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Germany warns of Russian cyberattacks ahead of election

The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency and Germany’s interior minister warn that Russia is engaged in hacking attacks and that officials “assume there will be such attempts on Germany” …


18 feared dead in fiery Bavarian bus crash; 30 injured

Eighteen people are feared dead after a bus carrying a group of German senior citizens crashed into a truck on a highway in Bavaria early Monday and burst into flames, …


Germany legalizes same-sex marriage after Merkel U-turn

German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, a move widely supported across the country that brings Germany in line with many of its Western peers. Chancellor Angela Merkel voted …


Germany, Iran call for negotiations in crisis with Qatar

Germany’s foreign minister says the crisis over Gulf Arab state’s dispute with Qatar will only get worse the longer it lasts, and appeals on all sides to engage in direct …


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel paves a path toward gay marriage

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has signaled a shift on gay marriage, calling for a vote in parliament on legalizing same-sex unions.


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Berlin Airlift, June 30, 1948


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017

Five rare Barbary lion cubs go on show at zoo in Germany

Five rare Barbary lion cubs have been shown to the public for the first time at a zoo in southwestern Germany, delighting visitors as they clumsily plodded through their enclosure.


Berlin gives celebrity welcome to 2 giant pandas from China

BERLIN – Two giant pandas – Meng Meng and Jiao Qing – received a celebrity welcome Saturday in Berlin from the German capital’s mayor and the Chinese ambassador after they …


Minimize summer brain drain

Regardless of their socioeconomic background, they’ll forget two months’ worth of math instruction from the previous year by the time they return to classes.


Merkel: Pope wants her to fight to save Paris climate deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Pope Francis encouraged her to work to preserve the historic Paris climate accord despite the U.S. withdrawal from it and shared her goal to “bring …


Helmut Kohl, Germany’s ‘chancellor of unity’ who was marred by corruption scandal, dies at 87

Helmut Kohl, the long-serving former chancellor whose life in the political limelight spanned the joyous zenith of German reunification and the shattering nadir of a corruption scandal, died Friday at …


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. D-Day, June 7, 1944


Convicted former Auschwitz guard dies in Germany at 95

Reinhold Hanning, a former SS sergeant whose conviction last year on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an Auschwitz guard was hailed as a long-overdue victory for …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017

European leaders: Climate change deal can’t be renegotiated

World leaders pledged Thursday to keep up the fight against global warming and urged Donald Trump to be part of that effort, hours before the U.S. president was due to …


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

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

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

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

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

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 …