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Berlin preps 'huge thermos' to help heat homes this winter

Jun. 30, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The rust-colored tower rising from an industrial site near the banks of Berlin's Spree river looks nothing like the sleek flasks Germans use for coffee, yet its purpose is similar: to provide some warmth throughout the day, especially when it's cold outside. With a...

Germany plans to ease rules for legal changes of gender

Jun. 30, 2022 09:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Thursday presented plans to make it easier for transgender people to legally change their name and gender, ending decades-old rules that require them to get expert assessments and a court's authorization. Under the planned...

Germany sees possible Russian 'blockade' of key gas pipeline

Jun. 30, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's vice chancellor said Thursday he suspects that Russia may not resume natural gas deliveries to Europe through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline after planned maintenance work in July, complicating the outlook for this winter. Russia reduced gas flows to Germany,...

Russian lawmakers approve bill on banning foreign media

Jun. 30, 2022 07:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russia’s parliament gave final approval Thursday to a bill that would allow the banning of foreign news media in response to other countries' actions against Russian news outlets. The Kremlin-controlled State Duma approved the bill on its final,...

Poland completes Belarus border wall to keep migrants out

Jun. 30, 2022 05:43 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A year after migrants started crossing into the European Union from Belarus to Poland, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and top security officials visited the border area on Thursday to mark the completion of a new steel wall. On Friday, Polish...

Wimbledon updates | Isner beats Murray in 2nd round

Jun. 29, 2022 16:34 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 9:30 p.m. Two-time champion Andy Murray’s second-round loss to John Isner is his earliest exit from Wimbledon. The 6-foot-10 American beat Murray 6-4, 7-6 (4),...

German court: SUV driver must pay more for running red light

Jun. 29, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a driver should pay more than the usual fine for running a red light because he was driving a sports utility vehicle. The verdict dated June 3 could set a precedent for similar cases. In its ruling, published Wednesday, the Frankfurt...

Germany gets 1st Black member of state government

Jun. 29, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The daughter of two Malian refugees has become the first Black member of a state government in Germany. Aminata Touré was named Wednesday to the Cabinet of Governor Daniel Günther in Germany's northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein, on the border with Denmark. ...

Duma moves forward on proposed law on banning foreign media

Jun. 29, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russia's parliament on Wednesday approved the critical second reading of a proposed law that would allow the banning of foreign news media in response to other countries taking actions against Russian news outlets. The proposal must still pass a...

Fuel, transport subsidies help keep German inflation at 7.6%

Jun. 29, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Inflation in Germany eased slightly in June compared to the previous month, in part due to new subsidies that helped rein in the price of gasoline and public transport. Official figures released Wednesday show inflation hit 7.6% this month, down from 7.9% in May,...