World: nuclear power gains supporters, the SPD loses

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despite the summer heat shivering? This happens when I think about winter and scarce. Is it right to continue sanctioning Russia and support Ukraine? The ARD Germany trend provides answers.

Das AKW Grundremmingen in Bayern wurde 2017 abgeschaltet © Michael Bihlmayer/Chromorange/Picture Alliance The Nuclear Mundremmingen in Bavaria was switched off in 2017

If the Germans would vote for the Bundestag next Sunday, the ruling traffic light parties SPD, Greens and FDP would still have the majority, but only still scarce. would cut a coalition of CDU/CSU and Greens significantly better. This is a result of the ARD Germany trend on behalf of the daily topics that the opinion research institute Infratest-Dimap carried out.

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63 percent of respondents are less or not satisfied with the work of the federal government, this is the worst result for the coalition so far. However, only two of the three parties suffer from this. The SPD, which won the Bundestag election with 25.7 percent of the vote, slips to 17 percent, the FDP to seven percent. The Greens, on the other hand, can continue to score.

weapons deliveries and sanctions

for German Ukraine policy, according to ARD Germany trend, still exists, even if is a little more reserved compared to June . Four out of ten Germans find it appropriate how Ukraine is supported with weapons. A good fifth criticizes the arms deliveries as not far -reaching enough, while they are now going too far every third. The supporters of the AfD are particularly critical, while many supporters of the FDP and the Greens would also support further gun deliveries. However, there are any differences in regional viewing.

Ukraine war hangs over UN meeting on nukes treaty's legacy

  Ukraine war hangs over UN meeting on nukes treaty's legacy UNITED NATIONS (AP) — There was already plenty of trouble to talk about when a major U.N. meeting on the landmark Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty was originally supposed to happen in 2020. Now the pandemic-postponed conference finally starts Monday as Russia's war in Ukraine has reanimated fears of nuclear confrontation and cranked up the urgency of trying to reinforce the 50-year-old treaty. “It is a very, very difficult moment," said BeatriceNow the pandemic-postponed conference finally starts Monday as Russia's war in Ukraine has reanimated fears of nuclear confrontation and cranked up the urgency of trying to reinforce the 50-year-old treaty.

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There are various answers in western Germany and the East German federal states, which were part of the GDR until 1990, also on the subject of sanctions. With a view to all of Germany, however, only every fifth says that the measures imposed against Russia go too far. For every third party, the sanctions are appropriate to the current scope, for the same many they are currently not going far enough.

Energy from Russia? No thank you!

Approval is also available for the government's energy policy. 71 percent of the respondents are for Germany to become Germany as soon as possible regardless of Russian gas deliveries. Only 24 percent find that wrong.

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The unity goes across all population groups and party supporters - with the exception of the AfD: Here, two thirds consider the goal to be wrongly issued by the federal government. There are also differences in region. In the East German federal states that belonged to the GDR until 1990, support is significantly lower at 54 percent than in West Germany (76 percent).

Not so fast: California's last nuke plant might run longer

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Remove wind power, interrelate coal

But what measures should the energy independence be achieved with? 81 percent of the respondents support the expansion of wind energy. 61 percent find increased use of coal -fired power plants, as the Federal Government has decided. The same number of respondents would welcome it if a temporary speed limit was issued on motorways. But that rejects the FDP.

cohle energy and speed limit are particularly popular with older citizens, while younger people are more likely to be at a distance. Keep a possible promotion of fracking gas in Germany - regardless of age - only a quarter of the Germans for a good idea.

The nuclear power plants should run longer

Three nuclear power plants are still on the net in Germany, and they should be switched off at the end of the year. Only 15 percent of the citizens surveyed in ARD Germany trend would be right. 41 percent advocate extending operations for a few months. Just as many respondents would generally like to continue using nuclear power.

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rising energy costs , the traffic light coalition argues on further financial relief from citizens. SPD and the Greens are in favor, it is also discussed whether all citizens should get money, or only those who earn little. In the ARD Germany trend, only 41 percent of those surveyed speak out for the consideration of everyone. A majority of 56 percent, on the other hand, prefer targeted relief only for people with low incomes. Only the FDP (55 percent) followers and the AfD (52 percent) demand relief packages for everyone.

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A group that wants to eliminate nuclear weapons says the FBI's seizure of documents at Mar-a-Lago highlights vulnerabilities in global security: 'We really have no idea what was going on inside Trump's head' .
On Monday, federal agents found 11 sets of classified documents after searching former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence.Alicia Sanders-Zakre, a policy research coordinator with The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), said the organization is concerned that the presence of potentially sensitive material could be exposed to those who normally wouldn't have access to this kind of documentation.

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