Esme Nicholson

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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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German Politicians Fret Over Afghan Refugees As Election Looms

Saturday, August 21, 2021

By the time of the Afghan government's collapse, Germany had the second-largest contingent of NATO troops in the country. It is grappling with its role in the return of the Taliban.

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Flood Deaths Are Rising In Germany, And Officials Blame Climate Change

Friday, July 16, 2021

The worst flooding in decades to affect Germany and parts of Belgium has killed more than 100 people as search and rescue efforts for hundreds of missing continue, officials said.

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Death Toll Continues To Rise In Devastating German Floods

Friday, July 16, 2021

Dozens of people are dead and dozens more are missing in Western Europe after heavy flooding swept away homes and cars and turned streams into raging rivers.

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Torrential Rain And Flooding Are Wreaking Havoc Across Western Germany

Thursday, July 15, 2021

The storms also have struck Belgium and other European countries. More than 60 people have died and dozens remain missing. In Germany has a state of emergency and the army has been deployed.

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President Biden Is Set To Meet With His German Counterpart

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Chancellor Merkel visits the White House in what is likely to be her last such meeting after 16 years in power. U.S.-German relations have improved since the Trump era, but there are differences.

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Hungary Bans LGBTQ Content From Schools, But Some Teachers Say They Will Defy It

Friday, July 09, 2021

Hungary is banning LGBTQ content from classrooms and media that reaches minors. Not if these educators can help it.

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With A New Digital Certificate, People Can Travel Within Europe Without Quarantining

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Beginning Thursday, most people traveling between European countries can skip COVID-19 testing and quarantine if they've obtained the new EU digital travel certificate.

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