key features:

Several people Dead after gunfire in school, in São Paulo (15.14 PM)holiday scheme in Austria is not in breach of EU law (12.20 p.m.)police are looking for in Brandenburg after missing Rebecca (10.36 PM): Volkswagen sweeps up to 7000 (8.04 PM)cardinal Pell needs to six years in prison (3.45 am)

The News of the day:

+++ 15.14 PM: at Least eight Dead in shooting rampage in a school in Brazil +++

In the case of a rampage in a school in Brazil, at least eight people have been killed. Two hooded youths stormed a school in the city of Suzano, in the state of São Paulo, and opened fire, the official news Agency Agencia Brasil reported. Five students and an employee were killed. After that, the perpetrator took his own life. The motive for the act was initially unclear. According to a report in the newspaper “O Globo” has the school Raul Brasil in the Metropolitan area of São Paulo is about 1000 pupils and 100 staff.

+++15.07 PM: Lufthansa ordered the aircraft for a period of twelve billion dollars +++

Germany’s largest airline Lufthansa ordered for a period of twelve billion dollars (10.6 billion euros) of new aircraft. As the company announced that the company has ordered 20 long-range aircraft, the Boeing 787-9, and 20 additional Airbus A350-900. The machine with two turbines to replace the older four-engine aircraft. The new long-range aircraft, to be delivered by the end of 2022 to 2027.

In turn, want to sell Lufthansa six of its 14 A380 Airbus. The machines are set to retire in 2022 and 2023 from the fleet. The purchase price was not disclosed. Airbus had announced in mid-February for his giant plane. The four-engine A380 is considered to be too expensive in operation.

+++ 14.55 PM: Church wants to with independent advice agencies to cooperate +++

The Catholic Church wants to continue to work with independent advice agencies to Victims of sexual violence in the Church faster. To search for partners outside of the Church, said on Wednesday the abuse Commissioner of the German bishops ‘ conference, the Trier Bishop Stephan Ackermann, in Lingen. “This could be a way to respond in this way, low threshold.”

+++ 14.13 PM: Stasi archive will be integrated into the Federal archives +++

The Stasi files archive will in future be subject to the Federal archives. “Through the bundling, we want to ensure the long-term backup of the files,” said Federal Commissioner for the Stasi documents, Roland Jahn, in presenting a proposal. Next, the Bundestag has to decide on the concept for the future of the Stasi files, Jahn, together with the President of the Federal archives, Michael Hollmann, developed. State Minister for culture Monika Grütters (CDU), welcomed the concept as a “very good basis” for the Bundestag.

+++ 14.09: Ten children buried in collapse of multi-storey buildings in Lagos +++

a Minimum of ten children are included after the collapse of a multi-storey building in the Nigerian city of Lagos in the rubble. The children were but apparently on life, said an employee of the rescue forces on site. The exact number of victims was unclear at first. In the upper floor of the building a school was located, according to the private channel Channels.

In Nigeria regulations, a plunge due to lax safety building. In September 2014, 116 people died in Lagos, a sechstöckiges building collapsed. In December 2016, the ruins of a Church buried in Uyo 60 people.

+++ 13.46 PM: California suspends all executions – Trump criticized +++

In California, all executions be suspended lines. The Governor of the US West coast state, Gavin Newsom, announced a Moratorium. “The deliberate Killing of another Person is wrong,” he explained. As Governor, he will not allow executions. In 20 of the 50 U.S. States, the death penalty has been abolished already. Three other States had already imposed in California for a Moratorium on executions. US President, Donald Trump has attacked Newsom because of his decision to violently. The Governor sat down with the suspension of the death penalty for “ice cold Killer” will of the Voters. “Friends and families of the always-forgotten victims are not excited, and I’m not!” wrote Trump in the short message service Twitter.

+++ 13.36 PM: civil servants Confederation again a constitutional complaint against the bargaining unit, the law a +++

The German civil service Federation (DBB) once again moves against the bargaining unit law before the Federal constitutional court. The officers ‘ Union, explained its constitutional complaint with new facts, which by the Karlsruhe constitutional 2017 predetermined keepers in the summer and the end of 2018, implemented in a revision of the controversial law.

