Hostage crisis in Germany: The building was cordoned off by the police PHOTO

Authorities responded to a hostage situation allegedly taking place at a pharmacy in a city in southwestern Germany.
The police announced on Twitter that due to the currently unclear risk situation, the area has been secured and that more information is expected.

Funding for R&D can fuel growth and support democratic institutions in Greece

In July 2022 Professors Konstantinos Drosatos and Nicholas Ktistakis published a letter in Nature, the pre-eminent scientific journal, demanding the creation of a national research foundation in Greece. Forty scientists, including myself, were co-signatories. The letter raised one fundamental issue, namely the lack of systematic funding that would support research in Greece.

Berlin will Allow Women to go Topless in Swimming Pools

After a decision by the city authorities, women will soon be allowed to swim without the top of a swimsuit in Berlin's public pools, the BBC reported.

The ruling came after a woman who was kicked out of an outdoor pool for not wearing a swimsuit took legal action.

A second woman reported being told to cover up while at an indoor pool in December.

Multiple dead in Jehovah's Witness hall shooting in Germany

Shots were fired inside a building used by Jehovah's Witnesses in the northern German city of Hamburg on March 9 evening, with several people killed and wounded, police said.

Early Friday morning, investigators could be seen working outside the building as a light snow fell, placing yellow cones on the ground and windowsills to mark evidence.

Vucic, Beyer discuss Serbia-Germany economic cooperation

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met with Bundestag member Peter Beyer on Thursday to discuss Serbia-Germany economic cooperation and Serbia's EU accession path.

"The partnership with Germany is of the greatest significance for Serbia," Vucic wrote in a post on his buducnostsrbijeav Instagram profile that also included a photo from the meeting.