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Taliban, Russia criticize US over Afghanistan withdrawal

Both Russia and the Taliban have criticized the US for not sticking to its promise to withdraw US troops by May 2021. At the same time, an Afghan official slammed the US pullout as "selfish."

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EU puts faith in Pfizer jab with plan for 1.8 billion doses

The EU has announced plans to buy 1.8 billion doses of the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine up until 2023. The bloc is also bringing forward shorter-term Pfizer deliveries, after suspending orders for the Johnson & Johnson jab.

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EU lays out 5-year-plan against human trafficking

Sexually exploited women and girls make up the majority of human trafficking victims in the EU. Brussels is now boosting its response against powerful smuggling networks.

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Is Imola a must-win for Red Bull to break Verstappen’s Italy curse?

On paper, the result of the season opener in Bahrain may have done little to suggest Mercedes’ Formula 1 domination could be nearing an end in 2021.But amid the disappointment felt on the Red Bull pit wall in the aftermath of Max Verstappen’s defeat to Lewis Hamilton, there was an underlying optimism that this could be its best chance of a title assault in nine seasons.Hamilton may ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/is-imola-a-must-win-for-red-bull-to-break-verstappens-italy-curse/6257634/?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 to ban Islamist TLP party after deadly clashes

The move to outlaw the group comes after two police officers were killed in violent protests. Previously, the TLP's leader gave the government an ultimatum to expel the French ambassador.

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F1 partner teams ‘not a good deal’ currently, says Renault CEO

Renault rebranded its works F1 team under the Alpine brand for 2021 as part of the ‘Renaulution’ within the company that was instigated by new CEO Luca de Meo following his takeover last summer.But Renault is not currently supplying any other F1 teams with power units after its customer McLaren contract ended last year, with the British team switching to Mercedes for 2021.By ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/f1-partner-teams-not-a-good-deal-currently-says-renault-ceo/6254991/?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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Has the US just handed over Afghanistan to the Taliban?

President Joe Biden is set to announce the unconditional withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11. DW analyzes its implications for the war-torn country's future.

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EU, India seek closer ties to fight coronavirus pandemic

Europe wants to enhance its partnership with India against COVID-19 and climate change. Delhi is pushing for an intellectual property waiver to facilitate vaccine production.

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Görlach Global: Who will hold Beijing in check?

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's upcoming visit to Washington will be of global importance. Alexander Görlach says it's likely to be dominated by efforts to secure the future of Taiwan and global trade.

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US cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase makes stock market debut

The digital currency boom has boosted the Coinbase trading platform to stunning heights. On Wednesday it makes its debut on Nasdaq, becoming the first major cryptocurrency company to go public in the US.

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Ricciardo hopeful of IndyCar, Bathurst runs with McLaren

The Australian joined the Woking-based team at the start of this year, as he bids to help the outfit get back to winning ways.But beyond the F1 ambitions, McLaren’s involvement in IndyCar, plus CEO Zak Brown’s association with Supercars, has teed up a good chance of some running outside of grand prix cars.Brown is part owner of the Walkinshaw Andretti United Supercars team and last ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/ricciardo-hopeful-of-indycar-bathurst-runs-with-mclaren/6255699/?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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Judgement day for Turkey's new central bank governor

After President Erdogan fired a hawkish central bank governor and installed a like-minded critic of high interest rates, the new governor is expected to fulfil Erdogan's wishes for lower interest rates.

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Singing your way to better Deutsch

Pop band ok.danke.tschüss, who describe their music as "unicorn rock" is set to produce songs and videos for young learners of German.

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Germany and UK to follow US out of Afghanistan

Germany's defense minister has announced that the Bundeswehr will withdraw from Afghanistan in September. It comes amid US plans to withdraw by September 11.

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UAE: A model for women's rights in the Middle East?

Numbers suggest the United Arab Emirates is at the forefront when it comes to opportunities for women, gender equality and equal pay. But the reality for most women is different, and there is still a long way to go.