+++ 13.30 PM: appeal: Somalis sued Germany after a US drone attack +++

The higher administrative court in Münster negotiated on the action of a Somalian who has sued the Federal Republic of Germany after a deadly U.S. drone strike in his home country. According to a court spokesperson, the plaintiff had not appeared at the start of the appeal proceedings. He will be represented by two lawyers. The Somalis complains in Germany, because his father in a US attack in 2012, had been killed by drones, the U.S. military site in the Rhineland-Palatinate Ramstein.

+++ 13.25 PM: cardinal Müller criticized the sentencing of Pell for the abuse +++

The German cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, has criticized that his cardinal colleague George Pell was convicted in Australia because of sexual abuse. “I don’t know more than what is reported in the media. But it is bad if it is not the truth that determines the reaction of the people, but the partiality of ideology, of a following,” said Müller, the German press Agency in Rome. “How can someone not proven fact, to be condemned, especially in view of the fact that many people were in jail, their innocence was later discovered.”

+++ 13.09 PM: million champagne bottles for the Brexit +++

In the case of a hard Brexits there is no the UK one: champagne. The French manufacturers have ahead of hoarded looking at more than ten million bottles of fine sparkling wine on UK soil, as the Chairman of the manufacturers Association of the UMC, Jean-Marie Barillère said. Until the planned exit date on the 29. March could be even 15 million bottles, as it is called in the industry.

The champagne manufacturer, arm yourself in order to the words Barillères against the worst-case Szenario: new import duties, and monster jams for suppliers to the limits. The UK is one of the largest export markets for French champagne. The industry hopes that there is for Brexit the Corks, especially if they are in favour of leaving the EU.

+++ 12.20 PM: ECJ: holiday arrangements in Austria is not in breach of EU law +++

failed to Austrian provisions for the granting of a sixth week of vacation per year after a ruling by the European court of justice (ECJ) against EU law. There is no discrimination on grounds of nationality, said the judges in Luxembourg (case C-437/17).

The present case, the Austrian Supreme court had referred to Luxembourg. Workers in Austria in General, five weeks per year holiday entitlement. Anyone who has worked 25 years with the same employer, gets a sixth week.

A company was sued and argued that workers who have worked in the meantime in another EU state, would be entitled to this additional week.

+++ 11.52 PM: the number of bankruptcies at the lowest level since 1999 +++

decreased The number of bankruptcies fell last year to the lowest level since the introduction of the insolvency code in 1999. The Federal Statistical office in Wiesbaden, the district courts reported a total of 19.302 company insolvencies, which were 3.9 percent less than in the year 2017. A rise in bankruptcies, there had been, therefore, recently in the crisis year of 2009. At that time, they had increased by 11.6 percent compared to last year.

+++ 11.40 PM: 207 Deaths in Swiss mountains – Beautiful weather lured hikers +++

In the Swiss mountains rise in the last year, 207 people in the mountain, mountain Hiking and other activities fatal accident or due to heart and circulatory problems, died. This is a significant increase compared to the 154 dead by 2017, said the Swiss Alpine Club. Alone in case of crashes 120 people were killed. The reason for the higher Numbers of the good weather in the summer and autumn, which have lured a lot of people in the Alps.

+++ 11:18 PM: report: cause damage to the environment a quarter of the cases of death and disease +++

causes A quarter of the diseases and premature deaths worldwide, a UN report estimates that environmental pollution and destruction. Air and water pollution and the progressive destruction of Ecosystems, the life-impaired rooms of billions of people and caused great economic damage, says the study. The Global Environment Outlook (GEO) the condition of the earth around 250 scientists from 70 countries worked for six years.

+++ 11.11 PM: Barnier’s Plan of London as a condition for a possible Brexit-shift +++

The EU calls for a decision on a possible postponement of the Brexit-date a specific Plan of great Britain. “The United Kingdom needs to tell us what it wants,” said EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The EU expected a “clear line, before we decide anything about a possible extension”.

