Westerners are deceived by the YPG/PKK terror group's rhetoric of a “democratic society”, says Turcologist Walter Posch, a member of the Institute for Peace Support at the Austrian National Defence Academy.
In a report by a German welfare organisation, 13.8 million people are currently counted among the poor in the country, which is 600,000 more than before the pandemic.
More and more people are leaving the Bundeswehr, saying they did not expect an armed conflict. The number is twice as large as last year.
The two partners, makers of the Western world's most widely used Covid-19 shot, are currently discussing with regulators enhanced versions of their established shot to better protect against the Omicron variant and its sublineages.
Berlin is beginning to reconsider its relationship with its largest trading partner, China.
The group has urged Moscow to allow grain shipments to leave Ukraine and let Ukrainians taken to Russia against their will to return home.
The plan, formally announced by US President Biden at the G7 summit, will target countries desperately needing everything from roads to harbours - and until now often relying on the Chinese.
US President Joe Biden and his counterparts from the world's most industrialised nations have gathered at Elmau Castle in the Bavarian Alps, Germany, before they continue on to Madrid for talks with NATO partners.
German official said the G7 was also discussing the need to combine ambitious climate goals with the need for some countries to explore new gas fields.
Police deployed heavy security in the centre of Munich, eager to avoid a repeat of the violent riots against the G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg in 2017.
The war in Ukraine, global energy markets and the food crisis will be high on the agenda on June 26 and 27.
Economy Minister Robert Habeck said that Russia attempts to "destroy" European unity, using gas against Germany to retaliate against the West's support for Ukraine following its assault.
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