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Berlin forest fire contained but ammo depot still a problem

Aug. 05, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A fire accompanied by explosions at a police ammunition depot in a Berlin forest was contained and large parts of it were extinguished Friday, but officials said they were determining whether the ammunition stored at the facility needed to be stabilized and cooled down. ...

Fire triggered by explosions rages in big Berlin city forest

Aug. 04, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A large fire triggered by explosions at an ammunition dump raged Thursday in a major Berlin urban forest on one of the German capital's hottest days so far this year. A huge cloud of grey smoke hung over the city’s western districts and residents were asked to keep...

Cold showers, no lights: Europe saves as Russian gas wanes

Aug. 03, 2022 02:21 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Fanning out like urban guerrillas through Paris' darkened streets well after midnight, the anti-waste activists shinny up walls and drain pipes, reaching for switches to turn off the lights. Click. Click. Click. One by one, the outdoor lights that...

End of the beginning: England wants Euro win to lead to more

Aug. 01, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In soccer-mad England, which sees itself as the home of the world’s game, women and girls finally have a team full of heroes who look like them. Some 7,000 singing, dancing, flag-waving fans — many of them mothers and daughters — jammed into central London’s...

Bayern, Chelsea teens play in Holocaust memorial tournament

Jul. 31, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Silence endured long after Holocaust survivor Shaul Paul Ladany had finished speaking to some of the most talented young soccer players in Europe. The 86-year-old Ladany hadn’t even mentioned that he completed a half-marathon 10 days before. There was...

Turkey: Germany must be impartial in disputes with Greece

Jul. 29, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister urged Germany on Friday to be “an honest broker” and not always side with Athens in disputes between Turkey and Greece. Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made the comments during a tense news conference with his visiting German counterpart,...

Russia cuts gas through Nord Stream 1 to 20% of capacity

Jul. 27, 2022 09:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Russia’s Gazprom on Wednesday halved the amount of natural gas flowing through a major pipeline from Russia to Europe to 20% of capacity. It’s the latest Nord Stream 1 reduction that Russia has blamed on technical problems but Germany calls a political move to sow uncertainty...

Over 1,000 Lufthansa flights canceled as staff strikes

Jul. 27, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — More than 1,000 Lufthansa flights were canceled Wednesday because of a one-day strike by the airline's German ground staff, affecting tens of thousands of passengers in the latest travel turmoil to hit Europe. About 134,000 passengers had to change their travel plans...

2 apparent homophobic attacks reported after Berlin Pride

Jul. 24, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Two apparent homophobic attacks were reported following Berlin’s annual pro-LGBTQ Christopher Street Day celebration on Saturday, police said Sunday. In one incident, two girls, aged 16 and 17, and a 15-year-old boy were confronted by a group of nine people in...

150,000 people march for LGBTQ rights in Berlin

Jul. 23, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Draped in rainbow flags and touting signs, around 150,000 people marched for LGBTQ rights Saturday at Berlin’s annual Christopher Street Day celebration, celebrating this year's parade theme “United in Love.” Berlin police gave the crowd estimate Saturday...