It is the question as to why the extension should serve, said Barnier. The outlet agreement, the negotiations were terminated. “If the UK wants to leave EU and in an orderly manner to leave, then the contract that we have agreed is the only available contract.”

+++ 11.01 PM: the Federal government decides on improvements for apprentices +++

The financial support of apprentices is a major reform, The Federal government adopted a draft law of the Federal Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD), the innovations in the vocational training allowance and the training money. The Federal Agency for work no longer pays training allowance, if trainees live with their parents, but the training pay is not enough for rent, food, or rides to work.

in the Future, the demand for accommodation in the vocational training allowance and the training should be designed to be of money as a single lump sum. In addition, there will be higher demand rates. “By the adaptation to the increasing lodging and meal expenses due to the General price development is taken into account”, – stated in the draft law of the Ministry of labour.

+++ 10.46 am: a nurse in murder trial to a fiery death of Elderly woman free + spoken++

A 24-year-old auxiliary nurse had been spoken in a murder trial in the death by fire of a 82-Year-old free. From the point of view of the judges at the Karlsruhe court, the evidence was not sufficient to condemn the man because of the fatal arson in a nursing home in Oberderdingen, Karlsruhe, the chamber. In the case of the fire at the end of may last year came an Elderly woman died. Another resident was seriously injured. The man had to weigh in to the pure circumstantial process. (Az.: 1 KLs 470 Js 20606/18)

+++ 10.36 PM: search for missing Rebecca in Brandenburg at +++

The Berlin criminal police in Brandenburg, their search for the missing 15-year-old Rebecca. “We’re right back where we left off yesterday,” said a spokesman. Members of the homicide, as well as the Technical relief (THW), with “special device” to be in the forest in the village of Rieplos 50 kilometers Southeast of Berlin.

On Tuesday had held for specialists of the criminal police in white protective suits to mark on the ground at the edge of the forest on the look-out. In the process, they also kept a picture of tire tracks for comparison in the Hand

Since Thursday of last week, this is the fifth day, the investigators search the area around Storkow. Here, sniffer dogs, forensic technician, and a helicopter came. Police and prosecutors assume that the girl was killed. As a suspect, the brother-in-law of the adolescents. The 27-Year-old sitting in custody.

search for missing schoolgirl

Still no trace: How the search for Rebecca now

The search for Rebecca in a forest in Brandenburg, Germany was unsuccessful and was finally discontinued. Now a large number of police searched the area with its adjacent lake.

+++ 10.32 am: David Cameron: Brexit without agreement would be a “catastrophe”

The former British Prime Minister, David Cameron has warned against a withdrawal of his country without the agreement. “That would be a disaster for our country,” he told the television channel Sky News. The next steps are to prevent such a No-Deal-Brexit and an extension to theperiod strive.

Despite the second defeat of the Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday evening he was more behind the price of the head of government, said Cameron. “I supported the Prime Minister and her Attempts to have a Deal to a close partnership, always. It has my support. This is the Right thing to do.”

+++ 10.30 PM: Vienna again for the most livable city in the world +++

For the tenth Time in a row Vienna has been, according to a study, the most liveable city in the world. The Austrian capital is one of the eight European cities in the Top Ten of the study by the consulting firm Mercer. Also several German cities made it into the Top Ten.

place In Zurich is the third in Munich, the canadian Vancouver, and Auckland in new Zealand. Dusseldorf is sixth, followed by Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Geneva and Basel. Criteria in the assessment about the housing market, political stability, crime rate, recreational opportunities, or the air pollution

+++ 09.57 PM: Kiel Institute for the world economy lowers its growth forecast for Germany +++

The German economy will grow this year, according to estimates by the Kiel Institute for the world economy (IfW) is significantly slower. The Economists lowered their forecast on Wednesday of 1.8 to 1.0 per cent. For the coming year they expect a growth of 1.8 percent.

reason to be the weak start to the year for the industry, as well as political uncertainties, trade conflicts and the lack of clarity about the economic state of China. The Surplus of the public budgets is expected to decrease according to the analysis.

