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France, Germany urge new elections in Kosovo following flare-up in ethnic tensions

Jun. 01, 2023 15:38 PM EDT

BULBOACA, Moldova (AP) — The leaders of France and Germany have urged their counterparts in Kosovo and Serbia to agree on holding new municipal elections in northern Kosovo, hoping that another ballot would quell a flare-up of ethnic tensions that have led to violent protests in the region. ...

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...

Efforts to defuse Kosovo crisis intensify amid more protests

May. 31, 2023 12:42 PM EDT

ZVECAN, Kosovo (AP) — International efforts to defuse a crisis in Kosovo intensified Wednesday as ethnic Serbs held more protests in a northern town where recent clashes with NATO-led peacekeepers sparked fears of renewed conflict in the troubled region. Hundreds of Serbs repeated...

EU aspirant Moldova prepares to host major international summit

May. 31, 2023 11:12 AM EDT

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — European leaders started gathering in Moldova Wednesday on the eve of a sprawling summit aiming to show a united front in the face of Russia's war in Ukraine and underscore support for the Eastern European country’s ambitions to draw closer to the West and keep Moscow...

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...

Auschwitz museum criticizes use of death camp in politics after ruling party uses it in political ad

May. 31, 2023 08:38 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial museum has denounced a political spot by Poland's ruling party that uses the theme of the Nazi German extermination camp to discourage participation in an upcoming anti-government march. The state-run museum attacked...

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.

Number of new German citizens hits 20-year high as many Syrians naturalized

May. 30, 2023 10:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany saw a 28% increase in the number of people gaining its citizenship last year, with people from Syria accounting for more than a quarter of those who were naturalized, official data showed Tuesday. Preliminary figures show that about 168,500 people were granted...

Panel of historians starts 3-year review of 1972 Munich Olympics attack

May. 30, 2023 09:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A panel of historians set up to review the 1972 attack on the Munich Olympics is starting its three-year mission to examine what happened before, during and after the events of five decades ago on Tuesday, the German government said. In April, Germany's Interior...