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Thousands in Berlin protest against anti-Semitism

Oct. 13, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people in Berlin protested against anti-Semitism on Sunday, days after a man attacked a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle. About 10,000 people participated in the march through the German capital. Several thousand others protested Saturday in other cities including...

Germany probes synagogue suspect, pledges better security

Oct. 10, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — German investigators puzzled Thursday over how the suspect in a botched attack on a synagogue on Judaism's holiest day managed to amass at least 4 kilograms (nearly 9 pounds) of explosives and acquire four firearms, an arsenal they said he planned to use in a massacre. While many...

2 dead in attack targeting German synagogue on Yom Kippur

Oct. 9, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

HALLE, Germany (AP) — A heavily armed assailant ranting about Jews tried to force his way into a synagogue in Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, then shot two people to death nearby in an attack Wednesday that was livestreamed on a popular gaming site. The attacker shot at the door of the...

The Latest: EU's Tusk says Brexit part of brutality trend

Oct. 9, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The president of the European Union's council of national leaders says Brexit results from confrontational politics with "the ability to deal brutally with opponents, competitors, misfits or strangers." During a speech in Athens on Wednesday,...

Climate activists block roads, march in global protests

Oct. 7, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked roads and staged demonstrations in big cities around the globe Monday, part of a wide-ranging series of protests demanding much more urgent action against climate change. Demonstrators stopped traffic in European cities including...

The Latest: Climate protesters douse famous Wall Street bull

Oct. 7, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on international climate protests (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Protesters have doused New York City's famous charging bull statue with fake blood as part of a protest against climate change. The group Extinction Rebellion staged the protest Monday at the bull statue near Wall...

Famous Berlin kebab stand catches fire

Oct. 7, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — One of Berlin's most popular kebab stands, in a city famous for its Turkish-style kebabs, has been temporarily shut down after an early morning fire. The capital's fire department said Monday it was called to the blaze at Mustafa's Gemuese Kebap stand at 9 a.m. Firefighters were able to put...

Oak tree planted for German far-right group's victim felled

Oct. 4, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are condemning the destruction of an oak tree that was planted in remembrance of a victim of the far-right National Socialist Underground group. Authorities blame the group for killing 10 people between 2000 and 2007, most of them immigrants. The only known surviving member...

German forecasters cut 2019 growth outlook to 0.5%

Oct. 2, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A group of leading think tanks joined the German government and others in cutting its economic forecast for the country on Wednesday, predicting that output will expand only 0.5% this year and 1.1% in 2020. The economic institutes forecast that growth will pick up to 1.4% in 2021. Their...

Long sentences for Hells Angels members over Berlin killing

Oct. 1, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has convicted eight men linked to the Hells Angels biker group of murder over the execution-style killing of a rival five years ago. The Berlin regional court sentenced seven of the men, aged between 30 and 37, to life imprisonment for the fatal 2014 raid on a betting office in...