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American-European duel at the UN on the return of anti-Iran sanctions

Friday  05:19,   21 august 2020

© Provided by Le Point The United States formally activated Thursday at the UN a controversial procedure to demand the reinstatement of here a month of international sanctions against Iran , but immediately met with categorical refusal from their... >>>

The heat wave in early August led to 2,400 emergency room visits

Thursday  20:42,   20 august 2020

Emergency room visits for this reason represented up to 0.9% of total emergency room activity on August 11, before gradually declining. © afp.com/Martin BUREAU Water sprays in Paris on August 8, 2020 during a heatwave More than 2,400 emergency room >>>

Authorities warn of blue-green algae: some beaches are closed

Thursday  18:46,   20 august 2020

© Julian Stratenschulte / dpa / archive image A sign «Bathing is not recommended - blue-green algae» is on the bank of a swimming lake. In the east of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, blue-green algae have again been sighted in several bodies of... >>>

The corona pandemic will come to an end by the end of 2021, says Bill Gates

Thursday  16:10,   20 august 2020

© Provided by Business Insider Germany The Gates Foundation has already donated $ 350 million in response to the pandemic. Getty Images / Staff When the Coronavirus pandemic will come to an end is not yet foreseeable. Especially since the number of >>>

Lotto player wins more than 9.7 million euros

Thursday  15:25,   20 august 2020

© picture alliance / dpa / Illustration The official lottery balls. A lucky guy from Upper Franconia has won more than 9.7 million euros in the lottery. In the game “6 out of 49”, the still unknown player correctly typed the winning numbers as well >>>

Apple reaches 2 trillion market capitalization: Apple shares set new records

Thursday  08:40,   20 august 2020

Apple is writing Wall Street history again: The market value of the iPhone giant has risen above the threshold of two trillion US dollars for the first time. A US company has never traded this high. © Provided by Finanz.net Thomas Lohnes / Getty... >>>

Apple doubles market value to 2 trillion US dollars

Wednesday  21:31,   19 august 2020

© dpa Apple boss Tim Cook. Apple creates another record. About two years ago, the company had succeeded in being the first with a market value of one trillion dollars. Today it is the first with a market value of two trillion dollars. Shortly... >>>

VIDEO. California: Impressive "fire tornado" forms over fire

Wednesday  17:31,   19 august 2020

This very rare phenomenon that forms from a strong heat source can be fatal © Reuters A fiery tornado in Australia ( drawing). DANGER - This very rare phenomenon that forms from a strong heat source can be fatal. This is the season for fires in... >>>

Oil: Oil prices drop slightly

Wednesday  13:26,   19 august 2020

© dpa Brent is the most important type of oil for Europe. The WTI variety comes from the USA. The tense corona situation is affecting oil prices. Rising numbers of infections are fueling fears of further economic upheavals and falling demand. Oil... >>>

Handelsblatt model portfolio: Worthwhile DAX investment

Wednesday  09:26,   19 august 2020

Three managers, three concepts, three portfolios: The sample portfolio shows how you can beat the market. Ulf Sommer questions his investment in the Dax. The editorial depot: Ulf Sommer, Handelsblatt The ETF shares on the German leading index... >>>

Not because of money: This is more important for employees than salary

Wednesday  08:25,   19 august 2020

When it comes to work, most people are primarily concerned with money? Thought wrong. One study found that for most workers, salary is nowhere near the most important factor. What is crucial for them. © Provided by Finanz.net PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP... >>>

RWE collects two billion euros from shareholders

Wednesday  08:25,   19 august 2020

© Reuters / Wolfgang Rattay The logo of German utility and energy supplier RWE is pictured next to a traffic light outside RWE's lignite power plant in Weisweiler near the western German city of Aachen Frankfurt ( Reuters) - Within a few hours, the >>>