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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

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

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 …


Rugged Brazil faces Germany in World Cup semifinal

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 today’s semifinal game between …


Germany beats France, reaches World Cup semis

RIO DE JANEIRO – It just wouldn’t be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals. Harnessing all their big-game experience, the Germans delivered an efficient performance to hold off …


UPDATED: Fri., July 4, 2014

Germany beats France, reaches FIFA World Cup semis

It just wouldn’t be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals.


A 1982 clash revived as France-Germany meet in FIFA World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO – When Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer embarked on a series of hair-raising dashes out of his area in the second-round win over Algeria, it would have struck …


Germany survives Algeria 2-1 in extra time

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil — When it comes to the knockout stages of the World Cup, wins are worth more than style. That was on full display Monday when Germany labored …


Germany beats the United States at FIFA World Cup

RECIFE, Brazil – They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled …


UPDATED: Thu., June 26, 2014

US advances to World Cup’s 2nd round despite loss

They heard about people back home watching during their lunch breaks, streaming on office computers or playing hooky with fellow fans. And then, as the bus pulled away from the …


FIFA World Cup notes: Jozy Altidore to miss U.S.-Germany game

Jozy Altidore will miss the United States’ World Cup game against Germany on Thursday in Recife, Brazil, because of his strained left hamstring. The forward was injured in the Americans’ …


FIFA World Cup roundup: Germany draws 2-2 with Ghana

Miroslav Klose rescued a point for Germany, and tied the World Cup scoring record in the process. Germany was held to a 2-2 draw by Ghana on Saturday in Fortaleza, …


Brazil 3-1 favorite, U.S. rises to 150-1 at World Cup

Brazil was made a 3-1 favorite to win the 2014 World Cup it will be hosting. The Brazilians remained at the same odds after Friday’s draw as they held going …


U.S. to play Ghana, Portugal, Germany at World Cup

The United States drew a daunting task for next year’s FIFA World Cup: difficult opponents, tropical venues and a wearying 9,000-mile zigzag journey across Brazil. The Americans and coach Jurgen …