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Prominent Pakistani comedian dies on way to US for treatment

Prominent Pakistani comedian dies on way to US for treatment One of Pakistan’s most beloved comedians, Umar Sharif, has passed away in Germany on the way to the United States for treatment on Saturday By ADIL JAWAD Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 1:55 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article KARACHI, Pakistan — …

German Greens leadership steel party for government

German Greens leadership steel party for government The leaders of Germany’s environmentalist Green party are urging their members to seize the chance to join the country’s next government ByThe Associated PressOctober 2, 2021, 11:40 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAnnalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck, federal leaders of the Greens …

Northeast Atlantic countries create new protected sea area

Northeast Atlantic countries create new protected sea area The governments of 15 countries in the Northeast Atlantic have created a new protected area of the sea they say is bigger than the combined area of Germany and the United Kingdom ByThe Associated PressOctober 1, 2021, 7:30 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Former Nazi camp secretary, 96, caught after skipping trial

Former Nazi camp secretary, 96, caught after skipping trial Officials say a former secretary for the SS commander of the Stutthof concentration camp skipped the start of her trial in Germany on more than 11,000 counts of accessory to murder By MARKUS SCHREIBER and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated PressSeptember 30, 2021, 6:55 PM• 4 min readShare …

Several injured as tornado hits German port city of Kiel

Several injured as tornado hits German port city of Kiel German authorities say a tornado in the port city of Kiel has injured several people ByThe Associated PressSeptember 30, 2021, 6:51 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressThe video still shows a tornado in the early evening over Kiel, Wednesday, …

YouTube shuts German channels of Russian broadcaster RT

YouTube shuts German channels of Russian broadcaster RT YouTube says it has shut two German channels of Russian state broadcaster RT in a move centering on alleged coronavirus misinformation By GEIR MOULSON Associated PressSeptember 29, 2021, 4:27 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Jan. 19, 2018, …

France offers state-funded therapy, tackles mental health

France offers state-funded therapy, tackles mental health French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that psychology appointments in France will be funded by the government starting next year ByThe Associated PressSeptember 28, 2021, 5:38 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article4:52 The 7 BTS members share their own personal struggles during the pandemic: …

Greece: Afghan refugees fly to Portugal for resettlement

Greece: Afghan refugees fly to Portugal for resettlement Authorities in Greece say 41 Afghan refugees have flown from Athens to Portugal as part of a bilateral agreement to resettle 1,000 people who have been granted asylum ByThe Associated PressSeptember 28, 2021, 3:32 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAfghan refugees …

Police swoop on Balkan cartel’s European ‘cocaine pipeline’

Police swoop on Balkan cartel’s European ‘cocaine pipeline’ Law enforcement agencies from eight European countries have pounced on a Balkan crime organization allegedly running the continent’s largest cocaine distribution network ByThe Associated PressSeptember 27, 2021, 2:55 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MADRID — Law enforcement agencies from eight European countries …

Closely fought German election ushers in post-Merkel era

Merkel’s bloc stumbles badly in Germany; horse-trading ahead Germany’s center-left Social Democrats and outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc are both laying claim to lead the country’s next government By GEIR MOULSON and FRANK JORDANS Associated PressSeptember 26, 2021, 9:03 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:24 On Location: September 24, 2021 …

German climate activists end hunger strike ahead of election

German climate activists end hunger strike ahead of election Two climate activists have ended their hunger strike after a leading candidate for chancellor of Germany agreed to a public meeting with them following Sunday’s general election ByThe Associated PressSeptember 26, 2021, 5:35 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:24 On Location: September …

EU warns Russia over cyberattacks ahead of German elections

EU warns Russia over cyberattacks ahead of German elections The European Union is warning Russia against allowing hackers to attack data bases or spread disinformation in the bloc just as Germans prepare to go the polls for parliamentary elections By LORNE COOK Associated PressSeptember 24, 2021, 3:37 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Shortages cause ‘bottleneck recession’ for German industry

Shortages cause ‘bottleneck recession’ for German industry Shortages of computer chips and other raw materials are continuing to hit Germany’s manufacturers, as bottlenecks leave companies in Europe’s biggest economy struggling to fill orders By DAVID McHUGH AP Business WriterSeptember 24, 2021, 2:30 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

Candidates clash in last TV debate before German election

Candidates clash in last TV debate before German election The three candidates hoping to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor, and the four leaders of the other parties currently in parliament, have clashed over a variety of topics during the last televised debate before Sunday’s election By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 8:15 PM• …

In German election, hunger strikers seek climate promises

In German election, hunger strikers seek climate promises For the first time in Germany, climate change is perhaps the most dominant issue in an election campaign, especially for young voters By KARIN LAUB Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 5:42 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressClimate activist Henning Jeschke, who is …

