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May 2022

Despite Hungarian government claims of providing for hundreds of thousands of refugees, only an estimated 10 to 20% of Ukrainians stay more than a few days, relief organisations say. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP
Despite Hungarian government claims of p... […]

Hungary’s neutral war stance puts off Ukraine refugees

Like Kristina Novytska, most Ukrainian refugees in Hungary are keen to leave the country, whose nationalist leader's neutral stance on the war is an exception in the EU
24.05.2018, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sildemow: Auf dem Teilstück eines Ackers, das lange Zeit unter Wasser stand und jetzt ausgetrocknet ist, haben sich Risse gebildet. Nach der langanhaltenden Nässe haben die Bauern jetzt mit der Trockenheit zu kämpfen. (zu "Trockenes Wetter bereitet Bauern Probleme" vom 24.05.2018) Foto: Bernd Wüstneck/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa
24.05.2018, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sild... […]

2021 Among Warmest Years

2021 is clearly too warm and continues the series of exceptionally warm years. The graphic shows the temperature difference from pre-industrial conditions (1850 - 1900) in the period from 1850 to 2021.
Members of the MPK, the National Defence Training Association of Finland, attend training at the Santahamina military base near Helsinki on May 14, 2022. Photo: Alessandro Rampazzo
Members of the MPK, the National Defence... […]

Rattled by Russia, Finns flock to military training

On a windy island off Helsinki, people from all walks of life are spending their weekend doing military training, as volunteer numbers soar and Finland readies to join NATO to protect itself from Russia
European telecoms lobby group ETNO published a study naming the firms they see as the major culprits for failing to support internet infrastructure -- Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Netflix
European telecoms lobby group ETNO publi... […]

Tech vs telecoms: EU ignites debate on ‘net neutrality’

Tech and streaming giants suck up vast amounts of bandwidth, so the EU this week revived a long-standing idea to make them pay the telecom firms who maintain the infrastructure
Fahrzeuge der Panzergrenadierbrigade 37 „Freistaat Sachsen“ setzen mit einer Schwimmschnellbrücke über die Elbe. Per Gefechtsmarsch verlegt die Truppe derzeit ihre Fahrzeuge über öffentliche Straßen zum Truppenübungsplatz Bergen. Bis zum 05. Mai 2022 muss daher auf der Bundesstraße B188 sowie auf der Strecke vom Truppenübungsplatz über Gardelegen und Beetzendorf zur B248 mit Truppenbewegungen gerechnet werden.
Fahrzeuge der Panzergrenadierbrigade 37 ... […]

Countries with the highest military spending

Which country spends how much on the military? The chart lists 15 countries - the graph can be sorted by absolute values in billion US$ or percentage changes in military spending since 2012
Festival-goers use a urinal on the opening day of the 19th Eurockeennes Festival in Belfort, France, on June 29, 2007. Photo: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek / AFP / File
Festival-goers use a urinal on the openi... […]

Can pee help to feed the world?

Human urine may seem like a crude way of fertilising plants in the era of industrial agriculture, but as researchers look for ways to reduce reliance on chemicals, some are growing increasingly interested in the potential of pee