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June 12, 2024 at 3:55 PM

Germany proposes a new law to fast-track young men to join its depleted armed forces

Germany’s defense minister is proposing legislation that would help refill the depleted ranks of the armed forces to bolster the country's defense capabilities
June 12, 2024 at 3:55 PM
FILE - German soldiers take part in the Lithuanian-German division-level international military exercise 'Grand Quadriga 2024' at a training range in Pabrade, north of the capital Vilnius, Lithuania on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. Germany’s defense minister is lobbying for legislation that would help refill the depleted ranks of the armed forces to bolster the country's defense capabilities. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis, File)
June 12, 2024 at 3:58 AM

Zelenskyy appeals for help with Ukraine's energy network as recovery conference opens

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has appealed for short-term help in repairing his country’s electricity network and long-term investment in its energy system
June 12, 2024 at 3:58 AM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during the opening ceremony of the recovery conference in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Germany is hosting a conference to gather support for Ukraine's recovery from the destruction wreaked by Russia's war, sending a new signal of solidarity with Kyiv at the start of a week of intense diplomacy. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
June 7, 2024 at 4:22 PM

German court drops case against tennis star Alexander Zverev after settlement with his ex-partner

A German court has dropped a case against tennis star Alexander Zverev after he agreed to pay 200,000 euros — about $218,000 — and reached an out-of-court settlement with his former partner
June 7, 2024 at 4:22 PM
Germany's Alexander Zverev celebrates winning his quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Australia's Alex De Minaur at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, June 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
June 5, 2024 at 5:02 PM

Death toll from floods across southern Germany rises to 6

The death toll from floods across a large part of southern Germany has risen to six as police recovered the body of a woman missing since the weekend from a canal in Bavaria
June 5, 2024 at 5:02 PM
People stand on the Stone Bridge in the old town and watch the floods on the Danube, in Regensburg, Germany, Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Helpers in Bavaria have been battling the flood and its consequences for days. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)
June 5, 2024 at 11:58 AM

A member of a German far-right party stabbed in another attack on a politician

German news agency dpa is reporting that a member of a far-right party was stabbed and wounded in the southwestern city of Mannheim
June 5, 2024 at 11:58 AM
Election posters from various parties hanging on a lamp post in Mannheim, Germany, Wednesday, June 5, 2024, where an AfD local council candidate was attacked with a knife late on Tuesday evening. The stabbing took place after the politician tried to keep a man from tearing down the electoral posters and was then attacked by him. (Rene Priebe/dpa via AP)
June 4, 2024 at 10:37 AM

Body of a 5th victim is recovered from a submerged car after flooding in Germany

Police say a woman’s body has been recovered from a car that sank into floodwater in Bavaria, bringing the confirmed death toll in flooding across southern Germany to five
June 4, 2024 at 10:37 AM
Cargo ships park at the bank of the river Rhine near the BASF chemical plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Tuesday, June 4, 2024. The Rhine left its banks after heavy rain falls in southern Germany during the last days. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 4, 2024 at 8:38 AM

German authorities see Islamic extremist motive in Mannheim knife attack

German authorities say they have uncovered evidence of an Islamic extremist motive in last week’s knife attack in the southwestern city of Mannheim in which a police officer was fatally injured
June 4, 2024 at 8:38 AM
FILE - German police officers commemorate a colleague in Mannheim Germany, after learning that a police officer, who was stabbed two days ago there has died on Sunday, June 2, 2024. German authorities say they now see evidence of an Islamic extremist motive in last week's knife attack in the southwestern city of Mannheim in which a police officer was fatally injured. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)
June 2, 2024 at 9:59 PM

German police officer dies of wounds suffered in knife attack

A 29-year-old German police officer has died of injuries suffered during a knife attack that left five other people injured on the central square of Mannheim
June 2, 2024 at 9:59 PM
German police officers commemorate a colleague in Mannheim Germany, after learning that a police officer, who was stabbed two days ago there has died on Sunday, June 2, 2024. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
June 2, 2024 at 11:42 AM

