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German soccer pledges to support Holocaust Memorial Day

The German soccer federation says it has a “special responsibility” to support Holocaust Memorial Day as its former president Felix Linnemann was directly responsible for sending victims to be murdered …


Iran’s female Olympic medalist seeks new life in Germany

Kimia Alizadeh is trying to rebuild her life and career after she announced this month she had left Iran, citing sexism on the part of officials there.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Survivor stories spotlight Auschwitz liberation anniversary

Seventy-five years after the Auschwitz death camp was liberated, Maurice Gluck is one of 75 Holocaust survivors featured in a commemorative photo project.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020

EU pressures Iran on atom deal in last-ditch bid to save it

Britain, France and Germany on Tuesday ratcheted up pressure on Iran to stop violating its landmark nuclear deal in a last-ditch effort to resolve their differences through talks while also …


Merkel to meet Putin in Moscow for talks on Mideast crises

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Moscow on Saturday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid growing tensions in the Middle East and elsewhere, officials said Monday.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Apes, monkeys among 30 animals killed in German zoo fire

A fire raced through a zoo in western Germany in the first few minutes of the new year, killing more than 30 animals, including apes, monkeys, bats and birds, authorities …


Wealthy German family gives millions to Holocaust survivors

One of Germany’s richest families is giving millions to support Holocaust survivors with critical needs as it seeks to atone for its use of forced laborers during the Nazi era …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Germany’s Merkel voices ‘shame’ during 1st Auschwitz visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced a feeling of “deep shame” during her first-ever visit on Friday to the hallowed grounds of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where …


Germany expels Russian diplomats in probe of Berlin killing

Germany expelled two Russian diplomats Wednesday over the brazen killing of a Georgian on the streets of Berlin in August as prosecutors said evidence suggested the slaying was ordered either …


Amazon workers stage strike on Black Friday

Workers at Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike for better pay on Black Friday, one of the busiest days of the year for the online retailer.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

American, Australian freed by Taliban treated in Germany

An American and an Australian who were freed by the Taliban this week after three years in captivity are now in Germany receiving treatment at a U.S. military hospital, officials …


Germany offers expert group in bid to end NATO rift

Germany sought Wednesday to ease French worries about NATO by offering to set up a group of experts to examine the alliance’s security challenges after President Emmanuel Macron lamented the …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Officials: Germany foils alleged attack plan after US tip

German special police forces arrested a Syrian man in a raid on his apartment Tuesday after receiving intelligence from American officials that he was planning an extremist attack, authorities said.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 9, 2019

Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell

Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019

Pompeo tours sites where he served with NATO forces as U.S. casts doubts over the alliance

As Mike Pompeo visits Germany for commemorations to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is a nostalgic trip for a secretary of state who …


Messages of peace mark 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Workers have hoisted a rainbow-colored net of 100,000 streamers – many with messages of love and peace – in front of Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate as part of next week’s …


Denmark allows Russia-Germany gas pipeline

Denmark said Wednesday it is giving permission for a joint German-Russian underwater gas pipeline to be laid to through its territory, in a blow to the United States, which had …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Former Nazi SS guard, 93, goes on trial in Hamburg

From his post as a teenage SS private in a watchtower in Nazi Germany’s Stutthof concentration camp, Bruno Dey could hear the screams of Jews dying in the gas chamber. …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

German synagogue is attacked on holy day; 2 dead nearby

A heavily armed assailant tried to force his way into a synagogue Wednesday in eastern Germany on Yom Kippur, Judaism’s holiest day, and two people were killed as he fired …


Bottoms up, fire’s out: German man douses fire with beer

A German motorist is being credited for his quick thinking after his engine caught fire on the Autobahn. He turned to a slightly different foam extinguisher to douse the flames: …


Volkswagen bosses charged in Germany over diesel scandal

German prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged Volkswagen’s current chief executive and chairman as well as its former CEO with market manipulation in connection with the diesel emissions scandal that …


German women facing eviction blow up house

German authorities say a mother and daughter are under investigation for attempted murder after setting off an explosion at their home near Muenster when police and a court officer showed …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 1, 2019

WWII’s start marked in Poland with German remorse, warning

Germany’s president expressed deep remorse for the suffering his nation inflicted on Poland and the rest of Europe during a World War II observance that brought him and other world …


Police, protesters fill French beach resorts for G-7 summit

Thousands of French police are setting up checkpoints and combing Atlantic beaches to secure the southwestern coast for the world leaders who are coming for the G-7 summit this weekend.


Berlin to tighten rules for electric scooter users

Berlin plans to stop electric scooters being left on sidewalks and other anti-social behavior that’s drawn the ire of residents in the German capital since the vehicles were made legal …


Poland remembers failed 1944 revolt against Germans

Maria Mostowska was a young pediatric nurse when the Warsaw Uprising against the Nazi Germans occupying Poland broke out on Aug. 1, 1944.


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records

Even ice cream, Italian gelato or Popsicles couldn’t help this time. Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just days fell minute by minute Thursday afternoon and Europeans …


New heat wave in Europe starts to breaks records

Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and is already breaking records.


Germany marks 75th anniversary of plot to kill Hitler

Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, paying tribute to those who were executed for trying, but failing, to assassinate the Nazi …


Hot chocolate: 17 tons of cocoa burns on German highway

German authorities say a busy stretch of highway had to be shut down after a truck carrying 17 tons of cocoa caught fire.