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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.


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 …