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Energy-related emissions up in December despite pandemic

BERLIN (AP) — Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose slightly in December compared with the same month of 2019, indicating the sharp drop seen...

MS patient sues Austria over health impact of climate change

BERLIN (AP) — A man in Austria with a temperature-dependent form of multiple sclerosis is taking his government to court in an effort to...

German Social Democrats unveil program for September vote

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Social Democrats, traditionally the country's main center-left party, on Monday unveiled an election program that seeks higher taxes for the...

Locks down: German hairdressers reopen despite virus fears

BERLIN (AP) — Germans flocked to the salons Monday as hairdressers across the country reopened after a 2½-month closure, another cautious step toward normality...

UN experts urge independent probe into Navalny’s poisoning

MOSCOW (AP) — Two top U.N. human rights experts urged an international probe into the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and called...

German soldier, relative arrested over far-right extremism

BERLIN (AP) — A German soldier and a relative have been arrested on suspicion of illegally hoarding weapons and expressing far-right sympathies, investigators said...

Europeans get ‘right to repair’ for some electrical goods

BERLIN (AP) — Companies that sell refrigerators, washers, hairdryers or TVs in the European Union will need to ensure those appliances can be repaired...

Germany limits travel from French region over virus variant

BERLIN (AP) — Germany announced Sunday that travelers from France’s northeastern Moselle region will face additional restrictions because of the high rate of variant...

Experts notice pandemic’s mental health toll on German youth

BERLIN (AP) — Pollina Dinner returned to school in Berlin for the first time this week after two months of lockdown. The 9-year-old third-grader...

Berlin man convicted over threat to blow up British hospital

BERLIN (AP) — A 33-year-old Italian man was convicted Friday of attempted extortion for threatening to blow up a British National Health Service hospital...

German radio station apologizes for comment on K-pop’s BTS

BERLIN (AP) — A Bavarian radio station apologized Friday for a host's comments comparing popular South Korean K-pop band BTS to the coronavirus, saying...

Germany’s Birkenstock selling majority stake to investors

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Birkenstock, known for its upmarket sandals, said Friday it is selling a majority stake to private equity firm L Catteron...

German charged with passing parliament floor plans to Russia

BERLIN (AP) — A German man has been charged with espionage for allegedly passing information on properties used by the German parliament to Russian...

German police raid suspected Islamic extremists in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of German police officers conducted coordinated raids early Thursday in Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg in the investigation...

Germany urges Iran to accept diplomacy in nuclear dispute

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday urged Iran to accept diplomatic overtures coming from the West in order to preserve the 2015...

Conviction in landmark case over Syrian government torture

BERLIN (AP) — A former member of Syrian President Bashar Assad's secret police was convicted Wednesday by a German court of facilitating the torture...

Germany prepares way for its troops to stay in Afghanistan

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is preparing the way for the country's troops in Afghanistan — the second-biggest contingent in a NATO force...

Germany finds huge cocaine shipment; 2nd seized in Belgium

BERLIN (AP) — German customs officials have found more than 16 metric tons (17.6 U.S. tons) of cocaine in containers that arrived in Hamburg...

German economy grew 0.3% in 4th quarter, better than thought

BERLIN (AP) — The German economy grew 0.3% in last year's fourth quarter compared with the previous three-month period, official data showed Wednesday —...

German court convicts radical imam of membership in IS

BERLIN (AP) — A former imam at a radical mosque in Germany was convicted Wednesday of being a member of the Islamic State group...

Germany: 1st verdict expected in Syria torture trial

BERLIN (AP) — Human rights campaigners and torture survivors are closely watching a verdict expected from a German court Wednesday in the trial of...

Report: Far-right incidents surge in German military

BERLIN (AP) — The number of suspected far-right incidents in the German military surged to 477 last year from 363 in 2019, parliament's commissioner...

Dutch arrest suspect in 3 armed robberies in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A German man suspected in three heists against money transporters, including one at Cologne-Bonn airport, was arrested in the Netherlands on...

UN to rich nations: Don’t undermine COVAX vaccine program

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization pleaded with rich countries on Monday to check before ordering additional COVID-19 vaccine shots...

