• China Nov 28, 2019

    Twice as Cute: Berlin Zoo Releases New Photos of Panda Twins

    Berlin’s main zoo has released new photos of twin panda cubs born this summer, saying the two are developing well. The zoo said Thursday that the two cubs each now weigh about 5 kilograms (11 pounds) — quite an increase from their 186 gram (6.56 ounce) and 136 gram (4.8 ounce) weights when they were born August 31. Zookeepers initially...

  • CEO Nov 26, 2019

    New Jersey-Based Arts and Crafts Retailer A.C. Moore Closing All 145 Stores

    New Jersey-based arts and crafts retailer A.C. Moore will close all 145 of its stores, parent company Nicole Crafts announced on Monday.

  • artist Nov 10, 2019

    Over 100,000 Celebrate 30 Years Since Fall of Berlin Wall

    Police and organizers say more than 100,000 people took part in an open-air party celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Despite the cold and damp, crowds flocked to Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate late Saturday for music and fireworks. The boulevard leading up to the Brandenburg Gate was covered with a giant rainbow-colored net made of 100,000...

  • head Nov 9, 2019

    Germany, Allies Mark 30 Years Since Berlin Wall Fell

    Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe. Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic attended a ceremony at Bernauer Strasse — where one of the last parts of the Berlin Wall remains — before placing roses in the...

  • Italy Oct 12, 2019

    Kenya’s Kipchoge First Under 2 Hours for Marathon But No Record

    Roger Bannister, 1954. Eliud Kipchoge, 2019? Like the sub-four minute mile, running a marathon in less than two hours had seemed impossible — until Saturday. But this time there’s an asterisk: Olympic champion Kipchoge performed his feat under conditions so tightly controlled to maximize his success that it won’t appear in the record books. The 34-year-old Kenyan completed the 42.195...

  • bank Oct 11, 2019

    Ethiopian PM Wins Nobel for Efforts to End Eritrea Conflict

    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country’s long-running border conflict with Eritrea. The Norwegian Nobel Institute on Friday also praised the “important reforms” that Abiy, Ethiopia’s leader since April 2018, has launched at home.

  • North Carolina Oct 8, 2019

    Company Making Costco Pajamas Flagged for Forced Labor

    The Trump Administration is blocking shipments from a Chinese company making baby pajamas sold at Costco warehouses, after the foreign manufacturer was accused of forcing ethnic minorities locked in an internment camp to sew clothes against their will. The government is also blocking rubber gloves sold by industry leader Ansell whose customers include surgeons, mechanics and scientists around the U.S.,...

  • Berlin Sep 13, 2019

    Newborn Twin Panda Cubs Doing Well at a Berlin Zoo

    Germany’s first giant panda cubs are doing well, according to Zoo Berlin. The cubs were born two weeks ago.

  • Germany Aug 21, 2019

    German City Offers $1.1M to Whoever Proves It Doesn’t Exist

    A German city that’s been the subject of a long-running online light-hearted conspiracy theory claiming it doesn’t really exist is offering big bucks to whoever proves that’s true. Officials in Bielefeld said Wednesday they’ll give 1 million euros ($1.1 million) to the person who delivers solid proof of its non-existence. They said there are “no limits to creativity” for entrants,...

  • CEO Aug 14, 2019

    Richest Car Sale of 2019: $380 Million of Wheels for Sale at Calif. Auction

    It is the Coachella of classic cars, the Woodstock for wealthy wheel-freaks. It’s Monterey Car Week, which includes the Concours D’Elegance car awards show and runs through Sunday. It’s six days of parties, road tours, product announcements and vintage races focused on the rarest and most expensive cars in the world. But for the wealthy collectors who converge from across...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Aug 9, 2019

    Male Penguin Couple Adopts Abandoned Egg

    A male penguin couple at a zoo in Berlin have taken in an abandoned egg and are incubating it as their own.

  • Jennifer Millman Jul 31, 2019

    9-Year-Old Brooklyn Boy Dies on Class Trip to New Jersey Water Park

    A 9-year-old Brooklyn boy died during a class trip to a water park in New Jersey Tuesday, authorities said.

  • Instagram Jul 15, 2019

    Pink Defends Picture of Her Kids Running in Holocaust Memorial

    On Sunday, the singer took to social media to post a series of pictures from her family’s time in Berlin, Germany. In one picture, Pink and Carey Hart’s children, Willow, 8, and Jameson, 2, can be seen running in the Holocaust Memorial.

  • PRESIDENT Jul 10, 2019

    Angela Merkel Seen Shaking For 3rd Time

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met with Finland’s visiting prime minister on Wednesday. It’s the third time Merkel has been seen shaking in a month.

  • PRESIDENT Jul 10, 2019

    German Leader Merkel Seen Shaking for 3rd Time in a Month

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s body shook visibly at a public event for the third time in less than a month on Wednesday, but the longtime leader insisted that there’s nothing to worry about. Merkel shook as she stood at a military honors ceremony alongside Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne outside the chancellery in Berlin, listening to the two countries’ national...

  • Germany Jun 18, 2019

    Olympic Champion Semenya Is ‘Biologically Male,’ IAAF Claims

    The governing body of track argued in court that Olympic champion Caster Semenya is “biologically male” and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions, according to documents released publicly for the first time on Tuesday and which provide new insight into a bitter legal battle. The documents released by...

  • Europe May 13, 2019

    Pompeo Skips Moscow to Meet With European Officials on Iran

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has changed the schedule for his latest trip to Europe, substituting a stop in Moscow for one in Brussels to discuss Iran and other issues with European officials. A State Department official says Pompeo, who departed Sunday night, is still expected to meet Tuesday in Sochi with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey...

  • Chicago Apr 29, 2019

    Kipchoge Wins London Marathon for Record 4th Time

    Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran the second-fastest time ever to win the London Marathon for a record fourth time Sunday, and compatriot Brigid Kosgei swept to victory by almost two minutes in the women’s race. The 34-year-old Kipchoge pulled clear of Ethiopian runners Mosinet Geremew and Mule Wasihun in the final 10 minutes to complete the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in...

  • food Apr 15, 2019

    US Secretary of State Visits Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Venezuelan migrants in Colombia on Sunday as he wrapped up a four-nation tour of South America aimed at pressuring Venezuela’s socialist president, Nicolas Maduro. Pompeo went to a migrant center in the border town of Cucuta with Colombian President Ivan Duque. Not far away, Venezuelan security forces with riot gear stood in...

  • Associated Press Apr 8, 2019

    Theresa May Woos UK Opponents and EU Leaders Over Brexit

    Prime Minister Theresa May wooed domestic political opponents and European leaders Monday as she sought to break Britain’s Brexit impasse and secure a delay to the country’s departure from the European Union. May’s Conservative government and the main opposition Labour Party were clinging to hope of finding a compromise Brexit deal, two days before EU leaders decide whether to grant...

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