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1952: European defence community  
Would a German military ever be permitted again? A stormy debate arose about this question five years after World War Two. A lot of cities were still in ruins, yet the United States and Britain urged the young Federal Republic of Germany to build up an army. It was intended to be integrated within a European alliance.

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27.5.2018 EU Commission plans ban on plastic waste
Plastic utensils, straws, coffee stirrers and cotton swabs may soon be a lot harder to come by in Europe. The EU Commission will soon present its plan to ban the single-use products in the fight against plastic waste.
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The Russian city of St Petersburg was founded on 27 May 1703. What was it called during Soviet times?