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Major gas pipeline Nord Stream 1 shuts down amid German suspicion of Russia

A major gas pipeline from Russia to Germany shut down for annual maintenance on Monday, as Berlin grew concerned that Moscow may not resume the flow of gas as scheduled. The Nord Stream 1 pipeline, Germany’s main source of Russian gas, is scheduled to be out of action until July 21 for routine work that […]

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Pick pocketer steals wallet of former German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin

A pickpocket stole former German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s wallet while she was shopping for groceries in Berlin last week. Merkel’s wallet was in her handbag which was dangling from her shopping trolley when it was taken, according to reports. Berlin police said the incident was reported at 11:30am on Thursday. Merkel did not call the […]

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Czech millionaire faces probe in Germany for driving supercar at 417km/h speed

Germany is famous for having no speed limits on stretches of its motorways, but a Czech millionaire appearing to do 417km/h may have been testing the limit of what’s tolerable. Radim Passer is now being investigated for his apparent drive along a motorway in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. The prosecutor’s office in Stendal said it […]

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German man who carried out murder with “cannibalistic motives” sentenced to life in prison

A German man who carried out a murder with “cannibalistic motives” has been sentenced to life in prison by a Berlin regional court. Stefan R, 42-year-old teacher, was also found guilty of and sentenced for disturbing the peace of the dead, following the killing of a 43-year-old man in the defendant’s apartment in September 2020, […]

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Olaf Scholz sworn Germany’s new chancellor, officially ending Angela Merkel’s 16-year rule

Social Democrat Olaf Scholz has been sworn in as Germany’s new chancellor, ending 16 years of conservative rule under Angela Merkel and paving the way for a pro-European coalition government that has promised to boost green investment. Scholz, 63, who served as vice chancellor and finance minister in Merkel’s outgoing government, got a clear majority […]

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Germany: Olaf Scholz reaches coalition deal to form a new government

German Social Democrat Olaf Scholz said he has reached a coalition deal to form a new government that will try to modernise Europe’s largest economy and bring the curtain down on the Angela Merkel era. Scholz’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), the ecologist Greens and the libertarian Free Democrats (FDP) want to accelerate the transition to […]

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Russian diplomat found dead on street outside Berlin embassy

A Russian diplomat was found dead last month outside the country’s embassy in the German capital, it has emerged. The man’s body was discovered on the pavement on October 19 by police guarding the Berlin compound, reports said. He had apparently fallen from an upper floor, but it was unclear how, it added. Russia’s embassy […]

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Berlin probes cases of US embassy staff experiencing Havana Syndrome

Authorities in Berlin are investigating after staff at the US embassy reported experiencing symptoms of the so-called Havana syndrome. The probe into an “alleged sonic weapon attack on employees of the US Embassy” began in August, police said. More than 200 US officials have reported suffering from the illness since 2016. Those affected say they […]

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100-year-old Nazi concentration camp guard goes on trial 76-years after end of World War 2

Seven decades after the world war two ended, a former concentration camp guard has gone on trial for assisting in the murder of 3,518 prisoners at Sachsenhausen near Berlin. Josef S is accused of complicity in the shooting of Soviet prisoners of war and the murder of others with Zyklon B gas. Time is running […]

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Germany arrests British man working at embassy in Berlin on suspicion of spying for Russia

Germany arrested a British man on the suspicion of spying for Russia. German federal prosecutors said the man, named as David S, worked at the British embassy in Berlin. He allegedly passed documents to Russian intelligence “at least once” in exchange for an “unknown amount” of money. He was arrested in Potsdam outside Berlin on […]

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Alexei Navalny detained in Moscow after flying home 5 months after nearly being killed

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was detained after flying back to Moscow from Germany, five months after he was nearly killed by a nerve agent attack. The police at passport control at Sheremetyevo airport whisked away the 44-year-old. Thousands had gathered at a different Moscow airport to greet his flight from Berlin, but the plane was diverted. […]

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Berlin Shooting: Four injured, manhunt underway to nab assailants

Four people have been injured after a shooting incident in Berlin early Saturday, police said, adding that a manhunt was under way for the unidentified assailants who fled the scene. German media reported heavily armed police officers were deployed to the scene in the Kreuzberg district. The four injured were aged between 30 and 42. […]