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October 23, 2020, 12:30 PM

Hitler speeches sell at Munich auction despite objections

Handwritten speech notes by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler sold at auction in Munich despite concerns from Jewish groups they could encourage neo-Nazis
October 23, 2020, 12:30 PM
Hitler speeches sell at Munich auction despite objections
October 21, 2020, 10:22 AM

Germany toughens punishment for child sex abuse, child porn

Germany’s Cabinet has approved draft legislation that will allow for tougher punishment of sexual abuse of children and the possession of child pornography
October 21, 2020, 10:22 AM
Germany toughens punishment for child sex abuse, child porn
October 14, 2020, 12:39 PM

Germany to give $662 million in aid to Holocaust survivors

Germany has agreed to provide more than a half billion euros to aid Holocaust survivors struggling under the burdens of the coronavirus pandemic
October 14, 2020, 12:39 PM
Germany agrees $662 million to aid Holocaust survivors
October 13, 2020, 7:44 PM

Germany decries Turkey's actions in eastern Mediterranean

Germany’s foreign minister has criticized Turkey for “unilateral steps” in the eastern Mediterranean that are undercutting efforts to deescalate tensions with Greece and Cyprus over sea boundaries and drilling rights
October 13, 2020, 7:44 PM
Germany: "Solidarity" with Greece, Cyprus in Turkey dispute
October 13, 2020, 11:01 AM

German population slightly lower as virus hits immigration

Official data show that Germany’s population has contracted slightly for the first time in nearly a decade because immigration shrank as a result of the coronavirus pandemic
October 13, 2020, 11:01 AM
German population slightly lower as virus hits immigration
October 13, 2020, 10:23 AM

2 teenage brothers killed in German train accident

Two teenage brothers have been hit and killed by a train in southern Germany as they apparently ran across the tracks in an attempt to make their own connection
October 13, 2020, 10:23 AM
2 teenage brothers killed in German train accident
October 9, 2020, 9:35 AM

German police clear out famous Berlin squatters' building

Police in heavy riot gear are clearing out a notorious Berlin leftist squatters' building, encountering only passive resistance from residents as they carried them individually down a firetruck ladder
October 9, 2020, 9:35 AM
German police begin clearing notorious Berlin squat
October 6, 2020, 9:24 PM

Top Israeli, UAE diplomats meet in Berlin for talks

The foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Israel have met together in Berlin for talks that Germany hopes will strengthen nascent ties between the two nations and bolster broader Middle East peace efforts
October 6, 2020, 9:24 PM
Top Israeli, UAE diplomats meeting in Berlin for talks
October 6, 2020, 4:05 PM

Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

Human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint in Germany that asks prosecutors to investigate two chemical weapons attacks in Syria
October 6, 2020, 4:05 PM
Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks
October 4, 2020, 7:19 PM

Man assaulted, wounded outside synagogue in German city

The suspect, a 29-year-old German man, was wearing military-style clothing.
October 4, 2020, 7:19 PM
1 month ago

Blast from the past: Campers revel in East German nostalgia

Campers from the former East Germany allow themselves to relive the past.
1 month ago
Blast from the past: Campers revel in East German nostalgia
1 month ago

Bavarian leader backs California-style deadline for gas cars

Deadline for phasing out gasoline-powered vehicles akin to California's proposal
1 month ago
1 month ago

Germany apologizes for past military anti-gay discrimination

Germany’s defense minister is apologizing for decades of discrimination against gay servicepeople in the military until a change of policy in 2000
1 month ago
Germany apologizes for past military anti-gay discrimination
1 month ago

German jeweler shoots dead 2 suspected robbers

Police say a jeweler in the northern German city of Celle has shot dead two men suspected of trying to rob his business
1 month ago
German jeweler shoots dead 2 suspected robbers
2 months ago

Germany: nurse convicted of killing 85 patients loses appeal

A German federal court has rejected a former nurse’s appeal against his conviction and life sentence for murdering 85 patients by deliberately bringing about cardiac arrests
2 months ago
Germany: nurse convicted of killing 85 patients loses appeal
2 months ago

