12:00). The post has been vacant since Daniel Barenboim released himself from his duties as music director.The "Berliner Zeitung" reported, citing several sources, th ..

The songwriter Dieter Schneider, who became famous in GDR times, has died / Photo: Manfred Gössinger/private/dpa/archive image

GDR songwriter Dieter Schneider dies at 86

The GDR songwriter Dieter Schneider has died at the age of 86. Schneider wrote over 3,000 song lyrics, including for well-known GDR pop stars. He was also television editor of the program 'Ein Kessel Buntes'.

Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) in the plenum of the Bundestag / Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa

Faeser: Stationary border controls as a "possibility

Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser has shown herself open in principle to short-term stationary border controls at the Polish and Czech borders. "From my point of view, this is a way to fight smuggling of migrants harder," the SPD politician told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper when asked whether ..

Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President Reiner Haseloff speaks at the East German Energy Forum. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Haseloff calls for fair distribution of electricity grid fees

Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President Reiner Haseloff has called for a fair distribution of grid fees for electricity consumers. Companies in regions where there is a particularly strong expansion of renewable energies should not be disadvantaged, the CDU politician said at the start of the East German ..

State Secretary for Culture Claudia Roth speaks in Berlin / Photo: Hannes P. Albert/dpa/Archivbild

Theater award for stages in Berlin, Leipzig and Jena

Stages in Berlin, Jena and Leipzig are among the winners of this year's Federal Theater Prize. The main prize, worth 200,000 euros, goes to Ballhaus Naunynstraße in Berlin-Kreuzberg, Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth (Green Party) announced in a statement Wednesday. Three with in each case ..

Mariama Jamanka (l) and Alexandra Burghardt of Germany cheer with their silver medal / Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa/Archivbild

Olympic bobsleigh champion Jamanka becomes TV presenter

Olympic bobsleigh champion Mariama Jamanka is to become a TV presenter. The 33-year-old Berlin native, who ended her competitive sports career after winning the silver medal in Beijing 2022 together with Alexandra Burghardt in the two-man bobsled, will take over the sports block in ARD's midday maga ..

View of the construction site after the installation of the Teltow Canal Bridge for the extension of the Dresden railroad / Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa

New bridge over the Teltow Canal in the right position

In Berlin-Tempelhof, a new 900-ton railroad bridge has been pushed into position over the Teltow Canal. The bridge is located south of the Attilastrasse S-Bahn station and is an important part of the reconstruction and expansion of the Dresdner Bahn. "When the Dresdner Bahn comes into service in 202 ..

FC Union Berlin player Kevin Volland comes onto the pitch / Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa

Three-game suspension and fine for Union's Volland

Striker Kevin Volland of 1. FC Union Berlin has been suspended for three championship games by the sports court of the German Football Association (DFB) and must also pay a fine of 15,000 euros. This was announced by the DFB on Thursday. The 31-year-old newcomer to the Köpenicker had been sent off b ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU/ M) Minister President of the State of Saxony at the Day of Saxony / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Talks on "Germany Pact" without preconditions

Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer wants to talk without preconditions about the "Germany Pact" proposed by Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) to modernize the country. Out of civic responsibility, one should say yes to such talks and also not set any preconditions, the CDU politician said Wednesd ..

Hetty Berg (l-r), director of the Jewish Museum Berlin, stands before the opening of the exhibition "Another Country. Jewish in the GDR" at the Jewish Museum next to the curators of the exhibition Theresia Ziehe, Tamar Lewinsky and Martina Lüdicke. / Photo: Sebastian Christoph Gollnow/dpa

Jewish Museum Berlin shows GDR as "Another Country

Life in the eight Jewish communities of the GDR is the focus of the exhibition "Another Country. Jewish in the GDR" at the Jewish Museum Berlin. Starting Friday and running through Jan. 14, the exhibition will feature personal objects from contemporary witnesses and their descendants about Jewish ex ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU, l). / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Kretschmer wants to accept and examine "Germany Pact

Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer wants to accept the "Germany Pact" announced by Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) on Wednesday and "test it for seriousness." "So far, the traffic light wanted to push through its agenda from Berlin without regard to the situation on the ground," the CDU politic ..

A soccer ball lies in the net before the match / Photo: Friso Gentsch/dpa/Symbolbild

After Volland foul: Simakan only with "painful bruise".

Defensive lineman Mo Simakan of RB Leipzig has suffered only "a painful bruise" in the 3-0 against Union Berlin. The 23-year-old did not suffer a structural injury when Kevin Volland fouled him, the Bundesliga soccer club from Saxony announced on Tuesday. Volland had hit the Frenchman from behind on ..

RB sporting director Max Eberl sits during his presentation at the Red Bull Academy. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa/Archivbild

Leipzig's sports director: "Get DFB and DFL on track".

Max Eberl misses the idea of performance among many in German soccer. "We have too few who want something, both among the managers and the players," RB Leipzig's sports director told Bild on Sunday ahead of the Bundesliga away game at Union Berlin. He added that too much politics plays a role. "We h ..

The logo of 1. FC Union Berlin at the stadium An der Alten Försterei. / Photo: Fabian Sommer/dpa/Symbolbild

Union Berlin wants to extend winning streak against Leipzig

Union Berlin wants to continue its role as a RB terror and defend its league lead against the Leipzigers in the top match of the Bundesliga. After the Champions League draw with the Kracher opponent Real Madrid and the commitment of European champion Leonard Bonucci, coach Urs Fischer must now swear ..

Berlin's Haris Tabakovic (l) fights for the ball against Jean Hugonet of 1. FC Magdeburg / Photo: Andreas Gora/dpa

6:4 against Hertha BSC: 1. FC Magdeburg on promotion place

1. FC Magdeburg has taken a promotion spot in the 2nd Bundesliga, at least temporarily. On the fifth matchday, the team of coach Christian Titz came to a 6:4 (2:3) victory over Hertha BSC in a racy match. In front of 26,872 spectators at the MDCC Arena, Silas Gnaka (7th) and Luca Schuler (37th), Jas ..

Hertha's Julian Eitschberger. Eitschberger moves from Berlin to Halle / Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa

Defender Eitschberger moves from Hertha to Halle

Second division soccer club Hertha BSC has loaned out right-back Julian Eitschberger to third division club Hallescher FC for a season. The 19-year-old is to gain match practice in Halle, as the Berliners announced on Friday shortly before the end of the transfer period. "With the commitment, we res ..

Bobsleigh racers sit in the two-man bob type FES-208. / Photo: Tobias Hase/dpa

IAT and FES fear a drop in performance due to funding cuts

The funding cuts planned by the German government in the draft budget for the Olympic year 2024 threaten even successful sports such as bobsleigh, track cycling and biathlon. The institutes for applied training science in Leipzig (IAT) and for research and development of sports equipment in Berlin ( ..

A game ball lies on a handball field / Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolbild

Foxes in cup to Erlangen - Eisenach in Stuttgart

Handball Bundesliga team Füchse Berlin will face HC Erlangen in the third round of the DHB Cup. This was the result of the draw on Wednesday evening in Cologne. The round will be played from October 3 to 5. Already on Saturday thereafter (October 7) is in the league the next encounter of the two tea ..

Emmanuel and Brigitte Macron arrive at the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau / Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa/Archivbild

Emmanuel Macron comes to Dresden and visits Moritzburg Castle

An extended trip through Germany, including a boat tour with the chancellor, a banquet at Bellevue Palace and a speech at Dresden's Frauenkirche: French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, will be in Germany from Sunday evening until next Wednesday. Their tight program includes ..