Germany reopens some schools amid fears pandemic may rebound

BERLIN (AP) — Elementary students in more than half of Germany’s 16 states returned to school Monday after more than two months at home,...

Germany: Nazi guard deported from US agrees to be questioned

BERLIN (AP) — A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard deported from Tennessee has agreed to be questioned by German prosecutors as they re-examine...

Zookeeper attacked by lion in Germany suffers injuries

BERLIN (AP) — A zookeeper in northwestern Germany was attacked Sunday by a lion as she cleaned its cage, authorities said. ...

Europe applauds Biden’s approach, stresses cooperation

BERLIN (AP) — Collective sighs of relief could be heard from many European capitals Saturday after U.S. President Joe Biden made clear in his...

Biden urges allies to show democracies can ‘still deliver’

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first big appearance on the global stage, President Joe Biden called on fellow world leaders to show together that...

UN asks Emirates for ‘proof of life’ for missing princess

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N. human rights office said Friday that it has asked the United Arab Emirates for evidence that an Emirati princess...

Germany sees drop in virus cases flatten as variant surges

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany’s disease control agency warned Friday that a decline in new coronavirus infections the country saw has leveled...

Germany commemorates victims of racist shooting, 1 year on

BERLIN (AP) — Top officials, religious leaders and soccer stars are commemorating the victims of a racist attack in the German town of Hanau,...

German police crack down on Berlin organized crime families

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of German police and other investigators raided more than 20 buildings in Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg early...

German court: Amazon must divulge origin of fruit, produce

BERLIN (AP) — A German court ruled Thursday that online retail giant Amazon has to tell consumers the specific country of origin of fresh...

EU hails deals to get more vaccine shots, tackle variants

BRUSSELS (AP) — Amid signs that more infectious coronavirus variants are spreading unchecked across Europe, governments and EU leaders scrambled Wednesday to speed up...

Boy in Switzerland dies after homemade igloo collapses

BERLIN (AP) — A 7-year-old boy has died in eastern Switzerland after a homemade igloo collapsed on him and his father, police said Wednesday. ...

Got no milk: Nestle creates vegan KitKat bar

BERLIN (AP) — Coming soon to a selected retailer near you: a vegan version of the iconic KitKat candy bar. ...

Germany tightens border checks to keep out virus variants

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Sunday implemented tight border controls on its frontiers with the Czech Republic and Austria’s Tyrol province in an effort...

Singer fined by German court for son’s stage performance

BERLIN (AP) — A Bavarian court found a folk singer guilty Friday of violating Germany's strict child labor laws for having his 4-year-old son...

Germany to reinstate border controls over virus variant

BERLIN (AP) — The German government decided Thursday to temporarily reinstate border controls along its southeastern frontier after designating the Czech Republic and parts...

American forward Matthew Hoppe is bright light for Schalke

BERLIN (AP) — Matthew Hoppe looks like he's just getting started. ...

A subdued year for Germany’s Carnival, thanks to the virus

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s renowned Carnival celebrations got underway Thursday but without any of their usual raucous revelry. ...

Berlin festival announces this year’s competition film slate

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival on Thursday announced 15 films that are part of this year's competition and will compete for...

German children suffer from psychological issues in pandemic

BERLIN (AP) — A new survey of children in Germany suggests that the stress and deprivations of the coronavirus pandemic are taking a toll...

Germany to reopen schools, hairdressers as virus cases drop

BERLIN (AP) — German officials agreed Wednesday to reopen schools and hairdressers in the coming weeks, while extending much of the country’s coronavirus lockdown...

IAEA: Iran has started producing uranium metal

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency said Wednesday its inspectors have confirmed that Iran has begun the production of uranium metal...

Germany to let citizens store ID cards on smartphone

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says its citizens will be able to use smartphones to store their government-issued ID cards and prove their identity online. ...

Germany defends Russia pipeline, mum on reported offer to US

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister on Wednesday defended proceeding with a new undersea gas pipeline from Russia that faces strong opposition from the...

Germany mulls shape of memorial to Polish victims of WWII

BERLIN (AP) — A panel of German and Polish experts on Wednesday started discussing what shape a memorial in Berlin to the Polish victims...

