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BERLIN | Pussy Riot member treated in Berlin for suspected poisoning

BERLIN  — A member of Russian protest group Pussy Riot is being treated in Berlin after falling severely ill, with fellow activists saying he was poisoned. Pyotr Verzilov was flown to the German capital late Saturday. Verzilov was first hospitalized in Moscow on Tuesday and had remained in intensive care, Pussy Riot members said this … Continue reading BERLIN | Pussy Riot member treated in Berlin for suspected poisoning

BERLIN | Merkel partners call for removal of German spy chief

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s junior coalition partners demanded the removal of Germany’s domestic intelligence chief on Thursday following his much-criticized comments about recent far-right protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz. Hans-Georg Maassen‘s future as the head of the BfV intelligence agency has created new strains in Merkel’s six-month-old coalition. The center-left Social Democrats, … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel partners call for removal of German spy chief

BERLIN | Report: 3,677 sex abuse cases in German Catholic Church

BERLIN — A report on sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church in Germany says 3,677 people were abused by clergy between 1946 and 2014, two leading German media outlets said Wednesday. Spiegel Online and Die Zeit said the report they obtained — commissioned by the German Bishops Conference and researched by three universities — concludes … Continue reading BERLIN | Report: 3,677 sex abuse cases in German Catholic Church

BERLIN | German theater company’s Ibsen play canceled in China

BERLIN— A German theater company is ending a tour of China early after a theater canceled two showings of Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People.” German authorities say they regret the cancellation. Tobias Veit, the director of Berlin’s Schaubuehne theater, told German news agency dpa Wednesday two planned performances in the eastern city of … Continue reading BERLIN | German theater company’s Ibsen play canceled in China

BERLIN | Germany: 4 works kept by collector’s sister were looted art

BERLIN— German officials say they have identified four artworks that were kept by the sister of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt as looted art. The German Lost Art Foundation said Monday the drawings by Charles Dominique Joseph Eisen, Augustin de Saint-Aubin and Anne Vallayer-Coster were traced to the Deutsch de la Meurthe family in Paris, … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany: 4 works kept by collector’s sister were looted art

BERLIN | German pop singer goes overboard from cruise ship, missing

BERLIN — A cruise line says German pop singer Daniel Kueblboeck is missing at sea after going overboard from one of its ships off the coast of Canada. Aida Cruises told The Associated Press in an email that Kueblboeck went overboard from the cruise ship AIDAluna early Sunday. Aida says the ship was stopped and … Continue reading BERLIN | German pop singer goes overboard from cruise ship, missing

BERLIN | German investigators say Chemnitz attack video genuine

BERLIN — Prosecutors leading the investigation into a far-right demonstration in Chemnitz said Saturday there’s no evidence a video showing protesters chasing down and attacking a foreigner is fake, despite comments from Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s domestic spy chief questioning its authenticity. Dresden prosecutor Wolfgang Klein told Die Zeit newspaper the video was part of the … Continue reading BERLIN | German investigators say Chemnitz attack video genuine

BERLIN | German police brace for rival protests after man is killed

BERLIN — Authorities in the eastern German city of Chemnitz were braced for rival protests Monday amid tensions over the killing of a German man for which an Iraqi and a Syrian have been arrested on charges of manslaughter. Three men in their 30s were injured in the clash early Sunday, according to Chemnitz police. … Continue reading BERLIN | German police brace for rival protests after man is killed