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.
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.
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.
Germany cracks down on climate activists after Scholz brands protest group’s tactics ‘nutty’May 24, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German police raided 15 properties linked to the Last Generation climate activist group Wednesday, seizing assets as part of an investigation into its finances in a sign of growing impatience with disruptive protest tactics also seen in other European countries.
Russia TV celebrates as it reports the capture of Bakhmut, comparing it to Berlin in 1945May 22, 2023 GMT
Although Russia claims it has won control of Ukraine's eastern city of Bakhmut after a grinding nine-month conflict in which tens of thousands of fighters have died, top Ukrainian military leaders say the battle is not over.
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have filed charges against four suspects from a Bavarian company accused of selling surveillance software to Turkey that could be used to spy on Turkish dissidents, prosecutors said Monday.
Germany: Man rescued from woods after sex game goes awryMay 5, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a 51-year-old man who was left tied up in the woods when a sex game went awry had a lucky escape after a cyclist and a hunter heard his screams for help.
Police said the man was discovered fully dressed but firmly bound with ropes and a pantyhose over his head atop a deer-hunting platform near the town of Bueckburg late Wednesday.
Prosecutors: Signs of mental illness in Berlin school attackMay 4, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Thursday that a man who seriously wounded two young girls in an attack at a school in Berlin may have been suffering from a drug-induced psychological illness.
Knife attack at Berlin school wounds 2 girls; suspect heldMay 3, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police said that two young children were seriously wounded in a knife attack Wednesday at a school in the south of Germany's capital, and a 38-year-old suspect was detained.
Fossils or not? Nations split on how to meet climate goalsMay 3, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Senior officials from dozens of nations meeting in Berlin remained divided Wednesday on how to meet international climate goals, with some pushing for a phaseout of fossil fuels and others insisting that oil and gas can continue to play a role in the future — provided their emissions are somehow contained.
Climate talks see push for global renewable energy targetMay 2, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Germany called Tuesday for governments around the world to work on setting an ambitious target for renewable energy that would “ring in the end of the fossil fuel age” and help prevent dangerous global warming.
Berlin’s first conservative mayor in 22 years takes officeApril 27, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's first conservative mayor in 22 years took office on Thursday following a state election in which he capitalized on discontent in the German capital. Amid divisions in his own coalition, he had a rocky start.
Climate protesters try to bring Berlin traffic to a haltApril 25, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German climate activists temporarily brought traffic to a standstill in some parts of Berlin on Monday by gluing themselves to streets all over the capital.
Members of the group Last Generation have repeatedly blocked roads across Germany in the past year in an effort to pressure the government to take more drastic action against climate change.
Airport strikes lead to cancellations in Berlin, HamburgApril 24, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Employees at Berlin and Hamburg airports staged walkouts on Monday in an ongoing dispute over salary raises, leading to flight cancellations in both German cities.
In Berlin, all 220 departures and 70 out of 240 incoming flights were canceled, German news agency dpa reported.
Scholz party paves way for new center-right mayor in BerlinApril 23, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Members of Chancellor Olaf Scholz's party have narrowly approved a local coalition deal in Berlin with Germany's main center-right opposition party, a decision which should pave the way for the capital's first conservative mayor in more than two decades.
German government, unions reach pay deal for public workersApril 23, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German government officials and labor unions have reached a pay deal for more than 2.5 million public-sector workers, ending a lengthy dispute and heading off the possibility of disruptive all-out strikes.
Man who drove into pedestrians in Berlin convicted of murderApril 21, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Friday convicted a 30-year-old man who drove into groups of pedestrians in Berlin last year of one count of murder and 16 counts of attempted murder, ordering him to be permanently held in a psychiatric hospital.
German climate activists pledge new wave of blockadesApril 18, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Climate activists said Tuesday that they will stage further protests in Berlin in an effort to force the German government into doing more to curb global warming.
The announcement came as courts are taking a tougher stance against members of the group Last Generation who have repeatedly blocked roads across Germany in the past year.
Scholz’s wife steps down as minister in German stateApril 17, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's wife said Monday that she is stepping down as the education minister of the region where the couple lives, citing disagreement in her party over a policy proposal.
Prosecutors: German climate demo didn’t cause cyclist deathApril 13, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Thursday they have determined that climate protesters weren't responsible for the death in October of a cyclist after their road blockade caused a delay in the arrival of a rescue vehicle at an accident scene.
4 hurt in German hospital fire, suspect arrestedApril 3, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Four people were seriously hurt in an overnight fire at a hospital in Berlin, including a patient who sustained life-threatening injuries, authorities said Monday. A man was arrested on suspicion of starting the blaze.
Charles wins hearts in Germany as soft power pays offApril 1, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — King Charles III won plenty of hearts during his three-day visit to Germany, his first foreign trip since ascending to the throne following the death of his mother, Elizabeth II, last year.