German police arrest suspect after highway bus incident

German police arrest suspect after highway bus incident A section of highway in southern Germany was closed because of an incident involving an apparently armed passenger on board a bus ByThe Associated PressSeptember 21, 2021, 8:17 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — A section of highway in southern Germany …

Global protest seeks to turn up heat on leaders over climate

Global protest seeks to turn up heat on leaders over climate Youth activists are hoping to turn up the heat on governments with the first large-scale international protest against climate change in six months By FRANK JORDANS Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 6:38 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

EU court fines Poland 500,000 euros daily until mine closes

EU court fines Poland 500,000 euros daily until mine closes The European Union’s top court has ordered Poland to pay a daily fine of 500,000 euros ($586,000) until it complies with an earlier ruling to shut down a lignite mine near the border with the Czech Republic and Germany ByThe Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 4:33 …

Lawmakers question German poll front-runner over searches

Lawmakers question German poll front-runner over searches The front-runner in Germany’s election has appeared before lawmakers during the final week of campaigning to face questions over an investigation of an anti-money-laundering unit that resulted in a recent police search at his ministry By GEIR MOULSON Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 1:07 PM• 4 min readShare to …

Poland’s, Lithuania’s PMs discuss higher security, migration

Poland’s, Lithuania’s PMs discuss higher security, migration The prime ministers of Poland and Lithuania say tighter security at their borders with Belarus is the best way of easing pressure from migrant inflows there, as they expect the “hybrid attack” from Belarus to continue By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 4:18 PM• 3 min readShare …

Dutch police hold man with crossbow after 2 fatally stabbed

Dutch police hold man with crossbow after 2 fatally stabbed Two people have been killed in a stabbing incident in the eastern Netherlands and a suspect was detained by armed police ByThe Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 3:44 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Two people were killed …

Soaring utility bills alarm Europe, raise fears for winter

Soaring utility bills alarm Europe, raise fears for winter Gas and electric prices are spiking in Europe By DAVID McHUGH and ARITZ PARRASeptember 16, 2021, 2:35 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Jan. 14, 2021 file photo, Tugboats get into position on the Russian pipe-laying vessel …

Germany concerned by talk of Russian mercenary ops in Mali

Germany concerned by talk of Russian mercenary ops in Mali The German government has expressed concern at reports on the possible deployment of Russian mercenaries in Mali ByThe Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 5:08 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — The German government expressed concern Wednesday at reports on the …

Pope rejects German archbishop’s resignation over abuse

Pope rejects German archbishop’s resignation over abuse Pope Francis has rejected the resignation of the archbishop of Hamburg, who offered to step down in March after a report faulted him for his handling of sexual abuse allegations in his previous diocese By GEIR MOULSON Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 5:03 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Sidelined by rivals, Germany’s far-right AfD bides time

Sidelined by rivals, Germany’s far-right AfD bides time Immigration is a side issue in this year’s German election campaign, but that hasn’t stopped the country’s biggest far-right party from trying to play it up By FRANK JORDANS Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 3:58 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

Frontrunner to replace Merkel on defensive in TV debate

Frontrunner to replace Merkel on defensive in TV debate The frontrunner to replace Angela Merkel as German chancellor has faced tough questions over whether his ministry had a role in obstructing money-laundering probes By FRANK JORDANS Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 8:53 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressElection campaign posters …

Merkel calls migrant push at EU’s border ‘unacceptable’

Merkel calls migrant push at EU’s border ‘unacceptable’ German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she finds it unacceptable that refugees are being used to apply pressure to Poland and other European Union members on the border with Belarus By VANESSA GERA Associated PressSeptember 11, 2021, 3:41 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Center-right seeks boost in Bavaria ahead of German election

Center-right seeks boost in Bavaria ahead of German election The center-right Union bloc’s candidate to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor sought the support Saturday of skeptical Bavarian allies 15 days before Germany’s national election ByThe Associated PressSeptember 11, 2021, 12:03 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressMarkus Söder, left, CSU …

Blinken to Taliban: Any legitimacy ‘will have to be earned’

Blinken to Taliban: Any legitimacy ‘will have to be earned’ U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that any legitimacy or international support for the Taliban “will have to be earned” after Afghanistan’s new rulers announced an interim government that drew a deeply skeptical Western response By CHRISTOPH NOELTING and GEIR MOULSON Associated PressSeptember 8, …

US, Germany press for Iran to return soon to nuclear talks

US, Germany press for Iran to return soon to nuclear talks The U.S. and Germany have stepped up pressure on Iran to return soon to talks on its nuclear program By CHRISTOPH NOELTING and GEIR MOULSON Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 6:02 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressUS Secretary of …