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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 …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 1:40 p.m.

G-7 ministers vow to better fight migrant trafficking

Interior ministers from the Group of Seven advanced economies pledged Friday to jointly tackle world’s top security challenges, including fighting migrant trafficking.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann tees it up with best of the best at Augusta National Women’s Amateur

University of Idaho senior Sophie Hausmann’s young golf career is packed with highlights, including playing in the U.S. Women’s Open and the U.S. and British open amateurs. Make room for …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 6:10 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: War trophies from 91st Division coming to town for display

“War trophies” from the 91st Division, “the Northwest’s fighting national army organization,” were coming to Spokane for display.


100 years ago in Spokane: Spokane soldiers feel lucky to be alive

Two Spokane soldiers described their harrowing experiences in France and Germany.


100 years ago in Spokane: War aviator returns home with harrowing stories from Germany

Spokane war aviator Lt. Ralph Stone arrived home with harrowing stories to tell of his 18 months over Germany.


European nations create workaround to US Iran sanctions

Three European countries working to preserve a deal that was meant to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon have established a new system so their companies can continue trading …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 3:40 p.m.

Parts of Austria, southern Germany sink deeper into snow

Heavy snowfall continued Thursday in parts of Austria and southern Germany, with several places cut off and the bad weather expected to persist. Snow was causing problems in other parts …


Heavy snow in Germany, Austria causes chaos for travelers

Heavy snow caused travel chaos in parts of Germany and Austria as authorities closed roads and train routes because of avalanche danger and airports reported weather-related cancellations Saturday.


German politicians’ data posted online, government probes source

Personal data and documents on hundreds of German politicians and others have been posted online, and German cyber-defense experts were trying to figure out Friday how the information was obtained.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

Germany: Drugged car driver tries to follow plane at airport

A man drove a car through the security perimeter at Hannover Airport in northern Germany on Saturday, police said, prompting authorities to suspend flights for more than four hours.


German journalist in scandal says he didn’t use donor money

Lawyers for a German journalist found to have fabricated information for numerous articles said Thursday that he denies having used for himself donations given by readers to help nonexistent Syrian …


Finding Christmas spirit, joy in Bavaria

We have found Christmas spirit and joy distilled to its purest forms, and you can find it, too. All it takes is a trip to Germany.


Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial

Traveling from across the world to monuments honoring soldiers who fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices Saturday ahead of Armistice Day and assessed alliances that …


Newly revealed letter shows a fearful Einstein long before Nazis’ rise

More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country’s future, according to a newly revealed handwritten …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 7:46 a.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel ready to step down from party leadership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she is ready to hand over the leadership of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) later this year, according to multiple media reports, offering …


German governing parties punished in state election

Germany’s governing parties lost significant support in a state election Sunday that was marked by discontent with infighting in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s national government and prompted calls for her administration …


The military draft is making a comeback in Europe

For many young Europeans, a post-high-school “gap year” has become a rite of passage, with many enjoying a year to travel the world and celebrate their newfound freedom. But a …


Tens of thousands in Berlin protest racism, discrimination

Tens of thousands of people protested racism and discrimination Saturday in Berlin, a demonstration that came amid rising concerns about Germany’s increasingly confident far right.


German government reaches deal to solve spy chief dispute

Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition reached a deal Sunday to resolve a standoff over the future of the country’s intelligence chief, a dispute that has further dented …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 10:22 a.m.

Far-right groups hope to build German force in joint protest

Emboldened far-right activists in Germany hope to make a Saturday protest a pivotal event in which clusters of nationalists – from lawmakers to Hitler-saluting skinheads – come together as a …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

U.S. deports former Nazi camp guard, 95, to Germany

The last Nazi war crimes suspect facing deportation from the U.S. was taken from his New York City home and spirited early Tuesday morning to Germany, following years of efforts …


Long-distance bus overturns on German highway, 22 hurt

A bus headed from Stockholm to Berlin came off a highway in northeastern Germany on Friday and overturned, injuring 22 people, authorities said.


Leaders of Germany, Spain pledge united front on migration

The leaders of Germany and Spain on Saturday promoted a shared approach to immigration into the European Union amid growing populist opposition in other EU nations to taking in more …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Former Gonzaga forward Drew Barham joins German pro team

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Drew Barham has signed with the Hamburg Towers in the German Pro A league.


100 years ago in Spokane: Police nab suspected German spy

Spokane police believed they had a German spy in their clutches. “He said he was Charles Stromier, age 32, a native of Holland, but an investigation of his effects showed …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

German police: 10 injured in bus attack; suspect arrested

A man armed with a kitchen knife attacked


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:15 p.m.

Courts finds suspect in neo-Nazi trial guilty of 10 killings

A German court on Wednesday found the main defendant in a high-profile neo-Nazi trial guilty over the killing of 10 people – most of them migrants – who were gunned …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany’s ties to Russia and openly questioning …