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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.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017

Rising German nationalist party elects leaders amid protests

Members of a rising nationalist party in Germany elected their leadership Saturday at a convention in the city of Hannover that was overshadowed by protests.


German Christmas market evacuated in bomb scare

German police evacuated a popular Christmas market in the city of Potsdam on Friday before destroying a suspicious package containing nails and an unidentified powder in a controlled explosion, officials …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

Germany’s Merkel faces pressure for quick coalition talks

Chancellor Angela Merkel faced pressure from inside her conservative bloc Sunday to aim for a quick coalition deal with center-left rivals without conceding too much ground on core issues such …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017

Amazon workers in Germany, Italy stage Black Friday strike

Workers at a half dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday, in a protest timed to coincide with “Black Friday” to demand …


Germany’s SPD to join talks on resolving government impasse

The leader of Germany’s center-left Social Democrats said Friday his party will join talks on forming a new government, reversing his stance and raising the prospect of an end to …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017

Germany faces uncertainty after coalition talks break down

Germany, Europe’s largest economy and anchor of stability, is facing the prospect of months of political uncertainty after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives were unable to form a coalition with two …


In shadow of Germany’s climate conference, a village disappears to make way for coal

The demolition of Immerath – making way for the expansion of mega-mines that will produce billions of tons of carbon emissions in the coming decades and leave a deep gash …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017

Climate activists stage protest at German coal-fired plant

Environmental activists protested at a German coal-fired power plant on Friday – the same day that Italy became the latest country to announce a deadline for ending its use of …


Prosecutors: German nurse may have killed over 100 patients

A nurse who is already serving a life sentence for two murders may have killed more than 100 patients over several years at two hospitals in northwestern Germany, prosecutors said …


Boy with rare disease gets new skin with gene therapy

Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017

Fiji calls for urgency in talks to implement climate accord

Fiji’s prime minister called for a sense of urgency in the fight against global warming Monday, telling negotiators “we must not fail our people,” as he opened two weeks of …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017

German, Turkish diplomats meet to discuss ‘difficult issues’

The foreign ministers of Germany and Turkey have held informal talks as the two countries try and repair their strained relations.


Carmakers join forces in Europe to make electrics widespread

A group of major automakers plans to open hundreds of fast-charging stations for electric cars in Europe in coming years and use a common plug technology in what they hope …


Gov. Inslee set to travel to Switzerland, Germany and Italy

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee leaves next week for an 11-day trip to Switzerland, Germany and Italy to talk about apprenticeships, aerospace and climate.


Fears squashed: Zucchini mistaken for WWII bomb in Germany

A worried resident in Germany alerted police to what he thought was a World War II bomb in his garden. Officers rushed over – and found a particularly large zucchini.


Rescued Rosa Parks house due to return to America

The house where Rosa Parks lived after sparking the Montgomery bus boycott was on a demolition list in Detroit until it was saved by Parks’ niece and a Berlin-based artist, …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017

Anti-migrant German party weakened on eve of key state vote

Three weeks after sweeping into Germany’s national parliament for the first time, an anti-immigration party is poised for a weaker result in a state election scheduled for Sunday.


German minister Schaeuble bows out, convictions intact

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, who championed austerity as the only way countries like Greece could avoid bankruptcy and continue to use the euro as their currency, is winning plaudits …


‘Luther Country’ in Germany marks 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation

WITTENBERG, Germany – For the world’s roughly 800 million Protestants, a small corner of eastern Germany is their spiritual home – a place that takes on added importance this year, …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017

Ex-Zag Kyle Dranginis earns player of week honors in Germany

Former Gonzaga Bulldog wing Kyle Dranginis, who plays for Romerstrom Gladiators Trier in Germany’s Pro A League, averaged 30 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists to earn player of the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017

‘Ja’ at last: 1st same-sex couples in Germany to wed Sunday

The two civil servants from Berlin are expected to become the first gay couple to tie the knot in Germany when a law allowing same-sex marriages takes effect Sunday.


Froma Harrop: Single-payer isn’t the only alternative

Health care is just as much a right for citizens using the multi-payer systems of France, Germany and the Netherlands as it is for Canadians under single-payer.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017

Merkel’s conservatives come first in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners after voters weakened her conservatives and …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017

In final push, Merkel seeks to reach undecided German voters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her supporters to keep up the momentum in the final hours before Sunday’s national election, urging a last push to try to sway undecided voters.


German officials see no sign of election hacking – yet

German officials say there’s no sign of concerted cyberattacks aimed at influencing the outcome of the country’s upcoming election, but warned Wednesday against giving the all-clear yet.


Merkel’s challenger lists red lines for governing Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-left challenger set out Monday what he said are non-negotiable aims for entering Germany’s next government, among them ensuring equal pay for men and women and insisting …


Merkel, other German leaders dismiss Turkish travel warning

Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior German politicians on Sunday dismissed a travel warning for their country issued by Turkey amid persistent tensions between the two nations.