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COVID (3)

Many analysts believe that Wall Street will continue its upward trend in the coming year as part of a rebound from the COVID pandemic. The search for strong returns, on the other hand, is likely to be much more tricky.

Hardly any other sector was as hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic as aviation. But COVID also brought unexpected opportunities for an industry seemingly in peril.

Cancellations, delays, extensions: the COVID pandemic still promises to overshadow events in the near future to come. Regardless, here are some cultural highlights to look forward to in the New Year.

European Union (4)

The European Union and the United States want to introduce tighter rules for tech giants like Google. Search engine rivals are ready to step up as efforts are made to create a fairer competitive environment.

The country abolished the tax after it left the European Union. EU law stops most Member States from fully dropping VAT on sanitary products.

Stanley Johnson, the father of the pro-Brexit UK prime minister, says hell apply for French citizenship in the wake of Britains exit from the European Union.

European Union nations have begun mass vaccinations in an effort to put an end to the global pandemic. Outside the EU, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Serbia have already started inoculations.

EU (5)

The transition period for Brexit ends on December 31. This will affect Ireland more than any other EU member state. But hopes are strong that it will at least not reignite the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Flight and freight bans from the UK due to a new strain of the coronavirus have sparked a stock market sell-off across Europe. The blow comes while Britain and the EU remain deadlocked over a trade deal.

The country abolished the tax after it left the European Union. EU law stops most Member States from fully dropping VAT on sanitary products.

European Union nations have begun mass vaccinations in an effort to put an end to the global pandemic. Outside the EU, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Serbia have already started inoculations.

EU leaders have agreed on more ambitious CO2 reduction targets for 2030. Its not just necessary but very welcome news in an otherwise bleak year, says Neil King.

Brexit (3)

As global trade recovers, shipping and air freight capacity is in short supply, in some cases threatening Christmas deliveries. The problem is particularly acute in the UK, just as the next Brexit deadline looms.

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa aims to work on policy fields that have been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit. He also wants enhanced relations with India.

The British Parliament voted overwhelmingly for an EU-UK trade deal to avert the feared prospect of a cliff-edge no-deal Brexit in less than two days time.

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British fishers are less than delighted about Boris Johnsons Brexit deal, even though he said that as a result of the agreement they will be able to catch and eat prodigious quantities of extra fish.

Were not superheroes, were scientists, says BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin. In an exclusive interview with DWs Konrad Busen, Sahin explains how the firm will respond to a new virus variant and why he hasnt been vaccinated.

Heinrich Schliemann established archaeology as the science that we know today. The German adventurer and multimillionaire, who died 130 years ago, discovered Troy and what he thought was the Treasure of Priam.

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Every day in Germany a man tries to kill his partner or ex-partner. One in three attempts is successful. Activists say too many perpetrators are getting off lightly.

The US Congress has dealt Donald Trump a humiliating blow in his last days in office with the Senate voting overwhelmingly to override his veto of a defense spending bill.

Saman Haddad came to Germany at the age of 13 as the child of Iraqi refugees. Now, hes a well-known cultural figure in Bonn, unafraid to do things his own way.

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