World economic forum in davos: just don’t talk about redistribution.

Experts debate what governments must do to get a grip on the crises. They continue to assume that inequality will increase.

The main thing is to be there: The elite of political and economic decision-makers – mostly male, for some inexplicable reason – meet in Davos. Picture: dpa

One should not put his word at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos on the gold scale, sent David Rubenstein in advance. The head of the U.S. investment firm Carlyle Group admitted that he had been quite wrong with his economic forecasts in 2014.

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University protests in turkey: “terrorists’ club”.

Students at Istanbul’s Bogazici University are fighting back against the appointment of a rector with close ties to the AKP. Also with social media like Clubhouse.

A student is arrested during the demonstration Photo: Burhan Ozbilici/AP/dpa

Protests against the appointment of an AKP-affiliated rector have been going on at Istanbul’s prestigious Bogazici University since early January. Unlike previous rectors, Melih Bulu’s appointment was made by President Erdogan. Notable protests have become rarer in Turkey in recent years. The resistance, which is not abating now, is taking place not only on campus, in Istanbul and other cities, but also in the social media – with the hyped network Clubhouse playing a special role.

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Science council versus finance minister: bargaining for billions

The Science Council wants more money for universities. In an internal letter, the finance ministers oppose ambitious figures.

Less money means above all nothing good for them, the students. Picture: dpa

More money for universities – that’s what the Science Council, the most important political advisory body on these issues, demanded last week. An internal letter obtained by the taz now shows how rabidly the finance ministers previously fought off overly ambitious spending targets.

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Because of the greek crisis: bosbach resigns from committee chairmanship

CDU politician Wolfgang Bosbach does not want to support the Bundestag’s decision to continue negotiations with Greece. However, he will remain a member of parliament.

"I cannot and will not go along with this path," the 63-year-old said. Photo: dpa

CDU member of the Bundestag Wolfgang Bosbach wants to keep his parliamentary mandate despite his fierce criticism of the German government’s Greece policy, but resign from his post as chairman of the Interior Committee.

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Urban development in hamburg: beautiful new city

In Hamburg, the investor’s view of urban development is law. The presumed next victim: the City high-rises. A protocol of an urban planning tragedy.

Hamburg’s city high-rises were once pioneering buildings, but no one wants to hear about them anymore. Image: Hamburg Department of Culture

When everyone in Hamburg agrees, caution is always in order. This time it’s about the city skyscrapers, four massive buildings from the 1950s that catch the eye of train travelers just before they reach the main station from the south. "An eyesore!" is the unanimous response, whether from political leaders or dwarfs from all factions, the Hamburger Abendblatt, the Welt or Mopo.

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Dispute over ethics in research: studying without animal sacrifice

Hamburg’s SPD and Greens want to ban animal experiments from teaching, while at the same time the University Hospital is building an expensive new animal experiment house. The Left Party wants to block the money.

What if? Symbolic protest in front of the University of Hamburg Photo: dpa

SPD and Greens in Hamburg want to write animal protection into the university law. Following the example of Bremen, a passage is to be inserted that demands, with reference to the Basic Law: Universities must promote methods in teaching and research that reduce the "use" of animals.

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Dealing with refugees in corona crisis: solidarity or shame

The current much-vaunted concern for the well-being of others ends with the refugees in collective accommodations. But they are the ones who need our help.

Danger of infection in a six-bed room: asylum seeker accommodation in Schleswig-Holstein Photo: Lars Berg/imago

Consistent compliance with contact restrictions saves lives". This appeal was emblazoned across a press release from the Federal Ministry of the Interior earlier this week. There is a lot of talk about solidarity these days, keeping your distance the order of the day. But what about people who would like to keep their distance – but can’t?

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Popular uprising of june 17, 1953: “stalin’s head fell out of the window”.

Academy President Klaus Staeck experienced June 17, 1953 in the industrial town of Bitterfeld as a schoolboy. A visit to his old home.

Academy President Klaus Staeck in front of the Bitterfeld town hall, the seat of the strike committee sixty years ago. Photo: Rolf Zollner

As the ICE rolls out of the station, Klaus Staeck looks behind the train in amazement. "Are we really the only ones who got off?" One of the snack machines is smashed, tank cars are parked on sidings. "Bitterfeld" shows the sign, the clouds promise rain, wind rustles the hair. The welcome is not homey. How could it be? June 17, 1953 drove Klaus Staeck away from Bitterfeld. June 17 brings him back again.

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Pre-election campaign in the usa: bashing in on everyone else

On the eve of the primaries there, Donald Trump is also coming to New Hampshire. It’s his first big appearance after his acquittal in the Senate.

Unquestioning loyalty: Trump supporters at the stadium in Manchester, New Hampshire Photo: reuters

On the eve of the New Hampshire primaries, Donald Trump flies in for a few hours. While the other party’s presidential candidates pitch their ideas and programs for every vote, he makes fun of the Democratic primary campaign in his long speech. "Vote for the weakest of them," he advises thousands of supporters for Tuesday’s primaries. Adding, "But I don’t even know who that should be, I think they’re all weak." The crowd chants, "Four more years," and waves flags.

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Study on flight and migration: what germans think

The majority of Germans see migration as an opportunity, especially in the labor market. There is criticism of the government’s disunity.

After all, more than half of those surveyed see migration as an opportunity Photo: dpa

When it comes to the topic of migration, moderate positions rarely dominate in politics, the media and the social networks. Consequently, terms such as welcome culture and homeland have become political fighting words. The Friedrich Ebert Foundation has now conducted a study to investigate how Germans view the topics of flight and migration.

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