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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.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017

Merkel criticizes hecklers in German election campaign

Chancellor Angela Merkel and a senior aide on Saturday criticized pro-nationalist protesters who have loudly heckled Germany’s leader during campaign appearances ahead of the Sept. 24 national election.


Germany rejects Polish demand for World War II reparations

The German government said Friday that the question of paying reparations to Poland for World War II has been resolved for over 60 years and there’s no reason to reopen …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017

Police: Huge WWII-era bomb successfully defused in Frankfurt

Bomb disposal experts defused a huge unexploded World War II-era bomb in the German financial capital Frankfurt that forced the evacuation of more than 60,000 residents, police said Sunday.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 3, 2017

Merkel, rival Schulz spar over Turkey in TV election debate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her center-left rival, Martin Schulz, are poised to hold their only televised debate Sunday, three weeks before the country’s general election.


Prosecutors expect to charge German nurse with more killings

German officials expect to bring new charges against a nurse already serving a life sentence for two murders after determining that he might have killed another 84 patients, if not …


Europe still ‘hasn’t done homework’ on refugees, German leader says

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she did the right thing by allowing large numbers of migrants into Germany two years ago and that Europe hasn’t done enough to develop long-term …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017

Nurse killed at least 86 patients, German prosecutors believe

A male nurse who was convicted of killing patients in Germany with overdoses of heart medication is now believed to have killed at least 86 people – and the true …


Merkel wants to work with African leaders on migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants to work more closely with Libya’s government to curtail illegal migration from Africa to Europe.


Germany’s orange ecstasy pills have Trump’s name – and face – all over them

Police and parents have long worried about the dangers of drugs designed to look like candy. The fear, somewhat debunked, is that children would mistakenly get their hands on, say, …


German Foreign Ministry pokes fun at Breitbart gaffe

Germany’s Foreign Ministry is having some fun at the expense of a Breitbart News gaffe.


1 man dead, 1 injured after stabbing in western Germany

Police in western Germany say they are searching for up to three men who ran away after a stabbing that left one person dead and another injured.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017

France, Germany plan tax crackdown on U.S. tech giants

France is working with Germany and other partners to plug loopholes that have allowed U.S. tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.com to minimize taxes and grab market share …


ICE arrests Spokane foreign exchange student trying to leave the country

A high school exchange student from Germany who was charged with a crime during his stay in Spokane was arrested by ICE last month as he attempted to leave the …


Germany’s immigrant population hits new high in 2016

The number of people in Germany with immigrant roots rose 8.5 percent last year to a record 18.6 million, powered by the influx of refugees and other migrants up to …


Germany: Skyway mishap strands up to 100 cable car riders

German fire crews are focused on evacuating as many as 100 passengers from suspended cable cars that run over the Rhine River in Cologne after a gondola ran into a …


UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017

Mental issues cited for suspect in stabbing

The 26-year-old man accused of carrying out a stabbing rampage Friday at a Hamburg supermarket had been reported to security forces as a radicalized Islamist, but he also suffered psychological …


Germany, France, Russia, Ukraine vow to implement peace plan

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have vowed to go ahead with a peace plan for eastern Ukraine.


German automakers’ shares fall on diesel emissions concerns

The German auto industry’s troubles over excessive diesel emissions are looming larger.


UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017

German runaway girl who converted to Islam is found in Iraq

A German girl who ran away from home after converting to Islam has been found as Iraqi forces liberated the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State extremists, German and …


British royals meet Merkel, tour Berlin Holocaust memorial

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met German Chancellor Angela Merkel, toured Berlin’s Holocaust memorial and visited the city’s signature landmark, the Brandenburg Gate, as they kicked off a three-day …