Optimistic US, pessimistic Germany differ on relationship status: survey
30 November 2019 | 8:42 am
A new survey has found that Americans and Germans have notably different perspectives on their partnership. Germans feel less enthusiastic about the US — and crave more independence from Washington.
3 Jan 2021
A poll has shown a large majority of people in Germany want to receive the vaccine which is due for rollout on December 27. Nevertheless, more than half of the survey's participants were concerned about side effects.
24 Jan 2021
Sarah Dwyer, a chocolatier near Washington DC, celebrates the upcoming presidential inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris with a special collection of chocolates. "If you give it to someone who might not be on the same political side as you, I think you can share just something a little bit sweet together," says Dwyer, who owns Chouquette Chocolates in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
13 Feb 2021
In the US, the Covid-19 vaccine programme is being rolled out, but the shots are not getting into the arms of many people who need it most, particularly Black Americans. They make up just 13 percent of the US population, but account for more than 15 percent of Covid-19 deaths. And desite promises to increase equality in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, little has been done to improve vaccine access in disadvantaged neighbourhoods where the majority of essential workers live. Our Los Angeles correspondents Valérie Defert, Pierrick Leurent and Ryan Thompson report.
12 Feb 2021
US President Joe Biden says his government has signed deals to acquire 200 million more Covid-19 vaccine doses, after touring the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.
16 Feb 2021
Initial results from a research study have found that "life satisfaction has decreased significantly." Will this improve once the second shutdown is lifted? Researchers are unsure.
6 Mar 2021
Hooray, the bad hair months have come to an end! Hairdressers and barbers, closed since December to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, are reopening.
23 Mar 2021
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are visiting Atlanta following the attack targeting Asian-Americans. The leaders are expected to tout hate crime legislation during the visit.
6 Apr 2021
More and more people are losing hope in the German government’s inoculation campaign. But family doctors are ready to help, and the health minister has said the vaccination pace will pick up.
12 Apr 2021
The Robert Koch Institute for disease control says 12.7 million people have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine. On Saturday, hundreds of protesters across Germany demanded stricter lockdown measures.
18 May 2021
Americans react after the top US health agency announced it was lifting mask-wearing guidance for people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
24 May 2021
"English is not my first language," writes Nakia Smith on her TikTok account, although the 22-year-old grew up in Texas. The young African-American woman has been deaf since birth, and uses her large following on the social media app to promote her little-known dialect: Black American Sign Language. In her video clips, she tells her 400,000 followers about the differences between her language and the standard American Sign Language (ASL).
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US President Joe Biden says that "getting the vaccine is not a partisan act," as he announces a National Month of Action to get at least 70 percent of all adult Americans vaccinated by July 4.
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