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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.


German prosecutors widen Volkswagen emissions probe

Prosecutors in Germany said Friday they are expanding their probe into Volkswagen’s scandal over diesel cars that cheated on emissions tests, increasing the number of suspects and saying they have …


European leaders shocked as Trump slams NATO and E.U., raising fears of transatlantic split

European leaders said Monday that they may have to stand alone without the United States once Donald Trump enters office, raising the prospect of an unprecedented breach in transatlantic relations …


Poll: Most Germans feel safe despite Berlin attack

Most Germans say they think their country is a safe place despite the recent truck attack in Berlin that claimed 12 lives shortly before Christmas, according to a new poll.


Germany: Tunisian picked up in Berlin attack probe freed

A Tunisian man detained on suspicion of involvement in last week’s Berlin truck attack was released Thursday after investigators determined that he wasn’t in contact with the main suspect immediately …


Man suspected of ties to Berlin attacker detained in Germany

German prosecutors said Wednesday that they have detained a Tunisian man they think may have been involved in last week’s truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin.


Germany: 7 suspected of trying to set fire to homeless man

German investigators are questioning seven young men who are suspected of trying to set a homeless man alight in a Berlin subway station over Christmas.


Massive WWII bomb is defused in German town of Augsburg

Explosives experts on Sunday defused a large World War II aerial bomb in the southern German city of Augsburg – clearing the way for thousands of evacuated residents to return …


Investigators seek supply network for slain Berlin attacker

Investigators on Saturday worked to determine if the Berlin Christmas market attacker got any logistical support to cross at least two European borders and evade capture for days before being …


Germans must leave home Christmas morning as WWII bomb is defused

More than 54,000 people in the southern German city of Augsburg will have to leave their homes Christmas morning while authorities defuse a giant 1.8-ton aerial bomb from World War …


Tunisian suspect’s fingerprints found in Berlin truck cab

Tunisian suspect Anis Amri’s fingerprints have been found in the cab of the truck that plowed into a Christmas market in Berlin, strengthening the case linking him to the deadly …


Tunisian suspect in Berlin market attack faced past German terror probe, official says

The prime suspect sought in the deadly attack on a Berlin Christmas market – a 24-year-old Tunisian migrant – was the subject of a terrorism probe in Germany earlier this …


Germany launches Europe-wide manhunt for Tunisian suspect

German authorities have launched a Europe-wide manhunt for a Tunisian man with ties to Islamic extremists who has been identified as a suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack, lawmakers …


Perpetrators of Berlin attack may be on the loose, police say

One or more of the perpetrators of a deadly truck attack at a Berlin Christmas market may still be on the loose, police said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 4:08 p.m.

Police: Truck attack that killed 12 in Berlin ‘intentional’

Police said Tuesday that the driver who rammed a truck into a crowded Christmas market in the heart of the German capital, killing at least 12 people and injuring nearly …


12-year-old suspected of nail bomb attempt in Germany

Federal German prosecutors are investigating a 12-year-old boy who allegedly attempted to set off a nail bomb at a Christmas market in the southern city of Ludwigshafen, officials said Friday.


Germany, France back extending sanctions against Russia

The leaders of Germany and France say European Union sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine will need to be extended.


German companies pull advertising from US website Breitbart

Several large German companies, including carmaker BMW, have pulled their ads from U.S.-based news and opinion website Breitbart due to concerns about its content, following a similar move by cereal …


German conservatives back Merkel amid tough talk on migrants

Chancellor Angela Merkel won a new term Tuesday as the leader of Germany’s main conservative party after stressing her determination to prevent a repeat of last year’s huge migrant influx …


Gate stolen from Nazi concentration camp found in Norway

The investigation into how an iron gate stolen from the Nazis’ Dachau concentration camp in southern Germany ended up in western Norway may be complicated because “no useable evidence” has …


Obama to block Chinese takeover of German company on national security grounds, sources say

LONDON – U.S. President Barack Obama is poised to block a Chinese company from buying Germany’s Aixtron SE, people familiar with the matter said, which would mark only the third …


Huge fire engulfs 600-year-old town hall in Bavaria

A fire has broken out in a 600-year-old town hall in the Bavarian city of Straubing.