+++ 09.56 PM: More than 60 Dead due to rain and Floods in Mozambique +++

Since the days of torrential rain and Flooding continued to have cost Mozambique more than 60 people dead and thousands of homes destroyed. More severe damage is expected to bring a pull up of the tropical cyclone, such as a government spokesperson announced. The government declared the highest state of alert and ordered the mandatory evacuation of all of the cyclone Idai affected regions.

+++ 09.26 PM: the UK wants to reduce uncontrolled Brexit import duties drastically +++

the UK wants to reduce, in the case of a disorderly leaving the EU, the import duties drastically. As the British Minister for trade policy, George Hollingbery, announced in London, will be eliminated, in this case, tariffs on 87 percent of imports. On some agricultural products, reduced duties were levied in this area, the domestic producers should be protected.

The new customs system will evening, according to information from London on the 29. March will come into force, if it is not possible, until then an exit agreement to wrap up tightly or to achieve a displacement of the Brexit. It was a temporary System with a duration of twelve months, a jump increase in the price of EU-to prevent products for consumers and to secure the supply chain. According to the plans should be eliminated, in addition to customs controls at the border to Ireland, it said.

+++ 9.06 PM: Orang-Utan with 74 bullets in the body +++

On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a severely wounded Orang is discovered-Utan females have been found with no less than 74-gun bullets in the body. The approximately 30-year-old animal was discovered near the town of Subulussalam in a forest area, such as the local conservation authority announced on Wednesday. Except for the bullet wounds the Orang-Utan has wounds-Dame, a number of broken bones and scratch-resistant. In your vicinity about a month old, very emaciated Cub, which died shortly afterwards. The monkey females, according to the specifications of your Savior better by now – in spite of the 74 balls, which were counted at x-ray in a hospital. It got the name “Hope” (“hope”). According to estimates, there are on the island of Sumatra and the neighboring island of Borneo, a total of about 110 000 Orang-Utans. The great apes are considered to be seriously at risk, because you will lose through the clearing of virgin forests for their habitat. Also, poaching is widespread.

+++ 9am: Luxembourg’s foreign Minister: Brexit-shift conditions +++

After the renewed rejection of the Brexit Treaty in the British Parliament of Luxembourg has asked foreign Minister Jean Asselborn conditions for a possible displacement of the leaving the EU. The EU was not “averse”, the date of withdrawal in accordance with article 50 of the EC Treaty, said Asselborn on Wednesday in the ZDF”morning magazine”. However, it should be a concrete Plan, there must be something “tangible behind it”. Further concessions by the EU will not give it, noted Asselborn. “The EU has gone to the end of the flag pole.” The EU is out for the British, nothing more. “We have given everything.” The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, was the outlet on Tuesday evening in the second starting with the agreement to the EU in the house of Commons failed. The deputies rejected the submission, in spite of further Commitments by the EU, again with a large majority.

+++ 8.20 PM: Bayern does Not prohibit the transport of Animals in 17 EU countries +++

Bavaria prohibits the transport of Animals in 17 Non-EU countries, because that is where animal welfare standards are not met for sure. The Munich Ministry for the environment announced on Wednesday. On the taboo list, Egypt, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Bavaria’s Minister of the environment, Thorsten Glauber (Free voters) said according to a statement from the Wednesday, he hope that as many of the länder for the protection of the animals, connecting the Bavarian approach. “Animal welfare does not end at the border.” Also in the state wants to insist on a single solution.

+++ 8.04 PM: Volkswagen sweeps up to 7000 Digits +++

The Volkswagen group wants to emphasise its core brand, VW passenger Cars in the next five years in addition to 5000 to 7000. As the company announced in Wolfsburg to the VW routine to automate tasks, among other things, starting in 2023, a profit improvement of EUR 5.9 billion annually. Should not be occupied at the age-related retirement of employees.

The jobs will be eliminated in the management. Including the technical development of the VW employees in indirect areas of approximately 54,000 employees. The General material costs and personnel needed in the administration should be reduced to 15 per cent, it was said by the company.

In the next three years, in the core brand for the day to day business competent Manager Ralf Brandstätter sees the potential for wegfallende Provide a total of around 11 000 Jobs. For now, the birth stand strong vintages from the early and mid-1960s, shortly before the rest.

