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Merkel makes final appeal for Germans to get vaccinated

In her final podcast, the outgoing chancellor urged Germany to "take this treacherous virus seriously" and get protected. Some 69% of the population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, compared to 80% in Spain.

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Germany's Social Democrats vote to approve coalition agreement

The move brings Olaf Scholz one step closer to taking the reins from Angela Merkel as Germany's next chancellor. The two remaining coalition partners, the Free Democrats and Greens, still have to approve the deal.

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FIA clamps down on slow running after Jeddah F1 near-misses

The move follows some close calls in Friday's practice sessions for the Saudi Arabian GP, and a discussion in the evening's drivers' briefing.However, the new restriction applies only to a short section of track at the end of the lap, immediately after Turn 22, where Charles Leclerc crashed at the end of FP2.After that session, Lewis Hamilton noted: "It's definitely a lot worse than a lot ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/fia-clamps-down-on-slow-running-after-jeddah-f1-near-misses/6849625/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Haas evaluating bonus scheme idea from Mazepin

Mazepin, who owns the Uralkali company that is title sponsor of Haas, has offered to fund an incentive programme to help encourage staff to stay on board for next year.Rather than change the terms of his sponsorship deal to help increase the team’s budget, he wants extra money to go direct to staff to help keep them motivated.Mazepin’s son Nikita explained at the Saudi Arabian Grand ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/haas-evaluating-bonus-scheme-idea-from-mazepin/6849595/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Saudi Arabian GP: Latest F1 technical images on display

...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/saudi-gp-latest-f1-technical-images-on-display/6848995/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Opinion: Who decides that omicron is a 'South African' variant?

Blaming South Africa for the new COVID-19 variant is wrong. A global crisis needs a global response, says DW's Sertan Sanderson. Instead of finger-pointing and isolation, there should be more solidarity.

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Indonesia: Residents flee as Semeru volcano erupts in East Java

The eruption sent a cloud of smoke into the sky, with videos on social media showing residents fleeing the ash. Semeru has erupted several times in the last year, and is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia.

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Alpine: No shootout between Alonso, Piastri for 2023 F1 seat

Alpine announced at the end of last month that Formula 2 championship leader Piastri would serve as its official reserve driver next season after missing out on an F1 graduation.Piastri is set to leave F2 after just a single season, and is on course to win the championship at the first attempt. The Australian extended his advantage to 40 points with two rounds remaining by taking his fourth ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/alpine-no-shootout-between-alonso-piastri-for-2023-f1-seat/6848999/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Gambia election: Polls open in first vote since dictatorship

Current leader Adama Barrow is seeking a second term against five challengers after ousting dictator Yahya Jammeh in 2016. Marbles are used to vote for candidates in a first-past-the-post system.

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Mexican authorities rescue 210 migrants from truck

Mexican authorities said they'd opened the truck's trailer after they heard screams and pounding inside. The discovery by authorities comes two weeks after 600 migrants were found in two semi-trailers in Veracruz.

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Jeddah is a mess.

This is a bit of a rant that I will keep updating throughout the weekend but this will probably get buried. I travelled from Dubai to Jeddah this morning to watch the F1 and so far my experience has been underwhelming to say the least. My flight landed at 7am local but gates don’t open until 12 every day but I figured I’d head down and get a gist of the site layout anyways. Somehow I was able to just walk through the entire site, I was metres from making it onto the track before I was finally stopped but still not told to leave the site. Not great on the security front. When the gates finally opened I was redirected to 4 different ticket booths to finally get my ticket taking a good 30 minutes. Staff don’t seem to care, they ignore you and spend a lot of time caught up in there own conversations. The site is now supposed to be fully up and running but you would never be able to tell, construction vehicles and workers are still building. It’s 32 degrees and nowhere is open selling food or drink. None of the merchandise stores have stock. There’s a single driving simulator (as far as I can find) but don’t worry there’s a VR rollercoaster experience which is really what I came to the F1 for. The “big dropper” ride only goes up about 15 metres. There’s no shade over the grandstands (not promised but would definitely be welcomed). Awful signposting. These are my current findings which I will happily amend if I find more rides, merch, etc. Edit 1: I found another ride! It’s a vr horse riding experience complete with saddle to sit on! Really encapsulating the spirit of F1 Edit 2: I’m going to head to a different village to see if anything is better there I’ll keep you posted Edit 3: I got lost due to the bad signposting and made it into the paddock, I realised something was a bit off when everyone around me was wearing team kits. After about 5 minutes I was turned back

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Red Bull: F1 engine power less important than expected in Jeddah

Red Bull has struggled to match Mercedes for straight-line speed at points in recent races, most notably in Brazil when Lewis Hamilton fought back from being excluded in qualifying to win the race.More than three-quarters of the lap around the Jeddah Corniche Circuit is taken at full-throttle, which appeared to play towards the strengths of Mercedes’ current package.Hamilton led both FP1 ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/red-bull-f1-engine-power-less-important-than-expected-in-jeddah/6849000/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Omicron: Mideast countries prepare for the new coronavirus variant

Countries in the Middle East are bracing for the omicron variant of the coronavirus by restricting travel, announcing lockdowns and closing airports. Meanwhile, international vaccine diplomacy is gaining momentum.

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Leclerc wants to thank Ferrari in "best way possible" after crash repairs

Leclerc lost the rear of his car at Turn 22 towards the end of second practice for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, causing him to slam into the barrier at high speed.The session was immediately red flagged, but Leclerc was able to get out of the car unassisted and told his Ferrari team that he was OK. He underwent routine medical checks before being given the all clear by the doctors.Ferrari ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/leclerc-wants-to-thank-ferrari-in-best-way-possible-after-crash-repairs/6849095/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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UK government asks Mercedes to reconsider Grenfell supplier sponsorship

Ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Mercedes announced a new deal with international firm Kingspan, whose logos now appear on the nose section of the W12 car.But with Kingspan’s involvement in the 2017 Grenfell Tower disaster which claimed the lives of 72 people still under scrutiny, amid an ongoing public enquiry into its K15 insulation that was among the products installed on the side ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/uk-could-change-sponsorship-laws-amid-kingspan-mercedes-f1-deal-anger/6849001/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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DW exclusive: Belarus dissident Maria Kolesnikova speaks from jail

Maria Kolesnikova, a leading figure in the Belarus opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has given DW an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Lukashenko.