Germany confirms 1st case of swine fever on its territory

Germany’s agriculture minister says the country's first case of African swine fever has been confirmed in a wild boar cadaver found near the Polish border
2 months ago
Germany confirms 1st case of swine fever on its territory
2 months ago

Germany: 800 mourn death of 5 kids allegedly killed by mom

The killings have caused widespread shock in Germany.
2 months ago
2 months ago

German police raid 50 homes in child porn investigation

A thousand police officers in Germany raided the homes of 50 people as part of a nationwide crackdown on the online sharing and distribution of child pornography
2 months ago
German police raid 50 homes in child porn investigation
2 months ago

German president condemns far-right protest in Berlin

Germany’s president has condemned an attempt by far-right protesters to storm the country’s parliament building over the weekend, accusing other demonstrators who watched on of complicity with the extremists
2 months ago
2 months ago

German governing parties seek reform of electoral system

Germany’s governing parties have proposed a reform to the country’s electoral system to prevent its parliament, already one of the world’s biggest, from expanding further
2 months ago
German governing parties seek reform of electoral system
2 months ago

6 injured in suspected terror attack on German motorists

A man has been charged with attempted murder following a series of car crashes on a German motorway which authorities believe had a potentially Islamist motive.
2 months ago
6 injured in suspected terror attack on German motorists
2 months ago

German police conduct raids linked to illegal gambling

Hundreds of police officers have searched shisha bars, tea houses and illegal gambling halls across western Germany
2 months ago
German police conduct raids linked to illegal gambling
3 months ago

German coronavirus tests backlog: 900 positive not yet told

German authorities have worked through the night to clear a backlog of coronavirus tests from travelers after it emerged 900 people who were positive for COVID-19 had yet to be informed
3 months ago
German coronavirus tests backlog: 900 positive not yet told
3 months ago

Albania transfers IS terror cell suspect to Germany

Prosecutors say Albania has transferred to Germany a Tajik man accused of being part of a cell of the Islamic State group that allegedly planned to attack U.S. military facilities in Germany
3 months ago
Albania transfers IS terror cell suspect to Germany
3 months ago

Germany: Garden search continues in McCann investigation

German police investigating the 2007 disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in Portugal were searching a garden plot on the outskirts of Hannover, northern Germany, for a third day
3 months ago
Germany: Garden search continues in McCann investigation
3 months ago

German police dig through garden in McCann investigation

German prosecutors say police investigating the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in Portugal in 2007 are searching a garden plot in the northern city of Hannover in connection with their probe
3 months ago
German police dig through garden in McCann investigation
3 months ago

Germany arrests woman accused of joining IS in Syria

German authorities have arrested a woman accused of traveling to Syria with her four young children to join the Islamic State group, as well as her brother-in-law, who is accused of helping her
3 months ago
Germany arrests woman accused of joining IS in Syria
3 months ago

German court upholds expulsion of far-right party member

A leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany party was ordered expelled.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Yom Kippur synagogue attacker goes on trial in Germany

A 28-year-old German right-wing extremist is on trial for a Yom Kippur attack on a synagogue that is considered one of the worst anti-Semitic assaults in the country’s post-war history
3 months ago
Yom Kippur synagogue attacker goes on trial in Germany
3 months ago

Police pelted with bottles in Frankfurt clashes, 39 arrested

A large crowd applauded the attack on officers, police say.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Germany: 31 migrants found hidden in Turkish driver's truck

German police and customs officers have discovered 31 migrants hidden inside a refrigerated truck near the Czech border
3 months ago
German police find 31 migrants hidden inside Turkish truck
4 months ago

Germany seizes server hosting pilfered U.S. police files

German authorities, acting at the behest of the U.S. government, have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month
4 months ago
Germany seizes server hosting pilfered U.S. police files
4 months ago

Germany sees rise in number of right-wing extremists

Germany recorded a significant rise in the number of right-wing extremists last year
4 months ago
Germany sees rise in number of right-wing extremists
4 months ago