Plume of Sahara dust caused spike in European air pollution

BERLIN (AP) — A plume of Sahara dust that has blanketed parts of southern and central Europe in recent days caused a short, sharp...

Former Nazi guard, age 100, charged as accessory to murder

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged a 100-year-old man with 3,518 counts of being an accessory to murder on allegations he served during...

Heavy snow creates severe traffic disruptions in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Heavy snowfall in Germany led to more severe traffic disruptions Tuesday, including a 37-kilometer (23 mile) logjam in which hundreds of...

Interpol alert for New Zealand banker wanted by Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Interpol on Tuesday issued a global alert for a New Zealand banker wanted by Germany in connection with a massive tax...

German exports down 9.3% last year, biggest fall since 2009

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's exports plunged by 9.3% last year as the coronavirus pandemic dragged down demand, the biggest drop since the financial crisis...

Syrian who fled to Germany 5 years ago runs for parliament

BERLIN (AP) — Five years ago, Tareq Alaows crossed the Mediterranean in a flimsy rubber dinghy and trekked north through the Balkans toward Germany,...

EU countries expel Russian diplomats in Navalny dispute

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, Poland and Sweden on Monday each declared a Russian diplomat in their country “persona non grata,” retaliating in kind to...

Search ends for Filipino crew member lost off German coast

BERLIN (AP) — Rescuers have ended their search for a 24-year-old Filipino crew member who fell from a cargo ship off the German coast...

German industrial production flat after 7 months of gains

BERLIN (AP) — Industrial production in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, stagnated in December after seven consecutive months of gains, official data showed Monday. ...

Heavy snowstorm pounds Germany, upends travel

BERLIN (AP) — A snowstorm and strong winds pounded northern and western Germany on Sunday, forcing trains to cancel trips and leading to hundreds...

Work resumes on disputed Russian-German undersea pipeline

BERLIN (AP) — The company building a disputed Russian-German underwater gas pipeline that’s been the target of U.S. sanction threats said work on it...

Man dies diving in cave in southern Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A 57-year-old man has died while diving in a cave in the German state of Bavaria, police said Sunday. ...

Russia expels EU diplomats over Navalny as tensions rise

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday it was expelling diplomats from Sweden, Poland and Germany, accusing them of attending a rally in support of...

Tiny chameleon a contender for title of smallest reptile

BERLIN (AP) — It fits on a human fingertip, but this chameleon could make a big splash. ...

Germany’s Merkel stands by backing for Russia gas pipeline

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday stood by her backing for a German-Russian gas pipeline project despite the Navalny case and...

German prosecutors charge secretary to Nazi camp commandant

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged the elderly secretary of the former SS commandant of Stutthof with 10,000 counts of accessory to murder,...

UN chief reappoints billionaire Bloomberg as climate envoy

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations says American billionaire Michael Bloomberg has been reappointed as a special envoy to engage governments and businesses in...

German factory orders fall more than expected in December

BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders fell more sharply than expected in December, suggesting recent coronavirus lockdown measures are starting to impact industry in...

Snow melt, rain causing widespread flooding in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Rivers around Germany continued to swell Thursday, fed by melting snow and regular rain and leading to widespread flooding and disruptions...

All parties appeal verdict in German far-right killing case

BERLIN (AP) — The prosecutors, defendants and co-plaintiffs have said they will appeal against the verdicts issued over the 2019 killing of a politician...

German government prepares more economic help in pandemic

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties have agreed on more help for families with children and people on benefits, as well as tax help...

Germany says it beat 2020 goal to cut greenhouse emissions

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's economy minister says the country beat its target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40% last year compared to 1990...

Germany to strengthen regulator after Wirecard debacle

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister on Tuesday unveiled plans to strengthen the country’s financial supervisory authority following the accounting scandal at payment systems...

Germany: tie Afghanistan troop pullout to talks’ progress

BERLIN (AP) — The withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan should be tied to progress in stuttering peace negotiations between the Kabul government and...

Siemens Energy to shed 7,800 jobs in cost-cutting drive

BERLIN (AP) — Energy technology company Siemens Energy said Tuesday that it plans to shed 7,800 jobs worldwide by 2025 as part of a...