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Michigan shooting: Parents of teen gunman arrested

James and Jennifer Crumbley were charged with involuntary manslaughter after their 15-year-old son allegedly murdered four classmates. The pair have been taken into custody after a Detroit-wide manhunt.

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China uneasy over incoming German minister's threat to curb imports

Incoming German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock urged a tougher stance against Beijing during a recent interview. China's embassy in Berlin hit back, saying the world needs "bridge builders instead of wall builders."

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What songs do you know that have sick drums and/or 90’s samples? (Examples and context in text)

I’m trying to find more music for this specific vibe. Sounds sorta early 90’s/ early 2000’s. Sounds like the music in this niche are pretty inspired by the songs and vibes of: - The Prodigy ( and the genres The Prodigy can be identified as) - Fatboi Slim - Bassment Jaxx - 90’s rap - 90’s rave culture - N.E.R.D - Lapdance - 90’s/ early 2000’s Nu-metal Some artists and songs I can think of (that are the exact vibe I’ve been obsessed with lately ): - JAWNS - Baauer - Depop Damaga - Nitepunk - Don’t even bother ( and a lot of songs Nitepuk made fit the bill I think) - _chris elrik - RIFTCITY ANARCHY - MUST DIE - Chaos (IKYGUY Rewrite) - ALRT - CODENAME:NIOCELL - Love, Death, Chaos - Juelz - Hideaway ( kinda fits into this vibe too i think) - longstoryshort - Power to The People - SPEEDSTR - JOYRYDE has some songs like it

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RL Grime Tribute TRAP Mix

[https://soundcloud.com/seanjosephofficial/rl-grime-tribute-mix-iii](https://soundcloud.com/seanjosephofficial/rl-grime-tribute-mix-iii) What's up RL Grime/Henry fans, I made a professional one-hour mix in Henry's honor for all his fans out there. Very similar to his live sets. Professionally mixed, all high-quality songs. Enjoy :) feel free to share, repost, comment etc. this is solely for RL Grime fans around the world

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F1 Saudi Arabian GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch &amp; more

The Mercedes driver completed a clean sweep of top times on Friday in Jeddah, leading FP2 by 0.061s from team-mate Valtteri Bottas despite both drivers having their soft tyre qualifying-style runs hampered. The second practice session was ended prematurely by a heavy crash for Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.&nbsp;As F1 drivers got to grips with the new Jeddah Corniche Circuit on the opening day ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/f1-saudi-arabian-gp-qualifying-start-time-how-to-watch-more/6847254/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Hamilton says F1 in "danger zone" over Jeddah circuit traffic

The high-speed characteristics of the Jeddah circuit, with blind apexes and a narrow run to the final corner, means drivers on flat-out laps only get to see slower cars ahead of them at the very last moment.With huge closing speeds between those cars waiting for a clear bit of track to start their run, and those putting in hot laps, one small miscalculation could lead to a big crash.World ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/hamilton-says-f1-in-danger-zone-over-jeddah-circuit-traffic/6847125/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Hamilton: Mercedes F1 has "work to do" on one-lap Saudi GP pace

Hamilton topped both free practice sessions at the Jeddah Corniche street circuit, narrowly edging out teammate Valtteri Bottas and AlphaTauri's Pierre Gasly in the second session.His title rival Max Verstappen ended up fourth in FP2 in the Red Bull, two tenths behind Hamilton, after the Dutchman finished a close second to the world champion in the first session.Despite being quickest out ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/hamilton-mercedes-f1-has-work-to-do-one-one-lap-saudi-gp-pace/6847067/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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F1 Grand Prix practice results: Hamilton fastest in Saudi Arabia

Hamilton beat his title rival Max Verstappen of Red Bull in FP1 by 0.056s and was then 0.061s ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas under the floodlights in FP2.Saudi Arabian Grand Prix FP1 results: Hamilton fastest from VerstappenClaDriverChassisLapsTimeGapIntervalkm/h1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes21 ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/f1-grand-prix-practice-results-hamilton-fastest-in-saudi-arabia/6846913/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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UK asks Germany to extradite suspected Russian spy

A British employee of the UK Embassy in Berlin has been accused of passing official documents to Moscow agents. His arrest marked the third Russian espionage case in Germany in under a year.

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Opinion: Germany has come to grips with COVID at last

The German government and federal states have agreed a host of stricter coronavirus measures. This means there is no need for a top-down approach and heralds a new political culture, says Marcel Fürstenau.

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Ukraine warns of possible Russian 'escalation' in January

Officials in Kyiv said they are concerned about the chance of a Russian attack near the end of January. Videolink talks between US and Russian presidents Biden and Putin aimed at diffusing tension could take place soon.

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F1 outlines Williams tribute plans including FW07 lap of honour

Williams died at the age of 79 last week, leading to an outpouring of emotion and tributes from the F1 community to one of motorsport's most iconic figures.&nbsp;Plans were already in place for the iconic Williams FW07 car to complete show runs in Saudi Arabia, as the car was sponsored by Saudia, the national carrier, as part of wider sponsorship deals between the team and companies in the ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/f1-outlines-williams-tribute-plans-including-fw07-lap-of-honour/6846577/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Pirelli: Kerb use behind Qatar GP F1 tyre failures

A fortnight ago Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas, McLaren's Lando Norris and Williams duo George Russell and Nicholas Latifi all suffered similar looking left front tyre failures during the race at Losail.The puncture caused a retirement for Latifi, while the remaining three victims managed to get back to the pits and continue their race, although Bottas eventually retired due to the damage his ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/pirelli-kerb-use-behind-qatar-f1-tyre-failures/6846421/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Wolff offers to meet Grenfell United after Kingspan F1 deal anger

Ahead of the Saudi Arabian GP, Mercedes announced a new sponsorship deal with the insulation and building envelope firm Kingspan – with the company’s logos appearing on the W12 car.The move triggered a backlash from survivors and those families impacted by the Grenfell fire disaster in 2017, which killed 72 people.Kingspan’s K15 insulation was one of the products installed on the ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/wolff-offers-to-meet-grenfell-united-after-mercedes-f1-kingspan-deal/6846375/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Haas bonus scheme idea prompted by real concern, says Mazepin

