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Dispute over care allowance – fdp prepares proposal

dispute over care allowance - fdp prepares proposal

The proposal is to form the basis of a tripartite discussion between party leaders angela merkel (CDU), horst seehofer (CSU) and philipp rosler (FDP). However, a date has not yet been set.

There will be no "horse-trading" in this, the FDP headquarters were assured. "An exchange of concessions has not been considered."According to the newspaper "die welt" (wednesday), CDU/CSU faction leader volker kauder, on the other hand, made fun of the FDP’s demands for a care allowance at a faction meeting on tuesday. To illustrate the scale of the liberal amendments, he said: "what the FDP is asking for is worth two porsche cayennes. But the childcare allowance is not even worth a porsche cayenne."

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Eu keeps up sanction threats against turkey

Eu keeps up sanction threats against turkey

EU maintains sanctions against turkey in conflict over natural gas exploration in eastern mediterranean sea.

At a summit in brussel, heads of state and government agreed to use all possible instruments and options in the event of new unilateral withdrawals by turkey, according to the conclusions. At the same time, the EU promises turkey, among other things, to continue work on the expansion of the customs union if the situation calms down permanently.

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Koln takes over the top of the table – ice barbarians in crisis

Koln takes over the top of the table - ice barbarians in crisis

The team of former national coach uwe krupp won 3:1 at the iserlohn roosters and with 11 points ousted the previous leader adler mannheim (9) from the top spot in the table. Last year, the team from koln had only finished ninth after the preliminary round.

The eagles suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of the augsburg panthers (9 points), who are also still undefeated. Still without their two NHL stars marcel goc and dennis seidenberg, the mannheimers lost in front of 4833 spectators in a sold-out hall through a penalty scored by mario valery-trabucco in the 44th minute. Penalty converted in the second minute with 3:4. Earlier, a man from mannheim had blocked the puck from reaching the goal with his hand. In the jersey of the eagles, national goalkeeper dennis endras met his former club for the first time and was forced to make four saves.

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Akk: no fertile ground in germany for “yellow vests

Akk: no fertile ground in germany for 'yellow vests

CDU chairwoman annegret kramp-karrenbauer sees no potential for the “yellow vest” movement in germany. Right-wing and left-wing populists had tried to bring the movement to germany, but they had failed, she explained in the french daily le monde.

According to kramp-karrenbauer, there are two reasons for this. One is germany’s good economic situation, she explained. Another is the different political traditions. Demonstrations were to take a more important place in the political culture of france.

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Games for the serious case

Games for the serious case

The soldier taps his comrade on the shoulder: "there’s someone in the doorway." immediately the target takes aim and shoots at the enemy. More enemies storm over the desired projection surface from the left and right. The scene is reminiscent of a sequence from a first-person shooter. But the exercise is not a game. There’s a difference between gripping a hand-held mouse or controller or a real G36 rifle.

In the AGSHP, the hand weapons and anti-tank hand weapons training unit, the "input devices" include everything from pistols to bazookas. These are real, inoperable weapons, as captain marcus breede explains. Instead, sensors are built in. "Before the soldiers fire a live shot, they go into the simulator", says breede.

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Role models for youth

The tiefenstockheim volunteer fire department held a service to commemorate its deceased members at the traditional celebration of st. Florian’s day, but at the same time asked for the protection of its active and passive members. After the service, the fire brigade moved to the get-together. The focus was on honors.

Josef engelmann has been a firefighter for 60 years. He had joined at the age of 28. The fire department leadership will bring him home the certificate and the present, as he could not attend the ceremony for health reasons. 25 years ago, four young lads joined the army, all of whom had been members of the 125th anniversary celebrations committee in 2005 and are still active. Thomas blass was deputy commander for twelve years, is a group leader and machinist and worked on the board for nine years. Harald ruhl is a flag attendant and flag bearer. Andreas weiermann is group leader and has been on the board of the firefighters’ association since 2004. Michael rink was deputy chairman for six years before he took over as chairman in 2010.