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  • Climate action group Fridays for Future holds a global protest

    Climate action group Fridays for Future holds a global protest

    Climate action group Fridays for Future has started a global protest, with huge rallies planned in several German cities just two days before national elections. The climate action group says they hope to see 1,400 demonstrations in more than 80 countries on Friday, dpa reported. Climate activists call for socially fair and consistent measures to limit climate heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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  • North Korea offers talks in an attempt to get sanctions relief

    North Korea offers talks in an attempt to get sanctions relief

    The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said on Friday her country is willing to resume talks with South Korea if conditions are met, indicating it wants Seoul to persuade Washington to relax crippling economic sanctions, AP reported. Kim Yo Jong’s statement came days after North Korea performed its first missile tests in six months, which some experts said were intended to show it will keep boosting its weapons arsenal if the US-led sanctions continue while nuclear diplomacy remains stalled.

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  • Romanian church gets European Heritage Award

    Romanian church gets European Heritage Award

    The rehabilitation of the Wooden Church of Urși Village, Romania is winner of the European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards. The jury granted it a Grand Prix while the general public selected it as their favourite heritage project in Europe and proud winner of this year's Public Choice Award. Some 7,000 citizens from all over Europe voted online via the Europa Nostra website.

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  • Daimler buys 33% stake in battery cell producer

    Daimler buys 33% stake in battery cell producer

    German Daimler announced it would acquire a 33% stake in battery cells Automotive Cells Company (ACC). The maker of Mercedes Benz will partner in the joint venture alongside with the project's original founders Stellantis and TotalEnergies, Reuters reported. The purpose of the partnership is to develop cells and battery modules and "help ensure that Europe remains at the heart of the auto industry even in an electric era", Daimler Chief Executive Ola Kaellenius said in a statement.

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  • ECB: Soaring prices are worse than the Covid-19 shock

    ECB: Soaring prices are worse than the Covid-19 shock

    The crisis with surging prices of energy sources is worse and will take longer to be resolved compared to the Covid-19 pandemic slowdown and the supply bottlenecks for major industries, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said in an interview for CNBC. The Eurozone has been badly impacted, like many other regions worldwide, by disruptions in supply chains brought about by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent social restrictions.

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  • EC proposes a common charger for electronic devices

    EC proposes a common charger for electronic devices

    The European Commission puts forward legislation to establish a common charging solution for all electronic devices. With the proposal for a revised Radio Equipment Directive, the charging port and fast charging technology will be harmonised: USB-C will become the standard port for all smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, portable speakers and handheld videogame consoles. The Commission also proposes to unbundle the sale of chargers from the sale of electronic devices.

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  • New Age philosophy meets lifestyle culture

    New Age philosophy meets lifestyle culture

    Goethe-Institut in Sofia has been traditionally supporting young and independent artists. Thus, the annual exhibition Art Start was the occasion in 2019 for the German artist Kalas Liebfried, born 1989 in Bulgaria with the name Kaloyan Lyubomirov, to return to Sofia for his first professional participation. In 2020, he became nominated for the BAZA award, and now the logical follow-up is his first solo show in Bulgaria, titled New Age Balkan, which will open on 28 September at Goethe-Institut.

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  • German chancellor candidates plead for stronger Europe in final TV debate

    German chancellor candidates plead for stronger Europe in final TV debate

    The two top candidates running neck-and-neck to replace Angela Merkel as German chancellor called for a stronger European Union on Thursday in a final TV debate that did little to shake up a race expected to end in lengthy coalition negotiations, news wires reported. With days to go before the general election on Sunday that will see Merkel step aside after 16 years in power, her conservative CDU-CSU alliance is playing catch-up with the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) in the polls, narrowing the gap to just 2%.

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