Berlin achieves full capacity for refugee reception

Berlin (Germany), 19/09/2023.- Containers used as houses for refugees at former Berlin Tempelhof airport in Berlin, Germany, 19 September 2023. (Alemania, Ucrania) EFE/EPA/Filip Singer

Berlin, Sep 19 (EFE).- The authorities of Berlin warned Tuesday that they have run out of places to accommodate more refugees and asylum seekers beyond the approximately 32,000 already housed in public facilities. According to information from the Social Affairs Administration of the Berlin Senate, reproduced by various local media, the reception quota in the … Read more

Germany urges prudence over reports pro-Ukraine group blew up Nord Stream

Unused pipes for the Nord Stream 2 Baltic gas pipeline are stored on the site of the Port in Mukran, Germany, 30 September 2022. EFE/EPA/FILE/HANNIBAL HANSCHKE

Berlin, Mar 8 (EFE).- The German government on Wednesday warned against jumping to conclusions after new media reports suggested a pro-Ukrainian group may have carried out an act of sabotage against the Nord Stream gas pipeline last year. “I’m following this information with great interest,” Boris Pistorius, Germany’s defense minister, told the local Deutschlandfunk radio … Read more

Thousands of passengers grounded due to strike at 7 German airports

Frankfurt, Germany, Feb 17 (EFE).- A strike on Friday paralyzed air traffic at seven major airports in Germany, including the European Union’s busiest, Frankfurt. Over 2,300 flights have been canceled, with some 300,000 passengers expected to be affected by the 24-hour, multi-sector strike by ground staff, air traffic controllers and public sector workers called by … Read more

97-year-old Nazi typist convicted of aiding over 10,500 deaths

Berlin, Dec 20 (EFE).- A 97-year-old woman who was a secretary at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II was on Tuesday convicted by a German court of complicity in the murder of over 10,500 people. Irmgard Furchner, also found guilty of the attempted murder of another five people, was given a two-year suspended … Read more

German players cover mouths in One Love armband protest

Germany national team covering their mouths

Doha, Nov 23 (EFE).- The German national team covered their mouths for the pre-match photo on Wednesday as the fallout from Fifa’s decision to prohibit the captains of several European national teams competing at the World Cup in Qatar from wearing armbands with the anti-discrimination message “One Love” continued. Germany were taking on Japan in … Read more