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Heat stress in Europe

The forecast does not bode well: The number of days on which heat can damage human health is likely to increase sharply in the coming years and decades. This slider helps to compare predicted developments in the periods 1971-2000, 2031-2060 and 2070-2099.
A group photo, with European Council head Charles Michel in the middle and Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala on his right hand, of the EU informal summit in Prague CastleŽs Rothmayer Hall, Prague, Czech Republic, on October 7, 2022. (CTK Photo/Katerina Sulova)
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New European Community

EU members have established a new political community with almost all other European countries as a response to Russia’s war on Ukraine. The aim of the association is to enable closer exchanges between EU countries and partners outside the EU. The interactive map shows the composition of the community, consisting of the 27 EU countries and 17 other non-EU countries.
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
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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.
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.
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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
LENINGRAD REGION, RUSSIA - JULY 27, 2021: A gas measuring unit at the Slavyanskaya compressor station (operated by Gazprom), the starting point of the Nord Stream 2 offshore natural gas pipeline. A gas treatment unit has been launched at the station. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will supply gas from natural gas fields in the Yamal Peninsula from where main pipelines have been laid to the Slavyanskaya compressor station. According to Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, the construction of Nord Stream 2 will be completed by the end of this year. Peter Kovalev/TASS

How much gas comes from Russia?

The share of national gas imports from Russia is over 50% in some EU countries. This interactive map shows how this looks in the individual member states. In addition, the graphic provides an overview of the most important gas pipelines from Russia to Europe.
A banner showing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading "Justice Prevails" displayed on a highway in the Syrian capital Damascus, on March 8, 2022. Photo: Louai Beshara / AFP
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Russia tactics in Ukraine war mirror Syria testing ground: experts

Besieging cities, shelling civilian infrastructure and arranging "safe corridors": the tactics used by Russia in its war on Ukraine mirror those it tested and fine-tuned to drain resistance in Syria's conflict