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Germany, France pledge mutual support to avert energy crunch

Nov. 25, 2022 15:13 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and France pledged Friday to provide each other mutual support in preventing a possible energy crisis after supplies from Russia dried up amid the war in Ukraine. As part of a joint agreement signed by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French Prime Minister...

Security review after protesters disrupt Berlin air traffic

Nov. 25, 2022 07:35 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany on Friday were reviewing security measures at Berlin's airport a day after six climate activists invaded the grounds and briefly disrupted flights. German news agency dpa quoted a spokesman for Berlin Brandenburg Airport saying that Thursday's...

Poland upsets some by rebuffing German air defense system

Nov. 24, 2022 17:25 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government says an anti-missile system which Germany offered to send to Poland should instead go to Ukraine, a proposal that is a likely non-starter for Berlin because it would significantly ratchet up NATO involvement in Ukraine. Poland's...

IEA chief sees energy crunch for Europe next winter

Nov. 24, 2022 12:19 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Europe should be able to cope with the natural gas supply crunch in the coming months thanks to considerable reserves although the continent could face a bigger energy crisis next winter, the head of the International Energy Agency said Thursday. Fatih Birol said...

Domestic violence in Germany increases over last 5 years

Nov. 24, 2022 06:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The number of domestic violence victims in Germany has increased by 3.4% in the last five years and the overwhelming majority of them are women, the German government said Thursday. A government report indicated that there were 143,604 domestic violence cases in 2021,...

Gone in 9 minutes: How Celtic gold heist unfolded in Germany

Nov. 23, 2022 19:38 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thieves who broke into a southern German museum and stole hundreds of ancient gold coins got in and out in nine minutes without raising the alarm, officials said Wednesday, in a further sign that the heist was the work of organized criminals. Police have launched an...

Germany rejects former UK PM's claim on Ukraine war stance

Nov. 23, 2022 08:19 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday rejected former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s claim that Berlin initially wanted Ukraine to quickly “fold” following Russia’s invasion in February. CNN Portugal quoted Johnson saying Monday that “the German view...

Berlin film fest gives Spielberg lifetime achievement award

Nov. 22, 2022 08:45 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Steven Spielberg will be honored for his life's work at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Festival organizers said Tuesday that the 75-year-old American director, producer and screenwriter will be awarded an honorary Golden Bear, the annual event's...

Kurdish militants fire at Turkish border town, 2 killed

Nov. 21, 2022 15:04 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Suspected Kurdish militants in Syria fired rockets across the border into Turkey on Monday, killing at least two people and wounding 10 others, Turkish officials said. The attack followed deadly airstrikes by Turkey on suspected militant targets in Syria and Iraq. ...

Soccer-mad Germans turning their backs on World Cup

Nov. 18, 2022 11:25 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Normally when the World Cup comes around, Germans happily wave their country’s flag and enthusiastically back their team. Not this time. Anyone walking around Berlin this week will struggle to notice any signs of World Cup fervor. There are no flags,...