In Brief: EU Parliament declares climate emergency, and more headlines

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference on Monday in Madrid, the European Parliament passed two resolutions, declaring a climate emergency and calling on the EU to set more ambitious climate goals.

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The EU Parliament has officially declared a “climate emergency.” On Thursday, 429 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted in favor of the resolution, 225 voted against.

The European Parliament passed a second resolution ahead of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid on Monday. They said by 2030 the EU should reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55%.



Jürgen Klinsmann has taken over as the head coach of Hertha BSC.

Klinsmann’s most recent coaching position was as head of the U.S. men’s soccer team from 2011-2016. Born in Germany, the 55-year-old has had an impressive career as a player. He’s tied at six on a list of the World Cup all-time top scorers.

“Every coach has a different style and vision for how they want to play football,” Klinsmann said in a press conference on Wednesday. “In our current situation, however, it’s not about playing pretty or attractive football, we need points!”

Hertha BSC’s previous five games have resulted in one tie and four losses.

This coming Saturday, Klinsmann will face his first test as Hertha’s new coach in a home match against Borussia Dortmund.


The Berliner Zeitung reports that the world-famous KitKatClub could close by June 2020.

Several media reports say the owner is terminating the lease for the KitKatClub and Sage Club at their current location on Köpenicker Straße in Mitte.

In the past years, several clubs have closed due to rising rents, among other reasons.

The KitKatClub has moved locations several times since it opened in 1994.


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