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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 …


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

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

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

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

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 …


Several injured in ax attack at Dusseldorf train station

German police swarmed the main train station in the city of Dusseldorf after an ax attack left several people injured, authorities said.


UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017

Holocaust survivor to speak in Spokane Thursday

Dr. Jacob Eisenbach was just 16 years old when the Nazis invaded Poland. He survived a Nazi concentration camp, but 100 other members of his immediate and extended family did …


Trump to host Germany’s Merkel at the White House

President Donald Trump will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House later this month.


Philippine militants release video of German’s beheading

Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill …


Charles Krauthammer: Two-track foreign policy might work

It’s classic good-cop, bad-cop: The secretaries represent foreign policy continuity but their boss preaches America First. Message: Shape up.


Trump’s federal hiring freeze forces two Army bases to suspend child care services

Major U.S. Army bases at Fort Knox, Ky., and Wiesbaden, Germany, are shutting down child care and education services for military families due to President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze on …


Pence arrives in Germany for meetings with world leaders

Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Germany for his first overseas trip as vice president. Pence’s Air Force Two has landed in Munich, where he is set to deliver …


Tillerson in Germany on first trip as secretary of state

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has his work cut out for him.


German nationalists seek to oust member for Nazi past speech

BERLIN – A prominent member of a German nationalist party could face expulsion over a speech in which he suggested that the country end its tradition of acknowledging and atoning …


Montana court upholds conviction in German student’s death

The Montana Supreme Court has upheld the deliberate homicide conviction of a Missoula man for shooting a German exchange student in his garage.


German police find 100s of firearms in wanted man’s home

German police have uncovered hundreds of guns and rifles after searching the home of a man who was being investigated for breaking arms control laws.


German troops, tanks on way to Lithuania for NATO mission

German troops and tanks are en route to central Lithuania as part of NATO’s move to enhance its presence in the alliance’s easternmost countries as a deterrent against Russian aggression.


Robert J. Samuelson: Trade warrior takes on phantom menace

What Trump gets from his trade crusade is a (false) rallying cry for more U.S. jobs. What the United States gets, if anything, is less clear.