+++ 7.55 PM: Mexico’s President: 19 from Bus hijacked, passengers migrant +++

At 19 from a Bus in Mexico, kidnapped the passengers, it is, according to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to migrants. “I can confirm that there were migrants,” said the head of state on Tuesday at a press conference. Information on the nationality of the Abductees he made. The Bus was blocked according to the authorities in the past week in the violent state of Tamaulipas in Northern Mexico on the road, when four vehicles. Armed men stormed the Bus and kidnapped 19 passengers, whose names they had on a list. Identification of circles according to the number of those Abducted could be up to 25. The Bus was on the way from Tampico to Reynosa, a city on the border to the United States. López Obrador said the investigators were also of the possibility that the men might have staged her own kidnapping, to get on your own in the United States.

+++ 6.20 p.m.: health insurance Fund of TK: More complaints because of the potential for treatment errors +++

In the case of the technician health insurance (TK) are significantly received more complaints because of the potential for treatment errors. Therefore, all reported in the past year, nearly 6000 ten per cent more than in 2017, and a new maximum Insured, as the company announced, with a total of ten million Insured. Most of the complaints were, therefore, treatments by surgeons (33 percent), dentists and General practitioners. Approximately in every third case of suspected Reviews confirm. The Fund criticized part of the year long court proceedings, in such cases, and urged to strengthen the Position of patients in case of proof obligations.

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DPA +++ 5.30 PM: Two Dead in Anti-Terror operation in Indonesia +++

In the case of an Anti-Terror operation in Indonesia came on Wednesday, two people were killed. On the island of Sumatra, the wife of a suspected Islamists blew himself up, according to the police in the air. Your child died. The man himself was arrested. With more than 200 million faithful Muslims of the island state in South-East Asia, the world’s most populous Islamic country. Several times there were already severe attacks. According to the police, the use in the city of Sibolga in the North-West of the island. After the arrest of the man the police had surrounded the house. Then the woman detonated the explosive device. The police could not recover the body first, because it was feared that in the house for more explosives. The man is to belong to a group that is attributed to the terrorist militia Islamic state (IS).

+++ 5.15 PM: the Governor of California wants a Moratorium on executions +++

The Governor of the U.S. state of California, Gavin Newsom, wants to impose a Moratorium on executions. The death penalty was contrary to the values of California, in for Wednesday’s planned Statements made by the democratic Governor, which were pre-released. The Killing of a human being is “wrong”. According to the information of Newsoms office an execution cell to be closed in the prison of San Quentin. Recently a death sentence was enforced in 2006 in California. Since the re-introduction of the death penalty in the 1970s in the state of 13 prisoners were executed. In the Death row in California 737 prisoners are currently. The are more than in any other Federal state and represents about a quarter of the death row prisoners in the United States. Newsoms announcement does not mean, however, that prisoners are free.

+++ 4.10 PM: new Zealand and United Arab Emirates ban on flights for the Boeing 737 Max +++

To many other countries also impose new Zealand, and the United Arab Emirates have imposed a landing ban against all machines of the type Boeing 737 Max. In Australia, the decision shall apply without time limit, such as the national flight safety authority, the CAA announced on Wednesday in Wellington. Is affected, however, only the airline of Fiji, Fiji Airways. Other companies do not fly to new Zealand with Boeing’s 737 Max. The government flight bans are the result of two crashes of similar machines with a total of more than 340 dead, the most recent of which at the weekend in Ethiopia. Many Airlines put to a standstill the aircraft on Tuesday because of Doubts as to the security of the series first.

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flight recorder of the crash machine is to be examined in Europe

The plane crashes of the Boeing 737 Max 8 will have further consequences. The European airspace is closed for the type of aircraft, many Airlines can the machines on the floor. The developments in the Overview.

