Bayern turns heat on Dortmund at top of Bundesliga

Soccer 02/23/19, 13:03

Bayern Munich increased the pressure on Borussia Dortmund with a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin to move level on points with the Bundesliga leader on Saturday.Midfielder Javi Martinez, who excelled in the 0-0 draw at Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday, completed a fine week by scoring Bayern's winner ...

German govt denies cover-up over Berlin Xmas market attack

Europe 02/22/19, 09:43

The German government pledged Friday to investigate the deportation of a Tunisian man shortly after the deadly 2016 truck rampage on a Berlin Christmas market, but denied media reports that authorities had tried to cover up his possible involvement in the attack.German weekly Focus reported Friday that Bilel Ben Ammar ...

Update: UK PM May in Brussels for more Brexit talks

Europe 02/20/19, 13:14

The Latest on Brexit, Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local):7:10 p.m.Fresh from a political setback at home, British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived at European Union headquarters in Brussels for more talks on Brexit with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.May's prospects for a happier ending to ...

Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi

World 02/20/19, 08:23

Britain's top diplomat has urged Germany to relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting U.K. sales of weapons to — and by extension its influence with — the oil-rich kingdom.The German weekly Der Spiegel reported Wednesday that British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt sent a ...

Britain presses EU for Brexit compromise as clock ticks

Europe 02/20/19, 06:30

Britain's foreign secretary said that securing an orderly Brexit is "of paramount importance" as he visited Germany on Wednesday, and insisted the UK can leave the European Union on March 29 as planned if a compromise deal is found.Jeremy Hunt was meeting officials in Berlin ahead of Prime Minister Theresa ...

Germany’s Merkel suggests rethink of EU competition policy

Europe 02/19/19, 05:55

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe may need to rethink its competition rules if it wants to create companies that can play a significant role on the global stage.Merkel's comments Tuesday at a digital business conference in Berlin come two weeks after European Union antitrust authorities blocked a deal to ...

Berlin to get single travel app for public, private services

Europe 02/18/19, 09:23

The city of Berlin unveiled Monday a new service that will allow travelers to use a single app to switch seamlessly between public transport, rental bikes, car-sharing and taxis without singing up for each service individually.Lithuanian startup Trafi said Berlin will be the first major European capital to get a ...

Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ wins Berlin film fest’s Golden Bear

Europe 02/16/19, 14:37

Israeli director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," a film following a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France and tries to immerse himself in his new country, has won the Berlin International Film Festival's top Golden Bear award.The film was chosen Saturday from a field of 16 movies competing at the ...

Women filmmakers have record showing at Berlin Film Festival

Entertainment 02/16/19, 10:21

The voice of the female filmmaker was louder than ever at this year's Berlin Film Festival, with seven out of the 17 films in the competition section helmed by women, and female directors from all corners of the globe featured prominently at the festival.Women directors represented 63 percent of the ...

Bruno Ganz, who played an Angel and Hitler, is dead at 77

Entertainment 02/16/19, 08:03

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler cooped up in his Berlin bunker in "Downfall" and an angel in Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire," has died. He was 77. German news agency dpa reported that Ganz's management said Saturday he died in Zurich. Ganz, a prominent figure in the German-language theater ...

It’s a girl! Berlin zoo’s baby polar bear has 1st checkup

Europe 02/15/19, 04:39

Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its latest baby polar bear is "a perky, strong girl."Keepers and vets were able to separate the 11-week old bear from mother Tonja for the first time to conduct a medical checkup, during which they also determined the cub's sex.The zoo said Friday that the as ...

Watergate in full: Epic documentary shows at Berlin festival

Entertainment 02/12/19, 10:15

Director Charles Ferguson thought Watergate had never "properly been done." The result is a documentary that explores the American presidential scandal in its full epic span and clocks in at more than four hours.Ferguson, who directed the Oscar-winning financial crisis documentary "Inside Job," is presenting the film this week at ...

Germany, US seek to set aside spat over natural gas supplies

Europe 02/12/19, 08:55

Germany's economy minister said Tuesday he's confident the country will soon have two terminals capable of receiving shipments of U.S. liquefied natural gas, something Washington has been pressing for in its bid to increase exports to Europe. Peter Altmaier told a high-level meeting of German and American officials that Germany is ...

Update: Puigdemont says Catalan separatists are innocent

Europe 02/12/19, 07:36

The Latest on Spain-Catalonia trial and politics (all times local):1:30 p.m.The former leader of Catalonia's independence movement who fled from Spain has called for 12 separatists starting trial in Madrid to be absolved for their alleged crimes.Carles Puigdemont has said in Berlin that the "trial that has started in Madrid ...

Christian Bale says he felt like ‘bullfrog’ in Cheney role

Entertainment 02/11/19, 09:30

Christian Bale says transforming himself into former Vice President Dick Cheney made him feel "like a bullfrog."Bale has been nominated for a best actor Oscar for his part in "Vice," which also has best movie and best director nominations. He and director Adam McKay presented the movie Monday at the ...

Germany: Texas museum stands by ownership of disputed art

Entertainment 02/08/19, 14:08

A Houston museum said Friday it "stands by its ownership" of a painting on loan to an exhibition in Germany which is being claimed as Nazi-looted art.Henri Edmond Cross' "Regatta in Venice" was loaned by Houston's Museum of Fine Arts for a show on the French artist at the Barberini ...

New EU measures threaten to complicate Nord Stream pipeline

Europe 02/08/19, 11:04

France and Germany have buried their differences on new European rules that could complicate plans for a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany.After last-minute negotiations Friday between the two European Union powerhouses, ambassadors of EU countries meeting in Brussels gave the go-ahead to a tweaked proposal that will not threaten ...

Juliette Binoche: Let justice do its work in Weinstein case

Entertainment 02/07/19, 09:43

Actress Juliette Binoche is urging people to "let justice do what it needs to do" in the case of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and says it shouldn't be forgotten that he was a "great producer."Binoche spoke Thursday at the Berlin film festival, where she is jury president. The star of ...

Bayern eyeing even brighter future by signing Fiete Arp

Sports 02/07/19, 09:24

Bayern Munich is trying to ensure its future looks even brighter by capturing another rising star.Bayern has completed the deal it agreed on last offseason by signing 19-year-old Fiete Arp, the Bild newspaper reports. It just remains to be seen whether Arp joins Bayern after this season or in 2020, ...

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