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Trump lashes out at Germany over NATO spending and trade after Merkel questions the U.S. commitment to its allies

President Donald Trump took aim at German trade practices and defense spending Tuesday following pointed criticism from Chancellor Angela Merkel that Germany may not be able to rely on its …


Merkel spokesman: Germany still seeking stronger US ties

Berlin remains committed to strong trans-Atlantic relations, but Chancellor Angela Merkel’s suggestion after meetings with President Donald Trump that Europe can no longer entirely rely on the U.S. “speaks for …


Ex-Zag Dranginis heading to Germany after all-league season in Denmark

Former Zag Kyle Dranginis has picked up an award and a new address.


Trump ruffles feathers by calling Germans ‘bad’ – on trade

President Donald Trump has said Germans are “bad” for having a large trade surplus with the United States, drawing attention to a contentious issue at a summit of world leaders …


Trump condemns Holocaust as ‘the most savage crime’

President Donald Trump paid a short visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial on Tuesday, calling the Nazi extermination of 6 million Jews “the most savage crime against God and his …


Germany, France pledge new efforts to strengthen eurozone

Germany and France pledged Monday to seek ways to strengthen the 19-nation eurozone, with harmonizing corporate taxes among the possible measures they will mull over in the coming weeks.


Venezuela leader: Officials treated like Jews under Nazis

Venezuela’s embattled socialist president likened the sour reception many of his government’s officials are receiving abroad to the harassment of Jews in Nazi Germany, provoking outrage Tuesday from the small …


Official says Berlin attacker could have been arrested

An official document has surfaced that suggests the man who drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people, could have been arrested before the attack, the …


UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 9:31 p.m.

Merkel’s party wins vote in rivals’ German heartland

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives won a state election Sunday in their center-left rivals’ traditional heartland, a stinging blow to the German leader’s challenger in September’s national vote.


Associated Press reviews its coverage of Nazi Germany

The Associated Press has conducted an in-depth review of its operations in Nazi Germany, concluding that the news agency acted as “forthrightly and independently as possible.” But the review also …


German exports, imports reach record heights in March

German exports rose to a new record high in March, but were outpaced by imports to slightly narrow the trade surplus, while factory production dropped slightly, according to two reports …


UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017, 9:10 a.m.

Putin denies interfering in U.S., Europe elections

President Vladimir Putin has denied that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 9:50 p.m.

Germany’s Merkel to press Saudi Arabia on refugees, rights

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, where she is expected to press royals on a number of sensitive issues, including taking in refugees, while also boosting …


German crowd boos Ivanka Trump for calling her father a ‘champion’ for families

A German crowd booed Ivanka Trump on Tuesday after she called her father a “a tremendous champion of supporting families.”


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:41 p.m.

Thousands at Auschwitz for yearly Holocaust memorial event

Thousands of people from around the world, many of them young Israelis, paid homage Monday to the millions who perished in the Holocaust at the former Nazi German death camp …


UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

German nationalists elect top duo for general election

Germany’s nationalist party Alternative for Germany on Sunday elected two new top candidates for the September general election after the party’s best-known politician, Frauke Petry, said last week she would …


AP Explains: How suspected bus bomber hoped to make millions

As get-rich-quick plans go, it wasn’t well thought out.


Germany: Suspect bet against Dortmund then bombed its bus

A judge has ordered a 28-year-old German-Russian citizen to be detained in the bombing of the Borussia Dortmund soccer team’s bus in Germany. Prosecutors say the man, identified only as …


Investigators doubt ‘Islamist extremists’ responsible for Dortmund soccer bus explosions

German investigators have all but ruled out that the suspects behind the three explosions that left one Borussia Dortmund player with serious arm injuries are Islamist extremists.


UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

Spicer apologizes for ‘insensitive’ reference to Holocaust

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized Tuesday for making an “inappropriate and insensitive” comparison to the Holocaust in earlier comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons …


Germany: Pregame blasts rock soccer team bus; player injured

Three explosions went off near the team bus of Borussia Dortmund, one of Germany’s top soccer clubs, as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match on Tuesday evening. …


Trudy Rubin: WWI graves a reminder of nationalism’s peril

One need only visit Flanders fields to understand why a return to the nationalism of 1914, or the 1930s, would spell disaster.


Hacker attack on German Parliament may be linked to election

A top German police official says a recent hacking attack on Parliament may have led to a “significant drain of data” which may be used to try influence the outcome …


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:44 p.m.

Domino’s will begin using robots to deliver pizzas in Europe

Starship Technologies, the London-based company that has created six-wheeled self-driving delivery robots, will begin taking customers Domino’s pizzas in Germany and the Netherlands.


Trudy Rubin: Le Pen victory is frightening

If this fan of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin (who both love her back) becomes the French president it will generate a political earthquake in Europe.


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:07 a.m.

Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

Thieves broke into the German capital’s Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said.


Merkel’s Party wins German state election, blunting projected opposition surge

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party won a state election as the main opposition party fell short of polls forecasting a surge, according to exit polls, potentially denting her Social Democrat …


UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 1 p.m.

Merkel party wins state vote as election year starts

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party easily won an election in Germany’s western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong performance as Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term in a …


Let there be light: German scientists test ‘artificial sun’

Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Thursday on what’s being described as “the world’s largest artificial sun,” a device they hope will help shed light on new ways of making …


Germany’s Merkel renews demand that Turkey drop Nazi swipes

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday her demand that Turkey cease drawing Nazi comparisons with Germany and its allies applies “without ifs or buts,” and pointed to a government threat last …