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Members of notorious Berlin crime family arrested over Green Vault jewel heist


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WWII-era ammunition found at Tesla factory site near Berlin

WWII-era ammunition found at Tesla factory site near BerlinAuthorities in Germany say 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of World War II ammunition have been found on the site where Tesla plans to build its first European factory. Local newspaper Maerkische Oderzeitung quoted officials in Brandenburg on Wednesday as saying they estimate about 25 unexploded bombs could be found at the partially wooded site on the outskirts of Berlin, the German capital. Thousands of unexploded bombs dropped over Nazi Germany by American, British and Russian forces remain undiscovered even 75 years after the end of the war.



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Holocaust architect's grave dug up in Berlin

Holocaust architect's grave dug up in BerlinThe grave of a top Nazi who helped plan the Holocaust and was assassinated by British-trained agents during World War II has been dug up in Berlin, German police said on Monday. The grave of Reinhard Heydrich was “dug up in the night between Wednesday and Thursday” and an investigation has been opened on charges of disturbing a burial site, a police spokeswoman told AFP. Heydrich was the powerful head of Hitler’s Reich Security Office, which included the Gestapo.



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Russia Retaliates by Expelling Two German Diplomats Over Berlin Murder Probe

Russia Retaliates by Expelling Two German Diplomats Over Berlin Murder ProbeThe Russian Foreign Ministry said that it was making the move “due to the reciprocity principle”



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Germany contradicts Russia over Georgian murdered in Berlin

Germany contradicts Russia over Georgian murdered in BerlinGermany contradicted Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, saying it was not aware Russia had requested the extradition of a Georgian man who was murdered in Berlin in August. In an escalation in already tense relations, Germany last week expelled two employees at the Russian embassy in Berlin, saying Moscow was not cooperating sufficiently in the investigation into the murder. Putin described the victim on Monday as a “cruel and blood-thirsty person” who had fought on the side of anti-Moscow separatists in Russia’s mainly Muslim north Caucasus region, and said Moscow’s requests for his extradition had not been heeded.



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Germany contradicts Russia over Georgian murdered in Berlin

Germany contradicts Russia over Georgian murdered in BerlinGermany contradicted Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, saying it was not aware Russia had requested the extradition of a Georgian man who was murdered in Berlin in August. In an escalation in already tense relations, Germany last week expelled two employees at the Russian embassy in Berlin, saying Moscow was not cooperating sufficiently in the investigation into the murder. Putin described the victim on Monday as a “cruel and blood-thirsty person” who had fought on the side of anti-Moscow separatists in Russia’s mainly Muslim north Caucasus region, and said Moscow’s requests for his extradition had not been heeded.



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Germany expels Russian diplomats in probe of Berlin killing

Germany expels Russian diplomats in probe of Berlin killingGermany expelled two Russian diplomats Wednesday over the brazen killing of a Georgian on the streets of Berlin in August as prosecutors said evidence suggested the slaying was ordered either by Moscow or authorities in Russia’s republic of Chechnya. The allegation by Germany’s federal prosecutor’s office was the latest from a Western European nation accusing Russia of an attack on its soil, after Britain last year blamed Moscow for an attempt to poison a former Russian spy in the English city of Salisbury.



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The Berlin Wall: Then and now — 30 years later

The Berlin Wall: Then and now — 30 years laterNov. 9, 2019, will mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which quickly led to the collapse of the communist East German government. Revolutions across other communist countries of the East bloc soon followed.



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9 Ingenious Smuggling Machines That Beat the Berlin Wall

9 Ingenious Smuggling Machines That Beat the Berlin Wall



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Sauna and oysters: Merkel recalls Berlin Wall fall

Sauna and oysters: Merkel recalls Berlin Wall fallLike every Thursday night back then, Angela Merkel was relaxing in an East Berlin sauna on the night of November 9, 1989 as the Berlin Wall fell, dreaming of tasting oysters in the West. The future chancellor of Germany was indulging in a favourite German winter pastime on the night that led to German reunification. “Every Thursday, I would go to the sauna with a friend,” Merkel, in power since 2005, recounted to Berlin schoolchildren a few years ago.



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