Firefighter dies, long-distance train derails amid heavy rain and flooding in Germany

Flooding, high river levels and heavy rain led to the death of a firefighter and disrupted train travel across Germany on Sunday
June 2, 2024 at 11:42 AM
Residents are rescued with a dinghy from a flooded area, in Babenhausen, Germany, Saturday, June 1, 2024 following a several days of heavy rainfall. (Stefan Puchner/dpa via AP)
May 31, 2024 at 4:38 PM

6 injured in a knife attack in the German city of Mannheim. Police shot and wounded the assailant

Authorities in Germany say a man stabbed several members of a group that describes itself as opposing “political Islam.”
May 31, 2024 at 4:38 PM
A forensic police officer work holds a cap at the scene of a knife attack at the market square in Mannheim, Germany, Friday, May 31, 2024. An assailant with a knife attacked and wounded several people in a central square in the southwestern German city of Mannheim on Friday, police said. Police shot the attacker, who also was hurt. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
4 months ago

Harris travels to Munich to assure global community

NPR White House correspondent and contributor Asma Khalid talks about what Vice President Kamala Harris hopes to achieve in her visit to Munich, Germany.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Harris travels to Munich to assure global community
4 months ago

Adele to play concerts in custom-made stadium in Germany this summer

Adele has announced four shows in Munich, Germany, on Aug. 2, 3, 9 and 10.
4 months ago
Adele announced summer shows in Munich.
7 months ago

Airport in Hamburg, Germany, ends shutdown

A man who drove onto the tarmac at the Hamburg airport and held his 4-year-old daughter hostage surrenders to officers after an 18-hour standoff.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Airport in Hamburg, Germany, ends shutdown
7 months ago

Hostage situation shut down major airport in Germany

The incident began Saturday night at the Hamburg Airport and lasted more than 18 hours, according to officials.
7 months ago
The incident began Saturday night at the Hamburg Airport and lasted more than 18 hours, according to officials.
7 months ago

Hostage situation shuts down major airport in Germany for 18 hours

One of Germany's largest airports was shut down for more than 18 hours as a man allegedly held his 4-year-old child hostage on the tarmac, police said.
7 months ago
Special forces detain a suspect, after a man drove through a barrier onto the grounds of the city's airport with a child in his car in Hamburg, Germany, Nov. 5, 2023.
1 year ago

Why authorities called off the search for an escaped 'lioness'

After 36 hours of combing through woodlands and speaking to experts, authorities said they now believe the creature in question is a wild boar.
1 year ago
Police officers and a community hunter patrol continue to search for an animal initially thought to be an escaped lioness in Berlin on July 21, 2023.
1 year ago

Escaped wild animal on the loose in Berlin prompts urgent citywide search, police say

A lion is loose in Berlin, prompting authorities in Germany to send emergency alerts to thousands of people in Berlin warning them to stay indoors.
1 year ago
Police officers coordinate the search for a wild animal in a residential area in Teltow, Germany, Thursday July 20, 2023. German authorities warned people in Berlin's southern suburbs on Thursday to watch out for a potentially dangerous animal, suspected to be a lioness, that was on the loose.
1 year ago

Meet the inspiring US athletes in Berlin for the Special Olympics World Games

Tim Shriver and Loretta Claiborne join Robin Roberts in Berlin ahead of the opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics World Games.
1 year ago
Mark Solomeyer, vice president and athlete spokesman for Special Olympics Germany, holds three medals at the kick-off press conference for the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 on June 16, 2023.
1 year ago

American tourist killed, another injured in attack near German castle, police say

Neuschwanstein castle was the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty."
1 year ago
Neuschwanstein castle was the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty."
1 year ago

American tourist dies after attack near Germany's famous Neuschwanstein castle

An American tourist was killed and another was injured when they were attacked by an American man they met near the famous Neuschwanstein castle in southern Germany.
1 year ago
People watch the Neuschwanstein castle, in Schwangau, Germany, June 15, 2023. Authorities say an American man has been arrested in Germany after allegedly assaulting two tourists he met near the castle.
1 year ago