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How Master of Monaco Moss conquered Ferrari, 60 years on

Thrilling over 120,000 spectators and millions of television viewers, Stirling Moss in Rob Walker’s 1500cc Lotus-Climax fought off three Ferraris and the Porsche team to win the 19th Grand Prix of Monaco at the record-breaking speed of 113.787km/h (70.77mph).His was a miracle drive: Richie Ginther, Phil Hill, Jo Bonnier and Wolfgang von Trips did their lot trying to catch the wiry ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/how-master-of-monaco-moss-beat-ferrari-60-years-on/6241571/?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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Domenicali rules out two-day Formula 1 weekend idea

As part of an evaluation on how to expand the calendar over future years, one proposal that was looked at was to make race weekends more compact.So rather than running over Friday, Saturday and Sunday, practice, qualifying and races would all be run over two days.The idea fell away a few years but came back in to the spotlight last season when the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola ran to ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/domenicali-rules-out-two-day-f1-weekend-idea/6254497/?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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Coinbase to be listed on Nasdaq in cryptocurrency milestone

The biggest US virtual currency exchange will be listed, following record Bitcoin highs. The listing marks a turning point for cryptocurrency, once considered an obscure investment prospect.

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Notre Dame reconstruction plans face opposition

Two years after the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, reconstruction plans are causing a stir, as centuries-old oak trees are being felled.

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Russell: Williams can focus on performance instead of survival

After a turbulent few seasons, the Williams family sold the team last year to American investment firm Dorilton Capital.With fresh investment in place, Williams' new owners promoted Simon Roberts to the role of team principal, with former Volkswagen Motorsport chief Jost Capito coming in as CEO.Capito brought in Francois-Xavier Demaison, whom he worked with at Volkswagen on the brand's ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/russell-williams-can-focus-on-performance-instead-of-survival/6253722/?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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Extreme Places: In the realm of the polar bear

Halfway between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole lies Longyearbyen. The small settlement on Spitsbergen is the northernmost in Europe – and our part six of the series "Extreme Places".

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UN: Only half of women in developing world have body autonomy

Whether it's sex, health care or using contraception, women in developing countries lack control over decisions affecting their bodies, the UN says. Attacks includes rape, forced sterilization and genital mutilation.

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F1's technical director James to leave role next month

James has played an instrumental role in creating and implementing many of the technical systems and processes that have helped make F1 such a global hit – including the establishment of its state-of-the-art broadcast centre.As well as helping ensure the series remained at the cutting edge of technology and never missed a beat during his near three-decade involvement, he helped see it ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/f1s-technical-director-james-to-leave-role-next-month/6242336/?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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2021 F1 Emilia Romagna GP session timings and preview

Following an action-packed opener in Bahrain, the F1 paddock has returned to Europe to get the campaign rolling again by heading back to Imola – which made its return to the F1 calendar last year for the first time since 2006.Lewis Hamilton leads the early F1 world drivers’ championship standings thanks to his dramatic victory at the Bahrain GP, after Max Verstappen handed back the lead in ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/2021-f1-emilia-romagna-gp-session-timings-and-preview/6242280/?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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Could AlphaTauri be 2021's F1 surprise after Bahrain ‘shocker’?

On paper a ninth place finish for rookie Yuki Tsunoda represented a solid if unspectacular start to the season for the Italian team. However, it was the pace that the AT02 showed on Saturday that really caught the attention of rivals.Tsunoda sailed through Q1 in second after a lap that McLaren boss Andreas Seidl called "a bit of a shocker,” so impressive was it to the other midfield ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/could-alphatauri-be-2021-surprise-after-bahrain-shocker/6241718/?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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Tsunoda already contributing to AlphaTauri F1 car development

Tsunoda became the latest member of Red Bull's young driver programme to reach F1 after making his grand prix debut in Bahrain at the end of last month, moving up from Formula 2.Tsunoda impressed in his first race, charging through to ninth place to score two points for AlphaTauri with a series of impressive overtakes.The team has previously spoken about the important role Tsunoda's ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/tsunoda-already-contributing-to-alphatauri-f1-car-development/6240044/?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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Verstappen: I can be "even better" with F1 title calibre car

For the first time in the turbo hybrid era, a team other than Mercedes has started a campaign with the fastest package – as Verstappen's Red Bull squad led the way in the Bahrain season opener last month.Verstappen took pole for the event, but lost victory to Lewis Hamilton after Mercedes' aggressive strategy calls got the world champion ahead at the first round of pitstops and Verstappen's ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/verstappen-i-can-be-even-better-with-f1-title-calibre-car/6237953/?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, US revive security cooperation

US Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III is the first Biden administration official to come to Germany. A long list of high-stakes issues have been on his agenda — and he has made surprise announcements.

