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Brazil and Germany try to salvage World Cup and advance

Two of the best teams in international soccer go into their final group matches in danger of being bounced from the World Cup. Germany and Brazil were early favorites for …


Police: 25 injured in building explosion in Germany

Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday.


Sweden has a lot to be upset about after last-minute loss

Sweden had a lot to be upset about when the final whistle blew and it lost to Germany 2-1 at the World Cup. The Swedes conceded a last-minute goal, saw …


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018

Toni Kroos scores late to give Germany 2-1 win over Sweden

Toni Kroos scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time from outside the penalty area and 10-man Germany rallied to beat Sweden 2-1 to stay alive at the World Cup. …


German, French leaders propose Eurozone budget

The leaders of Germany and France agreed Tuesday to create a Eurozone budget they hope will boost investment and provide a safety mechanism for the 19 nations using the euro …


Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migration with other European countries instead of …


Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup

Defending World Cup champions have been finding it hard to get out of the group stage lately, and Germany is proving no exception.


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018

AfD chief: Nazi era a ‘speck of bird poop’ in German history

The co-leader of the far-right nationalist Alternative for Germany party on Saturday dismissed the Nazi era as a “speck of bird poop” in German history, drawing swift condemnation from mainstream …


Merkel decries U.S. pullout from Iran deal, gets peace prize

German Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull his country out of the Iran nuclear accord was making the situation in the Middle East …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018

Trump, Merkel cordial, but no apparent movement on Iran

Facing imminent deadlines, President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel largely papered over their differences on trade and the Iran nuclear accord on Friday, stressing instead ties between the …


Germans don Jewish skullcaps to protest anti-Semitism

Germans of various faiths donned Jewish skullcaps and took to the streets Wednesday in several cities to protest an anti-Semitic attack in Berlin and express fears about growing hatred of …


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 …