A gruelling travel schedule with more regular triple-headers, allied to a 23-race calendar next year, has prompted a growing number of F1 regulars to look for job opportunities elsewhere.Haas has not escaped losing a number of its staff who have decided against staying on for the long haul.But with the American-owned squad needing as many good people on its books as possible as it bids to ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/haas-bonus-scheme-idea-prompted-by-real-concern-says-mazepin/6845407/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Couple who killed Arthur Labinjo-Hughes jailed

Father is jailed for 21 years and his partner for a minimum of 29 years over the torture and killing of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

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'Rocky' on canvas: The art of Sylvester Stallone

Long before actor Sly Stallone became famous as "Rocky" and "Rambo," the Hollywood star was a prolific painter whose fine art works are now on show.

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What is your favorite European Christmas sweet treat?

Europeans enjoy eating many sweet treats during the Christmas season. Some countries have their own specialties like panettone, Christmas pudding or Stollen. What is your favorite Christmas sweet treat?

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Pakistan: Mob lynches Sri Lankan over alleged blasphemy

A Sri Lankan factory employee was beaten to death and set on fire by an angry mob in Pakistan's Sialkot. Police say the violence was triggered by allegations of blasphemy.

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Hong Kong: How is China's crackdown changing the city's identity?

Residents fear their city's unique identity has been lost as Beijing cracks down on critical discourse. In the face of possible legal trouble, many are self-censoring or turning to alternative forms of expression.

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Japan seeks a new generation of astronauts for moon mission

Japan's space agency is looking to recruit people from a wide variety of backgrounds as part of an ambitious international mission to the moon that aims to build a lunar base camp.

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The McLaren F1 configuration that has helped Sainz shine at Ferrari

His ability to hit the ground running, and be up there fighting it out alongside teammate Charles Leclerc, has been critical in helping the Maranello squad’s battle with his old team McLaren for third place in the constructors’ championship.One interesting aspect of his switch to Ferrari has been how he has adopted a similar clutch arrangement to the one he preferred at his previous ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/the-mclaren-f1-configuration-that-has-helped-sainz-shine-at-ferrari/6845626/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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UAE signs record deal for French Rafale fighter jets

The deal for 80 aircraft represents France's largest-ever weapons contract for export. The UAE is following the lead of two other Arab states in snapping up the Rafale jets.

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Lebanon minister quits in effort to ease Saudi spat

Lebanon's information minister has announced his resignation in a bid to ease a diplomatic crisis with Saudi Arabia. George Kordahi's comments that were critical of Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen sparked the crisis.

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Gambia faces key test for democracy in decisive election

Gambian voters will cast their votes on December 4 in a hotly contested presidential election. Observers view the polls as a crucial litmus test of Gambia's democracy.

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Lamine Diack: Convicted ex-head of World Athletics dies at 88

Diack presided over the sport from 1999 to 2015 but was later convicted in France for corruption over the Russian doping scandal. He died in Senegal after being freed from house arrest earlier this year.

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Leclerc: 2022 F1 cars will require different driving style at low speed

F1 is overhauling its technical regulations for next season in a bid to make the field more competitive, as well as making it easier for cars to follow each other and race wheel-to-wheel.The cars are set to be almost 40kg heavier than in 2021 owing to new-spec tyres and an increase in the chassis weight due to safety changes.Drivers have been completing their first simulator running with ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/leclerc-2022-f1-cars-will-require-different-driving-style-at-low-speed/6845620/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Austria: Karl Nehammer set to become new chancellor

Local media report the ruling People's Party has picked the current interior minister to replace Alexander Schallenberg as party leader. Nehammer is expected to become the next chancellor of Austria.

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Soil — dull and dirty? Think again…

To mark World Soil Day, we’re taking a look at the humble resource beneath our feet that nourishes entire ecosystems and keeps the world fed.

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F1 Stewards: Who are they, what do they do &amp; how are they chosen?

Formula 1 stewards often find themselves making headlines when they’ve been forced to hand out penalties that haven’t gone down well with fans.While most people would love to see battles settled on the track, it’s the nature of any sport that someone has to interpret the rules and enforce them as fairly as possible.They are there to ensure the regulations are followed; not to make ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/f1-stewards-who-are-they-what-do-they-do-how-are-they-chosen-6500572/6500572/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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The new Jeddah F1 track: Is it ready and is it any good?

With images showing just how much construction work was still ongoing in the corniche area north of Jeddah, comments from the championship’s bosses were always explicit that the ‘track’ would be sorted on time.The inference from that was that a lot of the intended infrastructure around the circuit that is normal for F1 venues – like offices, hospitality units and other facilities – ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/the-new-jeddah-f1-track-is-it-ready-and-is-it-any-good/6845425/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Hamilton "more relaxed than ever" in Verstappen F1 title fight

Hamilton heads into this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix trailing Verstappen by just eight points at the top of the drivers’ championship, having cut the gap with back-to-back wins in Brazil and Qatar.While Verstappen can mathematically be crowned world champion on Sunday in Jeddah, Hamilton and his Mercedes team are widely regarded to be the favourite for the race weekend, potentially ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/hamilton-more-relaxed-than-ever-in-verstappen-f1-title-fight/6845256/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Coronavirus digest: Delta measures work against omicron, WHO says

The WHO has warned the Asia-Pacific region faces a surge in COVID cases as the omicron variant spreads. Elsewhere, a British study found that mRNA vaccines provide the biggest boost to antibody levels. DW has the latest.

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Verstappen: Fresh F1 engine will not bring Mercedes-type power gains

With this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix taking place on the high-speed Jeddah track, which will put a premium on power, Verstappen’s title rival Lewis Hamilton will be boosted by his freshest engine.It is the same one that Hamilton put to good use at the Brazilian Grand Prix, with its power advantage helping him charge from the back of the grid in the sprint race to take a brilliant ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/verstappen-fresh-f1-engine-will-not-bring-mercedes-type-power-gains/6845259/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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People with disabilities lack accessible travel in Germany

Many people with disabilities face serious challenges traveling around Germany. Despite positive lip service on the part of the incoming government, it is not clear how it specifically plans to improve the situation.