Germany spent over $1B to cover costs linked to US troops

The finance ministry in Berlin says that the German government has paid more than $1 billion over the past decade to cover costs related to the stationing of U.S. troops in Germany
4 months ago
Germany spent over $1B to cover costs linked to US troops
4 months ago

Syrian man charged with attempted murder in Germany

German prosecutors have charged a 33-year-old Syrian man with attempted murder on allegations he drove a stolen truck into a line of cars, injuring 18 people
4 months ago
Syrian man charged with attempted murder in Germany
4 months ago

Germany's Merkel pictured wearing mask in public

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has started making official appearances wearing a mask
4 months ago
Germany's Merkel pictured wearing mask in public
4 months ago

Germany passes legislation to criminalize 'upskirting'

Germany’s parliament has approved legislation that criminalizes “upskirting” and taking unauthorized photos or video of people killed in accidents
4 months ago
Germany passes legislation to criminalize 'upskirting'
4 months ago

Germany takes EU hot seat with big challenges, expectations

Germany, the European Union’s biggest economic power, is taking the chair of the 27-nation bloc amid massive challenges and huge expectations as the continent grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic
4 months ago
Germany takes EU hot seat with big challenges, expectations
4 months ago

German police raid banned far-right group in 4 states

German police have raided sites linked to a far-right group after the country’s top security official deemed it extremist
4 months ago
German police raid banned far-right group in 4 states
4 months ago

Drug check in Germany sparks attacks on police, vandalism

Police in the German city of Stuttgart say a check for drugs sparked attacks on officers and vandalism of downtown store fronts
4 months ago
Drug check in Germany sparks attacks on police, vandalism
4 months ago

German court: US woman wrongly denied German citizenship

Germany’s highest court has ruled an American woman whose Jewish father fled Nazi Germany was wrongly denied German citizenship because she was born out of wedlock
4 months ago
German court: US woman wrongly denied German citizenship
4 months ago

2 neo-Nazis on trial accused of killing German politician

A German court began hearing the case against two far-right extremists accused of killing a regional politician
4 months ago
2 neo-Nazis on trial accused of killing German politician
5 months ago

German lawmakers criticize reported US troop withdrawal plan

Two conservative German lawmakers have criticized the reported U.S. decision to withdraw more than a quarter of American troops stationed in Germany
5 months ago
German lawmakers criticize reported US troop withdrawal plan
5 months ago

German minister on relations with US: 'It's complicated'

Germany’s top diplomat says ties with the United States are “complicated” and he fears America’s domestic discord could further fuel international tensions
5 months ago
German minister on relations with US: 'It's complicated'
5 months ago

German police detain 11 from alleged child sex abuse ring

German police have detained 11 people suspected of involvement in the sexual abuse of at least three children
5 months ago
German police detain 11 from alleged child sex abuse ring
5 months ago

German factory orders plunge, portending lean times ahead

Factory orders in Germany plunged even more than anticipated in April, underlining the effect the coronavirus pandemic has had on Europe’s largest economy
5 months ago
German factory orders plunge, portending lean times ahead
5 months ago

Germany's Merkel dismisses talk she might seek 5th term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has firmly rejected suggestions that she might seek a fifth term at the helm after pledging in 2018 to step down when her current government leaves office
5 months ago
Germany's Merkel dismisses talk she might seek 5th term
5 months ago

Germany wants to kick extremists out of military faster

The German government has agreed on a bill that would speed up the dismissal of soldiers involved in extremism or serious crimes
5 months ago
5 months ago

German jobless rate up modestly, government mulls stimulus

Official data show that Germany’s unemployment rate rose modestly to 6.1% last month, kept down by extensive use of a short-time work program that kept millions of people on payrolls
5 months ago
German jobless rate up modestly, government mulls stimulus
5 months ago

Germany's highest mountain preparing to receive visitors after eased restrictions

The Zugspitze can see visitors again starting Saturday after a 2 1/2-month forced shutdown due to coronavirus restrictions.
5 months ago
Germany's highest mountain preparing to receive visitors after eased restrictions