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Berlin squatters take over series of buildings to protest gentrification

As Berlin grapples with rising property prices, scores of squatters have taken over several residential buildings. In response, the owner of the empty building was willing to grant them a lease, with

With bees on the brink, World Bee Day seeks to raise awareness

Bee populations have witnessed a steady decline over the past decade, according to the UN. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for people to "do something good for bees" as they face

Hawaii volcano eruption: Lava hits ocean as first serious injury reported

Lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has now blocked a highway and entered the ocean, officials said. A man was also seriously injured after his leg was struck by lava.

Relegation playoff: Wolfsburg expect another tough task against Holstein Kiel

They may take a two goal lead to Holstein Kiel but Wolfsburg's continued presence in the Bundesliga is far from assured. Despite a 3-1 loss, the second tier side showed enough to worry the Wolves on

Bayern Munich wave goodbye to Jupp Heynckes after German Cup defeat

It wasn't quite the celebration they wanted, but Bayern Munich fans lined the city's streets to wave goodbye to the retiring Jupp Heynckes on Sunday. Amid the farewells, there was talk of next

US suspends trade war with China after 'meaningful progress'

The US treasury secretary announced that a looming trade war has been put "on hold." But European officials are worried that a new trade deal between the US and China could come "at the expense of

German woman blocked from retrieving abducted daughters in Tunisia

Despite securing sole custody of her children, Tunisian authorities prevented a woman and her daughters from leaving for Germany. The two girls had been held by their father's family in Tunisia for

Pope Francis to nominate 14 new cardinals

The Pope has said he will elevate 14 Roman Catholic churchmen to the position of cardinal. He made the surprise announcement in front of pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square.

Hitler teeth test dispels myths of Nazi leader's survival

An examination of Adolf Hitler's dental remains has removed any doubt that he did indeed die in 1945. The tale of the Führer's teeth is a story not only of the top Nazi's demise, but of Cold War

Ebola vaccination set to start in DR Congo amid rising number of cases

Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are to start a vaccination campaign to contain an Ebola outbreak. The dangerous virus is spreading, with at least 21 people contracting the

Bayern Munich face criticism after controversial German Cup finale

Jupp Heynckes’ last game in charge of Bayern Munich ended in the shadow of his successor. Far from celebrating a double win, the 73-year-old was forced to discuss VAR controversy and defend his side's

Turkey's Erdogan rallies supporters in Bosnia-Herzegovina ahead of elections

The Turkish president has brought together more than 20,000 people in the Bosnian capital to back his election bid. But some leaders are worried his growing influence in the Balkans could lead to

No clear benefit from Trump's reimposing sanctions on Iran

Economists disagree about whether international sanctions truly influence domestic polices. But all signs indicate that the US is making a mistake by hitting Iran with another round of harsh economic

'Islamic State' fighters and their relatives leave south Damascus: monitor

A first batch of "Islamic State" fighters has evacuated their stronghold in Damascus a day after an apparent deal with the Syrian regime. In recent years, jihadis have steadily lost ground to

France urges Italy to stick to EU commitments

France's economy minister has warned Italy to respect its financial commitments to the EU under 'whichever government.' Bruno Le Maire said eurozone stability would otherwise be threatened.

Venezuela votes as opposition boycotts elections

About a third of voters had cast their ballots by mid-morning, according to the government. With the main opposition boycotting the vote, President Nicolas Maduro is expected to win.

San Bernardino bus crash causes Switzerland's longest traffic jam in 19 years

Passengers on a German tour bus had a lucky escape after their vehicle was incinerated in a Swiss tunnel. Travelers on the holiday weekend, however, had to endure the longest traffic jam in 19 years.

Many jihadis from Germany have German citizenship: Report

Over 1,000 Islamists have left Germany to aid terror groups in Syria and Iraq, a report cites the government as saying. And it says more than half of them hold German passports.

Mayor of Greek city hospitalized after mob attack

The mayor of Greece’s second-largest city, Thessaloniki, was treated in hospital after he was beaten up by nationalist extremists. Mayor Boutaris had been at an event commemorating the killing of

German refugee agency probes more branches over asylum decisions

Germany's migration office is looking into the asylum decisions taken by a number of its branches, a report says. Its branch in the city of Bremen is already under investigation for alleged improper