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Osman Kavala: Council of Europe takes action against Turkey

The European rights body is launching disciplinary action over Turkey's repeated refusal to comply with a 2019 ruling to release jailed activist Osman Kavala by the European Court of Human Rights.

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Libya: Court reinstates Gadhafi's son as election candidate

Seif al-Islam al-Gadhafi has said he wants to restore Libya's "lost unity." The son of late strongman leader Moammar Gadhafi had previously been barred from presidential elections slated for December.

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US Senate passes bill to avert government shutdown

The bill will now go to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. It means the government can avoid a shutdown, with funding secured to keep federal agencies running until mid-February.

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Iran nuclear deal: US unhappy with Tehran's 'rhetoric'

Recent comments from Iran have endangered the nuclear deal as talks in Vienna resume, according to the United States. Tehran doubts Washington's determination to revitalize the 2015 accord.

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Coronavirus digest: Biden unveils winter COVID plan for US

US President Joe Biden has unveiled his plan for fighting the pandemic this winter. Meanwhile, GlaxoSmithKline has said its COVID-19 therapy appeared to work against the new omicron variant. Follow DW for the latest.

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Sainz urges Jeddah F1 marshals to “stay sharp” amid accident risks

The high average speeds and sequences of flat out and blind corners on the track, which is hosting the country's first grand prix this weekend, means that drivers will have little warning if there’s an accident ahead.With the circuit's characteristics in mind, Sainz says drivers will have to rely on track marshals and race control to react quickly to incidents.&nbsp;When asked by ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/sainz-urges-jeddah-marshals-to-stay-sharp-amid-accident-risks/6843356/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Vettel hosts women-only karting race in Saudi Arabia

The Aston Martin driver has been quite active this year in promoting equality, and has been open about being uneasy regarding some of the attitudes towards women that are common in Saudi Arabia.But rather than elect to simply speak out against what he does not like, Vettel used his presence in the country to better understand the situation.He hired a local kart track and invited some local ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/vettel-hosts-women-only-karting-race-in-saudi-arabia/6843239/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Gasly: AlphaTauri understands "worst performance" of F1 2021 in Qatar

Gasly started the inaugural F1 race at the Losail International Circuit from second, the first front-row start of his F1 career, after yellow flag penalties demoted Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas.But despite pursuing a two-stop strategy to mitigate the heavy tyre wear expected at the Qatar track, Gasly struggled badly with overheating and wearing his tyres, causing him to fall outside the ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/gasly-alphatauri-understands-worst-performance-of-f1-2021-in-qatar/6843183/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Opinion: Football is a populist pandemic punching bag

Germany has announced new restrictions to combat rising COVID-19 rates, including reduced capacities at Bundesliga matches. DW's Matt Ford says football is once again an easy target to distract from failings elsewhere.

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Hamilton not "comfortable" racing in Saudi Arabia amid human rights issues

The event has faced criticism from the Human Rights Watch organisation, which has called on Formula 1 to express its concerns over what it calls "a deliberate strategy to deflect from the country's image as a pervasive human rights violator".The report issued by HRW, which follows a letter requesting a meeting with F1 senior leadership and FIA president Jean Todt, says F1's presence in the ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/hamilton-not-comfortable-racing-in-saudi-arabia-amid-human-rights-issues/6842900/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Pakistan: Zoo animals suffer from continued neglect

The death of a rare breed of lion at a Pakistani zoo has drawn outrage after poor zoo conditions were revealed on social media. Now advocates are concerned about the health of other animals at the city's zoos.

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Japan: Sumo wrestler deaths raise obesity concerns

Several recent deaths have highlighted the weight-associated risks in the traditional Japanese sport. Experts are calling for improved oversight and more attention to personal health on the part of wrestlers.

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Snow in Scandinavia forces sleepover at IKEA in Denmark

Due to heavy snow, 25 employees and six customers at an IKEA in Denmark were forced to spend the night at the store. The unplanned sleepover was a uniquely Scandinavian, hygge-filled experience.

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Burkina Faso caught between terror and protests for change

President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has vowed to improve the fight against terrorism following protests in Burkina Faso. However, many people feel that these are empty words and have been calling for his resignation.

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COVID: Vaccine-derived blood clots seem solvable

Researchers may know why some people developed blood clots after taking the Oxford-AstraZeneca or Johnson &amp; Johnson jabs. They may also have a solution.

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Why aren't F1 trophies given at the last race of the season?

In many sports the last event of the season sees the presentation of the trophy to the winner. At the Indy 500 the Borg-Warner trophy is given to the winner moments after they step out of the car, in the NFL the Lombardi Trophy – given to the winners of the Super Bowl – is presented to the winners on the field, while at the World Cup the trophy is given to the winning team moments after the ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/why-arent-f1-trophies-given-last-race-season/6842427/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Despite currency collapse, Erdogan stays on unorthodox course

The Turkish lira is weaker than ever before. Still, President Recep Erdogan sticks to his questionable interest rate policy. But now the central bank intervened on the foreign exchange market.

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Could omicron accelerate COVID pandemic end?

The rise of the new COVID variant has rattled global investors who are struggling to judge its economic implications. JP Morgan analysts have sought to calm nerves, saying omicron may speed up the end of the pandemic.

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Alonso, Vettel will miss "outstanding" Raikkonen when he exits F1

Raikkonen announced in September that the 2021 season will be his last in the sport, bringing a career that spans over 20 years to a close.The 42-year-old Finn made his F1 debut with Sauber in 2001 and went on to win the 2007 title with Ferrari, scoring a total of 21 victories with the Italian squad and McLaren.Vettel was Raikkonen's teammate at the Scuderia from 2015 to 2018, and the ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/alonso-vettel-will-miss-outstanding-raikkonen-when-he-exits-f1/6841769/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Can India's privatization push revive its economy?

Moves to privatize India's public services are being met with strong opposition. However, proponents of the plan say privatization can streamline services and boost the economy.

