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BERLIN | German city to ban some diesel cars to combat air pollution

BERLIN — Some diesel cars will be banned in Hamburg to combat air pollution, officials of the northern German city said Wednesday. Parts of two streets in the city will be banned for older models of diesel cars and trucks starting Thursday next week, the German news agency dpa reported. The ban comes after Germany’s … Continue reading BERLIN | German city to ban some diesel cars to combat air pollution

BERLIN | German foundation examining origin of colonial-era goods

BERLIN (AP) — The German foundation that coordinates research into the origin of Nazi-confiscated property says it will also start looking into cultural objects collected during Germany’s colonial past. The German Lost Art Foundation said Tuesday it will begin developing guidelines for project funding that will include provenance research in museums, collections and basic research. … Continue reading BERLIN | German foundation examining origin of colonial-era goods

BERLIN | German court rejects call for Puigdemont to be rearrested

BERLIN — A German court on Tuesday rejected a request from prosecutors to take former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont back into custody pending a decision on whether he can be extradited to Spain. Puigdemont was detained by German police March 25 after crossing the border from Denmark. — charges that stem from an unauthorized referendum … Continue reading BERLIN | German court rejects call for Puigdemont to be rearrested

BERLIN | Top UN rights body votes for inquiry on Gaza clashes

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. Human Rights Council voted Friday to set up a commission of inquiry to look into a deadly crackdown on protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces. Meeting in a special session in Geneva, the council voted 29-2 with 14 abstentions to back a resolution that also condemned “the disproportionate and indiscriminate … Continue reading BERLIN | Top UN rights body votes for inquiry on Gaza clashes

BERLIN | Syrian man, 19, charged in anti-Semitic assault in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — A 19-year-old Syrian man has been charged in an assault in Berlin last month on an Israeli wearing a skullcap. Berlin prosecutors said Friday that the suspect, identified only as Knaan Al S. because of German privacy rules, was charged with bodily harm and slander. The victim, an Arab Israeli, caught the … Continue reading BERLIN | Syrian man, 19, charged in anti-Semitic assault in Berlin

BERLIN | Merkel to meet Putin for talks on Syria, Ukraine

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. Merkel’s trip Friday to the Black Sea resort of Sochi is her first visit to Russia in a year and comes amid tense relations between Berlin and Moscow. Germany has condemned Russia’s annexation of … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel to meet Putin for talks on Syria, Ukraine