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These Are the Happiest Cities on Earth

Aarhus, Denmark, tops rankings from Institute for Quality of Life

(Newser) - The 17 happiest cities in the world are all in Europe—at least according to the Institute for Quality of Life , which recently culled its list of the 250 happiest metropolitan areas with at least 300,000 inhabitants. The rankings looked at five metrics that "have a direct impact...

Munich Airport Shuts Down After a Most Sticky Situation

Police detained 6 climate activists who glued themselves to runway access roads

(Newser) - German authorities closed down Munich Airport temporarily on Saturday after six climate activists broke through a security fence and glued themselves to access routes leading to runways, officials and local media reported. The activists from the group Last Generation were protesting flying, the most polluting form of transportation, said the...

Break Out the Beer Steins, Lederhosen

Oktoberfest has kicked off in Munich

(Newser) - The beer is flowing and millions of people are descending on the Bavarian capital to celebrate the official opening of Oktoberfest. With the traditional cry of "O'zapft is!" — "It's tapped!"— Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg at noon...

US: Blinken Scolded Chinese Diplomat in Person

Nations hold first face-to-face meeting since balloon was spotted

(Newser) - The top diplomats for the US and China met face-to-face on Saturday for the first time since the appearance of a Chinese spy balloon froze relations between the two global powers. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Wang Yi talked Saturday night in Germany, on the sidelines of the Munich...

Only One US City Makes Top 10 Travel Destinations

New York squeaks in at No. 10 on Euromonitor International's list; Paris comes in at No. 1

(Newser) - Recovery from the pandemic for the travel industry is a work in progress, but inbound arrivals around the world increased by more than 80% this year in terms of numbers of trips, CNN notes. That means people are breaking out their passports again, and some cities are drawing travelers in...

For First Time Since 2019, Oktoberfest Taps Its Kegs

German beer fest in Munich was canceled in 2020, 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic

(Newser) - The beer is flowing at Munich's world-famous Oktoberfest for the first time since 2019. With three knocks of a hammer and the traditional cry of "O'zapft is!" ("It's tapped!"), Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg at noon local...

Twice a Survivor, 86-Year-Old Takes Family to Germany

Shaul Ladany was held in Bergen-Belsen and on Israeli Olympic team attacked in 1972

(Newser) - Shaul Ladany lived through a Nazi concentration camp and escaped the massacre of 11 fellow Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. Decades later, the 86-year-old is back in Germany to visit the two places where he narrowly avoided death. On Saturday, Ladany, who was born in 1936...

Bomb Dropped From Aircraft During WWII Just Exploded

4 injured in Munich blast

(Newser) - A World War II bomb exploded at a construction site next to a busy railway line in Munich on Wednesday, injuring four people, one of them seriously, German authorities said. A column of smoke was seen rising from the site near the Donnersbergerbruecke station, the AP reports, with the Wall ...

The 10 Best Cities to Live In on Planet Earth

Quality of life in Switzerland, Germany seems top-notch

(Newser) - Each year, HR consultancy Mercer releases its "Quality of Living" ranking for cities around the globe, and for 2018, Austria's capital takes top honors. USA Today notes most of this year's highest-ranking cities tend to be in Europe, with San Francisco as the first US city showing...

8 People, Including Child, Stabbed in Munich Knife Attack

Police have arrested a suspect

(Newser) - A man with a knife attacked eight people in Munich on Saturday and then fled, police said. The suspected assailant, a local German already known to police for theft and other offenses, was arrested a few hours later, the AP reports. No one was seriously hurt in the attack that...

Hotel Knows Name of Her Child's Father. She Doesn't

Court rules hotel can keep man's identity a secret

(Newser) - A court in Munich has rejected a woman's legal bid to obtain the name of a man she spent three nights in a hotel with seven years ago, reports the AP . The unidentified woman gave birth to a son nine months after the encounter in Halle, eastern Germany, and...

10 Best Cities for Students
10 Best Cities for Students

10 Best Cities for Students

After 5 years on top, Paris is dethroned

(Newser) - A French city has been replaced by a French Canadian one at the top of the QS Best Student Cities Ranking , a list of the best cities in the world for international students, based on university rankings, employment, affordability, and—for the first time this year—student opinions. To be...

Nazi Propagandist's Secretary Dies With a Final Hope

Brunhilde Pomsel hoped history wouldn't repeat itself

(Newser) - Brunhilde Pomsel, the former secretary to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, died in her sleep at a care home in Munich on Friday, a few weeks after her 106th birthday. Christian Kroenes, who extensively interviewed Pomsel for last year's documentary film, A German Life , confirmed the news, per the...

Cop Stops the Terminator for Improper Bicycling

German officer shocked to find himself issuing a warning to Arnold Schwarzenegger

(Newser) - He'll be back...but next time he'll make sure he's walking his bicycle. Deutsche Welle reports a German police officer was shocked to discover the man he stopped for riding a bicycle through the main railway station in Munich was none other than the Terminator himself, Arnold...

World's Biggest Beer Festival Opens Amid Tight Security

Organizers say the Oktoberfest party must go on

(Newser) - Beer lovers from around the world are streaming to Munich's Theresienwiese for the start of this year's Oktoberfest, where security has been tightened following recent attacks. The annual celebration is expected to draw some 6 million visitors to the Bavarian capital by Oct. 3, the AP reports. By...

World's 10 Most Livable Cities

Tough break, America

(Newser) - Maybe Donald Trump is … right? Monocle just released its annual list of the 25 most livable cities in the world, and the first American city (Honolulu) doesn't even show up until number 23. Skift reports the rankings are based on things like architecture, safety, and public transportation. American...

Munich Shooter Plotted 1 Year, Lurked on Dark Internet

Teen had also been treated for mental health issues in the past year

(Newser) - Investigators looking into Friday's mass shooting in Munich say the gunman spent more than a year preparing his attack, reports the AP . Bavarian investigator Robert Heimberger said the 18-year-old shooter, whom the BBC identifies as David Sonboly, "received inpatient (psychiatric) treatment in 2015 for two months and after...

Teen Munich Gunman 'Lured People to McDonald's'

German-Iranian's motive still unclear, cops say

(Newser) - Police investigating Friday's mass shooting in Munich have identified the gunman who killed nine people before shooting himself as a German-Iranian 18-year-old with no criminal record or known links to extremists. Police say the teen—named in some reports as Ali Sonboly—hacked a young woman's Facebook account...

10 Dead in Shooting at German Shopping Mall

Police believe the lone shooter killed himself

(Newser) - At least 10 people are dead, including the suspected shooter, following a shooting at a mall Friday evening in Munich, Germany, the AP reports. The shooting started around 6pm local time at a McDonald's inside Olympia Einkaufszentrum mall. According to CNN , witnesses reported seeing three people with guns near...

'Imminent' Terrorist Threat Reported in Munich

Two train stations evacuated on New Year's Eve

(Newser) - Police in Munich, Germany, warned citizens of an "imminent" terrorist attack shortly before New Year's Eve, the AP reports. According to ABC News , there are possible plans to blow up bombs at two train stations: the main Munich station and Pasing station. "Due to existing information, which...

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