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Williams hires ex-VW motorsport boss as F1 sporting director

Smeets previously served as the team manager of Volkswagen’s World Rally Championship team, working under current Williams CEO and F1 chief Jost Capito.After playing a role in VW’s charge to three consecutive drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles in the WRC, Smeets took over as the marque’s motorsport director in 2016 following Capito’s exit to join McLaren in F1.Smeets continued ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/williams-hires-ex-vw-motorsport-boss-as-f1-sporting-director/6842234/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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The photos that offer clues to Red Bull's rear wing problems

The issues faced by Red Bull began to reveal themselves at the United States Grand Prix, as the team was forced to make repairs to the rear wing’s mainplane during final free practice.The repairs were largely believed to be caused by the bumpy circuit at COTA, with hairline cracks appearing that the team felt they needed to repair ahead of qualifying.An interesting note to make is the ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/the-photos-that-offer-clues-to-red-bulls-rear-wing-problems/6840341/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Brundle: Russell can't go on "missing list" when he joins Mercedes

Russell will leave the Williams team at the end of the current season, having spent his first three years in the sport with the Grove-based outfit.The Briton will replace Valtteri Bottas alongside seven-time champion Hamilton, who has been with Mercedes since the 2013 season, winning six titles with the team.Russell raced for Mercedes in the 2020 Sakhir GP when he replaced Hamilton after ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/brundle-russell-cant-go-on-missing-list-when-he-joins-mercedes/6836144/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Newly discovered dinosaur had 'blades' on tail

From its bird-like snout to a tail that resembles an Aztec weapon, a new dinosaur species discovered in Chile is thrilling scientists. "It just looks crazy," said one researcher.

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Hydrogen: What's the big deal?

Hydrogen has been hyped as a key to a global energy transition. But so far its contribution has been marginal. Why the hold-up if hydrogen is so great?

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Naming COVID: From places to the Greek alphabet

From the Spanish flu to the "Wuhan virus," naming diseases after their country of origin has sparked xenophobia and racism. COVID variants named after the Greek alphabet are also being weaponized.

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Modern slavery is far from abolished

Despite international efforts to abolish slavery, it is well and truly alive in certain parts of the world. Global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic are not helping matters.

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UN delays giving seats to Myanmar junta, Taliban

The announcement comes as Myanmar's junta and the Afghan Taliban seek international recognition. It means the UN ambassadors from the former governments of both countries will remain in their jobs for now.

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Alec Baldwin says he didn't pull trigger on film set

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed when a gun in Baldwin's hand discharged on the set of a Western movie near Santa Fe. No criminal charges have been filed.

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US: Michigan teen charged with murder, terrorism

Investigators are still trying to determine the motives of the shooter. Four people died and seven others were injured in the Oxford High School attack.

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UK Turner Prize for art goes to Array Collective

Recent projects by Array include public artworks in support of the decriminalization of abortion in Northern Ireland and challenging legal discrimination against the queer community.

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US Supreme Court justices appear to back Mississippi abortion law

The Supreme Court appeared set to put limits on abortion rights in the United States by upholding one state's law banning the procedure after 15 weeks. Protesters from both sides of the issue rallied at the top court.

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Tennis: Peng Shuai case prompts WTA ban on events in China

The women's tennis governing body took the decision after Peng Shuai made an allegation of sexual abuse against a Chinese official. An official said he worried about the safety of players at matches in China.

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Ugandan troops cross into Congo to widen anti-ADF offensive

Uganda has deployed soldiers into the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, as part of a joint operation with the Congolese military. The troop movement followed bombardments against posts held by the Islamist ADF.

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EU's makes efforts to strengthen eastern border with Belarus

The European Union and three member states are attempting to stop people crossing the border from Belarus. Aleksander Lukashenko's regime has sought to destabilize Europe's eastern border.

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EU makes efforts to strengthen eastern border with Belarus

The European Union as well as Poland, Lithuania and Latvia are attempting to stop people crossing the border from Belarus. Aleksander Lukashenko's regime has sought to destabilize Europe's eastern border.

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Angela Merkel leaves a mixed legacy in Africa

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a greater commitment to Africa than her predecessors. But her policies haven't necessarily made a difference on the ground.

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Hamilton ready to help Russell become next British F1 champion

While Hamilton is expecting nothing less than a strong challenge from Russell when he steps up from Williams to replace Valtteri Bottas next year, the seven-time champion senses a golden opportunity to help guide his new team-mate.He thinks that 23-year-old Russell’s positive attitude and strong work ethic, allied to them being at difference stages of their careers with Hamilton 13 years his ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/hamilton-ready-to-help-russell-become-next-british-f1-champion/6839636/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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EU, China race to secure green projects in Southeast Asia

The EU and China's pledges to boost funding of green investment projects in ASEAN have raised questions over how the erstwhile partners, whose relations have soured over the past year, can work side-by-side.

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How the nutcracker achieved worldwide fame

Here's how the traditional nutcracker, created in Germany 150 years ago, became an iconic wooden Christmas decoration that's popular around the world.

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Vettel explains drag weakness of Aston Martin F1 car

Aston Martin was hit hard by F1's aero rule tweaks for 2021 and has struggled to keep up with its midfield rivals throughout the season.The former Racing Point team scored big in Monaco and Baku, where Vettel claimed his first podium for the Silverstone outfit, and was within a point of fifth-placed AlphaTauri following the British Grand Prix in July.But it has since slid to seventh in the ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/vettel-explains-drag-weakness-of-aston-martin-f1-car/6839255/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Germany's ICU medics expect COVID surge before Christmas

Medics have warned that intensive care cases could soon exceed those at last winter's peak, with some 6,000 critical admissions by Christmas. Germany has recorded its highest level of coronavirus fatalities in 9 months.

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Norris: Ricciardo can strike back when things click at McLaren F1

Despite being beaten by Ricciardo to McLaren’s only win of the campaign so far at the Italian Grand Prix,&nbsp;Norris&nbsp;has shone against him in their first season paired together.The 22-year-old has amassed 153 points so far, compared to the former Renault driver's tally of 105.But with the team aware that some of Ricciardo’s deficit down&nbsp;to him simply needing time to adapt to ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/norris-ricciardo-can-strike-back-when-things-click-at-mclaren-f1/6839156/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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COVID: How dangerous is the omicron variant?