Charles III commorates WWII dead, child refugees in HamburgMarch 31, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — King Charles III commemorated the more than 30,000 people, mostly German civilians, who were killed in the Allied bombing of Hamburg almost 80 years ago as he visited the northern city Friday on the last leg of his first foreign trip since becoming monarch.
In Germany, Charles III makes organic ‘king cheese’March 30, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) —
After schmoozing with Berlin's political elite in the morning, King Charles III headed to the German countryside for a down-to-earth afternoon visit at an organic farm, where Britain's monarch helped make an orange-colored cheese with a crown imprint.
King Charles III makes world debut as tour starts in GermanyMarch 29, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — King Charles III arrived in Berlin on Wednesday for his first foreign trip as Britain’s monarch, hoping to improve the U.K.'s relations with the European Union and show he can win hearts and minds abroad, just as his mother did for seven decades.
Berlin vote could turbocharge German capital’s climate plansMarch 25, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Voters in Berlin go to the polls this weekend to decide on a proposal that would force the city government to drastically ramp up the German capital’s climate goals. Critics warn it could come with a steep price tag.
Bones kept by former eugenics institute buried in BerlinMarch 23, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of bone fragments, which may include the remains of victims of Nazi crimes, were buried Thursday after they were found on a Berlin university campus where an institute for anthropology and eugenics was once located.
Man stabbed to death on a carousel at a German funfairMarch 19, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Officials shut down a large funfair in western Germany on Sunday after a man was stabbed to death on a carousel.
Police said the 31-year-old victim and another man got into a fight while riding a carousel at the fair in Münster, a city of around 300,000, on Saturday evening.
Scholz voices concern on Israel overhaul as Netanyahu visitsMarch 16, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz voiced concern about the Israeli government's planned overhaul of the country's judicial system as he hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, offering praise for efforts by Israel's president to seek a “broad basic consensus.”
German police conduct raids on suspected people smugglersMarch 15, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German police on Wednesday conducted raids against a group suspected of smuggling about 90 people into the country, making five arrests, authorities said.
More than 20 apartments and offices in Berlin and the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt were searched, along with three vehicles and a bank safe in the Bavarian town of Hof, police and prosecutors in the German capital said in a joint statement.
Dutch court convicts man of removing condom without consentMarch 14, 2023 GMT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch man was convicted Tuesday of removing his condom during sex without his partner's consent, in the first trial in the Netherlands for so-called “stealthing.”
However Dordrecht District Court acquitted the man of a rape charge because it ruled that the sex was consensual.
German police: 2 children in custody over girl’s killingMarch 14, 2023 GMT
Berlin (AP) — German police said Tuesday that two children are in custody suspected of killing a 12-year-old girl found dead earlier this week in the western town of Freudenberg, in a case that has shocked the country.
Berlin to let everyone go topless at public swimming poolsMarch 9, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Women in Berlin will soon be allowed to go topless at the city's public swimming pools, like men, the Berlin state government said Thursday.
The new bathing rules allowing everyone to go swimming without covering their torsos followed a discrimination complaint by a woman who was not allowed to go topless in a swimming pool in the capital.
Pritzker Prize awarded to British architect ChipperfieldMarch 7, 2023 GMT
The Pritzker Architecture Prize — the highest honor in the field — has been awarded to British architect and urban planner David Alan Chipperfield, hailed on Tuesday for “a commitment to an architecture of understated but transformative civic presence.”
Ukrainian refugees celebrate Purim in Berlin as war drags onMarch 7, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of refugees from Ukraine celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim in Berlin Tuesday dressed in colorful costumes and dancing to loud Israeli music.
They danced, drank and ate together with hundreds of other members of the German capital's Chabad community that organized the party in a hotel.
Thursday’s ScoresMarch 3, 2023 GMT
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Castalia Margaretta 53, Canal Winchester Harvest Prep 52
Germany’s government introduces ‘feminist’ foreign policyMarch 1, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign and development ministers on Wednesday presented new feminist foreign policy guidelines that are supposed to ensure that all people "have the same right to representation and access to resources.”
Iran expels 2 German envoys amid uproar over death sentenceMarch 1, 2023 GMT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran said Wednesday it has expelled two German diplomats over Berlin's alleged interference in its internal affairs.
The move comes a week after Germany expelled two Iranian diplomats over a death sentence handed down to Jamshid Sharmahd, an Iranian-German dual citizen and opposition figure accused of masterminding deadly attacks.
German government pushes back on call to close Facebook pageFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Monday pushed back against a demand by the country's data protection commissioner to take down its Facebook page over data privacy concerns.
The commissioner, Ulrich Kelber, said Wednesday that he had given the government's press office four weeks to shut down the page.
Thousands join Berlin rally calling for Ukraine peace talksFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people protested in Berlin on Saturday to condemn Germany's supply of arms to Ukraine and call for peace talks to end the war.
