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German council approves a revised plan by Tesla to expand its plant near Berlin

May. 17, 2024 05:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A local council in Germany approved a plan by electric carmaker Tesla to expand the grounds of its first plant in Europe, a proposal which has drawn persistent protests this year. Councilors in the Gruenheide municipality, just outside Berlin, voted 11-6 Thursday...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 10, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ No, France did not deploy troops to...

Russia celebrates victory in World War II as Putin accuses the West of fueling global conflicts

May. 09, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday wrapped itself in patriotic pageantry for Victory Day, as President Vladimir Putin celebrated the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II by hailing his forces fighting in Ukraine and blasting the West for fueling conflicts around the world. Even...

Another German politician is attacked as concerns rise over violence ahead of EU elections in June

May. 08, 2024 06:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent Berlin politician was violently assaulted and suffered injuries to her head and neck, police said Wednesday, in the latest attack on elected officials that raises concern over rising political violence in Germany. Franziska Giffey, the city's top economic...

Pro-Palestinian student protests spread across Europe. Some are allowed. Some are stopped

May. 08, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Campus protests by pro-Palestinian activists spread across Europe on Tuesday as some called for a break in academic ties with Israel over the war in Gaza, while schools increasingly faced the question under debate in the U.S.: Allow or intervene? German police...

Berlin police break up a pro-Palestinian student camp at the city's Free University as protests over war in Gaza spread

May. 07, 2024 07:47 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police break up a pro-Palestinian student camp at the city's Free University as protests over war in Gaza spread.

Germany recalls its ambassador in Russia for a week in protest over a hacker attack

May. 06, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany said Monday it recalled its ambassador to Russia for a week of consultations in Berlin following an alleged hacker attack on Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party. Germany last week accused Russian military agents of hacking into the top echelons of Scholz's...

155 police officers injured in clashes with fans at German soccer match, most from tear-gas use

May. 06, 2024 10:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Some 155 police officers were injured in clashes with Dynamo Berlin and Energie Cottbus fans over the weekend – most of them from the use of their own tear gas. Berlin police said 116 officers suffered injuries from tear-gas use, 28 from assaults and 11 after being...

As Putin begins another 6-year term, he is entering a new era of extraordinary power in Russia

May. 05, 2024 00:58 AM EDT

Just a few months short of a quarter-century as Russia's leader, Vladimir Putin on Tuesday will put his hand on a copy of the constitution and begin another six-year term as president wielding extraordinary power. Since becoming acting president on the last day of 1999, Putin has...

Berlin’s government offers to give away villa once owned by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels

May. 03, 2024 10:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin’s government is offering to give away a villa once owned by Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, hoping to end a decades-long debate on whether to repurpose or bulldoze a sprawling disused site in the countryside north of the German capital. ...