5 dead, plus unborn child, in shooting at Jehovah's Witness hall: Police

Multiple people have been shot, some fatally, at a building used by Jehovah's Witnesses in Hamburg, Germany, police said.
1 year ago
Police officers on the scene of a shooting in Hamburg, Germany, March 9, 2023.
1 year ago

5 worshippers killed at Jehovah’s Witness hall in Germany

Authorities said a former member of the congregation killed five people and wounded eight, including a pregnant woman who miscarried after the shooting.
1 year ago
VIDEO: 5 worshippers killed at Jehovah’s Witness hall in Germany
1 year ago

7 dead, including unborn child, after shooting in Hamburg, Germany

A gunman opened fire inside a Jehovah's Witnesses building and now police are trying to determine the motivation behind the attack.
1 year ago
VIDEO: 7 dead, including unborn child, after shooting in Hamburg, Germany
1 year ago

Gunman kills 7 in Germany after opening fire in church

Seven people were killed and dozens wounded after a mass shooting at a Jehovah's Witness center in northern Germany. Police say the gunman, who took his own life at the scene, acted alone.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Gunman kills 7 in Germany after opening fire in church
1 year ago

2 killed, 7 injured in stabbing attack on German train

The attack occurred shortly before 3 p.m. local time on a train bound for Hamburg and the assailant was subdued by passengers, officials said.
1 year ago
VIDEO: 2 killed, 7 injured in stabbing attack on German train
1 year ago

Greta Thunberg hauled away by police at German mine protest

Climate activist Greta Thunberg and other protesters were carried away by German police during demonstrations against the destruction of a village to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Greta Thunberg hauled away by police at German mine protest
1 year ago

Suspected chemical attack foiled in Germany

In Germany, a tip from U.S. security officials led to the arrest of a man suspected of plotting a chemical attack.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Suspected chemical attack foiled in Germany
2 years ago

Dozens detained in Germany on suspected plot to overthrow government: Prosecutor

Thousands of officers have carried out a series of raids in Germany against suspected far-right extremists who allegedly sought to overthrow the state by force.
2 years ago
Police secures the area after 25 suspected members and supporters of a far-right terrorist group were detained during raids across Germany, in Frankfurt, Germany December 7, 2022.
2 years ago

German police break up alleged plot to overthrow government

The German police have confiscated guns, swords and night vision equipment and made arrests after they broke up an alleged plot to overthrow the government.
2 years ago
VIDEO: German police break up alleged plot to overthrow government
2 years ago

New details on alleged extremist plot to overthrow German government

Thousands of heavily armed police officers raided more than 130 properties across the country, arresting more than two dozen suspects who allegedly sought to overthrow the government by force.
2 years ago
VIDEO: New details on alleged extremist plot to overthrow German government
2 years ago

Dozens arrested in alleged German government coup plot

Prosecutors said 25 German citizens were detained on suspicion of "membership" in a terrorist organization that allegedly planned a government coup.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Dozens arrested in alleged German government coup plot
2 years ago

Police in Germany say far-right extremists were planning a coup, arrest 25

Plus, China officials are beginning to relax COVID-zero policies after several protests broke out across the country, and Ukrainian drones strike Russian military bases.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Police in Germany say far-right extremists were planning a coup, arrest 25
2 years ago

German police detain dozens on suspected plot to overthrow government

Twenty-five people were arrested in mass raids across the country in what German authorities are calling a terrorist plot by far-right extremists to overthrow the government.
2 years ago
VIDEO: German police detain dozens on suspected plot to overthrow government
2 years ago

31 people injured on Legoland park ride, police say

The incident occurred at a Legoland park in Günzburg in Bavaria.
2 years ago
A roller coaster can be seen next to the logo at the entrance to the 'Legoland' amusement park in Guenzburg, southern Germany, Aug. 11, 2022.
2 years ago