German beer sales suffer as virus restrictions bite

BERLIN (AP) — Beer sales in Germany were down 5.5% last year, dragged lower by lengthy closures of bars and restaurants in the coronavirus...

Berlin festival chooses 6 former winners as this year’s jury

BERLIN (AP) — A six-member jury of former winners has been chosen to allocate the prizes at this year's Berlin International Film Festival, which...

Germany seeks ways to give its vaccine campaign momentum

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel and German state governors were planning to talk Monday with representatives of the pharmaceutical industry on ways to...

EU: AstraZeneca to supply 9 million more vaccine doses

BERLIN (AP) — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to supply 9 million additional doses of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union during the...

Switzerland intervenes over detained reporter in Belarus

BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland's foreign minister said Sunday that a reporter for the country's public broadcaster who was detained by police in Belarus has...

EU regulator authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine for all adults

BERLIN (AP) — Regulators authorized AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for use in adults throughout the European Union on Friday, amid criticism the bloc is not...

German financial oversight head out after Wirecard scandal

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's financial supervisory authority will leave the job as the agency is reorganized in the aftermath of the...

Berlin man caught directing flight traffic with radio

BERLIN (AP) — A man has been arrested in Berlin on allegations he made radio contact with air traffic, including police helicopters, and gave...

German unemployment steady, but virus having effect on jobs

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's job market performed unexpectedly well in January, according to statistics released Friday, though lockdown measures meant to slow the spread...

Paul Crutzen, who shared Nobel for ozone work, has died

BERLIN (AP) — Paul J. Crutzen, a Dutch scientist who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry for his work understanding the ozone hole and...

German draft doesn’t recommend AstraZeneca jab for over-65s

BERLIN (AP) — A draft recommendation from Germany’s vaccination advisory committee calls for offering the AstraZeneca vaccine only to people aged 18-64 for now,...

US: Germany is ‘highly valued’ station for American troops

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is “highly valued” as a station for American soldiers, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer...

Watchdog: Least corrupt nations produce best virus response

BERLIN (AP) — Countries with the least corruption have been best positioned to weather the health and economic challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, according...

Far-right extremist convicted of murdering German politician

BERLIN (AP) — A far-right extremist in Germany was convicted Thursday and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a regional politician...

Pilots’ risky flying blamed in Swiss vintage plane crash

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss investigators said Thursday that “high-risk flying” by the pilots of a vintage propeller plane led to a 2018 crash in...

Pushed by pandemic, Germany seeks to boost technology use

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday agreed on a strategy to boost the use of data for commercial purposes and signed a...

German government cuts 2021 economic growth forecast to 3%

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday cut its growth forecast for this year to 3% as Europe's biggest economy faces persistent headwinds...

Germany compensates heirs for Nazi-looted Liszt scores

BERLIN (AP) — A German classical music foundation says it has found the rightful heirs of a Jewish woman who was forced by the...

European aviation agency clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

BERLIN (AP) — A modified version of the Boeing 737 Max, incorporating multiple safety upgrades, has been approved to resume flights in Europe, following...

German governor apologizes for ‘little Merkel’ comment

BERLIN (AP) — A German state governor has apologized for referring to Chancellor Angela Merkel as “little Merkel” during a recent online event, saying...

German woman charged with plotting attack on Muslims, others

BERLIN (AP) — A German woman has been charged with preparing a far-right attack and other crimes on allegations she was in the process...

German science center fires director, citing trust concerns

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's national earth sciences research center has been dismissed from his post amid allegations of corruption. ...

Merkel aide floats long suspension to German debt rule

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff has floated the idea of Germany suspending rules to prevent the government running up new...

Merkel: pandemic shows German weaknesses, need to cooperate

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel conceded that the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted significant shortcomings in her country as she told the World...

Chaos mars over-80s vaccine start in major German state

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of elderly Germans faced online error messages and jammed up hotlines Monday as technical problems marred the start of the...

Shell buys European electric car charging firm ubitricity

BERLIN (AP) — Oil and gas giant Shell is buying ubitricity, a major provider of electric vehicle charging points in Europe. ...

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