Scientists have urged caution — but not panic — over omicron. DW looks at what we know so far about the potential dangers of the fast-spreading variant.

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Germany: Explosion reported near Munich train station

Firefighters in the Bavarian capital said one person was seriously injured in an explosion near a construction site by the station. Train service is currently suspended.

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Arab Cup 2021: no football fervor in Qatar

With less than a year to go until the start of the World Cup in Qatar, the Arab Cup is providing a test run. A visit to Doha shows there is still a lot of work to do – not least when it comes to the atmosphere.

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Germany reports highest daily COVID death toll since February

Germany has recorded its highest level of coronavirus fatalities in 9 months, as authorities try to counter a fourth wave. Meanwhile, medics warn that intensive care cases could soon exceed those at last winter's peak.

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Brundle: Bottas will play bigger role than Perez in F1 title battle

Red Bull driver Verstappen goes into this weekend's Saudi Arabian GP - the penultimate round of the season - with an eight-point gap over Hamilton after having scored nine victories to the Briton's seven.That advantage means Verstappen will have his first match point of the year at the Jeddah circuit, and will be crowned champion if he leaves Saudi Arabia with a 26-point gap to ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/brundle-bottas-will-play-bigger-role-than-perez-in-f1-title-battle/6835832/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Chandhok: Why charming F1 boss Williams will be dearly missed

The first Formula 1 race I ever watched was the 1987 British Grand Prix. We all know the story – Nigel Mansell stops to change tyres, chases Nelson Piquet down, and then dramatically passes him for the win, kicking off an incredible crowd invasion.That race made me an F1 fan, but it also made me a Williams fan. Sure, I was only three at the time, but in the next couple of years I started to ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/chandhok-why-charming-f1-boss-williams-will-be-dearly-missed/6837029/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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OECD cuts global economic outlook amid omicron scare

The influential body says recovery is being held back by supply bottlenecks and labor shortages. Calling for swifter vaccinations, it warns that growth could be further derailed by the arrival of the new COVID variant.

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Hill: 2021 ending in Hamilton/Verstappen crash "sad for F1"

With Red Bull finally capable of mounting a sustained title challenge to the all-conquering Mercedes team, the 2021 season has arguably been the most intriguing campaign in years.Hamilton and Verstappen are just eight points apart as the 2021 championship is set to go down to the wire in the last two grands prix at Jeddah and Abu Dhabi.But after collisions between the pair in Silverstone ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/hill-2021-ending-in-hamilton-verstappen-crash-sad-for-f1/6838729/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Why do Formula 1 cars spark? F1's sparking cars explained

Why do F1 cars spark?Formula 1 cars have what’s known as a plank underneath the car, which runs from the rear of the car up to just before the front wheels. The plank was introduced by the FIA as a way to try to reduce under-body aerodynamics, as well as prevent the car from bottoming out on the straights.While one might expect it to be made of carbon fibre or another highly-specialised ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/why-do-formula-1-cars-spark/6839483/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Hamilton has "moved into overdrive" in F1 title battle - Brundle

Mercedes driver Hamilton took victory in the Russian Grand Prix at the end of September, but then went without a win in the next three events as championship rival Verstappen increased his lead in the standings to 19 points.But, after fitting a new engine in the Brazilian Grand Prix, Hamilton took a superb win despite starting from 10th on the grid after a penalty.The seven-time champion ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/hamilton-has-moved-into-overdrive-in-f1-title-battle-brundle/6836143/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Germany's 16 states: Saxony

Culture meets nature in Saxony: A mere 40 kilometers lie between splendid Baroque art and architecture in Dresden and the distinctive peaks of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

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F1 2022 cars to be on edge like F2, says Norris

The young Briton has driven early versions of the new&nbsp;2022&nbsp;design in his McLaren’s team simulator, as preparations ramp up for the all-new rules next year.And although the feeling from the car is evolving as teams get to better understand the design concept, Norris says he already has a firm view about how different the new generation of cars will be – and how drivers will need ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/f1-2022-cars-to-be-on-edge-like-f2-says-norris/6838440/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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With Lando Norris move to Monaco, this is the updated list of F1 drivers' residence

**Monaco** * Charles Leclerc\* * Max Verstappen * Lewis Hamilton * Valtteri Bottas * Daniel Ricciardo * Antonio Giovinazzi * Robert Kubica * Lando Norris **Switzerland** * Esteban Ocon * Sebastian Vettel * Lance Stroll * Kimi Raikkonen * Mick Schumacher\*\* **Spain** * Carlos Sainz * Fernando Alonso * Sergio Perez **Great Britain** * George Russell\*\*\* **Italy** * Pierre Gasly * Yuki Tsunoda **Canada** * Nicolas Latifi **Russia (?)** * Nikita Mazepin &#x200B; *\** *Charles Leclerc was born in Monaco, and has lived there his whole life.\*\* Mick Schumacher was born in Switzerland, and has lived there his whole life.\*\*\* George Russell has expressed his interest in living in Monaco. But he still has no home there, afaik.*

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40 years of HIV/AIDS: The progression of a pandemic

About 38 million people live with HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. Since the first cases in 1981, almost an equal number have died with it. Where to now?

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US health panel backs Merck COVID pill

Authorities could soon grant emergency use for the first at-home treatment for Americans. However, concerns over potential side effects remain.

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Anyone seeing Mr. Carmack in Boston this Saturday?

Anyone here planning on seeing Mr Carmack in Cambridge @ Middle East Downstairs this Saturday? Realize the show was announced just 1-2 days ago, a bit surprised they're cutting it this close Just moved into town and big trap / Carmack fan, but most of the people I know here aren't into the music, unfortunately. Anyone else planning on going? What is the venue / vibe like? (saw clips from a Carmack / Djemba Djemba show in Middle East \~2016 and looked wild)

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US: Student kills 3 in Michigan school shooting

Police say the 15-year-old suspect also wounded eight more students after opening fire with a semi-automatic shotgun. The motive for the attack remains unclear.

