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August 13, 2022, 2:27 PM

Shippers prepare for worst as Rhine levels near critical low

Shipping companies are preparing to halt the transport of goods on the Rhine as water levels in Germany’s biggest river near a critically low point
August 13, 2022, 2:27 PM
August 12, 2022, 10:59 AM

Germany regrets boycott by Munich attack victims’ families

Families of Israelis killed at the 1972 Olympics will boycott a ceremony.
August 12, 2022, 10:59 AM
Germany regrets boycott by Munich attack victims’ families
August 12, 2022, 10:12 AM

German ex-leader Schroeder sues to restore official perks

Former German leader Gerhard Schroeder is suing to restore the perks he enjoyed as ex-chancellor after he was stripped of them by parliament following criticism over his ties with Russia
August 12, 2022, 10:12 AM
German ex-leader Schroeder sues to restore official perks
August 12, 2022, 12:40 AM

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

The incident occurred at a Legoland park in Günzburg in Bavaria.
August 12, 2022, 12:40 AM
31 people injured on Legoland park ride, police say
August 12, 2022, 12:16 AM

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.
August 12, 2022, 12:16 AM
Dozens injured in a roller coaster accident at Legoland
August 12, 2022, 12:04 AM

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

The incident occurred at a Legoland park in Günzburg in Bavaria.
August 12, 2022, 12:04 AM
At least 31 injured on ride at Legoland park in Germany, police say
August 11, 2022, 4:10 PM

Roller coaster crash at German amusement park injures 34

Two roller coaster trains crashed into each other at an amusement park in southern Germany, and German media report that at least 34 people were injured, two of them severely
August 11, 2022, 4:10 PM
Roller coaster crash at German amusement park injures 34
August 11, 2022, 1:59 PM

Scholz confident Germany can weather energy crisis in winter

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says his government won’t leave citizens freezing or unable to pay their energy bills but acknowledges his country faces considerable challenges in the coming months
August 11, 2022, 1:59 PM
Germany: Pressure grows on Scholz over tax scam ties
August 11, 2022, 4:05 AM

Rhine River could fall below critical mark, risking industry

German officials say water levels on the Rhine River could reach a critically low point in the coming days, making the transport of goods along the river increasingly difficult
August 11, 2022, 4:05 AM
August 10, 2022, 4:33 PM

Fears water levels in Rhine could fall below critical mark

Officials in Germany say water levels on the Rhine could reach a critically low point in coming days, making the transport of goods along the river increasingly difficult
August 10, 2022, 4:33 PM
August 4, 2022, 11:26 AM

Munich's Oktoberfest finally back on after pandemic pause

Germany's annual Oktoberfest festival is finally on again for this fall, following a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic
August 4, 2022, 11:26 AM
Munich's Oktoberfest finally back on after pandemic pause
July 31, 2022, 4:49 PM

Germany argues over nuclear shutdown amid gas supply worries

There are rising concerns over the impact of a potential Russian gas cutoff.
July 31, 2022, 4:49 PM
Germany argues over nuclear shutdown amid gas supply worries
July 31, 2022, 2:40 PM

Pilots with Germany's Lufthansa back possible strike action

A union says pilots with the German airline have voted in favor of a strike.
July 31, 2022, 2:40 PM
July 27, 2022, 1:32 PM

Germany offers money to families of Olympic attack victims

The German government has indicated it's willing to pay further compensation to the families of 11 Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich by a Palestinian group
July 27, 2022, 1:32 PM
Germany offers money to families of Olympics attack victims
July 25, 2022, 12:25 PM

German union calls 1-day strike by Lufthansa ground staff

A German union has called on Lufthansa ground staff to walk out on a one-day strike Wednesday in a dispute over pay
July 25, 2022, 12:25 PM
German union calls 1-day strike by Lufthansa ground staff
July 24, 2022, 11:30 AM

2 apparent homophobic attacks reported after Berlin Pride

The parade itself was peaceful but the attacks came later at night, police said.
July 24, 2022, 11:30 AM
2 apparent homophobic attacks reported after Berlin Pride
July 23, 2022, 3:36 PM

150,000 people march for LGBTQ rights in Berlin

"United in Love" was the theme of the annual Christopher Street Day celebration.
July 23, 2022, 3:36 PM
150,000 people march for LGBTQ rights in Berlin
1 month ago

Germany again rejects Russian explanation for gas supply cut

Gazprom reduced deliveries through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline by 60% last month.
1 month ago
1 month ago

Head of German art show quits after antisemitic piece shown

The head of a major art show in Germany has resigned after an exhibit featuring antisemitic elements prompted an outcry at the event’s opening last month
1 month ago
Head of German art show quits after antisemitic piece shown
1 month ago

