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the mother of Angela Merkel died (18.54 PM): bus service due to measles stopped (17.17 PM)Cobra plastic triggers police action (16.42 hrs), researchers are shooting for the first time, black hole (15.13 o’clock)the higher regional court rejects lawsuit against cowbells (9.51 PM)

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+++ 20.13 PM: Amsterdam: police arrested dozens of Juve-pendant +++

Before the Champions League match between Ajax Amsterdam and Juventus has taken the Dutch police, several dozen violent Italian rioters. It was uneasy at the Johan Cruijff Arena, police said on Twitter. The police used the information water cannons.

+++ 19.53 PM: parliamentary election begins in India +++

In India, are called as of Thursday 900 million people, to choose a new Parliament. Prime Minister Narendra modi of the BJP party hopes for a second term. He is challenged by a member of the Gandhi dynasty, the Congress Chairperson, Rahul Gandhi. Polls suggest a tight election result. The election in India will take place on seven days over a period of six weeks. The kick-off will be chosen in 20 States. In the run-up to the elections, five people were on Tuesday in an attack on the motorcade of a politician in the state of Chhattisgarh claimed the lives of. There alone, some 80,000 security forces on Thursday are therefore in use.

+++ 19: 30: Algeria: date for presidential election is fixed +++

After the resignation of long-standing heads of state, Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algeria on 4. In July, a new President elected. This appointment, announced in the President’s office in Algiers. The old Bouteflika had resigned after weeks of protests a week ago from office.

+++ 19.06 PM: Israel: Gantz election defeat admits a +++

After the parliamentary elections in Israel, the Challenger of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Ex-chief of General staff Benny Gantz has admitted his defeat. He respect the decision of the people, – said the head of the list, Blue-White in the evening. Preliminary results suggest that Netanyahu seats won in the election on Tuesday, a majority of around 65 of the 120 Parliament, his rival, Gantz 45 mandates.

+++ 18.54 PM: mother of Angela Merkel, has died +++

The mother of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Herlind Kasner, is dead. A government spokesman for the German press Agency confirmed on Wednesday in Berlin. At the same time, he asked to respect the privacy of the Chancellor and of your family. First of all, the magazine “SuperIllu” and the “image”newspaper had reported on the case of death. Accordingly, Kasner should be at the beginning of April at the age of 90 years died.

love was gone, the native Danzigerin in 1954 with her husband, Horst Kasner, from Hamburg in the East. In Templin, this opened a College, the Brandenburg pastor to Preach learned. Herlind Kasner was not allowed to teach as a Pastor’s wife in state-run schools, such as Merkel’s biographer Gerd Langguth writes. In 1961, the wall was built, she often cried. In Templin Kasner decades taught languages and long-foreign. She was cheerful and fun-loving, as a teacher out of passion. Kasner, lived until recently in the town in the North of Brandenburg. Her husband Horst had died in 2011.

+++ 18.13 PM: man as a stroke victim of Paris – imprisonment +++

A Frenchman who has spent as the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks of January 2015, has been sentenced to two years in prison. A court in Paris found the 44-Year-old guilty. A year of the prison sentence was suspended. The man had tried to money from a state Fund for Victims to fraudulently obtain.Islamists were killed in November 2015, in Bars, Restaurants and in the music club Bataclan in Paris a total of 130 people. The now convicted man had claimed to have the attack on a Cambodian Restaurant survived, in which three people died. Investigators found that he had looked in truth at the time of the home football.

The defendant justified his Action by the fact that he had suffered in the attacks on a Paris metro in 1995, a Trauma. Algerian terrorists killed eight people. His Trauma was not recognised by the state, said the man. He did not receive sufficient psychological care. The 44-Year-old was compensated with 108,000 euros. More than a dozen people have now been convicted of attempted fraud in connection with victim compensation after the Paris attacks.

+++ 17: 56: Two Dead in fire in shopping centre in Bangkok +++

In case of a fire in one of the busiest shopping centers in Bangkok, two people were killed. At least 17 people have been injured according to the authorities at the fire. The fire broke out, therefore, in the evening, on the eighth floor of the shopping center “Central World”, the building has been evacuated.

According to police one of the victims died when it jumped to escape the flames from the building. The fire occurred during the evening rush time, many tourists were on the surrounding roads.

