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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Berlin

Last month
November 2023
Pro-Palestine demonstrations held in cities across Europe today
The most common message from all of these demonstrations has been a call for a ceasefire.
This year
Irish woman missing in Berlin has been found
She had been missing from Berlin since Saturday night.
Hunt for 'lioness' called off in Berlin as authorities say it was probably a wild boar
The massive operation involved over 100 police officers, as well as helicopters and thermal-imaging cameras.
Residents of Berlin suburbs urged to stay indoors amid reports of a lioness on the loose
Police first issued the alarm in the early morning hours of this morning, after two people saw what appeared to be a lioness chasing a wild boar.
Young footballer dies after cup brawl in Germany
The teenager ‘died in hospital as a result of his severe brain injuries’.
German police investigating suspected Kremlin-ordered poisoning of Russian exiles
Two participants who attended a meeting of Russian dissidents in Berlin experienced health problems shortly afterwards.
Five Germans tried over plot to overthrow government in protest of Covid-19 restrictions
The group are said to have wanted to “trigger civil war-like conditions” in Germany.
Climate activists glue themselves to roads bringing traffic to a halt in Berlin
This morning there were more than 30 road blocks across the city, according to reports.
Bono presents Steven Spielberg with special lifetime achievement award at Berlin film festival
He described Spielberg as ‘one of the biggest big shots in Hollywood’ as he presented him with the Golden Bear award.
Ex-security guard at UK embassy in Germany jailed for 13 years for spying on behalf of Russia
The 58-year-old was sentenced today.
Berlin bar in Dublin to reopen under new management two years after infamous Covid-19 breach
The reopening was confirmed following a court hearing today.
Man dies after crashing limousine into Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate
No-one else was harmed in the crash, police said.
Last year
US company to send team to look into Berlin aquarium rupture
The cause of the spectacular collapse shortly before 6am yesterday remains unclear.
Two people injured as giant aquarium with 1,500 fish bursts in Berlin
The cylindrical AquaDom, which opened in 2004, was a popular tourist attraction in the German capital.
Security guard admits spying for Russia while working at British embassy in Berlin
David Ballantyne Smith, 58, is said to have been driven by an intense hatred for his own country.
Prosecutors to seek to have man accused of driving car into Berlin crowd kept in psychiatric care
A spokesman for the prosecution said the suspect has shown “relatively strong” signs of suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.
At least one dead and more than a dozen injured as car ploughs into crowd in Berlin
Berlin police said it is not yet known whether it was an accident or an intentional action.
German police foil teenage school 'Nazi attack'
The suspect is being questioned while investigators continue to comb his home for evidence.
Tens of thousands join anti-war demos across Europe
A sea of people carrying yellow and blue signs that read “Stop Putin” and “Stop the War” massed at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate
Militarily, not politically neutral: Martin asked about neutrality on high-profile Berlin visit
Micheál Martin said that if war does break out it would be “catastrophic”.
'These are difficult hours for Europe': Taoiseach meets German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin
Speaking in a joint press conference in Berlin today with Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Scholz said steps were being taken to halt the process.
All time
Five bodies found at house in Germany
The discovery was made at a house near Berlin.
Angela Merkel urges Germans to shun hatred as she prepares to step down at ceremony
Merkel was given a traditional military musical performance and march at the defence ministry.
Explainer: Berlin has voted to forcibly buy homes from property giants, what happens next?
The referendum supports the expropriation of homes from property companies to the city.
Era of Angela Merkel set to end as Germany to head to the polls
Climate change has emerged as a top voter concern among the 60.4 million people eligible to vote.
British embassy worker in Berlin arrested on suspicion of spying
German prosecutors said the 57-year-old man is suspected of selling documents to Russian intelligence.
Teacher goes on trial in Germany in alleged cannibalism case
The 41-year-old is accused of meeting a 43-year-old mechanic on an online dating site a few hours before the killing in Berlin.
Man dies after being detained by Berlin police during anti-restrictions clashes
Thousands of people had rallied in the German capital’s Mitte district.
Ryanair passenger jet makes emergency landing in Berlin
Ryanair apologised for a delay of seven hours for passengers, which it said was outside the airlines control.
Over 250 people arrested in Berlin after 'unacceptable' May Day violence
Around 30,000 people took part in traditional Labour Day workers’ rights protests yesterday in Berlin.
Four people killed and fifth person seriously injured in attack at Berlin care centre
A 51-year-old employee has been arrested “under strong suspicion” of carrying out the assault.
Two German conservatives declare bids in race to succeed Angela Merkel
Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed she won’t be running for re-election.
Germany sees sharp drop in asylum requests in 2020
Germany’s interior ministry recorded 31.5 percent fewer first-time applications than in 2019.
Coveney in Berlin tomorrow to mark handover of UN Security Council membership to Ireland
Ireland will take its seat on the Council on 1 January 2021.
Car with 'stop the globalisation policies' written on it hits gate outside Merkel’s offices
The car had the slogan ‘You damned murderers of children and old people’ painted on the other side.
Berlin police arrest chemistry teacher on suspicion of cannibalism after bones found 'stripped of flesh'
The bones were found by people strolling in a park.
Three suspects arrested over spectacular Dresden museum jewellery heist
Items stolen included a sword whose hilt is encrusted with nine large and 770 smaller diamonds.
Court overturns order to shut Berlin's bars and restaurants from 11pm
The court said “it was not apparent” that such a measure could help fight coronavirus.
Alexei Navalny discharged and full recovery is possible, says Berlin hospital
The Charite hospital that treated Navalny said it was still too early to assess any long-term effects of his poisoning.
An Irishman in Berlin: There's a housing shortage here too, despite a different approach
Irishman William Campbell lives in Berlin and says despite how we hold up the German housing market as one of the best, it has developed some serious flaws.