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Germany detains 2nd man over fatal arson attack on refugee shelter in 1991

Jun. 06, 2023 04:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities detained a second man Tuesday in connection with a racist arson attack on a shelter for asylum-seekers 32 years ago in which a Ghanaian man was killed. Federal prosecutors said Peter St., whose full surname wasn't released due to privacy rules, was...

Wildfire on German military training site contaminated with ammunition

Jun. 05, 2023 12:34 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Strong winds have fanned flames at a wildfire on a German military training site that is known to contain large amounts of ammunition, causing it to double in size, officials said Monday. The fire near Jueterbog, south of Berlin, had been simmering for days as...

Berlin police record jump in angry motorists attacking road-blocking climate activists

Jun. 01, 2023 13:36 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Figures released Thursday by German police showed a sharp increase in the number of violent attacks on climate protesters in Berlin recorded this year compared with 2022. Police in the capital said they opened 66 investigations into motorists suspected of committing...

German police say teen injured in post-match brawl with French team has died

May. 31, 2023 12:15 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A 15-year-old soccer player has died after suffering severe brain injuries during a post-match brawl with an opposing team at an international youth tournament in Germany over the weekend, officials said Wednesday. Frankfurt police said in a statement that...

German court hands student lengthy prison sentence for attacks on neo-Nazis

May. 31, 2023 10:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A court in eastern Germany has sentenced a 28-year-old woman to five years and three months in prison for taking part in a series of attacks on neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists over a period of two years. German news agency dpa reported Wednesday that the...

Germany orders Russia to close 4 out of its 5 consulates in tit-for-tat move

May. 31, 2023 09:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday that it has told Russia to close four out of its five consulates general in Germany in a tit-for-tat move after Moscow set a limit for the number of staff at the German Embassy and related bodies in Russia. Foreign Ministry...

German government orders closure of four out of five Russian consulates in Germany in tit-for-tat move

May. 31, 2023 07:19 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — German government orders closure of four out of five Russian consulates in Germany in tit-for-tat move.

Berlin police investigate Roger Waters for possible incitement over concert outfit

May. 27, 2023 09:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in Berlin said Friday that they have opened an investigation of Roger Waters on suspicion of incitement over a costume the Pink Floyd co-founder wore when he performed in the German capital last week. Images on social media showed Waters firing an imitation...

Man joins VIP convoy, hugs German chancellor; security breach under investigation

May. 26, 2023 12:35 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police have been left red-faced after a member of the public was able to slip into a VIP convoy for Chancellor Olaf Scholz and then give him a hearty hug as he prepared to board a plane at Frankfurt Airport. Tabloid newspaper Bild reported Friday that Scholz's...

Man killed in accident in Berlin with old-fashioned paternoster elevator

May. 25, 2023 11:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A man died on Thursday after an accident involving an old-fashioned jump-on, jump-off elevator in Berlin, authorities in the German capital said. The accident happened in a building in a central district, the fire service said, and 30 officers were sent to the scene. ...