+++ 17.17 at: Austria: Klagenfurt bus due to measles, a +++

Because of a measles epidemic feared, the Austrian city of Klagenfurt sets the bus until further notice. The operation will resume as soon as the vaccination status of all bus drivers to be checked, said the transport authority on Wednesday. A driver in the 100,000 inhabitants of the city had, therefore, at the 3. April measles-symptoms shown, two further suspected cases are known so far.

The highly contagious disease occurs in many Western countries. This is mainly due to the fact that a part of the population, vaccines are increasingly distrusted. On Tuesday, the city of New York responded and wrote in some of the most measles-affected town of vaccinations prior to share.

+++ 17.16 at: May relies on Brexit before the European elections +++

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May committed to leaving the EU in your country prior to the European elections in may. “It is important that each extension gives you the possibility to withdraw, once we have ratified the agreement,” said May at the time of arrival to the EU special summit in Brussels on Wednesday. Thus, the United Kingdom, the community of States could, on 22. May leave. In the European election of 23. to 26. May would not have to participate in the UK then.

+++ 16.42 PM: Putative Cobra provides for the police +++

With a supposed venomous snake to have it’s police officers in baden-württemberg, Rastatt to do get. You were brought in on Tuesday afternoon from a concerned caller in a Park, where the reptile lay motionless, like the police headquarters in Offenburg said. “Because it was a poisonous Cobra, was approached the animal with caution,” it said in the police report.

As the snake did not move still, she was taken under the microscope. “The inscription ‘Made in China’ is finally brought clarity,” said the police. Apparently someone had inadvertently left back, the deceptively real-looking plastic imitation in the Park.

+++ 16.34 PM: survey: A third of the German is worried about fine dust +++

The burden from fine dust in the cities is preparing according to a recent survey, every third German. In a representative study of the Opaschowski Institute for future research (O. I. Z.) and by the Ipsos Institute, 34 percent of the respondents agreed with the statement that the burden from fine dust could be the biggest health risk for generations to come. The Younger between the ages of 14 and 24 years, 42 per cent were even worried. In the over 65-Year-olds, only 29 percent hold this type of air pollution is cause for concern.

In the development of a strategy for air pollution control in Germany is just the beginning, said Institute Director Horst Opaschowski on Wednesday. In addition to improvements in public transport would need to be thought about a transport policy for the short distances. Opaschowski called for a move away from the commuter society: “The paths between Work, Housing, care and leisure have to be shortened.”

+++ 16.10: Ex-world Boxing champion storm remains in custody +++

The former professional Boxing world champion Felix Sturm remains for the time being in custody in the prison of Cologne-Ossendorf. This is a writ of habeas corpus in the district court of Cologne. Accordingly, the investigating judge has issued, according to storm’s attorney, Gottfried Reims, while an arrest exemption decision with conditions. These requirements would not have passed the public Prosecutor’s office, however, said Reims, the German press Agency. For this reason, the public Prosecutor’s office have filed a complaint. Details of the requirements were not known.

The 40-year-old native of Leverkusen, storm, whose birth name Adnan Catic, is accused of tax evasion.

+++ 15.13 PM: researchers reveal first images of a Black hole +++

For the first Time, astronomers have managed the shooting of a Black hole. The image of the Event Horizon telescope network, which shows a dark spot in front of a blurry shining Ring, was presented on six press conferences around the globe. So far, there were Black holes, only the illustrations. When the recorded copy is the extremely high-mass Black hole in the center of the 55 million light-years away in the galaxy Messier 87.

in this gigantic distance sufficient Details, had concluded the researchers, eight of the individual observatories on four continents, with a calculator to a super telescope. “The results give us for the first Time a clear view of a super massive black hole”, – said Anton Zensus, Director of the Bonn Max-Planck-Institute for radio astronomy. There, the data of the participating radio telescopes were combined.