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Asthma drug holds hope for COVID-19 treatment

A steroid commonly used in asthma inhalers has the potential to prevent severe COVID-19 symptoms. It could treat COVID-19 early on and help to reduce pressure on hospitals.

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Asthma drug brings hope for COVID-19 treatment

A steroid commonly used in asthma inhalers has the potential to prevent severe COVID-19 symptoms. It could treat the illness early on and help to reduce pressure on hospitals.

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Germany, US are set to revive security cooperation

US Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III is the first Biden administration official to come to Germany. A long list of high-stakes issues have been on his agenda — and he has made surprise announcements.

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How Cubans earn a living from standing in line

Unending lines in front of stores are a typical phenomenon in Cuban commerce. But amid a worsening economic crisis, including shortages of basic supplies, some have made lining up a lucrative profession.

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Fact check: How effective are nighttime curfews?

The German government is proposing a nighttime curfew if COVID-19 case numbers increase further. But would that have any effect? DW looks at the facts.

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German cabinet approves uniform COVID measures nationwide

The federal government has said "emergency brake" measures to combat rising case numbers are to be legally mandated in all federal states, replacing a patchwork system. The change must now be passed by parliament.

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Wolff doubts Bottas came close to F1 retirement after team orders

Mercedes sparked controversy at the 2018 Russian Grand Prix when it asked Bottas to move aside for team-mate Lewis Hamilton in a bid to protect its 1-2 finish.Bottas was left visibility disappointed and unhappy by the call from Mercedes, and he claimed during the most recent series of Drive to Survive on Netflix that the incident made him consider quitting F1.“That was tough, tough to ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/wolff-doubts-bottas-came-close-to-f1-retirement-after-team-orders/6235921/?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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Denmark tells Syrian refugees to return to Damascus

Zero asylum seekers — that is essentially the Danish government's ultimate goal. Now, it is ordering Syrian refugees to return to Damascus, which Copenhagen says is safe.

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Over-45s able to book Covid jab

People over 45 can now book a Covid jab via the NHS website, as vaccination programme enters new phase

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UK economy grew slightly in February

The economy "showed some improvement" as it grew 0.4% in February, according to official figures.

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Canada: Most espionage since Cold War amid pandemic

The Canadian Security Intelligence has released its 2020 public report. The spy agency says that the frictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a rise in foreign spying and interference.

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US: President Biden urges CEOs to help end chip shortage

US domestic industries are struggling to keep up with demand for computer chips and semiconductors. The White House is offering billions in domestic aid to help boost production.

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Ukraine: G7 warns Russia over military build-up

The foreign ministers of the G7 group of economies have told Russia to "de-escalate" tensions on its border with Ukraine. World powers kicked Moscow out of the former G8 club over its 2014 annexation of Crimea.

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Are Z-shaped floors the way to go in F1 2021?

But, have we seen enough evidence from just the first race to judge who's on the right track and who'll have to think again?On one side, we have the conventional thinkers who have taken the new rules at complete face value when it comes to dealing with the lost floor section.Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Haas, McLaren and Williams all have floors that taper at the rear as the regulations intended ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/are-z-shaped-floors-the-way-to-go-in-f1-2021/6219036/?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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Seidl is best team principal in F1, says Brown

Brown originally joined McLaren in 2016 before becoming CEO in 2018. A year later, he appointed Seidl as team principal, with the pair having divided responsibilities that play to their strengths.With a number of F1 teams adopting similar structures of having roles spread across a number of senior figures rather than one overall chief, McLaren is clear that the process works.But Brown says ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/seidl-is-best-team-principal-in-f1-says-brown/6223162/?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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Alpine: Bahrain GP exposed weaknesses with F1 car

The French car manufacturer endured a tough season opener in Bahrain, with neither Fernando Alonso nor Esteban Ocon managing to finish in the points.Alonso’s hopes were wrecked in the race by overheating brakes, triggered by a sandwich wrapper getting caught in the car, while Ocon was left on the backfoot by poorly timed yellow flags in qualifying that led to him being dumped out in ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/alpine-bahrain-gp-exposed-weaknesses-with-f1-car/6221032/?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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What's planned for Prince Philip's funeral service

Britain's longest serving royal consort will be granted the "no fuss" service he'd wished for. Who will be among the 30 people attending the funeral?

