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Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm

BERLIN (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm Sunday after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bags. The image has drawn plenty of comment...

 

Global debate gets underway over married Catholic priests

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Catholics reacted enthusiastically when bishops from across the Amazon called for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in that region. Such reforms have been pushed for decades by many Germ...

 

Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records

Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records PARIS (AP) — Even ice cream, Italian gelato or Popsicles couldn't help this time. Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute Thursday afternoon...

 

Berlin Airlift remembered, key moment in Cold War

BERLIN (AP) — Berliners on Sunday celebrated the 70th anniversary of the day the Soviets lifted their blockade strangling West Berlin in the post-World War II years with a big party at the former Tempelhof airport in the German capital. Among the...

 

Jewish collector's heirs want US painting on loan in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — The heirs of a Jewish collector say a painting from a Texas museum on loan in Germany was stolen from their family by the Nazis, and have filed a legal request for its return, a German newspaper reported Wednesday. German daily Bild...

 

Jewish students remember "Night of Broken Glass" in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Jewish students in Berlin on Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass," when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria. Some 30 students from the Jewish Traditional School lit...

 

Outcry as Jews create own group in German far-right party

BERLIN (AP) — Jewish members of the far-right Alternative for Germany party, or AfD, met in the southwestern German city of Wiesbaden on Sunday to create a Jewish section within the party — a move that drew strong condemnation from other Jews....

 

Huge wildfire southwest of Berlin sets off WWII arms blasts

BERLIN (AP) — Firefighters struggled Friday to tame a wildfire southwest of Berlin but had to maneuver carefully as the blaze set off old World War II ammunition that is still buried in the forests around the German capital. Flames forced the...

 

Wedding of prince and actress brings outsized media interest

BERLIN (AP) — Like most everyone else with a taste for fairytales, Germans love the spectacle of a royal wedding. But since the country's last emperor, Wilhelm II, was forced to abdicate in 1918, Germans haven't had a monarchy of their own to fuss...

 

Merkel condemns attack on 2 men wearing skullcaps in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday sharply condemned a street assault in Berlin on two young men wearing Jewish skullcaps that has stoked the debate about anti-Semitism in the country. In a surprising twist, however, the...

 

German airport offers prayer booth in 65 languages

BERLIN (AP) — Feeling nervous before your flight? Travelers at one German airport can now receive spiritual solace by entering a booth and listening to a prayer of their choice before boarding the plane. The prayer booth at Stuttgart Airport's...

 

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