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+++ 15.09 PM: cause of death of Ex-rowers Reinelt is fixed +++

Olympic rowing champion Maximilian Reinelt at 9. February to a sudden cardiac death. Trigger a rhythm disturbance, such as the Germany-Eighth GmbH announced on Wednesday in Dortmund. The families of the autopsy had been finding in the last week, it said. The rhythm disorder was the result of a sarcoidosis-condition that the 30-Year-old suffered. Sarcoidosis, an inflammation disease that can affect the whole body. From the autopsy findings it follows that the suffered while cross-country skiing in St. Moritz, Switzerland, died Reinelt “in a previously asymptomatic at-heart sarcoidosis of the already well-abtrainierten heart,” it said. This disease is explain the by Arrhythmia-induced sudden cardiac death.

Reinelt with the Germany-Eighth in the London 2012 Olympic champion, and had won in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro the silver medal with the flagship of the German rowing Association.

+++ 15.00 p.m.: investigators are examining in the case of Monika fresh wood excavation results +++

After the two-day excavation in search of the missing schoolgirl Monika fresh wood from the upper Palatinate, the investigators will check your results. There are several items had been ensured, which would now need to be examined, said police spokesman Florian Beck on Wednesday. It is still unclear whether they are related to the Disappearance of the girl. In addition to a car and a lot of debris, the officials have unearthed also scraps of cloth. The Work at the pit were completed.

search for Monika fresh wood

The police are looking for the body of a Girl. And stumbles upon a buried VW beetles. No accident


Monika fresh wood for almost 43 years missing. The findings after the student had at 25. May 1976, in the afternoon, your parents leave home to meet a young man. A little later, their trail was lost. On the basis of witness statements the investigators were able to reconstruct their walk in part. At the end of last year, they received a new note, a homicide close. Then, the officials rolled back on the case.

+++ 14.50 at: European election survey for the UK Labour far ahead of the +++

The British have to prepare for it, in the middle of the Brexit-armed to the vote – but how would you vote? A new survey commissioned by the think-tank Open Europe looks at the oppositional Labour party. The British social Democrats might hope, therefore, to 37.8 per cent, while the conservatives, Tories, Prime Minister Theresa May, are only at 23 percent. The new Brexit-party to the EU-Nigel Farage MEP with 10.3 percent, followed by the liberal Democrats (8.1 percent), and the anti-EU Ukip (7.5%). If the British do not to 22. May from the EU to escape, they are obliged, at the election of the European Parliament of 23. up to the 26. May participate in. You would then send members of denen many want to as soon as possible to leave the Union, but, nevertheless, their future could have a say.

+++ 14.49 PM: Ex-Deutsche Telekom CEO Obermann. Airbus chief overseer +++

The former Deutsche Telekom CEO René Obermann will be in the coming year, the Board of Directors Chairman at Airbus Top man is already sitting in the Board of Directors and shall be elected in 2020 at its peak, announced that the current Chairman, the Frenchman Denis Ranque, in the case of the annual General meeting in Amsterdam. At the meeting, the Frenchman Guillaume Faury to be elected as the new head of the group, and the German Tom Enders replace. Traditionally is maintained between the two countries, a balance in the top jobs of the group.

+++ 14.43 PM: Due to incorrect information in the first referendum cancelled +++

Because the Swiss government had gone with the wrong information in a popular vote, cancelled the highest court in Lausanne for the first time, a result of at the Federal level. The government had violated “the principle of Transparency in a flagrant,” it said in the judgment. The “marriage penalty”-vote on a tax disadvantage for married double-earners from 2016, must now be repeated. The initiators of the vote to achieve that married double are not income earners for tax purposes, worse than unmarried couples. The initiative was rejected by a wafer-thin. As it turned out, had recommended to the government the vote with reference to false rejection.

+++ 14.40 PM: at Least 26 Dead in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan +++

in spite of ongoing talks for a political settlement of the protracted Afghan conflict, the fighting in the country. In battles in several Afghan provinces have been killed in the past 48 hours at least 26 members of the security forces. In the case of an attack by the radical Islamic Taliban on a control of the border police in the southern Kandahar province, at least 20 members of the government forces came to post about life, said the provincial Council Mohammed Jusuf Junisi.