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Vaccine inequities are hindering COVID-19 response

World leaders are warning that current vaccines could be useless if lower-income countries are not able to inoculate a majority of their population and stall progress in the fight against COVID-19.

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Bavaria's Christian Social Union: What you need to know

Bavarians are known for their independence. The political expression of this is the Christian Social Union — the regional conservative party and feisty southern sibling to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats.

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Sports news feed: Gisdol sacked by Cologne

With relegation looking increasingly likely, Cologne have sacked coach Markus Gisdol, with Friedhelm Funkel rumored to be his replacement. In golf, Hideki Matsuyama has become the first Japanese man to win a major.

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Coronavirus pandemic triggers shipping container crisis

Much of the global trade in goods takes place by sea, and for this shipping containers are essential. But demand for these boxes far outstrips supply at the moment.

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Mercedes faces "tricky" decision over 2021 vs 2022 development split

F1 is bracing itself for a rules revolution in 2022, with the sport switching to all-new ground effect cars that it hopes will improve the racing.The extent of the changes for next season means teams cannot afford to fall behind in early development.That is because the biggest performance steps will be found during the initial work on the 2022 designs – and catching up with rivals if you ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/mercedes-faces-tricky-decision-over-2021-vs-2022-development-split/6218252/?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: Germany surpasses 3 million cases

The Robert Koch Institute's daily update comes as Germany's third wave shows few signs of abating. India has overtaken Brazil to become the second-hardest-hit country in the world. Follow DW for the latest.

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Minnesota: Protests after man shot by police dies

The incident took place about 10 miles from the spot where George Floyd, a Black man, died after being pinned to the pavement by a police officer for nearly 10 minutes.

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St. Vincent hit by power, water outage after volcanic eruption

A thick layer of ash covered parts of St. Vincent after the Caribbean island's only active volcano erupted after decades of inactivity. Power and water outages have been reported across the island.

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BAFTAs 2021: winners, losers and a lot of social distancing

Everything was different at the 2021 BAFTAs, with COVID restrictions resulting in an eerily empty event at the Royal Albert Hall. But the pandemic did not keep the film industry from celebrating its highlights.

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Egypt: Court hands man 8 year jail term in #MeToo case

Ahmed Bassam Z. has received a second sentence in the case sparked by an Instagram account that provided an anonymous platform for assault survivors to come out.

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Jordan: Prince Hamzah makes first appearance since rift

King Abdullah and the prince visited their grandfather's grave, according to state TV. The visit is a show of unity after Hamzah was implicated in a "plot" to destabilize Jordan.

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Brown: F1 must accept Netflix's artistic licence with Drive to Survive

The latest series of Drive to Survive has served to divide opinion among F1 supporters, with some revelling in the background insights while others getting riled by the way it has top-spun some of the drama.In particular, the frequent cutting in of radio conversations or comments to play up controversy grated with some – and it was noted how it tried to portray a sense of conflict between ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/brown-f1-must-accept-netflixs-artistic-licence-with-drive-to-survive/5918198/?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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Arab countries are adapting Ramadan traditions to pandemic

Muslim authorities have discussed regulations for online prayers and banning public dinners after sunset as Ramadan begins this week. Many mosques are closed, and vaccines are recommended.

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Russia denies moving towards war with Ukraine

Moscow said it was not involved in the ongoing clashes in eastern Ukraine and said it was trying to resolve the conflict.

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Israel vows to work with US on any new Iran deal

The US will ensure Israel's "military edge" in the Middle East, Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin said during his first visit to Israel. Separately, Iran reported that its Natanz nuclear facility has lost power.

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COVID-19 rocks German football

With Germany continuing to struggle to take control of the third wave, the number of COVID-19 cases in German football are increasing. Some teams are in quarantine and the end of season schedule is in chaos.

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Brundle: F1's rake focus is a "distraction"

The pace shown by F1’s top two teams at the season opening Bahrain Grand Prix left Mercedes in no doubt that its form had been hit by new rules introduced this year.In particular, it believes that changes to the floor aimed at cutting downforce have hurt lowrake cars like its own and Aston Martin much more than high-rake models like Red Bull.Aston Martin even went as far as suggesting ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/brundle-f1s-rake-focus-is-a-distraction/6203027/?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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German conservatives seek Angela Merkel's successor

Merkel loyalist Armin Laschet and Bavarian leader Markus Söder have both said they are ready to run for Germany's chancellor. The conservative bloc, made up of CDU and CSU sister parties, must now make a decision.

