Officers say excessive speed contributed to New Hampshire ATV crash

CAMBRIDGE, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers say excessive speed contributed to an all-terrain vehicle crash into a tree that trapped the injured driver. The 45-year-old driver from Massachusetts was part of a group of six riders on a trail in the town of Cambridge on...
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Seat held by Merkel since 1990 won by SPD candidate born in 1993

The German constituency held by Angela Merkel for the last 30 years has flipped to a 27-year-old politician from the Social Democratic party (SPD), in the starkest expression yet of a generational change of guard underlying Sunday’s national vote. Germany’s outgoing chancellor had continuously won a direct mandate in the...
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Berlin Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Berlin: Sunday, September 26: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Monday, September 27: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Tuesday, September 28: Slight chance of rain showers then chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while
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Puma CEO Sees Sales Doubling to More Than $11 Billion-Report

BERLIN (Reuters) - German sportswear company Puma has the potential to double its sales to more than 10 billion euros ($11.71 billion) in the longer term, Chief Executive Bjorn Gulden was quoted as saying on Monday. Gulden told the Handelsblatt newspaper that Puma is doing well in the third quarter...

Berliners vote to expropriate big landlords in non-binding referendum

A majority of voters in Berlin wants city hall to expropriate major landlords such as Vonovia and Deutsche Wohnen to help reduce rents in the German capital, provisional referendum results showed on Monday. Around 56% cast a ballot in favor of the non-binding initiative, compared to 39% against, Berlin government...

Hertha Berlin backer losing patience with lack of progress

BERLIN (AP) — While Hertha Berlin’s millionaire backer Lars Windhorst was meeting Prince Albert II of Monaco aboard a luxury yacht, his team was getting trounced 6-0 by Leipzig in the Bundesliga. It was the second successive heavy defeat Hertha suffered against one of the teams Windhorst wants to challenge...

Star-Studded Field Set To Compete At Opening Leg Of FINA World Cup In Berlin

Emma McKeon will be one of a handful of Australians competing on the World Cup circuit as they remain in Europe prior to the ISL playoffs. Archive photo via Jack Spitser/Spitser Photography. 2021 FINA World Cup – Berlin. October 1-3, 2021. Europasportpark Pool (SSE), Berlin, Germany. Short course meters (25m)
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German capital to get first female mayor

Franziska Giffey, a former German cabinet minister who was forced to resign last year in a plagiarism scandal, is set to become Berlin’s first female mayor after a day of historic electoral gains for her center-left party. According to preliminary results, her party won 21 percent of the vote, narrowly beating a candidate from the Greens party with 19 percent.

The Inside Story of How Berlin Took On Corporate Landlords and Won

BERLIN – When Kilian Weisser moved to Berlin in July 2020, he immediately fell in love with his local area. Gesundbrunnen, located in the north of the city, had a strong community feel, not to mention local bars on every street. “It feels very unique,” Weisser, 32, said. There was...

Artist Hamlet Lavastida Released After Three Months of Imprisonment in Cuba

Artist Hamlet Lavastida, whose imprisonment in Cuba became a flashpoint for a burgeoning political movement seeking artistic freedom in the country, was released after three months of detainment this past weekend. His girlfriend, the writer and activist Katherine Bisquet, said that she and Lavastida had been exiled to Europe. Lavastida...

Take advantage of a rainy Monday in Berlin

(BERLIN, NH) Rain is set to put a damper on outdoor activities in Berlin Monday, but it doesn’t have to stop you from getting things done. In fact, a grey, drippy day can be the perfect time for some activities — check out these ideas as well as your four-day forecast.

Franziska Giffey is elected as the first female mayor of Berlin

Berlin has its first female mayor, Franziska Giffey, after the Social Democratic Party (SPD) won regional elections to lead the state government of the German capital. Giffey, a former Family Minister, will replace Michael Mueller as mayor after he decided not to run again. Franziska Giffey, new mayor of Berlin:...

A woman will become the burgomaster of Berlin for the first time

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), Franziska Giffey, will become the first woman to hold the post of mayor of Berlin, according to preliminary election data, according to which the SPD won in the German capital. Giffey was nominated by the Berlin branch of the SPD...