+++ 14.26 PM: Boeing after the plane crash of shareholders in the US +++

After the plane crash in Indonesia and Ethiopia, shareholders sued sued the US aviation giant Boeing for alleged cover-up of safety defects. The group had concealed from investors the decisive facts with regard to the ill-plane of the series of the 737 Max, said the large US law firm Hagens Berman. According to the complaint, Boeing is alleged to have concealed that important safety functions of the aircraft as a paid add-on options that would not have bought most of the airlines. Behind the action, the well-known US law firm Hagens Berman, which Volkswagen made into the “diesel-gate”affair, or General Motors, to create the scandal of the defective ignition switches.

+++ 14.08 PM: consultant: Several factors led to the death of 22-year-old Köthener +++

A Combination of factors has led to a report of the death of a 22-Year-old, in consequence of it, in Saxony-Anhalt in Köthen right-wing demonstrations. A legal practitioner, and internist, said before the regional court of Dessau-Roßlau, the young German had due to a congenital complex heart defect are at increased risk for sudden cardiac death. The Stress of the confrontation in September of 2018, have increased the risk. The expert stressed: “It is not prove for sure that the Patient has a sudden cardiac death or a heart attack died alone.” In the process, two 17 and 18-year-old Afghan accused of grievous bodily harm and assault resulting in death.

+++ 13.50: key interest rate in the Euro area remains at zero percent +++

The European Central Bank (ECB) keeps the key interest rate in the Euro area to a record low of zero percent. The monetary authorities decided at their meeting in Frankfurt, as the Central Bank announced.

+++ 13: 33: Wikileaks: Ecuador monitored Assange +++

The unveiling platform Wikileaks has accused Ecuador to have a illegal total surveillance of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the London Embassy started. Kristinn Hrafnsson, the bears in the case of Wikileaks the title of editor-in-chief, said at a press conference in London that it had become on the Surveillance, after someone tried in Spain, to sell Videos and photos of Assange for three million euros. According to Hrafnsson, even confidential talks of Assange with his Doctors and lawyers with high-resolution video cameras and microphones recorded. “This condition must be terminated.” Assange had fled from justice in 2012 in the Embassy of Ecuador in London and is stuck there ever since. The former left-wing Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa had granted to him the message of asylum for humanitarian reasons.

+++ 13.05 PM: New tyre tire: government plane remains on the ground again +++

After a new tire is a problem in the case of a landing of the government plane “Konrad Adenauer, remains” for the time being on the ground. The machine had only been once withdrawn from circulation until the analysis of the incident is complete, said a spokesman for the air force on request. According to his information, a tire was at the landing of the Airbus A340 at the airport in Cologne/Bonn on Tuesday afternoon burst. The parts then had to be from the runway removed, which have taken about five minutes.

The spokesman, had been the “Konrad Adenauer” on a functional test flight. On Board was beside the Crew technician. About the incident initially, the channel n had reported on the tv.

+++ 13.01 PM: death of a collapsed soldier no manslaughter +++

The investigation into the death of a young soldier after a March in Munster in July 2017 no evidence of negligent homicide. This is the spokesman for the Prosecutor’s office in Lüneburg, Jan Christoph Hillmer said on Wednesday. For the supervisor, and a trainer of the 21-Year-old of death had not been predictable. “A charge of manslaughter did not arise.”

The 21-Year-old and three other officer candidates were in training during the summer, is collapsing. The men had to be treated in the hospital, the 21-Year-old died ten days later. “In all four Officer cadets of the was due to the collapse, according to the local investigative findings to a heat stroke,” said Hillmer. Upon completion of the investigation due to a suspicion of negligent homicide and negligent bodily injury may arise for the Manager, no criminal consequences.

In the case of the trainer, the investigators saw in the case of a collapsed man on the charge of negligent bodily harm confirmed. Therefore, the woman would have been able to see the collapse before. According to the Prosecutor, the district court Soltau has now adopted a criminal command, after the the trainer has to pay a fine in the middle of the four-digit range. She accepts this, the criminal command of a judgment. You submit an objection, there is a main hearing.

+++ 11.16 PM: Re-searching for missing Rebecca +++

After several days of Pause, the Berlin police searches again with the dogs after the missing schoolgirl Rebecca. Investigators were again at the heart of Berger lake, in Brandenburg, in use, a police spokeswoman said. Diver operations are not yet scheduled. The 15-Year-old since the 18th century. February disappeared. Police and prosecutors assume that the student has been the victim of a crime. To the case of more than 2200 information from the public to the police. With a great effort repeated Brandenburg forest and several lakes were scoured to the South of the highway 12 Berlin-Frankfurt(Oder). Also on and in the heart of the lake approximately 60 kilometers Southeast of the capital, investigators were already.

