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Germany's Lufthansa cancels hundreds of flights as its ground staff strike for a day at 5 airports

Feb. 07, 2024 04:20 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Ground staff for Lufthansa walked off the job at five major German airports on Wednesday, causing the airline to cancel hundreds of flights. The Ver.di union called on ground staff at Frankfurt and Munich, Lufthansa's two main hubs, as well as Berlin, Duesseldorf and...

Strike by security staff at most major German airports cancels hundreds of flights

Feb. 01, 2024 02:56 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Security workers at most of Germany's major airports walked off the job Thursday in a one-day strike to step up pressure in a pay dispute, prompting widespread flight cancellations. The ver.di union, which announced the walkout on Tuesday afternoon, called on workers...

Union calls on security workers at most major German airports to strike on Thursday

Jan. 31, 2024 17:18 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A union has called on security staff at most of Germany's major airports to stage a one-day strike on Thursday as it steps up pressure on employers in a pay dispute. The ver.di union announced the strikes on Tuesday. It said the strike will affect Germany's busiest...

The popularity of a far-right party produces counter-rallies across Germany

Jan. 28, 2024 11:03 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people in Germany turned out for a third weekend to protest the popularity and policies of the far-right Alternative for Germany, or AfD party. A rally in Hamburg took place Sunday with a theme of “For diversity and our democracy - Hamburg...

Protests against Germany's far right gain new momentum after report on meeting of extremists

Jan. 20, 2024 12:28 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people protested the far right in cities across Germany on Saturday, attending events with slogans such as “Never Again is Now,” “Against Hate” and “Defend Democracy.” The large crowds were the latest in a series of demonstrations that have been...

Tens of thousands pack into a protest in Hamburg against Germany's far right

Jan. 19, 2024 13:32 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people gathered Friday in Hamburg for a demonstration against the far right, and organizers said the protest was ended early because the mass of people led to safety concerns. The event in Germany's second-biggest city appeared to be the biggest...

Bayreuth Festival to have three women conductors, three years after gender barrier broken

Jan. 11, 2024 15:01 PM EST

The Bayreuth Festival will have three female conductors this summer, three years after the podium gender barrier was broken at the annual showcase of Richard Wagner's operas. The festival said Thursday that Simone Young will conduct “Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the...

Death toll rises to 5 in hospital fire in northern Germany

Jan. 06, 2024 06:40 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The death toll in a fire that broke out in a hospital in Germany this week has risen to five, with all of the victims patients, as investigators sought to understand the cause of the blaze. The fire broke out late Thursday at the hospital in Uelzen, southeast of...

4 patients die after a fire breaks out at a hospital in northern Germany

Jan. 05, 2024 05:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Four people died after a fire broke out at a hospital in northern Germany and spread to several patients' rooms, police said Friday. Emergency workers saw flames on the fourth floor of a wing of the building in Uelzen, southeast of Hamburg, when they arrived at the...