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Coronavirus: 15% of Germans have been vaccinated, says RKI

The Robert Koch Institute for disease control says 12.7 million people have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. On Saturday, hundreds of protesters across Germany demanded stricter lockdown measures.

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Schumacher: No reason Haas can’t fight for Q2 this year

Schumacher and Haas team-mate Nikita Mazepin propped up the timesheets during qualifying for the Bahrain season-opener two weeks ago, finishing 19th and 20th respectively.Haas opted against significant development for the VF-21 car, treating 2021 as a transition year in order to place focus on the new regulations coming in 2022.Schumacher finished eight-tenths of a second adrift of a place ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/schumacher-no-reason-haas-cant-fight-for-q2-this-year/6202372/?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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Minnesota Bicycle day

As you know, soon is bicycle day (19th of April). I hope Minnesota releases new bicycle day mix. Been listening to previous mixes and they all are fucking great (my favorite is 2nd tho). What about you guys? Are you hyped? Which one is your fav? Maybe someone can confirm 4th one is gonna get released?

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Germany marks 76 years since Buchenwald liberation

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has attended commemorations in Weimar to remember the thousands of people killed by the Nazis at the Buchenwald concentration camp.

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Kyrgyzstan holds vote on whether to strengthen presidency

A referendum is underway in the Central Asian country on whether to approve a new constitution that would substantially increase populist President Sadyr Zhaparov's powers.

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Coronavirus: 15% of Germans vaccinated, says RKI

The Robert Koch Institute for disease control says 12.7 million people have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. On Saturday, hundreds of protesters across Germany demanded stricter lockdown measures.

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Leclerc explains what he learned from Vettel as F1 team-mates

Although Leclerc and Vettel had some famous clashes on the track, the pair did actually work well together during their two seasons as team-mates at Ferrari.Reflecting on their partnership and what he would miss about Vettel, Leclerc has said that it was the German’s intelligent approach to the job that stood out for him.Speaking exclusively to Autosport’s sister site ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/leclerc-explains-what-he-learned-from-vettel-as-f1-team-mates/6200170/?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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Beat (Music) Industry Survey

Hey guys, I'm currently writing my thesis on the beat side of the music industry. I created a survey to learn more about the beat buyers and beat sellers. If you could take less than 5 minutes to fill out this anonymous survey I would greatly appreciate it. [https://buas.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV\_7OhuI9co83dRCzI](https://buas.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7OhuI9co83dRCzI)

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COVID: Which countries still have no vaccines?

The coronavirus vaccine campaign in Gibraltar is already over and yet it hasn't even started in many other countries. What’s the reason for that — and could the situation be about to change?

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UAE names 'first female Arab astronaut'

The United Arab Emirates said it selected two new astronauts, including a woman, from 4,000 candidates after the country reached for the moon in February.

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Myanmar's security forces kill 82 in Bago: report

Activists said scores were killed in one day in Myanmar's Bago as troops and police fired rifle grenades at anti-coup protesters. Those injured were reportedly denied medical assistance.

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Turkey's Erdogan voices support for Ukraine amid crisis

As Russia reinforces troops on the border to Ukraine, Turkish President Erdogan welcomed  Volodymyr Zelenskyy and said he supports Ukraine's territorial integrity.

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Brexit has threatened the peace in Northern Ireland

Molotov cocktails and barricades have returned to Northern Ireland. The conflict there is 4 centuries old. But Brexit is the new reason why the situation has reached the boiling point in what had been an era of peace.

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Far-right AfD calls for 'normal' Germany at conference

The Alternative for Germany party is preparing its election platform as rival factions vie for power. The Dresden conference could decide if it slides further right or takes a more moderate course.

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Germany overcome late COVID-19 crisis to dominate Australia

Germany beat Olympic-bound Australia in Wiesbaden despite four players being forced into COVID-19 quarantine shortly before kickoff. There were big performances from some new faces.

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I am making a playlist for people that usually listen to HipHop but want to get into Trap Music, and I need your help!

