Developer confident Russia-Germany pipeline to get permit

Europe 03/25/19, 08:02

Developers behind a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany said Monday they are confident of getting an outstanding permit from Denmark to close the gap on the 1,200-kilometer (746-mile) route and played down the possibility that companies involved in the project could be hit by U.S. sanctions.A spokesman for ...

Thousands in Germany protest planned EU internet reforms

Europe 03/23/19, 11:57

Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship.The dpa news agency reports the biggest protest Saturday was in Munich, where 40,000 people marched under the motto "save your internet."Thousands of others took ...

Palestinian-born Berliner leads efforts to rebuild synagogue

Europe 03/22/19, 02:22

Raed Saleh was 5 years old when his family left their Palestinian village in the West Bank for a better life in Germany. Now 41, the Muslim has become one of Berlin's top politicians and is spearheading efforts to rebuild a synagogue in the German capital that was destroyed by ...

US testing new rapid-deployment strategy in Europe

Europe 03/21/19, 06:31

More than 300 soldiers have arrived in Germany from their base in Texas in the first test of a new American strategy to rapidly deploy U.S.-based troops to Europe to bolster the NATO deterrent against possible Russian aggression.The soldiers, from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Armored ...

Merkel: Germany risks been viewed as unreliable on arms

Europe 03/21/19, 06:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that her country risks being viewed as an unreliable partner in joint European defense industry projects.Merkel's comments Thursday came amid tensions with France and Britain over Berlin's ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Paris and London say it prevents them selling jointly developed ...

US rapid-deployment troops arrive in Berlin for maneuvers

Europe 03/19/19, 08:39

Hundreds of U.S. soldiers have begun arriving in Germany in the first test of a rapid deployment strategy meant to bolster NATO's presence in eastern Europe in the event of Russian aggression or other emergencies.U.S. Army Europe says 350 soldiers from the 1st Armored Division arrived in Berlin Tuesday as ...

Germany launches auction for 5G network frequencies

Business 03/19/19, 07:12

Germany began auctioning frequencies for the future super-fast 5G network on Tuesday, amid frustration over conditions imposed by authorities and questions over whether China's Huawei can supply equipment.The auction, launched by the Federal Network Agency, is expected to last several weeks and raise between 3 billion and 5 billion euros ...

Reus’ injury-time winner takes Dortmund back to the top

Soccer 03/16/19, 18:48

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus struck an injury-time winner to clinch a 3-2 Bundesliga victory at Hertha Berlin on Saturday.Just when it seemed Dortmund's title chances would take a serious knock in heavy rain, Jadon Sancho set up Reus to score in the 93rd minute."You don't need this every week," ...

Dortmund hero Marco Reus driving his side’s title campaign

Soccer 03/16/19, 18:31

If Bayern Munich doesn't win the Bundesliga, it will largely be down to Marco Reus.The Borussia Dortmund captain scored the winning goal in injury time to keep up his side's strong title challenge with a 3-2 victory at Hertha Berlin on Saturday.Reus has been decisive again and again this season, ...

Ingolstadt wearing special jerseys after anti-Semitic abuse

Soccer 03/16/19, 09:01

Second-division German club Ingolstadt will wear jerseys with an anti-fascist message in response to anti-Semitic abuse targeting its Israeli captain, Almog Cohen.The club wrote on Twitter that its main sponsor has agreed to let it carry the message "Right-wing? Only in a 4-3-3!" on the front of its jersey for ...

Berlin zoo shows off new polar bear cub

Europe 03/15/19, 06:59

The Berlin Tierpark zoo is showing off its new polar bear cub, a three-month-old with a cuteness and playfulness that could make her the German capital's next animal celebrity.The bear, who hasn't been named, was born Dec. 1 and the zoo says she's developing well.She was allowed to venture out ...

Europeans urge Russia to return to arms-control treaty

Europe 03/15/19, 05:10

A group of European nations is urging Russia not to abandon a nuclear weapons treaty with the United States.Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands are also calling for new arms control agreements to address the rising power of China and other nations.The U.S. gave notice of its intention to withdraw from ...

Students worldwide skip class to demand action on climate

Europe 03/14/19, 23:36

They're angry at their elders, and they're not taking it sitting down.Students worldwide are planning to skip class Friday and take to the streets to protest their governments' failure to take sufficient action against global warming.The coordinated 'school strike' was inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding ...

‘Forbidden city’ tells Germany’s complex military history

Europe 03/09/19, 03:17

From the Kaiser, via the Nazis to the Soviets, the armies that occupied the "Haus der Offiziere," or officers' complex, south of Berlin, reflect the military history of Germany.Some 40,000 soldiers were stationed in the compound, known as the "forbidden city" because locals were rarely allowed in. It once featured ...

Search for missing Berlin girl has Germany distressed

Europe 03/08/19, 09:25

Hundreds of police officers are searching for a teenager who went missing in Berlin last month in a case that has distressed Germany.German news agency dpa reported that 100 officers were sifting through a forest 30 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of the capital Friday.The search comes after investigators said earlier ...

German man gets life for poisoning co-workers’ sandwiches

World 03/07/19, 17:11

A German man has been sentenced to life in prison for poisoning his co-workers' sandwiches with mercury and other substances over several years, leaving one in a coma and two others with serious kidney damage.A judge at the regional court in Bielefeld, about 330 kilometers (205 miles) west of Berlin, ...

Update: EU laments Venezuela’s expulsion of German envoy

Europe 03/07/19, 07:37

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):1:35 p.m.The European Union said it was disappointed that Venezuela's government has ordered the German ambassador to leave the country after he expressed support for opposition leader Juan Guaido.Venezuelan Congress President Juan Guaido, an opposition leader who declared himself interim ...

German minister: Envoys helped prevent Guaido arrest

America 03/07/19, 06:54

Germany's foreign minister says the presence of foreign diplomats at the Caracas airport on Monday helped prevent the arrest of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido.Heiko Maas said Thursday he expressly asked Germany's ambassador to Venezuela, Daniel Kriener, to join other envoys at the airport.He told reporters in Berlin on that ...

Official: deporting Berlin attacker’s friend understandable

Europe 02/28/19, 08:29

Germany's top security official says it's "thoroughly understandable" that authorities deported a friend of Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri weeks after the deadly rampage.Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told reporters Thursday that a probe into the circumstances of Bilel Ben Ammar's deportation showed authorities had no evidence he was involved ...

Berlin’s polar bear cub growing fast, public debut soon

Europe 02/26/19, 07:21

Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its polar bear cub is almost ready to be introduced to visitors.The zoo on Tuesday released new photos of the as-yet-unnamed female cub and her mother, Tonja. The bear was born Dec. 1 and weighed 8.5 kilograms (18.7 pounds) by the time of her first medical ...

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