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Hundreds more flights canceled on day 3 of Lufthansa strike

Germany’s largest airline, Lufthansa, canceled 830 short- and medium-haul flights on Friday affecting 100,000 passengers after a pilots’ strike entered its third day in a long-running dispute over wages.

Lufthansa scraps almost 2,000 flights as pilot strike extended

Strikes at Deutsche Lufthansa will wipe out almost 2,000 flights after a failed bid to have a pilot walkout over pay declared illegal led a union to extend it by …

German Chancellor Merkel says she’s seeking a fourth term

Angela Merkel, who has steered Germany through several global crises as its first female leader, said Sunday that she will seek a fourth term as chancellor in general elections next …

Obama urges allies to keep an open mind about Trump

President Barack Obama left Europe on Friday urging U.S. allies to keep their relationships strong – and to keep an open mind about President-elect Donald Trump.

Germany bans Islamic organization, police search 190 sites

The German government announced Tuesday it had banned an Islamic group, “The true religion,” which is suspected of targeting teenagers to radicalize to fight in Syria and Iraq. At the …

German foreign minister tapped to become next president

Germany’s foreign minister, who once referred to Donald Trump as a “hate preacher,” was tapped Monday to become the country’s next president.

Siemens to buy Oregon-based Mentor Graphics for $4.5 billion

German industrial equipment maker Siemens AG says it has agreed to buy U.S.-based software firm Mentor Graphics Corp. for $4.5 billion, broadening Siemens digital capabilities.

Tesla to buy German manufacturing engineering firm

Tesla Motors says it has agreed to buy a German engineering company to help automate its electric car manufacturing.

Brexit has British Jews whose families once fled Nazis applying for German passports

In the months since Britain’s shock vote to quit the European Union, tens of thousands of Britons have applied for Irish citizenship, desperate to maintain their ability to live and …

Germany: Merkel party pulls candidate over ‘like’ for rivals

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party has withdrawn a candidate to be a minister in a state government after he reportedly “liked” an anti-migration party’s Facebook page.

Photos show European Mars probe crashed, may have exploded

Europe’s experimental Mars probe hit the right spot – but at the wrong speed – and may have ended up in a fiery ball of rocket fuel when it struck …

Germany tells Tesla to stop using ‘Autopilot’ in its sales pitch

Germany’s transport minister told Tesla to cease using the Autopilot name to market its cars in that country, under the theory that the name suggests the cars can drive themselves …

Hitler’s birth house will be razed, Austrian minister says

The house where Adolf Hitler was born will be razed and a new building will be erected in its place, Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said Monday, announcing a final …

2 dead, at least 6 hurt in blast at BASF plant in Germany

An explosion at a facility belonging to chemical firm BASF in southwestern Germany killed two people and injured at least six others on Monday, authorities said. Another two still were …

German police arrest man wanted in alleged Islamic State bomb plot after Syrians detain him

BERLIN – Three Syrians in Germany recognized a terror suspect from a police wanted poster, tied him up in their apartment and called police early Monday, ending a nearly two-day …

Eurozone economy ‘losing momentum’ as Germany falters

The 19-country eurozone lost some economic momentum in August, largely because of a slowdown in Germany, a closely watched survey showed Monday, days ahead of another possible stimulus package from …

Germany working hard to conclude U.S. trade deal, Merkel aide says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff is insisting that Berlin wants to press ahead with concluding a sweeping European Union-U.S. trade deal, underscoring divisions in the country’s governing coalition.

German labor market strong with unemployment at 6.1 percent

The number of Germans without jobs dropped slightly in August in seasonally adjusted terms, leaving the unemployment rate in Europe’s largest economy unchanged at 6.1 percent.

Germany, Brazil advance to men’s soccer finals in Rio

Lukas Klosertmann and Nils Peterson scored to send Germany into the Olympic gold-medal match for the first time with a 2-0 semifinal victory over Nigeria on Wednesday.

German central bank suggests raising retirement age to 69

Germany’s central bank is arguing that the country’s retirement age should ultimately be lifted another two years to 69, a call that received a frosty response from the government.

Montel Williams detained in Germany over medical marijuana

A spokesman for Montel Williams says the television personality was detained by customs officials at an airport in Germany after inadvertently leaving prescription marijuana powder in his luggage.

Germany: 15-year-old suspected of planning rampage arrested

BERLIN – German authorities have arrested a 15-year-old boy who they suspect of having planned a rampage and also believe was in contact with a teenager who killed nine people …

German officials vow tighter security and migrant controls

German officials vowed tighter security and called for tougher controls of asylum-seekers Tuesday in the aftermath of four attacks in the country in the span of a week, two of …

Germany: IS claims responsibility for attack in Bavaria

ANSBACH, Germany – A Syrian man whose asylum bid had been rejected in Germany recorded a cellphone video of himself pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group before he tried …

Man arrested after woman killed with machete in Germany

BERLIN – A Syrian man killed a woman with a machete and wounded two others Sunday outside a bus station in the southwestern German city of Reutlingen before being arrested. …

Police: Munich shooter was bullied loner, planned attack for a year

The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was a withdrawn loner obsessed with playing “killer” video games in his bedroom, a victim of bullying who suffered from panic …

Police give all-clear in Munich shooting; say suspect dead

An 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald’s Friday night, killing nine people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, the chief …

Police give all-clear in Munich shooting; say suspect dead

Police warned people to stay indoors Friday as they hunted for whoever opened fire at a Munich shopping mall, killing eight people and wounding others in a rampage they described …

German train attacker vowed ‘revenge on these infidels’

A 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker received word that a friend had died in his home country days before he went on a rampage with an ax and knife on a German …

Antoine Griezmann’s double gives France 2-0 win over Germany in semifinal

Antoine Griezmann scored twice as France beat world champion Germany 2-0 on Thursday to line up a European Championship final against Portugal.