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File---File picture taken Aug.3, 2020 shows teacher Francie Keller welcoming the pupils of class 3c in her classroom in the Lankow primary school to the first school day after the summer holidays in Schwerin, Germany. 2020. As Germany’s 16 states start sending millions of children back to school in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, those used to the country’s famous “Ordnung” are instead looking at uncertainty, with a hodgepodge of regional regulations that officials acknowledge may or may not work. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP, File)

Masks in class? Many questions as Germans go back to school

Aug. 9, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Masks during class, masks only in the halls, no masks at all. Distance when possible, no distance within same-grade groups, no distance at all. As Germany’s 16 states start sending millions of children back to school in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, the...

Police officers have arrested a man at the Weisestrasse in Berlin, Germany, where the bar 'Syndicate' is being evacuated on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Protesters have erected barricades and set several fires in a bid to stop Berlin police from evicting a left-wing bar that has been the focus of a campaign against gentrification. (Paul Zinken//dpa via AP)

Protests, arrests at eviction of left-wing Berlin bar

Aug. 7, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of German police officers faced off against protesters trying to stop the eviction Friday of a left-wing bar in Berlin that has been the focus of an anti-gentrification campaign. Police detained 44 people after protesters erected barricades and set several fires in an unsuccessful...

German nudist chases down boar who snatched his laptop

Aug. 7, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German nudist had the last laugh after giving chase to a wild boar that had run off with a bag containing his laptop. Pictures posted on social media show the naked man running after a sow and her two piglets to the mirth of fellow bathers at Berlin's Teufelssee, or Devil's Lake. Adele...

F|ILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, the British Union flag, right, and the EU flag, seen inside the atrium at the Europa building in Brussels. The number of Britons moving to live in European Union countries has soared since the Brexit vote in 2016, a U.K.-German study has revealed Tuesday Aug. 4, 2020.(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, FILE)

Researchers say UK faces a Brexit brain drain to the EU

Aug. 4, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The number of Britons moving to European Union countries soared after the Brexit vote in 2016, according to a U.K.-German study released Tuesday — an exodus comparable to those caused by major social or economic crises. An analysis of official statistics by the Oxford in Berlin...

Students are brought to school by their parents in Rostock, Germany Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 as Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the first federal state to resume regular school operations throughout the state. About 150,000 students are expected to attend their schools. (Bernd W'stneck/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa via AP)

First students resume class in Germany after corona shutdown

Aug. 3, 2020 7:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Children returned to school Monday in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the first in the country to start the new school year following nationwide shutdowns at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in March. Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek has...

Chairman Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., left, speaks with Acting U.S. Park Police Chief Gregory T. Monahan, prior to a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on actions taken on June 1, 2020 at Lafayette Square, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

The Latest: China's Xinjiang region has 28 new cases

Aug. 2, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

BEIJING — Numbers of new COVID-19 cases in China’s far northwestern region of Xinjiang are continuing to fall, with 28 reported on Monday. China reported 43 new cases nationwide, seven of the imported and eight in the northeastern province of Liaoning. No new deaths were reported, leaving...

Thousands march along the 'Friedrichstrasse' during the demonstration against corona measures in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. The initiative

Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions

Aug. 1, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands protested Germany's coronavirus restrictions Saturday in a Berlin demonstration marking what organizers called “the end of the pandemic” — a declaration that comes just as authorities are voicing increasing concerns about an uptick in new infections. With few...

FILE-In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during a joint press conference at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. China has condemned Germany's decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of international law.” (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China condemns Germany's Hong Kong extradition suspension

Aug. 1, 2020 4:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — China has condemned Germany's decision to suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong, accusing Berlin of a “serious breach of international law.” Germany's foreign minister announced the suspension Friday following the disqualification of 12 pro-democracy candidates from...

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 1936, file photo, America's Jesse Owens, second from right, salutes during the presentation of his gold medal for the long jump, after defeating Nazi Germany's Lutz Long, right, during the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Naoto Tajima of Japan, center, placed third. The performance of Jesse Owens will be honored in the stadium where he won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games when the world championships are held in Berlin this month. (AP Photo/File)

Fast friends: Unlikely ally aids Owens at '36 Berlin Games

Jul. 31, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

Jesse Owens attempted to block everything out — from the chants of the German crowd to the glares of Adolf Hitler in a seat looking down. As legend goes, there was one thing the American great heard loud and clear: Advice from an unlikely ally. Owens was a Black athlete at the 1936 Berlin Games who stole...

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 1936, file photo, American athlete Jesse Owens, left, breaks the tape in a record time of 21.1 seconds in the elimination heats of the men's 200-meter race at the Olympic Games race in Berlin, Germany. Canada's Lee Orr, center, finished second. (AP Photo/File)

Black Americans star in front of Hitler at Berlin Olympics

Jul. 31, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

The name of sprinter Mack Robinson may not be as well-known as Jesse Owens, the star of the 1936 Berlin Games. Robinson’s not even the most famous person in his own family, a distinction that goes to his younger brother, Jackie, who broke baseball's color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Mack...