Hey guys, so a week ago or so i saw this „trend“ of playlists like: „Usually I listen to HipHop but these House tunes kinda slap“. I wanted to work on my own playlist that goes more into EDM/Trap than House. My friends are all HipHop heads but listen zu some songs I send them, so the playlist is mostly for them. As I know you guys here have absolute insane music collections, let me know what comes to your mind! If you want, I can share the playlist after :) All suggestions are welcome! Thanks Bois and Gals

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Fast and furios Frankfurt are Champions League ready

Two Bundesliga candidates for next season's Champions League served up a football feast. Beneath the radar, Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolfsburg have had impressive seasons.

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Sainz’s Ferrari euphoria "contagious" for F1 team - Leclerc

After a difficult 2020 campaign where Ferrari finished sixth overall, the team appeared to make some good progress in the season-opening Bahrain GP, with both&nbsp;Sainz&nbsp;and Leclerc finishing in the points.Leclerc has already made reference to Ferrari shaking off the "strange" atmosphere that dogged it at the start of last year&nbsp;and in an exclusive interview with Motorsport.com’s ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/sainzs-ferrari-euphoria-contagious-for-team-says-leclerc/6187659/?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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German lawmakers decry 'torture' of Navalny

As Alexei Navalny's health deteriorates, German lawmakers called on the Council of Europe to look into the conditions of his imprisonment in Russia.

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Alpine ‘scared’ itself in Bahrain GP with hot-weather struggles

Alpine failed to score any points in its first grand prix since the rebrand of Renault’s works operation as it failed to take the fight to its upper-midfield rivals from 2020.Esteban Ocon spent the majority of the race outside of the points after dropping out in Q1 and was hit by Sebastian Vettel in the closing stages. Team-mate Fernando Alonso qualified ninth, and was on the fringes of the ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/alpine-scared-itself-in-bahrain-gp-with-hot-weather-struggles/6186124/?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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India: Five killed during West Bengal election violence

Four people have been shot dead by paramilitary troops in the Indian state of West Bengal in what has been described as an act of "self-defense." One other person died after clashes between supporters of rival parties.

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What‘s a typical souvenir in your country?

Many people take souvenirs home as a reminder of their travels. In Germany, cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest area are a popular souvenir. What’s a typical souvenir in your country?

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Myanmar police killed in attack by ethnic armies: report

At least 10 officers were killed during an ambush by ethnic militias opposed to the ruling junta, reports say. Elsewhere in the country, dozens of civilians were killed in a military assault on protesters.

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Mercedes "potentially" has wind sensitivity issues like Williams

In its push to create more downforce and reduce the drag on its FW43B car for 2021, Williams opted for an aggressive design approach that causes its performance to dip in windy conditions.Williams driver Russell struggled with the gusty conditions during both pre-season testing and the opening grand prix of the year in Bahrain, meaning he could only finish the race in 14th place.Russell ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/mercedes-potentially-has-wind-sensitivity-issues-like-williams/6184343/?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 response: What the German federal government's new powers mean

For much of the pandemic, Germany's 16 states have been in charge of coronavirus pandemic regulations. Amid criticism and chaos, Germany's federal government is taking the reins — but will this make a difference?

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Benin's democracy hangs in the balance on election weekend

Incumbent President Patrice Talon is poised for reelection in the West African country. But reforms to Benin's electoral system have stacked the odds in his favor at the expense of the opposition.

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Albon: Red Bull reserve role more important than DTM for F1 return

Albon was dropped by the senior Red Bull outfit over the winter for failing to consistently match team-mate Max Verstappen in 2020, with ex-Racing Point driver Sergio Perez hired as his replacement.Unlike his predecessors Daniil Kvyat and Pierre Gasly, who were placed at the then-Toro Rosso team following their demotions from Red Bull Racing, Albon hasn’t yet been given a second opportunity ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/dtm/news/albon-reserve-role-will-play-bigger-role-than-dtm-in-f1-return/6154001/?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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Northern Ireland: Police attacked during fresh violence

Attacks on police have continued in Belfast for an eighth night, though protests were canceled due to the death of Prince Philip. Appeals for calm from global leaders have yet to quell the violence.

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Russian agents raid home of prominent journalist

Russian security service agents likely targeted Roman Anin, the editor-in-chief of the Istories news outlet, for his investigative reporting on a high-profile ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Study unveils Facebook gender bias in job ads

A new study examined Facebook's ad-delivery algorithms and found that some ads were directed to a particular gender "beyond what can be legally justified" by differences in job qualifications.

