Latest Berlin News

Man throws baby off Berlin balcony before jumping to death

Sep. 21, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say a 23-year-old man killed his baby son by throwing the infant from the 7th floor of a high-rise building before jumping to his death. Police said Friday the man, who wasn't named, may have been suffering from "psychological problems." Officers were alerted by a passer-by who...

Berlin Wall reproduction off, at least for now

Sep. 21, 2018 4:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German capital won't be getting a reproduction of the Berlin Wall after all — at least for now. A group of artists planned to build a remake of the Cold War barrier around a downtown block in mid-October and tear it down Nov. 9, 29 years after the original one was opened. But...

Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past

Sep. 21, 2018 2:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An arrowhead firmly lodged in the skull of an ancient fallen warrior, a voluptuous woman's form carved from ivory and the mask of a Roman river god are among more than 1,000 major archaeological discoveries being brought together for the first time. The exhibition opening Friday at Berlin's...

Germany 'skeptical' on Kosovo-Serbia border correction idea

Sep. 19, 2018 7:15 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says that Berlin is skeptical about the idea of a border correction in the talks between Kosovo and Serbia. Heiko Maas, visiting nearby Albania on Wednesday, said that "there exists the fear of a domino effect." "We are skeptical and discreet on that...

German doctors: Pussy Riot poisoning 'highly plausible'

Sep. 18, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German doctors treating a member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot said Tuesday that claims he was poisoned are "highly plausible," but stressed they can't say how this might have occurred or who was responsible. Pyotr Verzilov has been receiving intensive care since arriving in Berlin from...

Top German spy ousted after clash with Merkel over migrants

Sep. 18, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency lost his job Tuesday after his remarks downplaying anti-migrant violence became a battleground between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her conservative critics. The ouster of Hans-Georg Maassen is the latest political aftershock resulting from...

German government concerned for health of Pussy Riot member

Sep. 17, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it's concerned about the health of Pyotr Verzilov, a member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot who is being treated in Berlin after falling severely ill. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Adebahr said Monday the government "hopes he will get better soon and...

German, Austrian leaders meet on migration ahead of EU talks

Sep. 16, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz are meeting to discuss migration before an upcoming European Union summit on the topic. Merkel told reporters in Berlin as she and Kurz prepared to sit down for their one-to-one talks Sunday that "migration is, of course,...

Mayer sets decathlon WR after Kipchoge runs fastest marathon

Sep. 16, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — On a spectacular day for track and field fans, Kevin Mayer of France set a decathlon world record in front of a home crowd, just hours after Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record in Berlin. Competing at the Decastar event in Talence, southwestern France, world champion Mayer...

Eliud Kipchoge sets world record in Berlin marathon win

Sep. 16, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge smashed the marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in 2 hours, 1 minute, 39 seconds on Sunday. His feat came as Kevin Mayer set a decathlon world record with a total of 9,126 points in his native France on Sunday, topping a previous best of 9,045 points...