Dozens injured in a roller coaster accident at Legoland

Authorities said 34 people on the “Fire Dragon” roller coaster were injured when two trains collided at the theme park in Germany.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Dozens injured in a roller coaster accident at Legoland
2 years ago

At least 31 injured on ride at Legoland park in Germany, police say

The incident occurred at a Legoland park in Günzburg in Bavaria.
2 years ago
The incident occurred at a Legoland park in Günzburg in Bavaria.
2 years ago

1 teacher dead, 14 schoolchildren injured after car plows into crowd, police say

A teacher was killed and 14 schoolchildren were injured when a car plowed into a crowd in a popular shopping district in Berlin on Wednesday morning, police said.
2 years ago
Rescue workers help an injured person after a car crashed into a crowd of people in central Berlin, Germany, June 8, 2022.
2 years ago

1 dead, 12 injured after car drives through crowd in Berlin: Police

Berlin police say it’s not yet clear whether it was accident or intentional.
2 years ago
Berlin police say it’s not yet clear whether it was accident or intentional.
2 years ago

Germany seizes world's largest illegal market on darknet with US help

Hydra Market's sales were over 1 billion euros in 2020 alone, authorities say.
2 years ago
A hacker is pictured in this undated file photo.
3 years ago

New Germany mandate bans unvaccinated from restaurants, bars and more

ABC News’ Ines de La Cuetara reports from Munich after a strict mandate was put in effect, banning unvaccinated people from bars, restaurants and other places.
3 years ago
VIDEO: New Germany mandate bans unvaccinated from restaurants, bars and more
3 years ago

At least 4 injured in Germany WWII bomb blast

At least four people were injured when a World War II era bomb exploded at a construction site in Munich, Germany. Authorities say unexploded bombs are common in Germany.
3 years ago
VIDEO: At least 4 injured in Germany WWII bomb blast
3 years ago

Deadly explosion at German chemicals site declared 'extreme threat'

At least one person was killed and more than a dozen others were injured in an explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in western Germany on Tuesday.
3 years ago
A dark cloud of smoke rises above the chemical park in Leverkusen, Germany, July 27, 2021.
3 years ago

Catastrophic flooding across western Europe leaves over 100 dead, scores missing

More than 100 people have been confirmed dead while many more remain unaccounted for amid catastrophic flooding across western Europe, officials said.
3 years ago
The Blessem district of Erftstadt in Germany, July 16, 2021.
4 years ago

4 dead as car drives into pedestrian area in Germany

At least four people have died after a car drove into a pedestrian area in the city of Trier, Germany, on Tuesday.
4 years ago
Police and ambulances work at the scene where a car drove into pedestrians in Trier, southwestern Germany, on Dec. 1, 2020.
4 years 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.
4 years ago
A police officer investigates the scene of a series of allegedly deliberate car crashes on highway A100 in Berlin, Germany, August 19, 2020.
4 years 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.
4 years ago
Germany's highest mountain preparing to receive visitors after eased restrictions
4 years ago

Berlin theater set to reopen with audience at arm's length

The Berliner Ensemble is planning to open with safe distancing regulations restructuring the audiences' experience.
4 years ago
Berlin theater set to reopen with audience at arm's length
4 years ago

Nuclear power station demolished in spectacular explosion in Germany

A spectacular controlled explosion brought down the two cooling towers of a disused nuclear plant in southern German
4 years ago
VIDEO: Nuclear power station demolished in spectacular explosion in Germany
4 years ago

Some businesses to open in Germany as other EU states find ways to cope with COVID-19

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of Germany’s 16 states have decided to maintain the contact restrictions until May 3. Some stores, however will be allowed to open.
4 years ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a news conference in Berlin, Germany, April 15, 2020, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Munich.
4 years ago

Berlin Film Festival highlights dark themes on its 70th anniversary

Under new leadership, the Berlin Film Festival takes a critical look at society in its selections.
4 years ago
People wait in the Berlin Arcades at Potsdamer Platz to buy tickets for the "Berlinale," Feb. 17, 2020.