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Depeche Mode line up 1st album, tour in over 5 years

Oct. 04, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Depeche Mode have lined up a new album and the band's first live shows in more than five years, an announcement that comes months after the death of founding member Andy “Fletch” Fletcher. The band said in Berlin on Tuesday that the album, “Memento Mori," will...

German minister tells Poland no chance for WWII reparations

Oct. 04, 2022 07:47 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister told her Polish counterpart Tuesday there will be no more World War II reparations because Berlin considers the matter is closed. Annalena Baerbock directly addressed Poland’s Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau at a news conference in...

Poland demands $1.3 trillion in war damages from Germany

Oct. 03, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s foreign minister on Monday signed an official note to Germany requesting the payment of about $1.3 trillion in reparations for the damage incurred by occupying Nazi Germans during World War II. Zbigniew Rau said the note will be handed to...

Germany warns of rise in COVID-19 cases going into fall

Sep. 30, 2022 05:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister warned Friday that the country is seeing a steady rise in COVID-19 cases as it goes into the fall, and urged older people to get a second booster shot tweaked to protect against new variants. Other European countries such as France, Denmark...

Today in History: September 30, Berlin Airlift ends

Sep. 30, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Sept. 30, the 273rd day of 2022. There are 92 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 30, 1777, the Continental Congress — forced to flee in the face of advancing British forces — moved to...

In one tiny German town, nobody worries about energy bills

Sep. 29, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

FELDHEIM, Germany (AP) — Europeans are opening their energy bills with trepidation these days, bracing for hefty price hikes as utility companies pass on the surging cost of natural gas, oil and electricity tied to Russia's war in Ukraine. Many are trying to conserve by turning down the heat and...

Judge: Berlin will likely need to repeat its 2021 election

Sep. 28, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin will likely need to repeat its 2021 state and district elections due to severe election day glitches, the president of the German capital’s constitutional court said Wednesday. Several political parties and government entities, including Berlin’s election...

Prosecutors raid headquarters of German far-right party

Sep. 28, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The national headquarters of the far-right Alternative for Germany, or AfD, party in Berlin were searched by officials with the city's prosecutor's office on Wednesday. Six other locations in the German capital and the states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria and North...

Denmark reports leak in gas pipeline in Baltic Sea

Sep. 26, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Denmark's maritime authority said Monday that a gas leak had been observed in a pipeline leading from Russia to Europe underneath the Baltic Sea and that there is a danger to ship traffic. The operator of Nord Stream 2 confirmed that a leak in the pipeline had been...

Kipchoge clocks 2:01:09 for world record in Berlin Marathon

Sep. 25, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — He's done it again. Two-time Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge bettered his own world record in the Berlin Marathon on Sunday. The Kenyan star clocked 2 hours, 1 minute, 9 seconds to shave 30 seconds off his previous best mark of 2:01:39 set on the same...