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Emhoff visits synagogue, Holocaust memorial in Berlin

Jan. 31, 2023 10:36 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, met with Ukrainian refugees at a Berlin synagogue and visited the city's Holocaust memorial on Tuesday as he wrapped up a tour of Poland and Germany focused on Holocaust remembrance and combating rising antisemitism. ...

Convicted hunger-striking anarchist in Italy wins transfer

Jan. 30, 2023 11:16 AM EST

ROME (AP) — After some 15 weeks on a hunger strike to protest particularly harsh prison conditions, an Italian man convicted in attacks claimed by anarchists was being transferred on Monday to another prison in Italy for medical care. Sky TG24 TV quoted Alfredo Cospito’s lawyer...

Austrian police find family illegally living in wine cellar

Jan. 30, 2023 07:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police said Monday they arrested a 54-year-old man after he attacked two social workers with pepper spray when they found him living illegally in a private wine cellar in northeastern Austria with a woman and six young children. Police in the Austrian...

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. ...