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US encourages diplomatic contact with Taiwan

The United States is seeking more diplomatic contact with Taiwan, as China engages in military provocations towards the island.

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro blasts COVID probe

Jair Bolsonaro called a planned inquiry into Brazil's coronavirus failures "a stitch-up," adding that the justice who ordered the inquiry has "no moral courage."

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Greek reporter shot dead in ‘execution-style’ murder

The government has condemned the killing of Giorgos Karaivaz, who was a well-respected veteran crime journalist for Star TV. Police have said they are looking for the two attackers.

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Amazon workers vote against union in Alabama

Employees at a warehouse in Alabama decided not to unionize. Labor representatives already have said they will challenge the vote alleging interference by the company.

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Germany women's team enhanced by international flavor

Most members of the German national team come from the Women's Bundesliga but several play their club football abroad. The differing styles of play enhances their individual games — and in turn that of the national team.

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COVID: ICU bed shortage in Germany is imminent, doctors warn

Intensive care doctors are stepping up the pressure: During the current third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, ICUs are filling fast. Is Germany's health system stretched to its limits?

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Thank you drive to survive

This is going to be a long one. Me being born in the southern part of the United States I was raised on nascar. I knew what formula 1 was of course. But knew nothing else after that. I had obviously heard of schumi, Hamilton, and vettel but none more. My father always made fun of formula 1 saying “fuzzy foreigners with go carts” and I always agreed with him. Then lockdown happened and I was stuck inside with Netflix. With nothing to watch I had seen in bold print. NEW EPISODES OF FORMULA 1 DRIVE TO SURVIVE. I watched with the expectation that I might watch 1 or 2 episodes and then just go to another show. I watched the whole series in 1 1/2 days. I was instantly hooked, I immediately looked up everything about f1 I needed to know as much as information as possible, I watched the f1 YouTube channels videos “top 10s” narrated by Will Buxton at least 10 times each. I had realized that I had fallen in complete love with formula 1. It had become one of my favorite sports. But it was... a little disappointing of watching my first full season of f1, not saying the racing wasn’t exciting just that there was no body winning other then the top 3 I was bored and almost gave up on the sport entirely. Until Monza. The final 20 laps of that race is the reason. I started watching f1 the excitement, the closeness, the suspense, as Gasly and Carlos battled through the ascari chicane and rounded the parabolic-a, I realized this was the racing that I wanted. This is the racing THAT WE NEEDED. I was so happy when F1 came back and we had those thrilling final 15 laps around Bahrain. I loved it, WE LOVED IT. I’m just going to get to the point, I am so happy I clicked to watch that episode of drive to survive, I am so happy I fell in love with this beautiful sport. I want the sport that we all love to grow in America. Thank you for reading this. THANK YOU FORMULA 1 🏎🏁

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Prince Philip's death evokes mixed reactions

Prince Philip leaves behind a fascinating legacy. Reactions to the news of his passing poured in from around the world, as he became the most trending hashtag.

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Rapper DMX dies aged 50 following heart attack

The rap star DMX has passed away with members of his family by his side. The bestselling artist had a career spanning over two decades, collaborating with fellow icons such as Jay-Z and LL Cool J.

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Volcanic eruption rocks Caribbean island of St. Vincent

The government earlier had ordered people to leave their homes. They are being evacuated to other parts of St. Vincent or other islands in the eastern Caribbean.

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Russia says it fears full-scale fighting may resume in Ukraine

The Kremlin says its recent troop buildups are a defensive reaction to Ukrainian provocations. NATO had called on Russia to draw down its largest military presence near the border since the conflict broke out in 2014.

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Norris: McLaren "not miles away" from F1 rivals Mercedes, Red Bull

McLaren finished third in last year's constructors' championship and the Woking outfit is tipped to confirm its status as best of the rest behind Red Bull and Mercedes in 2021.While McLaren drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Norris qualified sixth and seventh respectively in Bahrain, behind a Ferrari and an AlphaTauri, Norris worked his way up to fourth as the highest finisher not driving for one of ...<a href="https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/norris-mclaren-not-miles-away-from-mercedes-and-red-bull/6170833/?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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India: Nepali man freed from jail after 41 years without trial

A Nepali man was arrested on murder charges in India in 1980, and sat in jail for decades without a trial. Rights activists say Durga Prasad Timsina's ordeal highlights the grim reality of pre-trial detainees in India.

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