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German police find 2 dead in house in southwestern town

German police find 2 dead in house in southwestern town Police say they have found two bodies in a house in a small town in southwestern Germany that is located near a major U.S. air base ByThe Associated PressMarch 9, 2021, 5:38 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — Police …

EU commission ‘surprised’ by Belgium’s travel ban extension

EU commission ‘surprised’ by Belgium’s travel ban extension The EU’s executive commission says it is surprised by the decision by Belgian authorities to extend a ban on all nonessential travel as part of measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic By SAMUEL PETREQUIN Associated PressMarch 8, 2021, 3:29 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

German woman gets life for kindergarten killing

German woman gets life for kindergarten killing A court in Germany has convicted a 25-year-old woman of killing a two-year-old child at a kindergarten where she worked in the western town of Viersen last year ByThe Associated PressMarch 5, 2021, 4:52 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:11 On Location: March 5, …

Germany gives nuke plant operators $2.9B for early shutdown

Germany gives nuke plant operators $2.9B for early shutdown The German government has agreed with four utility companies that they will receive about $2.9 billion in compensation for the early shutdown of their nuclear power plants ByThe Associated PressMarch 5, 2021, 4:03 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:11 On Location: March …

Kremlin says Russia will respond to new Western sanctions

Kremlin says Russia will respond to new Western sanctions The Kremlin has shrugged off new Western sanctions over the poisoning and arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny as unfounded and pointless but warned that Moscow will retaliate By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV Associated PressMarch 3, 2021, 4:54 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Russia under renewed pressure to explain Navalny poisoning

Russia under renewed pressure to explain Navalny poisoningRussia has come under renewed pressure to explain the nerve agent attack on opposition figure Alexei Navalny as the annual meeting of the global chemical weapons watchdog got underwayBy MIKE CORDER Associated PressNovember 30, 2020, 11:45 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:16NOTIFIED: Nov. 30, …

German far-right party member charged with drug smuggling

German far-right party member charged with drug smugglingA former regional official with the far-right Alternative for Germany party has been charged on allegations he was involved in smuggling 36 kilograms (almost 80 pounds) of cocaine into a northern portByThe Associated PressNovember 26, 2020, 2:31 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:28NOTIFIED: Nov. …

Berlin police: Car hits chancellery gate, little damage

Man held for driving into gate outside Merkel offices, againGerman authorities say a car has crashed into the front gate of the building housing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices, causing minor damageBy DAVID RISING Associated PressNovember 25, 2020, 2:24 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article4:07NOTIFIED: Nov. 25, 2020Catch up on the …

Europe hopes for reset, end to ‘damage control’ under Biden

Europe hopes for reset, end to ‘damage control’ under BidenGermany’s foreign minister says he hopes a reset of U_S_-European relations under the Biden administration can end years in which Europe was mainly concerned with “damage control.”ByThe Associated PressNovember 24, 2020, 3:30 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:13Biden makes historic nomination for …

Witnesses testify against Russian accused of Berlin killing

Witnesses testify against Russian accused of Berlin killingA court in Berlin heard Tuesday how witnesses alerted police after seeing a man dump a wig, clothes and a bicycle in a river last year, allowing officers to swiftly arrest the suspect in an alleged Russia-ordered political assassinationByThe Associated PressNovember 24, 2020, 1:50 PM• 2 min readShare …

German business confidence down for 2nd consecutive month

German business confidence down for 2nd consecutive monthA closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, fell for a second consecutive month in November as a resurgence of coronavirus infections led to partial shutdowns across the continentByThe Associated PressNovember 24, 2020, 11:24 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Germany marks 75th anniversary of landmark Nuremberg trials

Germany marks 75th anniversary of landmark Nuremberg trialsSeventy-five years ago, the dock of Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice was packed with some of the most nefarious figures of the 20th Century: Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop and 18 other high-ranking NazisBy DAVID RISING Associated PressNovember 19, 2020, 4:55 PM• 4 …

Germany eyes ban on anti-lockdown protest at parliament

German officials ban anti-lockdown protest near parliamentGerman officials have cited security concerns in their decision to ban a series of protests planned Wednesday outside the federal parliament by people opposed to coronavirus lockdown measuresBy FRANK JORDANS Associated PressNovember 17, 2020, 4:49 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:04NOTIFIED: Nov. 17, 2020Catch up …

Senior German security official resigns over gun purchase

Senior German security official resigns over gun purchaseA senior Germany security official has resigned after stumbling over an affair involving a gun he once purchased from a man suspected of involvement in a far-right networkByThe Associated PressNovember 17, 2020, 4:01 PM• 1 min read BERLIN — A senior Germany security official has resigned after stumbling …

Privacy activists in EU file complaints over iPhone tracking

Privacy activists in EU file complaints over iPhone trackingEuropean privacy activists have filed complaints against Apple over its use of software to track the behavior of iPhone usersBy FRANK JORDANS Associated PressNovember 16, 2020, 5:06 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE-In this Sept. 25, 2015 file photo people wait …

Dutch court upholds terror conviction in station attack

Dutch court upholds terror conviction in station attackAn Amsterdam appeals court has upheld the terror conviction of an Afghan asylum-seeker who stabbed two American tourists, seriously injuring them, at Amsterdam’s main railway station in 2018ByThe Associated PressNovember 16, 2020, 4:27 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressFILE – In this Friday Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, …

