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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, 6:44 p.m.

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.


Germany’s Merkel sits for anthems after shaking episodes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the visiting Danish prime minister sat through their countries’ national anthems at a ceremony in Berlin Thursday, a day after Merkel shook as she stood …


Deutsche Bank cuts mark end to failed bid for global scale

The radical and painful restructuring of Germany’s Deutsche Bank, which is cutting 18,000 jobs, is the end of a long, failed attempt to compete with the global investment banking giants …


UPDATED: Mon., July 1, 2019, 12:10 a.m.

Heat wave brings Germany new June high for 2nd time in days

Germany has registered a new temperature high for June, beating the previous record set just days ago.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Women’s World Cup quarterfinals preview: Italy, Netherlands try to advance in heat wave

Italy and the Netherlands are hot about the heat. Contesting the only Women’s World Cup quarterfinal being played in the afternoon means playing in some of the harshest temperatures of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11 a.m.

Iran sees some progress on nuclear deal, but not enough

A meeting of the remaining partners in the Iranian nuclear deal produced some progress but not enough to satisfy Tehran’s demands, a senior Iranian official said Friday, offering little prospect …


Ford to cut 12,000 jobs in Europe as part of restructuring

Carmaker Ford said Thursday it is shedding 12,000 jobs in Europe as it streamlines operations in the region to increase profitability.


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 12:46 p.m.

Germany gets another 1-0 win at World Cup, beating Spain

Sara Dabritz scored in the 42nd minute to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Spain. It was Germany’s second successive 1-0 victory in Group B. Germany took the lead against …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 9:21 p.m.

Trump: US sending 1,000 more troops to ally Poland

President Donald Trump says he is considering moving about 2,000 additional U.S. troops into Poland from Germany or elsewhere in Europe.


European officials frustrated over faltering Iran nuke pact

The foreign ministers of Germany and Sweden expressed frustration Tuesday over the possible demise of the Iran nuclear deal, warning Tehran that withdrawing would bring “international isolation” and criticizing the …


Giulia Gwinn scores as Germany beats China 1-0 at Women’s World Cup

Giulia Gwinn scored a second-half winner Saturday as two-time champion Germany opened its Women’s World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win against China. Gwinn’s powerful 66th-minute shot from the edge …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 2:47 p.m.

German nurse who murdered 87 patients given life sentence

Niels Hoegel liked to bring about cardiac arrests in his patients by injecting them with overdoses of heart medication and other drugs because he enjoyed the feeling of being able …


German FM traveling to Iran to salvage nuclear accord

Germany’s foreign minister is traveling to Iran next week to discuss the faltering nuclear accord between Tehran and leading world powers, his office said Thursday.


From loss to liberation: Germany’s evolving postwar attitude

When Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked the Allies for the D-Day invasion and the “liberation” of Germany in World War II, she might have raised some eyebrows internationally. To those at …


Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann soaks in Augusta as part of historic women’s golf tournament

When I received my invitation to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur championship at the end of January, first I was speechless, but obviously super excited. I couldn’t wait to get …


Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from …


Poland’s report on WWII damages readied for war anniversary

A study commissioned by the Polish government to assess the cost of Nazi Germany’s occupation will be published on the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, on …


Britain warns US-Iran conflict could break out ‘by accident’

Britain warned Monday that armed conflict might be sparked “by accident” amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks with …


Denied graves by Nazis, resistance fighters finally buried

Executed for standing up against Adolf Hitler’s dictatorship and then denied graves so as not to become a rallying point for others, the partial remains of 300 Nazi resistance fighters …


UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Trump’s Iran policy put to test as end to nuclear deal looms

President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Iran Wednesday, just days after the U.S. dispatched an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf over what it described as …


The refugees Merkel welcomed to Germany are starting to help its economy

After spending billions of euros to accommodate approximately 1.5 million asylum seekers, Germany is beginning to reap some gains.


U.S. WWII bomb detonated in Germany, causing widespread damage

The controlled detonation of an American World War II bomb in the southern German city of Regensburg has still caused widespread damage to nearby houses.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

Greek PM says he will revive bid for German WWII reparations

Greece’s prime minister says his government will formally revive a long-standing demand for Germany to pay vast reparations for the World War II Nazi occupation.


Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany

German prosecutors have indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others on charges of fraud and unfair competition.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 10:25 a.m.

German price platform sues Google over search results

A German price-comparison platform says it has filed a suit against Alphabet Inc.’s Google search business on allegations it has abused its dominant position by favoring its own price-comparison service …