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Berlin climate proposal fails to get enough yes votes to win

Mar. 26, 2023 14:34 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Sunday referendum in Berlin that would have forced the city to ramp up its climate goals failed because there weren't enough votes in favor of the proposal, the German news agency dpa reported. After about 98% of the votes had been counted, the supporters of the...

Berlin vote could turbocharge German capital's climate plans

Mar. 25, 2023 13:40 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Voters in Berlin go to the polls this weekend to decide on a proposal that would force the city government to drastically ramp up the German capital’s climate goals. Critics warn it could come with a steep price tag. Sunday's referendum, which has attracted...

Man attacks 3 people with hand grenade, knife in Berlin

Mar. 25, 2023 08:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police said Saturday that they have arrested a 61-year-old man after three people were wounded in a hand grenade and knife attack in Berlin. Police said the attacker detonated the grenade in the entrance of an apartment building in the Reinickendorf...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Mar. 24, 2023 03:41 AM EDT

MARCH 17-23, 2023 From Cyclone Freddy’s devastating impact in Malawi and protests in France against raising the retirement age, to fans celebrating with flares at a Premier League match in England, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published...

Bones kept by former eugenics institute buried in Berlin

Mar. 23, 2023 10:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of bone fragments, which may include the remains of victims of Nazi crimes, were buried Thursday after they were found on a Berlin university campus where an institute for anthropology and eugenics was once located. Some 16,000 fragments were found on the...

Germany plans to buy Australian-made combat vehicles

Mar. 23, 2023 07:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany plans to buy more than 100 Australian-made combat vehicles as it moves ahead with plans to modernize its armed forces, the government said Thursday. German and Australian officials signed an agreement to cooperate on the procurement of the new combat...

Germany arrests Syrian accused of joining Islamic State unit

Mar. 22, 2023 11:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have arrested a Syrian man accused of belonging to a unit of the Islamic State group in his homeland that kidnapped and killed opponents, prosecutors said Wednesday. The man, identified only as Asmael K. in line with German privacy rules, was...

UN chief's call for ambition on climate gets muted response

Mar. 21, 2023 12:31 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Senior government officials at a climate meeting in Copenhagen gave a muted response Tuesday to calls from the head of the United Nations for countries to show greater ambition when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. U.N. Secretary-General António...

Missing porcupine Brain returns to zoo, Pinky still missing

Mar. 21, 2023 12:22 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police said Tuesday that one of two porcupines that went missing from a zoo in central Germany over the weekend has somehow found its way back home. State police in Saxony-Anhalt had called Sunday for the public to keep an eye out for the two Indian crested...

U.N. chief warns humanity "on thin ice" as new climate report details urgent need to cut emissions

Mar. 20, 2023 09:13 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — U.N. chief warns humanity "on thin ice" as new climate report details urgent need to cut emissions.