The organizers were criticized before the protest for downplaying Ukraine’s right to defend its territory from Russian aggression and failing to distance themselves from political extremists on the far right and far left, where pro-Russia views are common.
Wednesday’s ScoresFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
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Millersburg W. Holmes 44, Wintersville Indian Creek 37
Dortmund to play Leipzig in German Cup, Bayern vs. FreiburgFebruary 19, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German Cup holder Leipzig has been drawn at home against 2021 champion Borussia Dortmund in the quarterfinals.
Bayern Munich was handed a home game against last season’s beaten finalist Freiburg in Sunday’s draw, which pitted Eintracht Frankfurt against Union Berlin in Frankfurt.
Germany: Afghan brothers jailed for life for killing sisterFebruary 16, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany convicted two Afghan men Thursday of killing their 34-year-old elder sister because they didn't agree with her lifestyle.
The Berlin regional court found the men, aged 28 and 24, guilty of murder for killing the mother of two in July 2021.
Barenboim takes it day-by-day, balancing music with illnessFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — No one was more surprised than Daniel Barenboim himself at the impromptu homecoming to Milan’s Teatro alla Scala as a last-minute sub just two weeks after he formally stepped down as the Berlin's State Opera's music director after 30 years.
Berlin voters express discontent with chaotic status quoFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — The city of Berlin on Sunday held a court-ordered rerun of a chaotic 2021 state election that was marred by severe glitches at many polling stations and hours-long lines as some polling places ran out of ballot papers or received ones for the wrong district.
East Germany’s last communist leader dies at 95February 11, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Hans Modrow, who served as East Germany's last communist leader during a turbulent tenure that ended in the country's first and only free election, has died. He was 95.
Modrow died early Saturday, the Left party parliamentary group tweeted.
Dutch-owned grid operator mulls sale to German governmentFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A state-owned Dutch company that is Germany's biggest electricity grid operator said Friday that it plans to hold talks on selling its entire German business to the government in Berlin, which welcomed the announcement.
Polish bus comes off German highway and overturns; 35 hurtFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A bus traveling from Poland to Belgium came off a highway in eastern Germany on Friday and overturned, injuring 35 people, six of them seriously, officials said.
The accident happened on the A2 highway near Magdeburg, west of Berlin, in the early hours of the morning.
Ukraine may also get old Leopard 1 tanks from German stocksFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Ukraine could add old Leopard 1 battle tanks from German defense industry stocks to deliveries of modern tanks that Berlin and other governments pledged last week to counter Russian forces in the war.
Isco’s move to Union Berlin called off amid disagreementJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Union Berlin's attempt to sign former Real Madrid star Isco Alarcón fell apart Tuesday, with the German club saying it called the deal off at the last moment.
The 30-year-old Isco had looked set to sign for Union as a free agent after undergoing a medical in Berlin on the final day of the transfer window, but club officials announced the deal had collapsed.
Emhoff visits synagogue, Holocaust memorial in BerlinJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, met with Ukrainian refugees at a Berlin synagogue and visited the city's Holocaust memorial on Tuesday as he wrapped up a tour of Poland and Germany focused on Holocaust remembrance and combating rising antisemitism.
Austrian police find family illegally living in wine cellarJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police said Monday they arrested a 54-year-old man after he attacked two social workers with pepper spray when they found him living illegally in a private wine cellar in northeastern Austria with a woman and six young children.
Italian diplomatic property vandalized in Germany, SpainJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Italy’s premier said in a statement Saturday that Italian diplomatic property had been the target of vandalism in Germany and Spain.
Premier Giorgia Meloni said that the car of diplomat Luigi Estero had been set ablaze in Berlin, while the Italian consulate in Barcelona had been vandalized.
Germany hopes to get ‘green hydrogen’ from Australia by 2030January 27, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official said Friday that she hopes her country will receive hydrogen made with renewable energy from Australia by 2030.
The two countries have stepped up plans for cooperation on clean energy as Germany tries to find replacements for Russian gas supplies while pursuing an ambitious policy of reducing its emissions to “net zero” by 2045.
Germany arrests 2nd suspect in Russia spying caseJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Thursday that they have arrested a second person in connection with a high-profile espionage case that embarrassed Germany's foreign intelligence agency.
Berlin airport cancels all flights amid ground staff strikeJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin Airport canceled all its flights Wednesday after ground staff went on strike to press their demands for higher pay.
The walk-out affected about 300 flights to and from Germany's capital.
Tuesday’s ScoresJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
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World War II-era map sparks treasure hunt in Dutch villageJanuary 24, 2023 GMT
OMMEREN, Netherlands (AP) — A hand-drawn map with a red letter X purportedly showing the location of a buried stash of precious jewelry looted by Nazis from a blown-up bank vault has sparked a modern-day treasure hunt in a tiny Dutch village more than three quarters of a century later.