NDR Info News from January 13th, 2023, 7:25 a.m. | NDR.de – News – NDR Info

Evacuation of Lützerath

The police are continuing their mission to clear the lignite mining town of Lützerath in North Rhine-Westphalia today. A tunnel dug by the activists causes problems for the officials. It should be about four meters deep and six meters long. It is not known how many people holed up in the underground passages under Lützerath. The Aachen police chief Weinspach told the WDR that it was also unclear how stable the underground soil structures and the air supply were there. The Technical Relief Agency is pumping fresh air into the tunnel. During the night, the police in Düsseldorf ended the occupation of the Green party headquarters in North Rhine-Westphalia. The eviction remained peaceful, according to a spokesman.| 1/13/2023 7:25 am

Special Counsel examines documents found at Biden

The US Department of Justice has hired a special investigator to investigate the discovery of classified documents in US President Biden’s private quarters. A lawyer and former prosecutor in the US state of Maryland is to investigate whether Biden broke the law. His lawyer emphasized that the documents had been misplaced unintentionally. He announced that the US President would cooperate with the special counsel. The White House has admitted that confidential documents from Biden’s time as vice president were found in a former office and in the garage of his home. | 1/13/2023 7:25 am

Puma breakdown series: top-level discussion in the Ministry of Defense

The series of breakdowns in the Puma infantry fighting vehicle is the subject of a top-level discussion at the Ministry of Defense today. Department head Lambrecht receives representatives of the armaments companies Krauss-Maffei Wegmann and Rheinmetall, who produce the Puma together. The Inspector General of the German Armed Forces, Zorn, also attended the meeting. Among other things, it should be about the extent to which the Bundeswehr can plan with the infantry fighting vehicle – and how new problems can be avoided in the future. In December, all 18 Pumas failed due to technical problems during a military exercise. Almost all of them have now been repaired. The armored personnel carriers were actually supposed to be made available to NATO’s rapid reaction force. They are now being replaced by the much older marten. | 1/13/2023 7:25 am

Development of onshore wind power stagnates

The expansion of onshore wind power has not been accelerated in the past year. According to the “Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland”, this is based on information from the Federal Ministry of Economics. Accordingly, the Federal Network Agency recorded an increase of 264 onshore wind turbines for 2022. In the previous year, 274 systems were added. Left faction leader Bartsch spoke of an expansion of wind power at a snail’s pace. The traffic light is stagnating at the level of the grand coalition. | 1/13/2023 7:25 am

Committee of Inquiry into the Climate Protection Foundation MV

The parliamentary committee of inquiry into the controversial climate protection foundation Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is starting its surveys today. First, two experts will be asked whether the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline was necessary. Two studies on the subject came to different conclusions. The state parliament of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania founded the climate protection foundation in January 2021. It enabled the gas pipeline to be completed after the US threatened the companies involved with sanctions. Because of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, Nord Stream 2 did not go into operation.| 1/13/2023 7:25 am

Peru: Authorities close Cusco airport again

Because of the ongoing unrest, the authorities in Peru have once again closed the airport in the city of Cusco, which is popular with tourists. The operation will be suspended as a precaution and for an indefinite period, according to the Peruvian Ministry of Transport. Yesterday, demonstrators tried unsuccessfully to occupy the airport. Cusco is the starting point for tours to the famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. Thousands of tourists were only stranded there in December after air traffic was suspended. In Peru, there have been violent clashes for weeks. The reason is the ousting of President Castillo. | 1/13/2023 7:25 am

Lisa Marie Presley has died

Singer and daughter of rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, has died at the age of 54. This was confirmed by her mother Priscilla. Accordingly, Lisa Marie Presley had previously been admitted to a clinic. US media consistently report cardiac arrest. The singer released three albums during her career. Almost two weeks ago she had attended the “Golden Globes” ceremony, where the actor Austin Butler was honored for his role in the film “Elvis”. | 1/13/2023 7:25 am

Handball World Cup: DHB selection starts the tournament

The German handball players start today in the World Cup in Poland and Sweden. In Katowice they meet Asian champions Qatar in the first group stage match. Throw-in is at 6 p.m. The other opponents in Group E are Serbia and Algeria. | 1/13/2023 7:25 am

Weather forecast

Showery weather today with stormy gusts, highs of 7 to 10 degrees. Storm gusts on the sea, severe gusts of wind possible on North Sea islands. Lots of clouds tomorrow and more rain, highs of 6 to 11 degrees. Gusts of wind at the lake and in the Upper Harz Mountains. The further prospects: Changeable on Sunday with some sun and further showers at 6 to 9 degrees. Changeable showery weather on Monday with 3 to 7 degrees. | 1/13/2023 7:25 am

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