Protesters in Berlin threw bottles, firecrackers and stones at police during May Day marches in the Neukölln neighborhood of the German capital. According to police tallies, 5,000 people took part in the rally, while organizers put the turnout closer to 20,000. Police took several demonstrators into custody. A reporter for Berlin's Tagesspiegel newspaper noted that after confrontations between protesters and police, the situation in Neukölln had calmed somewhat. DW journalist Elliot Douglas said fire was still raging in Neukölln shortly before curfew, but crowds started leaving as riot police were taking over the scene. The first of May, the annual holiday for workers' rights, is typically heralded by loud protests and well-attended street marches . This year, with many people unhappy at the coronavirus restrictions currently in place, authorities have been on increased alert. Left meets right in Germany Thousands of police officers were on hand ahead of … [Read more...] about May Day rallies: Police, protesters clash in Berlin, Paris
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It was Franklin Roosevelt who first invited Americans to use "the first 100 days" as a measure of his success as president. Nearly 90 years later, Joe Biden will mark his 100th day in the White House with the country - as it is on most things these days - divided over what he has achieved as president so far. A raft of opinion polls to mark Mr Biden's first 100 days shows the president's approval rating - that measure beloved of American pollsters - ranging between 52% and 58%. It is the third-lowest approval rating of any president in his first 100 days since the Second World War. The average for the last 14 presidents is 66%. The lowest ever? Donald Trump's 42% in 2017. That Mr Trump and Mr Biden have governed in such hyper-partisan political times certainly goes some way to explaining those historically low marks. But, for the Biden administration, having the approval of a majority of Americans - however slim that majority - is a significant achievement. There … [Read more...] about Joe Biden’s first 100 days: What the president promised – and what he delivered
A tense stand off is taking place in waters around Jersey after two Royal Navy gunships were ordered to patrol a potential blockade by furious French fishermen. Boris Johnson sent two offshore patrol vessels to monitor the situation at the Channel Island on Wednesday night as a dispute erupted over post-Brexit fishing rights. On Thursday morning, dozens of French fishing boats gathered outside St Helier in protest at changes to fishing rules, prompting fears they might attempt to blockade the harbour. As the row deepened, France sent two patrol boats to Jersey "to ensure the protection of human life at sea". Fishing was a major sticking point in the Brexit negotiations and the industry remains symbolic to both Britain and France. Here we look at what has led us to this point. Why are the French fishermen annoyed? The row centres on access to fishing waters around Jersey after the UK formally severed its ties with the EU. The Channel Island has said that French … [Read more...] about What ‘war with France’ fishing dispute is about – and why it’s happened on election day
The leaders of the US's historical allies have been particularly enthusiastic in their applause for President Joe Biden . The 78-year-old has displayed more energy in his first 100 days in office than many much younger people can dream of. The new man at the reins of the US government has a clear agenda and he is moving along with it. For domestic policy, Biden has tools at his disposal that his equivalents such as the German chancellor do not. He can bypass Congress by issuing executive orders to enforce unilateral decisions. On day one of his term , he did just that and returned the US officially to the Paris Agreement on climate change. DW's Ines Pohl Executive orders are not legislation and require no approval from Congress. The president has since signed 40 such directives. The problem with ruling by executive order is that a president's successors can undo decrees with the stroke of their own pens. A split Congress The Democrats enjoy only a very slim … [Read more...] about Opinion: Biden’s more popular than Trump — is that enough?
Though vaccination progress in many EU countries is slow because of supply bottlenecks at manufacturers, Israel currently has more available supply than national demand. To date, Israel has administered the most COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita in the world. More than 3.67 million Israelis have received the first dose of the BioNTech-Pfizer mRNA vaccine since the vaccination campaign began on December 20. This represents about 40% of the country's population. More than 28% have already received the second dose. And among those over 60, more than 80% have already been vaccinated. Meanwhile, anyone over the age of 16 can be vaccinated immediately. Israel currently has so much supply from BioNTech-Pfizer that Moderna's vaccine is not even being administered yet, even though it has been licensed in Israel since January 5. Watch video 03:07 Share Israel: Racing the virus Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web … [Read more...] about Israel’s clever coronavirus vaccination strategy