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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Berlin

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Kremlin
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.
Last month
May 2023
# Germany
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.
This year
# 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.
# Close encounter
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.
# Espionage
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.
# reopening
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.
# Germany
Man dies after crashing limousine into Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate
No-one else was harmed in the crash, police said.
Last year
# berlin aquarium
US company to send team to look into Berlin aquarium rupture
The cause of the spectacular collapse shortly before 6am yesterday remains unclear.
# AquaDom
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.
# Spy
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.
# Germany
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.
# Germany
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.
# Germany
German police foil teenage school 'Nazi attack'
The suspect is being questioned while investigators continue to comb his home for evidence.
# Protest
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
# ukraine crisis
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”.
# taoiseach abroad
'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
# Bodies Found
Five bodies found at house in Germany
The discovery was made at a house near Berlin.
# Germany
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.
# rental crisis
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.
# Berlin
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.
# Germany
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.
# Germany
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.
# Germany
Man dies after being detained by Berlin police during anti-restrictions clashes
Thousands of people had rallied in the German capital’s Mitte district.
# Germany
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.
# Germany
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.
# Germany
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.
# Berlin
Two German conservatives declare bids in race to succeed Angela Merkel
Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed she won’t be running for re-election.
# Asylum Seekers
Germany sees sharp drop in asylum requests in 2020
Germany’s interior ministry recorded 31.5 percent fewer first-time applications than in 2019.
# Handover
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.
# Berlin
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.
# Pankow
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.
# dresden
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.
# Germany
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.
# Kremlin critic
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.
# Berlin
German government condemns 'unacceptable' attempt by far-right groups to storm Reichstag
Late last night, several hundred protesters broke through barriers and a police cordon to climb the steps leading to the entrance to the Reichstag.
# Berlin
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's test results indicate poisoning, German hospital says
Doctors at the Berlin hospital where Navalny is being treated have said there is a possibility of long-term effects to his central nervous system.
# Alexei Navalny
‘Poisoned’ Russian dissident in ‘stable’ condition after arriving at German hospital
Alexei Navalny will be treated by specialists at the German capital’s main hospital.
# Terror Attack
Man ‘deliberately drove into motorcyclists in Berlin motorway terror attack’
Six people were injured when the 30-year-old allegedly drove into several vehicles, police and prosecutors said.
# berlin d2
Calls for Dublin bar to be shut down after 'outrageous' video shows them breaking Covid-19 rules
The footage shows customers that are not social-distancing and the barman pouring drinks into people’s mouths.