Police break up large Berlin protests as Germany passes tougher coronavirus laws
19 November 2020 | 1:23 pm
Large crowds protested in Berlin against the German government's push to enshrine coronavirus restrictions into existing law. Police intervened as the crowds sought to approach the parliament.
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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was the latest international leader in Moscow to sound out Russia's Vladimir Putin on the war in Ukraine. Some see Bennett as a potential mediator between Moscow and Kyiv.
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Tens of thousands of people spilled into the streets of Berlin to demand peace in Ukraine. Many waved Ukrainian flags or held banners with slogans opposing the Russian invasion.
Authorities in Berlin say they are struggling to cope with the massive influx of Ukrainian refugees arriving in the German capital. City officials called on the federal government to help transfer thousands of people to other parts of the country.
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