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Germany warns of rise in COVID-19 cases going into fall

Sep. 30, 2022 05:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister warned Friday that the country is seeing a steady rise in COVID-19 cases as it goes into the fall, and urged older people to get a second booster shot tweaked to protect against new variants. Other European countries such as France, Denmark...

Today in History: September 30, Berlin Airlift ends

Sep. 30, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2022. There are 92 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 30, 1777, the Continental Congress — forced to flee in the face of advancing British forces — moved to...

In one tiny German town, nobody worries about energy bills

Sep. 29, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

FELDHEIM, Germany (AP) — Europeans are opening their energy bills with trepidation these days, bracing for hefty price hikes as utility companies pass on the surging cost of natural gas, oil and electricity tied to Russia's war in Ukraine. Many are trying to conserve by turning down the heat and...

Judge: Berlin will likely need to repeat its 2021 election

Sep. 28, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin will likely need to repeat its 2021 state and district elections due to severe election day glitches, the president of the German capital’s constitutional court said Wednesday. Several political parties and government entities, including Berlin’s election...

Prosecutors raid headquarters of German far-right party

Sep. 28, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The national headquarters of the far-right Alternative for Germany, or AfD, party in Berlin were searched by officials with the city's prosecutor's office on Wednesday. Six other locations in the German capital and the states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria and North...

Denmark reports leak in gas pipeline in Baltic Sea

Sep. 26, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Denmark's maritime authority said Monday that a gas leak had been observed in a pipeline leading from Russia to Europe underneath the Baltic Sea and that there is a danger to ship traffic. The operator of Nord Stream 2 confirmed that a leak in the pipeline had been...

Kipchoge clocks 2:01:09 for world record in Berlin Marathon

Sep. 25, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — He's done it again. Two-time Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge bettered his own world record in the Berlin Marathon on Sunday. The Kenyan star clocked 2 hours, 1 minute, 9 seconds to shave 30 seconds off his previous best mark of 2:01:39 set on the same...

Eliud Kipchoge clocks 2:01:09 for new world record in Berlin Marathon

Sep. 25, 2022 05:24 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Eliud Kipchoge clocks 2:01:09 for new world record in Berlin Marathon.

Zelenskyy aide: Ukraine needs funds, expand Russia sanctions

Sep. 22, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — In addition to the human cost of the war, Ukraine’s efforts to defend itself from Russia are placing a severe financial burden on the country that it can only bear with the help of outside support, a top Ukrainian government economist said Thursday. The speed of...

Germany in deal for Slovenia to send tanks to Ukraine

Sep. 20, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Slovenia have sealed a deal that will see Slovenia send 28 tanks of Soviet-era design to Ukraine and get 40 modern military trucks from Germany, the German Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht agreed to sign a letter of...