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McLaren F1 driver Norris to move to Monaco from UK

The young Briton has long resisted joining other F1 drivers in the tax haven of Monaco, despite the clear money benefits from doing so, and committed to living near the McLaren factory in Woking.But, after getting more established in F1 and having extended his McLaren contract earlier this year, Norris thinks now is the perfect opportunity to make a change."It's something that obviously a ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/mclaren-f1-driver-norris-to-move-to-monaco-from-uk/6836826/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Wife of drug king 'El Chapo' sentenced to prison

The Mexican cartel leader's wife Emma Coronel Aispuro pled guilty to having participated in her husband's criminal activities. In 2015, she helped him in a dramatic escape from prison.

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Germany brush off Portugal as World Cup 2023 beckons

Three goals in the first half hour helped Germany to a win in Portugal that takes them a step closer to World Cup 2023. It may not have been as emphatic as recent victories but Germany have now won six in a row.

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EU wants China to prove tennis star Peng Shuai is safe

Peng Shuai disappeared on November 2 after posting a message on social media alleging that a top Chinese official had sexually assaulted her. She re-appeared two weeks later, but concerns about her safety remain.

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Is Jordan doing Syrian dictator's dirty work?

After a Syrian journalist was arrested in Jordan this month some media freedom advocates linked the case to a recent thaw in Jordan-Syria relations, suggesting Syria had asked Jordan to silence opposition voices.

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NATO warns Russia against Ukraine 'aggression'

NATO said there would be "consequences" for Russia if it launches an invasion of Ukraine. Russia, meanwhile, warned the West to stear clear of Moscow's "red lines."

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Hungary approves referendum on limiting LGBTQ in education

Prime Minister Viktor Orban wants to limit teaching about homosexuality and transgender topics in schools. Hungarians will get the chance to vote on the issue, perhaps on the same day as next year's national election.

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Omicron Covid-19 variant sparks growing curbs on global travel

Days after the new COVID-19 variant omicron was identified in South Africa, ever more countries are moving to close their borders to stem its spread. What travel restrictions are in place and can they be effective?

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Merkel chooses punk rock anthem for leaving ceremony

On Thursday an elaborate military ceremony will bid chancellor Angela Merkel farewell. One song chosen by Merkel for the occasion, by punk legend Nina Hagen, has surprised many.

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How Williams restarted his F1 team from scratch after Wolf split

After seven years&nbsp;of endless financial struggle since his 1969 debut with Piers Courage as Frank Williams Racing Cars, the dreams of late F1 boss Williams - who died earlier this week aged 79 - appeared to have come true as he finally found a generous benefactor in wealthy Canadian oil entrepreneur Walter Wolf for 1976.Wolf&nbsp;acquired the cars and assets of the defunct Hesketh ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/how-williams-restarted-his-f1-team-from-scratch-after-wolf-split/6835525/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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US strikes Colombia's FARC from terror list

Washington has removed the now-dissolved Colombian FARC militia from its list of terror organizations, but its leaders could still face charges in the US.

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COVID travel restrictions: More harm than good?

Travel bans have been part of the pandemic response — especially with the arrival of new variants like Omicron. The WHO has criticized the practice, but that hasn't stopped countries from going ahead with them.

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Germany's Gerd Müller picked to head UN development body

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization has chosen outgoing German Development Minister Gerd Müller as its new head. The Swabian conservative faces a big challenge.

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Who benefits from China-Africa relations?

China is Africa's leading trading partner. It is also Africa's largest creditor. Experts say the relationship needs to be revamped for the benefit of the people. The ball lies in the African court, they add.

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Kashmir: Why is anger rising over secretive militant burials?

Families of militants killed by Indian forces are decrying a ban on returning the bodies. Authorities have cited COVID-19 and fears of new recruitment as reasons for burying those killed in remote border areas.

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France: Far-right TV star Eric Zemmour shakes up presidential race

A radical writer and TV celebrity, Eric Zemmour, has declared he will run for president in next year's French election. He's already disrupted electoral calculations and spooked the country’s political right.

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Omicron: Can India afford a new COVID surge?

India is pulling out all the stops to avoid a repeat of the devastating wave of delta-fueled infections earlier this year, by ramping up testing while stepping up screening and surveillance of international travelers.

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Seidl: F1 doesn't need permanent stewards for consistent decisions

Several times this year, the stewards' calls have been criticised for their inconsistency, with different verdicts for incidents that drivers have found to be similar to previous ones.The decision not to penalise Max Verstappen for pushing Lewis Hamilton off the track in Brazil made McLaren driver Lando Norris say his penalty for a very similar incident in Austria was unfair.Earlier this ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/seidl-f1-doesnt-need-permanent-stewards-for-consistent-decisions/6835193/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Top 10 Williams F1 drivers ranked: Mansell, Hill, Montoya and more

Williams has been competing at car racing's pinnacle for more than four decades and 16 drivers have won world championship races with the team.Top 10: Ranking the greatest Williams F1 carsThat makes selecting the top 10 Williams F1 drivers a challenge.For this list we’ve taken into account the amount of success the drivers scored with Williams, the impact they had on the team and the ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/top-10-williams-f1-drivers-ranked-mansell-hill-montoya-and-more/6835547/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Germany: Post-Merkel coalition promises progressive agenda

The Social Democrats, the Greens and the Free Democrats have offered up several progressive steps in their new coalition contract. But many climate activists have concerns, saying the deal comes up short.

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German court finds former 'IS' member guilty of genocide

A German court has found a former "Islamic State" member guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity for the 2015 killing of a 5-year-old girl, sentencing him to life in prison.

