Questions of the day: Merkel defends corona measures, France bans right-wing “gray wolves” policy

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What happened?

Merkel defends corona measures: “The virus punishes halfheartedness”: Explain, explain, explain: Chancellor justifies partial lockdown as the mildest possible measure.

It remains “four weeks away” – with the possibility “for everyone to make November this year a turning point in the pandemic.”

• The suspect from Monbijoupark reports himself to the police
On Saturday evening, a 13-year-old boy was killed by a knife attack in Monbijoupark in Berlin-Mitte. A 41-year-old turned himself in to the police on Monday. You can find out more about it here.

• France’s fight against Islamist extremists
France thought on Monday after several Islamist-inspired attacks on the murdered teacher Samuel Paty, Albrecht Meier knows more about this. There was also a minute of silence in schools in Berlin for the murdered teacher. Christina Marina attended a school in Kreuzberg. The French government has also announced it will ban Turkish right-wing gray wolves.

• Now comes the Nutri-Score – and what’s the point?
The Nutri-Score assesses foods. Now it is officially in the supermarkets. Heike Jahberg knows what the new label is good at – and where it leads customers astray.

• Metro lands on whale
That went well again: a metro almost fell over a railing in Rotterdam. But a work of art seemed worse.

What was discussed?

Caricature: Klaus Stuttmann

• What if Trump loses – but still doesn’t go? What if Trump stays in the White House after January 20 after losing the election? That could lead to civil war. An analysis by Malte Lehming.

• Is American democracy dying? “We weren’t alarming enough,” said American political scientist Daniel Ziblatt. The author of How Democracies Die warned early on that Trump was a threat to democracy. In an interview with Georg Diez, he talks about his fears about what the US – and the world – can expect.

• From Kim Kardashian to Friedrich Merz, when rich people pretend to be perfectly normal. As a millionaire, middle class member, celebrity icon, Corona worries like everyone else? Anyone who makes wealth a matter of personal discretion is an obstacle to social policy. A column by Max Tholl.

• Freedom of expression in a crisis? Almost everyone in this country can give their opinion. Only sometimes a little less vehemence would be desirable. Because, according to Fatina Keilani, reconciliation has a great future. This has already been laid down in the Basic Law.

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Greg Griffin, singer of the band Bad Religion Photo: Svenski / St. James

• An interview with Bad Religion singer Greg Graffin: do I have to argue the facts? Every now and then you have to forget about political correctness, the American says. Moritz Honert spoke to Greg Graffin about the state of the nation, Trump’s election odds, right-wing punks, and old white men.

• Corona fall in intensive care units: the battle behind the infection rates More Covid-19 patients than ever, under staff: a nurse, a chief physician and a clinic manager report, Julia Prosinger and Hannes Heine have listened.

• A Balance After Four Years of Trump: How the US Economy is Faring Donald Trump wanted to bring jobs back to the country and cut both taxes and debt. What has become of it? Carla Neuhaus with an interesting fact check.

US President Donald Trump will speak in Fayetteville, North Carolina on November 2, 2020. Photo: Hannah McKay / Reuters

• From Bigoli to Mapo to Fried Chicken: with these ten recipes you get through the lockdown: closed restaurants suddenly give their own kitchen meaning again. And for these dishes: little effort, lots of fun.

What can we do?

Television: ARD shows a docudrama about the assassination attempt by a right-wing extremist on the student leader Rudi Dutschke in April 1968. Currently, Thomas Gehringer writes, “At a time of increasing violence from the right, it is important to remember that it has a long tradition. has. to ignore the structures behind the alleged individual perpetrators. (Monday, ARD, 11:35 PM and in the media library)

Stream: The US series “This is Us” is entering its fifth round – and also covers the very topical topics of Corona and Black Lives Matter. Markus Ehrenberg is happy with it. Featured on Amazon.

Saumagen to go food: The restaurants are closed, but no one should miss out on their favorite chef’s food. If you like it in the Palatinate region, the Berlin restaurateur Vincenzo Berényi is easily accessible. He has long been preparing for a new closure and has come up with other offers for guests in addition to takeaway meals. A tip from Cay Doberke from our Tagespiegel people’s newsletter for Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

What do I need to know for tomorrow?

This Tuesday, Americans will have a choice between President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden. At we continuously report in the news blog about the latest developments, the main swing states and the distribution of votes in the Electoral College, plus there are current analyzes and rankings from our colleagues in the US, as well as figures, charts and statistics for anyone who want to go deep.

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In a second trial against the Bergisch-Gladbach abuse complex, a 39-year-old man was sentenced to 13 years in prison and subsequent protective custody. More about this here.

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