Esme Nicholson

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Climate activists are turning up the heat in their protests against fossil fuels

Wednesday, January 04, 2023

Climate protesters are becoming increasingly disruptive in Germany as the country turns to coal to replace Russian natural gas.

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Climate activists are fuming as Germany turns to coal to replace Russian gas

Monday, December 26, 2022

Germany is firing up coal plants and importing liquefied natural gas to shore up energy supplies. Activists are carrying out increasingly disruptive protests, gluing themselves to roads and runways.

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Police in Germany arrest 25 people allegedly planning to overthrow the government

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Police in Germany have arrested 25 people who were allegedly planning to overthrow the government.

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German Special Forces arrest 25 people for a plot to overthrow the government

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

German Special Forces arrested 25 people for a domestic terrorism plot to overthrow the government there.

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Germany says it foiled a far-right coup plot. Here's what we know

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

The group hoped to replace Germany's government and install a new head of state known as Prince Heinrich XIII, prosecutors say. Some 3,000 officers were involved in Wednesday's police operation.

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Why Western leaders are warily watching the German leader's trip to China

Thursday, November 03, 2022

As German Chancellor Olaf Scholz heads to China to meet with President Xi Jinping on Friday, he is under political pressure at home, and from Washington, to rethink Berlin's relationship with Beijing.

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Germany's chancellor is under pressure to reduce economic dependence on China

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

As Germany's chancellor Olaf Scholz heads to China this week, he's under pressure from both his government and the opposition to reduce the country's economic dependence on China and diversify trade.

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Major gas pipeline from Russia to Europe restarts after a break for maintenance

Thursday, July 21, 2022

The operator announced that natural gas started flowing through a key pipeline after a 10-day shutdown. The gas flow was expected to fall well short of full capacity and the outlook was uncertain.

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Abortion-rights activists in Germany aim to make the procedure more widely available

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Earlier this month, the EU Parliament voted in favor of a resolution to make abortion a fundamental right — a good sign for activists in Germany fighting to make the procedure more available.

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Northern Europe is bracing for unusually high temperatures this week

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

As the heat wave in southern Europe shows some signs of abating, temperatures in northern Europe are soaring. Record highs are expected in the U.K. where officials have declared a national emergency.

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Germany to send anti-aircraft systems to Ukraine, despite worry of provoking conflict

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Germany says it will send anti-aircraft systems to Ukraine — a decision that breaks with Berlin's traditional refusal to export heavy weapons to war zones.

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Ukrainian Holocaust survivors flee war again — this time to Germany

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Germany has welcomed dozens of the oldest refugees fleeing Ukraine — those who survived the Holocaust during World War II. They've now narrowly escaped death for the second time in their lives.

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Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer says he had tough talks with Putin

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Chancellor Nehammer says he held "very direct, open and tough" talks on Monday in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin — and told him the war in Ukraine needs to end.

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Ukrainians fleeing war, and volunteers to help them, fill a Berlin train station

Friday, March 04, 2022

At Berlin's main train station, hundreds of volunteers distribute food, hot drinks, diapers, toys, warm coats and a helping hand to the Ukrainians disembarking daily.

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Berlin honors U.S. war veteran 'Candy Bomber'

Friday, February 18, 2022

Berliners are mourning U.S. veteran Gail Halvorsen, who died this week aged 101. He was one of the pilots who flew planes during the Berlin Airlift, dropping candy among other much-needed supplies.

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German chancellor warns of far-reaching sanctions if Russia moves on Ukraine

Monday, February 14, 2022

Olaf Scholz did not elaborate on specifics during his meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday but he did pledge a new round of financial assistance to Kyiv.

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Germany is in a tough place dealing with Russia given their strong trade relationship

Sunday, February 13, 2022

West Germany established strong trade ties with Moscow in the 1970s in an attempt to foster dialogue and stability. Today, Germany's approach is under stress as Russia threatens Ukraine.

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Goodbye ceremony for Germany's Chancellor Merkel featured some telling music choices

Saturday, December 04, 2021

Departing German Chancellor Angela Merkel chose three songs for her farewell ceremony this week. One of them, an East German hit from the '70s, caused some surprise in Berlin.

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Germany debates how to form gender-neutral words out of its gendered language

Saturday, October 30, 2021

The German language is full of male and female nouns. Officials and businesses are tweaking words, including adding asterisks, to make them inclusive.

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Norwegian police name man responsible for bow and arrow attacks

Friday, October 15, 2021

More details have emerged about the man who allegedly killed five people in Norway with a bow and arrows earlier this week.

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