Britain’s Prince Charles attends German remembrance ceremony

Britain’s Prince Charles attends German remembrance ceremonyPrince Charles is attending ceremonies in Berlin on Germany’s traditional day of remembrance SundayByThe Associated PressNovember 15, 2020, 1:34 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressBritain’s Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall exit their plane as they arrive at Berlin Brandenburg …

Germany sees slightly better tax income, more business aid

Germany sees slightly better tax income, more business aidThe German government’s tax income this year is expected to be a bit higher than previously forecast after the economy, Europe’s biggest, performed relatively well in the third quarterByThe Associated PressNovember 12, 2020, 3:20 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and German Finance …

EU negotiators clinch deal on huge budget, coronavirus plan

EU negotiators clinch deal on huge budget, coronavirus planEuropean Union negotiators have sealed a deal on the bloc’s next seven-year budget and a coronavirus support package worth a total of some 1.8 trillion euros ($2.1 trillion)By LORNE COOK Associated PressNovember 10, 2020, 4:57 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressPassers-by, …

Moscow office of Navalny’s organization searched during raid

Moscow office of Navalny’s organization searched during raidRussian bailiffs have raided the offices of opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s organization while the politician is still recovering in Germany from a nearly fatal poisoningByThe Associated PressNovember 5, 2020, 5:23 PM• 2 min readThe Associated PressSecurity officers standing guard at the Alexei Navalny’s Foundation for Fighting Corruption office …

EU negotiators clinch deal tying rule of law to fund access

EU negotiators clinch deal tying rule of law to fund accessEuropean Union negotiators have clinched a deal that could tie the use of EU funds to democratic standards in the bloc’s member countries and unlock hundreds of billions of euros in emergency coronavirus support by the start of the yearBy LORNE COOK Associated PressNovember 5, …

Eurozone growth soars record 12.7% but fears grow for winter

Eurozone growth soars record 12.7% but fears grow for winterNew figures show that the European economy grew by an unexpectedly large 12.7% in the third quarter as companies reopened after severe coronavirus lockdownsBy DAVID McHUGH AP Business WriterOctober 30, 2020, 3:34 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In …

European Central Bank: Just wait until December

European Central Bank: Just wait until DecemberThe European Central Bank held off from strengthening its current economic stimulus but signaled that more could be coming at its December meeting given that risks are growing as surging coronavirus infections threaten Europe’s economyBy DAVID McHUGH AP Business WriterOctober 29, 2020, 4:33 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Thai Parliament holds special session as protests continue

Thai Parliament holds special session as protests continueThailand’s Parliament has started a special session called to address political tensions amid near daily pro-democracy protests demanding the prime minister’s resignation, constitutional changes and reforms to the monarchyBy TASSANEE VEJPONGSA Associated PressOctober 26, 2020, 11:44 AM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressThailand’s …

Thai protesters rally ahead of parliamentary debate

Thai protesters rally ahead of parliamentary debateThousands of pro-democracy protesters have gathered in Thailand’s capital again, seeking to keep up pressure on the government a day ahead of a special session of Parliament called to try to ease political tensionsByThe Associated PressOctober 25, 2020, 2:33 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Hong Kong summons German consul in friction over asylum case

Hong Kong summons German consul in friction over asylum caseGermany’s consul general to Hong Kong was brought in for talks, following reports Berlin had granted asylum to a student who faced prosecution for demonstrating against its the city’s extradition lawBy DAVID RISING Associated PressOctober 22, 2020, 2:41 PM• 3 min readThe Associated PressFile—File picture taken …

Syrian held in German stabbing; Islamic extremism suspected

Syrian held in German stabbing; Islamic extremism suspectedA young Syrian has been arrested over an attack earlier this month on two German tourists, one of whom later died, in the eastern German city of DresdenByThe Associated PressOctober 21, 2020, 3:16 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — A young Syrian …

Jewish group condemns auction of Hitler speeches in Germany

Jewish group condemns auction of Hitler speeches in GermanyA prominent European Jewish organization is criticizing a Munich auction house’s decision to sell several of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler’s handwritten speeches, saying it “defies logic, decency and humanity” to put them on the marketBy DAVID RISING Associated PressOctober 20, 2020, 3:22 PM• 3 min readThe Associated …

Germany searches premises of spyware maker FinFisher

Germany searches premises of spyware maker FinFisherGerman prosecutors say authorities have searched 15 premises linked to spyware maker FinFisher as part of a probe into allegations the Munich-based company broke export lawsByThe Associated PressOctober 14, 2020, 3:05 PM• 1 min read BERLIN — German prosecutors said Wednesday that authorities have searched 15 premises linked to …

Germany, France call for UK concessions in EU-UK trade talks

Germany, France call for UK concessions in EU-UK trade talksGermany and France have pressured the United Kingdom to make concessions in three key areas of Brexit trade negotiations or face a Jan. 1 no-deal scenario that would likely further harm a U.K. economy already battered by the coronavirus pandemicBy RAF CASERT and JILL LAWLESS Associated …