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'Extensive' Attack Carried Out Against 70 Museum Treasures

Berlin's Museum Island targeted on anniversary of German reunification

(Newser) - At least 70 artifacts and artworks were targeted almost three weeks ago in what German newspaper Die Zeit describes as "one of the most extensive attacks on works of art and antiquities in the history of post-war Germany," per Deutsche Welle . The attack on Berlin's Museum Island,... More »

Berlin Ad Gets Explicit With Its COVID Mask Reminder

It depicts an elderly woman with her middle finger raised

(Newser) - Berliners and tourists to the city are getting an explicit reminder about the COVID-related rules that must be followed there. The Local reports Berlin's Senate Department for Economics, in partnership with Visit Berlin, on Tuesday released a new poster (see it here ) that shows a masked senior citizen... More »

After 32 Days, Navalny Walks Free

'Complete recovery is possible' for Russian opposition leader who leaves hospital

(Newser) - Alexei Navalny has finally left the Berlin hospital where he was treated for suspected Novichok poisoning. The Russian opposition leader was discharged on Tuesday, a few days after he posted a photo of himself walking in Charité Hospital . The hospital said his condition "has improved sufficiently for him to... More »

Navalny's Latest Pic Shows His 'Clear Path' to Recovery

Russian opposition leader posts photo of himself walking in Berlin hospital

(Newser) - What a difference a few weeks make. Alexei Navalny is not only out of his coma and communicating with family and medical staff in the Berlin hospital where he's being treated—he's also out of bed. Per Reuters , the 44-year-old Russian opposition leader, who it's now widely... More »

Germany: 'Certain Likelihood' Navalny Was Poisoned

Tests in Berlin are still underway as Russian opposition leader remains unconscious

(Newser) - Now that he's safely in Berlin , a seriously ill Alexei Navalny is being treated and monitored by doctors, and now the German government is saying the 44-year-old Russian opposition leader needs police protection, as it seems fairly clear what happened to put him in this state. "Because one... More »

Navalny Treated in German Hospital

Still in a coma, Russian opposition leader is visited by his wife

(Newser) - Alexei Navalny, who fell ill after drinking tea his supporters believe was poisoned, is now being treated in a hospital in Berlin. The Russian opposition leader was taken by air ambulance from Siberia to Germany on Saturday, Reuters reports. Doctors in Omsk approved the move Friday after first blocking it,... More »

'If a Car Targets Motorcycles, They Don't Have a Chance'

One person is in life-threatening condition after what's being called a terror attack in Berlin

(Newser) - An Iraqi-born man deliberately drove his car into motorcycles along a stretch of Berlin highway, leaving at least one person in life-threatening condition in what German officials said Wednesday was a terror attack. "According to the current state of our investigation we assume this was an Islamist-motivated attack,”... More »

Berlin's Reopened Brothels May Disappoint

Erotic massages are allowed, but sex isn't permitted until September

(Newser) - Berlin's brothels are back open for the first time in five months, but there's a caveat: No sex allowed. While prostitution is legal in Germany, sex acts remain banned until September under coronavirus restrictions, reports AFP . At this point, clients—required to wear a mask and provide contact... More »

Thousands of Germans Protest 'Masks That Make Us Slaves'

Police wear masks, but demonstrators don't

(Newser) - Thousands of demonstrators gathered at Berlin's Brandenberg Gate on Saturday to protest Germany's pandemic restrictions—as police pleaded with them to wear masks and socially distance. When the warnings were ignored, police eventually ordered the crowd at the sit-in to leave, the BBC reports. Organizers had billed the... More »

In Berlin, New May Holiday Sends 'Unmistakable Message'

City makes May 8 a public holiday to commemorate end of WWII, Nazi rule

(Newser) - The US and Britain recognize May 8 as a special date—and now Berlin is joining them, even going so far as to make it a public holiday. Victory in Europe Day commemorates May 8, 1945, the day when German troops surrendered to the Soviets, effectively ending World War II.... More »

She Finally Got an Audition With the Boys Choir. Now She's Suing

9-year-old says she was rejected because of her gender from Berlin's State and Cathedral Choir

(Newser) - For more than 550 years, the State and Cathedral Choir of Berlin has performed all over Germany and the world. But while the choral group has renown, there's one thing it doesn't have, and never has: a female voice. The AP reports a 9-year-old girl hopes to change... More »

After Visibly Shaking, Merkel Explains

German chancellor says she was dehydrated during ceremony on hot day

(Newser) - Angela Merkel was seen shaking uncontrollably Tuesday during a welcoming ceremony for Ukraine's president—but she blames dehydration and says all is fine now. "I've drunk at least three glasses of water, which I apparently needed, and now I'm doing very well," the German chancellor... More »

In a 16-Inch Coffin, the Grim Remains of WWII

Tissue samples from executed prisoners were found in 2016

(Newser) - The coffin that was buried in Berlin on Monday measured only 16 inches long. Inside were more than 300 pieces of human tissue, the majority of which measured about 0.2 inches square. The AP reports they're the microscopic remains of some of the more than 2,800 people... More »

Downtown Drag Racers Get Life for Murder

"The accused had trivially played with the lives of others," the judge says

(Newser) - Two men involved in a fatal 2016 drag race are going to prison for life after all, Deutsche Welle reports. Identified only as Hamdi H., 28, and Marvin N., 25, they were initially found guilty of murder after hitting and killing a 69-year-old driver during a 2016 race in downtown... More »

Berlin Police Are Looking for Woman—in a 'Creepy' Way

Instagram story being called 'stalkerish'

(Newser) - Berlin Police are searching for a woman. No, she's not missing, she just caught the eye of one of the city's officers. "Please contact me," read an Instagram story posted to the police force's official account . "You were at the U-Bhf Halleschen Tor [metro... More »

'Don't Know What Happened:' Bono Loses Voice During Show

U2 has to cancel Berlin concert after frontman loses voice 20 minutes in

(Newser) - For the second time since 1989, U2 has had to cancel a concert partway through after Bono's voice failed, reports E! Online . The 58-year-old made it about 20 minutes into the show in Berlin before halting to address the audience, telling the crowd that "I can promise you... More »

Berlin Airport Terminal Shut for Deeply Personal Reason

A sex toy caused an hour-long closure

(Newser) - Around 11am on Tuesday, the D terminal at Berlin's Schönefeld Airport was shut down and an announcement was made seeking the owner of a piece of luggage. Airport personnel had flagged "suspicious content" during the X-ray screening, but when the bag's owner presented himself, CNN describes... More »

Berlin is Abuzz With Beehives on Roofs Across the City

It's part of an initiative to help declining pollinators

(Newser) - Beekeeper Uwe Marth pulls out a honeycomb produced in the hive he tends beneath the dome of the neo-baroque landmark in the German capital—and home to perhaps 30,000 bees. The hive on the riverside Protestant cathedral is one of more than 15 on prominent Berlin buildings that are... More »

They Published an Enemies List. The Response Was Unexpected

Pro-government magazine in Hungary publishes 200 names

(Newser) - One of Hungary's most famous native sons is at odds with the country's newly re-elected prime minister in a political fight that has international implications. The dispute between billionaire philanthropist George Soros and Prime Minister Viktor Orban escalated Tuesday when Soros announced that he was closing his Open... More »

Cops Nab 6 in Foiled Plot to Stab Runners

Main suspect is linked to 2016 Berlin market attack

(Newser) - Six people were detained in connection with what police and prosecutors allege was a plan to carry out an attack on Berlin's half-marathon Sunday, German authorities say. "There were isolated indications that those arrested, aged between 18 and 21 years, were participating in the preparation of a crime... More »

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