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US: Swift, severe response if Russia sends troops to Ukraine

Jan. 20, 2022 13:18 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Thursday that there would be a “swift, severe” response from the United States and its allies if Russia sends any military forces into Ukraine. Blinken’s comments in Berlin appeared to be another effort to clear up...

US says nuclear talks with Iran at 'decisive moment'

Jan. 20, 2022 12:28 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday that talks with Iran over its nuclear program are at a “decisive moment,” and warned that Washington and its allies may change tactics if a deal isn’t reached in the coming weeks. Blinken said that the longer...

German FM: Diplomats shared blame for Holocaust

Jan. 20, 2022 08:02 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister said Thursday that the country's diplomats during the Nazi era shared blame for the Holocaust and she wants more training for staff to speak up against all forms of discrimination. In a statement marking the 80th anniversary of the Wannsee...

German actor Hardy Kruger, star of adventure movies, dies

Jan. 20, 2022 07:58 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Hardy Kruger, considered one of post-war Germany’s best actors, has died. He was 93. His Hamburg-based literary agent, Peter Kaefferlein, said Thursday that Kruger died “suddenly and unexpectedly” Wednesday in California, where he lived with his third wife,...

German Green party leaders face probe over bonus payments

Jan. 19, 2022 14:15 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin prosecutors have opened an investigation into the leadership of Germany's Green party, including the new vice chancellor and foreign minister, over pandemic bonus payments last winter. Prosecutors and the party on Wednesday confirmed the investigation into a...

Report: German police see surge in fake vaccine certificates

Jan. 19, 2022 10:41 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany are investigating thousands of cases of suspected forgery of coronavirus vaccine certificates, the dpa news agency reported Wednesday. It cited figures obtained from the country's 16 states showing more than 12,000 police investigations have been...

Blinken to meet with senior Russian as Ukraine tensions soar

Jan. 18, 2022 20:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet with his Russian counterpart in Switzerland this week as tensions between the U.S. and Russia escalate over a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, the State Department said Tuesday. The State Department said Blinken...

Timeline of NBA in 1980s as league celebrates 75th season

Jan. 17, 2022 10:46 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 22, 1980: The U.S. men’s ice hockey team beats the Soviet Union 4-3 in the...

German med students praised for standing up to protesters

Jan. 14, 2022 10:36 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German officials have praised a group of medical students who held a silent vigil outside a hospital in Dresden late Thursday in protest against a rally by far-right vaccine skeptics. Saxony's governor, Michael Kretschmer, thanked the students Friday on Twitter,...

Berlin Film Festival taking place in person despite pandemic

Jan. 12, 2022 12:48 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival is going to take place in person next month despite rising virus numbers in Germany, especially in the capital, organizers said Wednesday. “We are aware of the challenges posed by the unpredictable course of the pandemic,”...