Appeal from the Federal President: Steinmeier calls for contact restrictions

Status: 11/28/2021 00:54 In view of the corona situation, Federal President Steinmeier has called for voluntary reductions in contacts in order to prevent a lockdown. Previously, Leopoldina scientists had demanded immediate contact restrictions. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged citizens to prevent a lockdown through voluntary contact restrictions. “It is important that we all act … Read more

Jerome Powell set to retain US Federal Reserve chairmanship

Jerome Powell on Capitol Hill, September 30, 2021. POOL NEW / REUTERS Appointed by Donald Trump, reappointed by Joe Biden. The Democratic President has decided to renew Jerome Powell’s term as President of the Federal Reserve (Fed). For her part, Lael Brainard, the institution’s only Democratic governor – she was its main competitor and its … Read more

Infection Protection Act in the Federal Council: This time probably no veto

Status: 11/19/2021 1:14 a.m. Today the Federal Council votes on the new Infection Protection Act. The meanwhile threat of veto by the Union countries shows how important the heterogeneous chamber of states would become during a traffic light government. By Hans-Joachim Vieweger, ARD capital studio Actually, nothing more than unity is needed at the moment. … Read more

Federal appeals court suspends companies’ vaccine requirement for Biden

“Too many people remain unvaccinated for us to be able to get out permanently,” said Joe Biden on November 4. SUSAN WALSH / AP This is yet another setback for Joe Biden, who had just recorded his first major legislative victory with the adoption in Congress on Friday of his infrastructure investment plan. A US … Read more

In the United States, the Federal Reserve begins to reduce its support for the economy

On the New York Stock Exchange, November 3, 2021. RICHARD DREW / AP Eighteen months after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Federal Reserve (Fed) decided to ease its support for the US economy. For months, the institution chaired by Jerome Powell has been caught between inflationary pressures and the disappointing recovery in employment, … Read more

Federal government: This is how states use migrants as a hybrid weapon

FFederal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) found extraordinary words early on for what has been going on in Belarus for a few weeks: migrants are being used as “weapons”, he said. And in a report from his house for the cabinet it says: “Refugees and migrants must not be abused for political purposes and individual … Read more

Proposed Building of Coastal Ga. Spaceport Awaiting Federal Approval : CEG

Camden County in Georgia’s southeast corner has spent nine years and $10 million seeking permission to build what would be the nation’s 13th licensed commercial spaceport. (Photo source: Spaceport Camden, a public-private company aiming to build a world class launch facility at a site along Georgia’s coast, is awaiting a decision from the federal … Read more

Federal Appeals Court Allows Texas to Continue Enforcing Anti-Abortion Law | Univision News United States

Texas may continue to ban most abortions after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the latest attempt by the Joe Biden administration to undo a new law that has become the nation’s biggest brake on abortion in nearly 50 years. The decision keeps the law, known as SB8, in effect while the Justice Department … Read more