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Italian diplomatic property vandalized in Germany, Spain

Jan. 28, 2023 04:17 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s premier said in a statement Saturday that Italian diplomatic property had been the target of vandalism in Germany and Spain. Premier Giorgia Meloni said that the car of diplomat Luigi Estero had been set ablaze in Berlin, while the Italian consulate in...

Germany hopes to get 'green hydrogen' from Australia by 2030

Jan. 27, 2023 05:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official said Friday that she hopes her country will receive hydrogen made with renewable energy from Australia by 2030. The two countries have stepped up plans for cooperation on clean energy as Germany tries to find replacements for Russian gas...

Germany arrests 2nd suspect in Russia spying case

Jan. 26, 2023 04:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Thursday that they have arrested a second person in connection with a high-profile espionage case that embarrassed Germany's foreign intelligence agency. Federal prosecutors said Arthur E., whose surname wasn't released for privacy reasons, was...

German defense minister says tank training for Ukrainian soldiers to start within days

Jan. 26, 2023 04:29 AM EST
BERLIN (AP) — German defense minister says tank training for Ukrainian soldiers to start within days.

German news agency dpa says 2 dead from train knife attack

Jan. 25, 2023 10:54 AM EST
BERLIN (AP) — German news agency dpa says 2 dead from train knife attack.

Berlin airport cancels all flights amid ground staff strike

Jan. 25, 2023 05:19 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin Airport canceled all its flights Wednesday after ground staff went on strike to press their demands for higher pay. The walk-out affected about 300 flights to and from Germany's capital. Labor union Verdi said its members were seeking a raise of...

World War II-era map sparks treasure hunt in Dutch village

Jan. 24, 2023 09:29 AM EST

OMMEREN, Netherlands (AP) — A hand-drawn map with a red letter X purportedly showing the location of a buried stash of precious jewelry looted by Nazis from a blown-up bank vault has sparked a modern-day treasure hunt in a tiny Dutch village more than three quarters of a century later. ...

German government sued over failure to meet climate goals

Jan. 24, 2023 06:14 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent environmental group said Tuesday that it is suing the German government over the failure to meet its own climate targets. Friends of the Earth Germany, also known as BUND, said in its submission to the Berlin-Brandenburg administrative court that the...

16 objects from Germany tell story of Holocaust in new ways

Jan. 24, 2023 02:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Lore Mayerfeld was 4 years old when she escaped from the Nazis in 1941. Together with her mother, the little Jewish girl ran away from her German hometown of Kassel with nothing but the clothes she wore and her beloved doll, Inge. Mayerfeld found a safe haven in the...

Sean Penn's Ukraine documentary to premiere in Berlin

Jan. 23, 2023 14:05 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Sean Penn's film about the war in Ukraine, “Superpower,” will have its world premiere at this year's Berlin film festival, organizers said Monday. The documentary will run outside the main competition, which features 18 movies this year including John Trengove's...