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Ocon: "Just a matter of time" before Piastri lands F1 seat

Piastri&nbsp;currently leads the Formula 2 standings after taking the FIA F3 title at his first attempt last year with Prema.But despite his rapid rise the Australian will spend&nbsp;2022&nbsp;on the sidelines, becoming Alpine's reserve driver after missing out on a potential F1 seat.Piastri&nbsp;was said to be in the frame for a seat at Alfa Romeo, but that berth went to his F2 ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/ocon-just-a-matter-of-time-before-piastri-lands-f1-seat/6835192/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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F1 world champion Alan Jones hails "true enthusiast" Frank Williams

The recent passing of the legendary Formula 1 team owner has prompted a flood of tributes from around the motor racing world.The latest to pay his respects to Sir Frank is Alan Jones, who took the Williams team to the first of its seven drivers' world championships, driving the FW07 in 1980.Speaking to Autosport, Jones admitted that hearing of Sir Frank's passing had been hard to ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/f1-world-champion-alan-jones-hails-true-enthusiast-frank-williams/6835181/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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E-vans drive hopes as Opel ends Polish Astra production

As the last Astra rolls off the production line at Opel’s plant in Gliwice in southwestern Poland on the last day of November, some fear the city will lose much of its economic bite. Can van production fill the gap?

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South African women emerging as a continental football force

For a long time, the country played second fiddle to continental giants Nigeria. Now South African women's football is reaping the rewards of its Vision 2022 strategy to grow the women's game.

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Verstappen has "polished up" aggression in F1, says Ricciardo

Red Bull driver Verstappen is fighting for the championship for the first time this season, having won nine races to lead Lewis Hamilton by eight points ahead of the final two grands prix of the year.The fight between the two title contenders has been extremely intense, clashing several times, including accidents at the British and Italian races.Verstappen's aggressive driving was back in ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/verstappen-has-polished-up-aggression-says-ricciardo/6833143/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Aung San Suu Kyi trial: Myanmar court defers verdict

Sources report the first ruling in the trial of the ousted leader has been put back by a week. Suu Kyi could see her spend the rest of her life in prison if convicted of charges including incitment and corruption.

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Lionel Messi wins seventh career Ballon d'Or award

After winning the first international trophy of his career, Lionel Messi took home this year's Ballon d'Or award. He pipped Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski to the prize.

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France to offer Channel migrant deal to UK

Following the drowning of 27 people in the English Channel, France says it is preparing a new post-Brexit deal on migration. But Paris also asked the UK to stop "double speak."

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Hope for Carnival comeback amid Brazil’s COVID-19 success

After being battered by the COVID-19 pandemic, infections in Brazil are falling due to high vaccination rates. Some here are even hoping the country can hold its iconic Carnival again. But, experts urge caution.

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Coronavirus digest: Biden says omicron no 'cause for panic'

US President Joe Biden has urged people to get booster shots and wear masks indoors as scientists study the omicron variant of the coronavirus. He said a new lockdown was not likely at this stage. DW has the latest.

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European MPs back Saudi human rights defenders

Over 100 European lawmakers have denounced the "ongoing persecution of Saudi women human rights defenders" by Saudi authorities. They say activists freed from prison still face rights violations and harsh restrictions.

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This 3D printer ink is alive

Programmable ink made from <em>E. coli</em> can "regulate its own cell growth."

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Ex-F1 racer Fontana recovers helmet stolen 23 years ago

Fontana, who took part in four F1 grands prix in 1997 with the Sauber squad, received the helmet over the weekend after a fellow racer happened to spot it being worn by a motorbike rider in the street.&nbsp;The helmet was stolen from Fontana’s family dwelling in his hometown of Arrecifes, located 180km away from Buenos Aires City. Thieves broke into the house and stole some of Fontana’s ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/ex-f1-racer-fontana-recovers-helmet-stolen-23-years-ago/6833035/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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COVID: What we know about the omicron variant

Where has the B.1.1.529 been detected, how virulent is it and how did it develop? DW looks at what we know about the new coronavirus variant, dubbed "omicron" by the WHO.

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Jeffrey Epstein paramour Ghislaine Maxwell on trial for sex crimes

Ghislaine Maxwell, the UK socialite accused of grooming young girls for Jeffrey Epstein, has appeared in a New York court. Prosecutors say she gained the girls' trust by taking them to movies and sending them gifts.

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What will the future hold for Angela Merkel?

Chancellor Angela Merkel will receive an official military ceremony to mark her departure from office after 16 years. Not only her choice of music leaves many wondering how much we really know her.

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Sir Frank Williams obituary: F1 team owner legend dies aged 79

Former Williams drivers and people from all areas of motorsport united in expressing their admiration for a man who had achieved so much success over the decades, and yet remained at heart the ultimate enthusiast, always eager to see the next race or support the latest young star coming through the ranks.He served as an inspiration to many, having overcome the dreadful road accident he ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/sir-frank-williams-obituary-f1-team-owner-legend-dies-aged-79/6832814/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Why are Russian 'vaccine tourists' flocking to Europe?

A growing number of Russians are heading to Europe to get a COVID-19 jab as "vaccine tours" gain momentum. But why is the European shot so coveted? A DW investigation looks for answers.

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Sainz: Jeddah F1 track will compress midfield battle

While the fast sections of the new Jeddah track are expected to favour Mercedes in the fight at the front, the characteristics looks set to blow wide open the battle for best of the rest.Ferrari has been better on higher downforce circuits, while closest rival McLaren has excelled at lower downforce venues. Plus, AlphaTauri appears to have unlocked more pace from its car recently, and Alpine ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/sainz-jeddah-f1-track-will-compress-midfield-battle/6831825/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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Asia-Europe summit: Is the EU gaining more ground in Indo-Pacific?

At the 13th Asia-Europe meeting, leaders of the European Union renewed their commitments to support Asia. Experts say the European Union needs to understand the expectations of its Asian partners to gain more ground.

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Opinion: Ralf Rangnick is Manchester United’s best move in years

After sacking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, English giants Manchester United have appointed German coach Ralf Rangnick on an interim basis. It could prove to be the club's best decision in years, says DW's Matt Ford.

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Sauber chairman opens up on disagreements that triggered resignation

Picci has been an important figure at Sauber over recent years, having played a key role in saving the team in 2016 when it was sold to investors Longbow Finance.He stayed on board as chairman of Sauber holdings to work closely with the Islero Investments consortium of entrepreneurs that were headed by Finn Rausing, as it rebranded under the Alfa Romeo moniker.But ahead of the Mexican GP ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/sauber-chairman-opens-up-on-disagreements-that-triggered-resignation/6832037/?utm_source=RSS&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=RSS-F1&amp;utm_term=News&amp;utm_content=uk">Keep reading</a>

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