+++ 11.11 PM: action for damages: Vattenfall calls for more than six billion +++

In the case of the claim for damages of the Vattenfall group, against the Federal Republic of Germany due to the German nuclear phase-out amounts, the claim is now more than six billion euros. The response of the Federal government on a Left-request. In the proceedings before the International court of arbitration of the world Bank (ICSID) will put the claim in the meantime, with 4.38 billion Euro net, including process rates of around 6.1 billion euros. Process interest of the applicant in the proceedings, claimed interest on the original claim. Vattenfall had appealed before the court of arbitration against the permanent shutdown of the two schleswig-Holstein nuclear power plants Krümmel and Brunsbüttel.

+++ 10.34 PM: Netflix toying with buying a rich tradition of U.S. movie theaters +++

The US streaming provider Netflix is interested in a media report, the purchase of a historic cinema on the famous Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. The acquisition of the 1922 opened light house, Egyptian Theatre, would be the first foray of the company, to have a cinema building, such as the Portal Deadline reports. This was but a Signal for a larger entry in the traditional cinema business. The Netflix Film “Roma” was repeated at this year’s Academy awards ceremony, three of the coveted prizes. Some of the cinema owners fear that Netflix was threatening with his streaming service, and 139 million subscribers in all over the world the future of cinema.

+++ 10.01 PM: West Nile Virus could spread any further +++

After the mild Winter in Germany, scientists expect this year with the further spread of the West Nile Virus (WNV). The pathogen can also be dangerous for humans, is transmitted by mosquitoes. “The likelihood that the Virus has survived this Winter in mosquitoes, is very large,” says the Virologist, Ute Ziegler of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Federal research Institute for animal health, island of Riems near Greifswald. In Germany, the first WNV have been discovered in the last year-cases in animals. Were infected, especially birds, where the Virus is multiplying very well. So far was in Germany, not human by a mosquito bite. The symptoms resemble the beginning of a flu, later, the risk of a brain skin inflammation.

+++ 10.00 PM: Iran wants to be classified a war with the U.S. +++

After the decision of U.S. President Donald Trump, the Iranian revolutionary guard as a terrorist organization, has called on the security Committee of the Iranian Parliament, the members for calm. The head of the Committee, Heschmatollah Fallahatpischeh, warned the politicians, especially from the hard-line camp, with statements such as “return of the American soldiers in coffins”, the crisis does not escalate further. “On the Agenda of the Parliament only factual discussions in accordance with international regulations and the UN Charter should be,” he said. The revolutionary guards (IRGC), the elite unit of the armed forces in Iran, which is far more important than the classic army.

+++ 9.56 PM: Mount Everest is re-measured +++

Nepal has sent a Team to Mount Everest to be measured to him. The Prime Minister of the Himalayan state, Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, adopted in the capital Kathmandu solemnly a state appraiser, and three Sherpas. Two of them should hold on to climb the highest mountain in the world, and with GPS devices, the height and Position of the tip, while the other two remain at the base camp, a spokesman for the Measurement of competent authority informed. The data would then be evaluated and the result in December is presented. The Expedition was prepared for about one and a half years. It is the first Time that Nepal missed the highest mountain in the world. Most recently, he had been in 1954 by the Indian authorities to measure – since then, the record height of 8848 meters. Satellite data indicate that the severe earthquake in Nepal, suspended in 2015, with more than 9000 dead Everest but slightly, so that the mountain could be a bit shrunk.

+++ 9.51 PM: the higher regional court rejects lawsuit against cowbells +++

judgment in the fierce cowbells dispute: The animal chiming in the upper Bavarian wooden churches must go further. The Oberlandesgericht (higher regional court) in Munich dismissed the action brought by a Anwohners. For years, a married couple in the place of the bells of the cows to feel part of an adjacent pasture disturbed and the court is to reach a the end of the Geläutes. The husband and, later, his wife failed in separate processes in the first instance before the regional court Munich II. The man has now moved to the second instance before the higher regional court – and lost again.

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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