Germany, Facing Energy Crisis, Gives Nuclear Another Look

For three decades, nuclear power was one of Germany’s most divisive debates. But with Russia cutting gas, Germans are revisiting their political energy taboos.

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Germans Tip-Toe Up the Path to Energy Savings

Local leaders find themselves at the front line of Europe’s conservation efforts, fearing a Russian gas cut. It’s not an easy place to be.

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U.S. Urges New Tactic to Curb Putin’s War Machine and Lower Fuel Prices

Group of 7 leaders meeting in Germany were receptive to a Biden administration plan to cap the price of Russian oil in world markets, limiting Kremlin revenue.

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Ukraine War’s Latest Victim? The Fight Against Climate Change.

As leaders of the Group of 7 gather in Germany, the scramble to replace Russian fossil fuels is raising concerns that hard-won climate targets will be missed.

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At a German Hideaway, Oligarch Villas Challenge a ‘Silent Contract’

Tegernsee, a luxury getaway in Bavaria, is known for quietly hosting the superrich. But war in Ukraine has divided locals about whether the authorities should go after the assets of their wealthy Russian neighbors.

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Goodwill Sold a Bust for $34.99. It’s an Ancient Roman Relic.

Its 2,000-year journey to Texas remains a mystery, but the buyer is returning it to the German state of Bavaria, its pre-World War II home.

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Germany’s Vaccine Mandate Forges Unlikely Coalition of Protestors

The prospect of a vaccine mandate has galvanized a nationwide protest movement attracting naturalists, neo-Nazis and ordinary citizens alike.

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Max Liebermann’s Heirs Compensated for Nazi-Looted Painting

A German foundation, which holds Liebermann’s portrait of his wife and two other works from the Jewish artist’s collection, will retain them but is paying a settlement.

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Munich Wanted to Light Its Stadium in a Pride Rainbow. European Soccer Said No.

The lighting plan was meant as a statement against a new law in Hungary, whose team is taking on Germany on Wednesday. UEFA said the request was too political.

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The Biologist Who Fell to Earth

At 17, Juliane Diller was the sole survivor of a plane crash in the Amazon. Fifty years later she still runs Panguana, a research station founded by her parents in Peru.

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Was This Picasso Lost Because of the Nazis? Heirs and Bavaria Disagree.

Officials have refused to refer a dispute over the work held by the state painting collections to a national commission created to review claims of art lost in the Nazi era.

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A Bitter Family Feud Dominates the Race to Replace Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany will exit the world stage in less than six months, and the fight for her seat is pitting the leaders of two sister parties against one another.

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Siegfried Fischbacher, Magician of Siegfried & Roy, Dies at 81

Mr. Fischbacher’s partner, Roy Horn, died last May of complications of Covid-19. “There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried,” Mr. Fischbacher said at the time.

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A German Town Warily Considers a Future Without a Deep U.S. Presence

American culture, friends and jobs are part of the fabric of Vilseck, home to a U.S. military base. President Trump has forced its people to think about what it would mean to lose that.

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The Newest Challenge for Europe’s Parks: A Surge of New Nature Lovers

Lockdown-weary city dwellers across the continent are visiting parks and other protected areas for the first time, overwhelming staff and generating pleas for more support.

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An Unwelcome Silent Night: Germany Without Christmas Markets

Across the country, city and town squares stand empty of the usual huts, sounds, scents and lights, as the coronavirus has forced the country to skip its beloved annual Christmas markets.

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German Phallus Statue Vanishes From Mountain, Then Reappears (Sort of)

The authorities are stumped by what happened to the wooden phallus, a popular Instagram stop for hikers. Along with all the monoliths, it has been quite a month for mysterious public art.

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First Fossil Feather Ever Found Belonged to This Dinosaur

To settle a lengthy debate, a team of paleontologists says the specimen unearthed in the 19th century was shed by an archaeopteryx.

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Of Beards and Bubonic Plague: German Village Prays for a (2nd) Miracle

In 1633 the Bavarian village of Oberammergau, ravaged by a pandemic, made a pledge to God. Now another pandemic has forced villagers to abandon their promise.

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