Posts tagged as Berlin

Latvian doctor in Berlin receives death threats from anti-vaccine activists

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Latvian anaesthesiologist Kristīne Pitkeviča, an employee at a German Heart Institute Berlin, received death threats after posting the story of a child who died from diphtheria. The six-year old boy was not vaccinated and had heart damage from complications after the disease, reported LTV June 2. Kristīne, who has been working at the Berlin clinic for six years, has always been active both in work and in sharing details about her profession.…

airBaltic resumes direct flights from Vilnius to Amsterdam and Berlin

Monday, June 1, 2020

After receiving all of the necessary permissions, the Latvian government-sponsored airline, airBaltic has confirmed it plans to resume direct flights from Vilnius to Amsterdam on June 8, 2020, and to Berlin on June 11, 2020. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “Until the crisis began, we provided the best connectivity to and from all three Baltic capitals. Now we return with a clear target to maintain our positions in Lithuania and…

airBaltic to resume flights to Helsinki, Munich and Berlin

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

National airline airBaltic has received permission from the Ministry of Transport to reestablish more flights, the company reported in a news release on May 19. Direct flights will resume from Riga to Helsinki and Munich as of Monday, May 25, and to Berlin as of June 1. “Now we are returning with a certain goal of maintaining our position in the region,” said Martins Gauss, CEO of airBaltic. Gauss stressed…

Germany’s Merkel says she’s OK after shaking at ceremony

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn’t drunk enough water. Merkel’s whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she tried to contain the situation as she stood with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the 28-degree Celsius (82-degree Fahrenheit) heat while a military band played…

US rapid-deployment troops arrive in Berlin for maneuvers

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Hundreds of U.S. soldiers have begun arriving in Germany in the first test of a rapid deployment strategy meant to bolster NATO’s presence in eastern Europe in the event of Russian aggression or other emergencies. U.S. Army Europe says 350 soldiers from the 1st Armored Division arrived in Berlin Tuesday as part of a group of 1,500 arriving this week. They’re heading to Poland, where they will link up with tanks…

Turkey’s Erdogan in Berlin to turn page with Merkel

Friday, September 28, 2018

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is on a state visit to Germany on Friday, September 28, to seek improvement to the bilateral relations badly needed for both NATO allies. French news agency AFP reports that in an editorial article in the German Frankfurter Allgemeine daily, Erdogan expressed his wish to «turn the page» on a long period of tensions, sparked by Berlin’s criticism of his crackdown on opponents after a 2016 coup…

Syrian Detained in Berlin Suspected of Plotting Chem Attack in Israel – Reports

Friday, September 28, 2018

German police special forces detained a 21-year-old Syrian citizen, suspected of preparing a terrorist attack in Israel, in a Berlin cafe, Bild newspaper reported Thursday. The Syrian national was plotting a chemical attack, and he was also recruiting people in order to commit a terrorist act, according to the German newspaper Bild. Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service received a tip from a foreign ally on the suspect and passed along the…

Magnus Kirt wins European javelin bronze

Friday, August 10, 2018

Estonian javelin thrower Magnus Kirt clinched the bronze at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin yesterday with a throw of 85.96 m, the first Estonian so far to feature in the medals table. German throwers Thomas Röhler and Andreas Hoffmann took gold and silver respectively, in front of a home crowd. The 28 year-old Estonian, who throws with the left hand and was competing in his first finals at the…

Berlin To Talk Openly With US On Iran, Aims To Avoid Economic Tensions

Friday, May 11, 2018

Previously Germany confirmed that Berlin won’t pull out of the Iranian nuclear deal after the US President Donald Trump had announced withdrawal from the agreement. German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier stated this Friday, that he would continue to discuss the Iranian situation with the US, adding, however, that Berlin had no reasons to end its Hermes export guarantee scheme for Tehran. “At the moment, there is no reason to change…

Berlin begins mass evacuation as police defuse WW2 bomb

Friday, April 20, 2018

A large-scale evacuation has begun in central Berlin so that experts can defuse a World War Two bomb. The evacuation affects about 10,000 people and the zone includes homes, government ministries and museums. The operation is causing severe transport disruption, with trains unable to stop at the city’s main railway station. The 500kg (1,100lb) bomb, thought to be made in Britain, was found during construction work in Heidestrasse. Buildings are…