DPA +++ 3.45 PM: cardinal Pell for child abuse was sentenced to six years in prison +++

The former chief financial officer of the Vatican, cardinal George Pell, is accused of sexual abuse of Minors has been sentenced to six years in prison. A court in Melbourne, announced the sentence against the 77-year-old Australian on Wednesday. Thus, the presiding judge Peter Kidd remained well below the possible maximum sentence of 50 years. Pell denies all the allegations. The former Confidante of Pope Francis goes against the judgment in appeal. The Curia, the cardinal had already been in December a jury found guilty to have in the 1990s, two of the then 13-year-old choir boys abused. At that time, Pell Archbishop of the Australian metropolis. Since the end of February, he is already sitting in prison. The appeal trial will probably start in June. Criminal-reducing judge Kidd evaluated, among other things, Pells age, his health and his life.


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DPA +++ 3.15 PM: SPD tax proposes to grant for care insurance +++

The SPD is a far-reaching Reform of the financing of the care insurance demands. SPD-Secretary-General Lars Klingbeil suggested a tax subsidy for long-term care insurance. “The self-interests of the patient must be predictable and reliable. Therefore, it is right to limit them,” he said the “New osnabrück Zethe” (Wednesday) in front of the German Day on Thursday. To stop the explosion of Costs in home care for the needy, is also a compulsory insurance for civil servants and self-employed persons is necessary. “Should all the sick in the same way and in solidarity in a civil insurance and-care insurance. If the Union does not want to the still, they should make their own proposals”, the resolution warned Kling.

+++ 2.20 PM: the SPD of the Leyen in the consultant affair in the protection +++

In the consultant’s affair, the Chairman of the defence Committee, Wolfgang light on me (SPD), defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU). There is “currently no reason” for the personal allegations against the Minister, said bright me of the “Saarbrücker Zeitung”. In the next week, the beginning of the investigation into the affair ends it is “not first and foremost a personal misconduct of the Minister”. Also, the accusation of corruption is not standing in the room, said the SPD Deputy. Rather, it is a possible incorrect allocation of funds. In the Ministry of defence-million dollar contracts have been awarded by bypassing the public procurement law. Also, the accusation of nepotism is in the room. The investigative Committee wants to question, among other things, von der Leyen personally.

+++ 1.45 PM: US and Taliban see progress in peace talks for Afghanistan +++

After the end of the recent peace talks on Afghanistan between the United States and the radical Islamic Taliban in Qatar, the two sides have made progress. The requirements for peace would have been “improved,” said the US envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, on Tuesday in Doha. Both sides wanted to end the war. To the future of the prevention of terrorism and a withdrawal of U.S. troops already in agreement would be drawn up. A Taliban spokesman confirmed that there had been two areas of progress. A spokesman for the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani welcomed the progress of the talks. In this, the Afghan government is not directly involved. Khalilzad restricted, that there would be no contract without an agreement in all the for the USA important points. This also include the intra-Afghan dialogue and a comprehensive ceasefire. Khalilzad announced a continuation of the talks in Washington.

+++ 1.15 PM: Tijuana, Mexico is the most dangerous city in the world +++

The Mexican border town of Tijuana is a ranking list of a non-governmental organization, in the past year, the most dangerous city in the world. In Tijuana, there have been 2018, a Rate of 138.2 homicides per 100 000 inhabitants, it said in a report by the non-profit organization, “citizen Council for security and criminal justice”, which was released on Tuesday. The Mexican coastal city of Acapulco had, therefore, 110,5 homicides per 100 000 inhabitants in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, to 99.9. For comparison: In Germany, in 2015 came to 100 000 inhabitants according to the Federal statistical office of 0.8 homicides.

+++ 0.25 at: Rheinische Post: Green call for higher fines for false Parker +++

in view of the growing problems with counterfeit parkerizing in the cities of the Green make for an increase in the fines. “The penalties for illegal Parking should be brought in line with the European average, to address misconduct more effectively,” said the Chairman of the Green parliamentary group in North Rhine-Westphalia Landtag, Arndt Klocke, of the düsseldorf “Rheinische Post” (Wednesday). Germany spent with his catalog of fines in the lower range compared with its European neighbors, – said Klocke. The CDU would face an increase in the fines open. “If this is in the fight against the illegal Parking, the only effective means, then it is about an adjustment in thinking,” said Klaus Voussem, traffic policy spokesman of the CDU parliamentary group.

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