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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.


Trudy Rubin: Pro-European Union voices must be passionate

The pro-Europe campaigners put forward dry, if valid, facts: Brexit would have a heavy economic cost and couldn’t stop immigration. But, having watched the last big debate, I can confirm …


McDonald’s invests over $550 million to revamp German sites

BERLIN – Fast-food chain McDonald’s says it is investing 500 million euros ($557 million) to modernize its restaurants in Germany. The company says 72 “restaurants of the future” will start …


German prosecutors drop case against Nazi war crimes suspect

German prosecutors say they are dropping their investigation of a former SS officer suspected of war crimes in Italy.


Germany: suspect in cinema incident dead, no others injured

A masked man was shot dead Thursday after entering a movie theater in southwestern Germany with what appeared to be a rifle and taking several hostages, authorities said. No one …


In brief: Northern Ireland steps up at Euro

Northern Ireland won its first game at the European Championship on Thursday, in Lyon, France, with a 2-0 victory over Ukraine that helped to eliminate its opponent.


Germans protest drones at Ramstein air base

FRANKFURT, Germany – Thousands of peace activists demonstrated Saturday outside the Ramstein Air Base in Germany to protest the facility’s reported leading role in the U.S. drone program. Ramstein, which …


Veterans, families remember Normandy D-Day landings, 72 years on

Proud veterans in their 90s and families of fallen soldiers are commemorating the epochal D-Day invasion of Normandy 72 years ago that helped the Allies vanquish Hitler.


Scandal-hit Volkswagen makes profit despite scandal

German automaker Volkswagen saw its net profit fall 19 percent in the first three months of the year – but showed it can still make money even as it grapples …


Lightning strike hits birthday party in Paris; child in critical condition after bolt

Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children’s birthday party, a …


Lightning hits children’s soccer match in Germany

More than 30 people were taken to the hospital after lighting struck Saturday at the end of a children’s soccer match in western Germany, police said.


Mars is within reach, says German tapped for space command

Humans could set foot on Mars within decades if they wanted to, according to the German astronaut who has been tapped to become his country’s first commander of the International …


Germans, migrants use new website to break barriers

During the height of the migrant crisis in Europe last fall, Lasse Landt came to a startling realization. Thousands of migrants were pouring into Germany every day, but the 36-year-old …


Israel marks annual Holocaust remembrance day

Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day, in memory of the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators.


Lufthansa cancels flights as strike hits Munich, Frankfurt

Lufthansa has cancelled 895 flights scheduled for Wednesday from six German airports as government workers call short-term strikes in the run-up to wage discussions later this week.


Opinions from past add perspective

Editorial topics include World War I and Germany, Idaho colleges, treatment of soldiers’ families and merit pay for teachers


Prost! Germany celebrates 500 years of beer purity law

To some it’s the real deal, to others it’s a bland brew, but thanks to a 500-year-old rule everybody can be sure what’s in German beer. Chancellor Angela Merkel was …


German automakers to recall 630,000 cars, report says

German news agency dpa is reporting that several of the country’s automakers are going to recall a total of 630,000 cars following an investigation into emissions levels.


Organization opens center in Poland amid Jewish revival

A major Jewish organization has opened its first chapter in Poland, the most recent sign of a Jewish revival in the Central European nation that comes even as Jews have …


Auctioneer to sell Hitler’s personal copy of ‘Mein Kampf’

A Maryland auction house says it is selling a copy of “Mein Kampf” that once belonged to Adolf Hitler and was taken from his Munich apartment at the end of …


Editorial: Germany has much to teach U.S. about refugee aid

FREYSTADT, Germany – I have been spending the last few months in Germany, and have been in awe how local volunteers here in a small, Sandpoint-size village near Nuremberg have …


Paris attacks provoke fresh migrant fears in Europe

BERLIN – The news that one of the assailants in the Paris attacks may have crossed into Europe with refugees fleeing Syria is raising the fierce debate over Europe’s immigration …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 4:44 p.m.

German towns cut budgets, anticipating tax shortfalls from VW emissions scandal

The towns that became synonymous with Volkswagen’s rise to the pinnacle of the auto industry are feeling the pinch of the diesel-emissions scandal, freezing spending on capital projects.


Germany curbs flow of migrants

BERLIN – A beleaguered Germany announced Sunday that it would temporarily halt free entrance for asylum seekers – a dramatic step likely to exacerbate bottlenecks at other European frontiers to …


Four Eagles on Big Sky Preseason All-Conference squad

Four Eastern Washington University football players – led by offensive MVP Cooper Kupp – have been selected to the 2015 Big Sky Conference Preseason All-Conference Team, announced Monday by the …


England beats Germany 1-0 in extra time to finish 3rd

EDMONTON, Alberta – Fara Williams scored on a penalty kick in the 108th minute, helping England beat Germany 1-0 on Saturday for third place in the Women’s World Cup. It …


Klose retiring from Germany’s national team

Miroslav Klose, the top scorer in World Cup history, has retired from Germany’s national squad a month after the team won the title for the fourth time. The 36-year-old Klose …


Germany and Argentina face off for World Cup title

RIO DE JANEIRO – The most entertaining World Cup in a generation comes down to a final match that pits the planet’s best player against the tournament’s best team. Lionel …


UPDATED: Tue., July 8, 2014, 3:56 p.m.

Germany routs Brazil 7-1, reaches World Cup final

With Neymar out injured, just about everyone in Brazil knew it would be tough against Germany.


Brazil searches for effective strategy versus Germany

SAO PAULO, Brazil – There were a couple of things most fans wanted to see in the final games of this World Cup. Yet, neither will be on display in …