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Leader of German governing party backs Amazon protest

The new leader of one of Germany’s governing parties said she supports a protest against working conditions at Amazon during CEO Jeff Bezos’ visit to Berlin on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018

Missing German billionaire’s family gives up hope of rescue of Tacoma native

The family of a German billionaire has given up hope of finding him alive a week after he went missing in the Swiss Alps, his company said Friday.


German spy chief says wouldn’t trust Facebook with his data

Germany’s domestic intelligence chief says he wouldn’t trust Facebook with his data.


UPDATED: Sun., April 8, 2018

6 detained amid ‘vague indications’ of attack at Berlin race

Six people were detained in connection with what police and prosecutors allege was a plan to carry out an attack on Berlin’s half-marathon Sunday, German authorities said. A police spokesman …


UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018

Germany seeks motive after van crashes into crowd, killing 2

A gray van crashed into tables of people drinking outside a popular bar Saturday in the German city of Muenster, killing two people and injuring 20 others before the driver …


Catalonia’s defiant ex-leader freed on bail from German jail

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont walked out of a German prison Friday after posting $92,000 bail, demanding that Spanish authorities release fellow Catalan separatists and open a dialogue on his …


Catalonia’s Puigdemont to be brought before judge in Germany

Catalonia’s former president, Carles Puigdemont, was to be brought before a court in Germany on Monday for an initial hearing on whether he stays in custody, kicking off an extradition …


UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018

Catalan ex-leader’s capture in Germany sparks mass protests

Five months after going on the run from Spanish authorities, Catalonia’s former president was detained in Germany on an international warrant Sunday by highway police after the ardent separatist crossed …


106 passengers stranded in Germany due to drunken co-pilot

A Portuguese airline has apologized for keeping more than 100 passengers stranded at Stuttgart airport in southwestern Germany after one of its flights was canceled last-minute because of a drunken …


Germany reassures Ireland over Brexit border impasse

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday reassured Ireland that it can rely on Germany in Brexit talks as the European Union and Britain struggle to find a way to maintain …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018

U.S., France, Germany blame Russia for UK nerve agent attack

The United States, France and Germany joined Britain on Thursday in condemning Russia for the nerve-agent poisoning of a former spy, calling it an “assault on U.K. sovereignty,” as the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018

Merkel set for 4th term after Social Democrats OK coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cleared the last major hurdle on her path to a fourth term Sunday, after members of the center-left Social Democrats voted in favor of continuing their …


Merkel’s fate hangs on vote by potential coalition partner

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is awaiting the results of a vote by her potential coalition partner – the center-left Social Democrats – to learn if she will be able to …


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018

Russian accused of running cocaine ring arrested in Germany

It sounds like a thriller: nearly half a ton of cocaine was hidden in bags at the Russian Embassy’s school in Buenos Aires before being loaded on a Russian government …


Merkel says Germany has ‘no-go areas;’ gov’t won’t say where

German officials have been left speechless by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comment that there are “no-go areas” in the country.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018

Russians to face surprising Germany in Olympic men’s hockey final

The Russians expected to play for the Olympic men’s hockey gold medal for the first time in 20 years. Their opponent is quite the surprise: Germany.


Merkel’s party backs coalition deal to form new German gov’t

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied her party Monday behind a proposed new government with the center-left Social Democrats, receiving overwhelming support from delegates for a coalition deal she said speaks …


Merkel defends coalition deal against critical party members

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back Sunday against critics within her Christian Democratic Union party of the governing coalition deal reached with Germany’s main center-left party.


Merkel clinches German coalition govt but hurdle remains

Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country’s main center-left party in an agreement aimed …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018

German coalition talks adjourned until Monday

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats embarked Sunday on a final push for an agreement on a new German government, but negotiators adjourned for the night without …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

German talks on coalition governtment move ahead as deadline looms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats nudged closer Friday to an agreement on a coalition government after reaching new compromises on infrastructure, environment and other issues.


German police break up Kurds’ protest of Turkish military op

German police broke up a protest rally of more than 20,000 Kurdish immigrants after participants refused to take down flags and symbols of the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party.


U.S., Poland oppose gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany

The United States and Poland on Saturday took a strong stand against a planned gas pipeline linking Russia to Germany, saying it is part of a Kremlin scheme to politicize …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018

Germany’s Social Democrats consider opening government talks

The leaders of Germany’s Social Democrats made a final push Saturday to try and convince party members to approve opening talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on forming a new …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

Russia slams U.S. demands for Iran; Germany seeks more detail

Russia spoke out strongly Monday against the U.S. push for modifying a nuclear agreement with Iran, while Germany said it would seek more detail on what the U.S. wants and …


Germany’s Merkel closer to breaking impasse over new government

Chancellor Angela Merkel took a significant step toward ending Germany’s lengthy political impasse by securing a preliminary agreement Friday to enter formal coalition talks with a center-left party. The deal …


At snail’s pace, German parties inch toward coalition talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Union bloc and the center-left Social Democrats appeared Thursday to be closing in on an agreement that would allow the parties to enter into formal …


Germany, Turkey take small steps toward friendlier ties

The German and Turkish foreign ministers took small steps Saturday toward restoring friendlier relations after more than a year of tension between their countries, but they made clear that significant …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 30, 2017

German police union chief slams NYE ‘safe zone’ for women

A German police union boss has criticized organizers of Berlin’s annual open-air New Year’s Eve party for designating a special “safety area” for women, saying it suggests they aren’t safe …


Trudy Rubin: World notes Trump’s dangerous tweets

Even as he viciously attacks responsible news media, Trump has become the nation’s most dangerous purveyor of fake news.