Germany: Police on alert for May Day violence
09 May 2021 | 2:38 pm
Thousands of officers were on standby as both left- and right-wing protesters took to the streets of Germany. Elsewhere, scuffles broke out at May Day protests in France, while hundreds were arrested in Turkey.
German Defense Ministry announced a new military aid package for Ukraine, which will include 20 additional Marder infantry fighting vehicles, 30 Leopard 1 tanks and four IRIS-T-SLM air defense systems.
Social status and whether German is spoken at home tend to be two key factors for why German fourth-grade elementary school children's reading skills are worse than the European average.
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Turkey has summoned Germany's ambassador after the brief detention of two journalists in Germany working for the government-friendly Daily Sabah publication. It called the operation "harrassment and intimidation."
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Belgrade for a third time to protest over violence. Protesters are calling for the resignation of the interior minister and the head of intelligence.
The former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, has refused to allow police to search his home, saying that they must be supervised. Khan earlier appeared in court to seek protection from arrest.
The German blue-chip DAX stock index has hit a record high amid growing market optimism. A Congress deal to lift the US debt ceiling and avert a confidence-wrecking default was credited with much of the upswing.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz urged South Korea to invest in Germany's chip industry after meeting President Yoon Suk-yeol in Seoul. Scholz also visited the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean peninsula.
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