Germany

A "Bodil" passive eavesdropping transmitter on display at the Stasi Museum in Berlin.
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June 09, 2019 - 12:41 pm
By Atika Shubert, CNN (CNN) -- A hidden audio recorder built to fit inside a bedroom door. A tiny camera stashed in a garden birdhouse. Secret odour-samplers embedded into living rooms sofa to collect signature body scents, to be stored for future use so sniffer dogs can track surveillance targets...
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Kenneth Happel's honors
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Ian Bush
June 06, 2019 - 12:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — At dawn on June 6, 1944, and throughout D-Day, more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed Nazi-occupied France. Normandy's Omaha Beach saw the heaviest losses suffered by American forces. But their sacrifice marked the beginning of the end of World War II. Kenneth Happel...
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Power Plant in the South of Iran taken in January 2019
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May 31, 2019 - 11:04 am
By Kiyoko Metzler, Associated Press VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. atomic watchdog said Friday Iran continues to stay within the limitations set by the nuclear deal reached in 2015 with major powers, though its stockpiles of low-enriched uranium and heavy water are growing. In a confidential quarterly...
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This Tuesday, May 21, 2019 speed camera picture provided by the police in Viersen, Germany, shows a Pigeon in front of the windscreen of a car.
Kreispolizeibehoerde Viersen via AP
May 28, 2019 - 10:26 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany say divine intervention saved a speeding driver from getting a ticket, after a pigeon photobombed a traffic enforcement camera at just the right moment. Perhaps inspired by this week's Ascension Day national Christian holiday, Viersen police said "the Holy...
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German Jews have been warned by a leading government official not to wear traditional kippahs in all public settings following a rise in anti-Semitic attacks across the country.
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May 26, 2019 - 12:07 pm
By Matthew Robinson, CNN (CNN) -- German Jews have been warned by a leading government official not to wear traditional kippahs in all public settings following a rise in anti-Semitic attacks across the country. Felix Klein, the German government's anti-Semitism commissioner, told the Funke media...
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An online vendor showing an Auschwitz-themed product for sale.
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May 08, 2019 - 12:35 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Museum authorities at the Auschwitz-Birkenau former Nazi German death camp in Poland have protested to an online vendor that was selling miniskirts, pillows and other items bearing photos of the camp, where around 1.1 million people were killed during World War II. On Twitter...
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Anna Sorokin, 28, was convicted Thursday of several grand larceny and theft of services charges.
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April 25, 2019 - 11:21 pm
By Nicole Chavez, CNN (CNN) - - A woman was found guilty of stealing more than $200,000 from banks and friends while posing as a German heiress and scamming her way into New York society, the Manhattan District Attorney said. Anna Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey, was convicted Thursday of...
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In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 file photo, a container ship is loaded at the harbor in Hamburg, Germany.
AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file
April 09, 2019 - 11:45 am
By Carlo Piovano, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to tax $11.2 billion worth of EU goods — from airplanes to Gouda cheese — in a move that some experts say marks another attempt by the administration to use tariffs to reshape global trade in its favor. The import...
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Passengers on a British Airways flight from London's City Airport to Dusseldorf in Germany were met with a surprise when their plane touched down -- in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.
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March 26, 2019 - 9:25 pm
By Emily Dixon and Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN (CNN) -- Passengers on a British Airways flight from London's City Airport to Dusseldorf in Germany were met with a surprise Monday morning when their plane touched down Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. The travel error happened because of an...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, left, greets European Council President Donald Tusk during a tripartite social summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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March 21, 2019 - 8:41 am
By Lorne Cook and Jill Lawless, Associated Press BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders meeting for a Brexit summit are likely to grant Britain a short extension, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday, if the U.K. government can win parliamentary support next week for its divorce deal. But...
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