German soldier who posed as refugee convicted of attack plot

A German court has convicted a military officer who posed as a Syrian asylum-seeker aof plotting to attack prominent politicians
1 month ago
German soldier who posed as refugee convicted in attack plot
1 month ago

German official: Nuclear would do little to solve gas issue

Germany’s vice chancellor has defended the government’s commitment to ending the use of nuclear power at the end of the year
1 month ago
German official: Nuclear would do little to solve gas issue
1 month ago

German union seeks 8% wage increase for industrial workers

The demand that is just above the country’s current inflation rate.
1 month ago
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German energy giant Uniper asks for bailout amid Ukraine war

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledged to help troubled energy giant Uniper.
1 month ago
German energy giant Uniper asks for bailout amid Ukraine war
1 month ago

Germany eases path to permanent residency for migrants

Tens of thousands of migrants, who have been living in Germany for years without a secure stay permit, will be eligible for permanent residency due to a new migration bill
1 month ago
Germany eases path to permanent residency for migrants
2 months ago

Germany: Former Nazi guard, 101, jailed for aiding murder

A 101-year-old man has been convicted in Germany of 3,518 charges.
2 months ago
Germany: former Nazi guard, 101, jailed for aiding murder
2 months ago

Curators apologize for antisemitic work at German art show

The curators of a major art show in Germany have apologized for including a work featuring antisemitic elements that prompted an outcry at the event’s opening this week
2 months ago
Curators apologize for antisemitic work at German art show
2 months ago

German officials seize apartments of Russian lawmaker, wife

German prosecutors say they have seized three apartments and a bank account owned by a Russian lawmaker and his wife under European Union sanctions imposed because of the invasion of Ukraine
2 months ago
German officials seize apartments of Russian lawmaker, wife
2 months ago

German far-right elects new leaders after co-chair quits

One of the party's co-chairs quit in January saying it had become too radical.
2 months ago
German far-right elects new leaders after co-chair quits
2 months ago

Russia again cuts natural gas exports thru European pipeline

Russia’s Gazprom has announced a reduction in natural gas flows through a key European pipeline for the second day in a row
2 months ago
Reduced Russian gas flow is political, German official says
2 months ago

Top German court backs far-right party over Merkel comments

Germany’s highest court has backed a far-right party’s complaint against comments by former Chancellor Angela Merkel that the election of a state governor with the party’s support must not be allowed to stand
2 months ago
Top German court backs far-right party over Merkel comments
2 months ago

Germany to introduce some border checks during G7 summit

Germany says it will temporarily introduce some border controls as the country gets ready to host the Group of Seven summit later this month in the Bavarian Alps
2 months ago
Germany to introduce some border checks during G7 summit
2 months ago

German priest found dead after suspension over abuse probe

A Catholic priest in Germany has been found dead a day after he was questioned and suspended as part of an investigation into abuse allegations
2 months ago
German priest found dead after suspension over abuse probe
2 months ago

Prosecutor: Driver in fatal Berlin crash seems mentally ill

German prosecutors say a man accused of driving into a school group in Berlin appears to have a history of mental illness
2 months ago
Berlin driver's 'confused' statements under investigation
2 months ago

1 teacher dead, 14 schoolchildren injured after car plows into crowd in Berlin, 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 months ago
1 teacher dead, 14 schoolchildren injured after car plows into crowd, police say
2 months ago

Driver hits school group in Berlin; 1 dead, 9 badly hurt

Authorities say a man drove a car into a German school group in a Berlin shopping district, killing a teacher and seriously injuring nine people
2 months ago
Vehicle drives into pedestrians in Berlin, injuries reported
2 months 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 months ago
1 dead, 12 injured after car drives through crowd in Berlin: Police
2 months ago

5th victim found in train wreckage in southern Germany

Police in Germany say the body of a fifth victim has been been found beneath a train that derailed Friday in the Alps in southern Germany
2 months ago
5th victim found in train wreckage in southern Germany
3 months ago

Germany reports rise of child sex abuse, depiction of abuse

German police have recorded a significant increase of depictions of sexual abuse against children last year compared to the year before
3 months ago
Germany reports rise of child sex abuse, depiction of abuse
3 months ago

Russian ties shred German ex-leader Schroeder's standing

Schroeder's relationship with Putin has raised eyebrows for years.
3 months ago
Russian ties shred German ex-leader Schroeder's standing
3 months ago

German ex-leader Schroeder loses privileges over Russia ties

Germany’s three governing parties plan to strip former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder of his office and staff after he maintained and defended his long-standing ties with Russia despite the war in Ukraine
3 months ago
German ex-leader Schroeder loses privileges over Russia ties
3 months ago

German airline apologizes for excluding Jewish passengers

German airline Lufthansa has apologized for refusing to let any members of a large group of Orthodox Jewish passengers onto a flight after some of them refused to wear masks
3 months ago
German airline apologizes for excluding Jewish passengers
3 months ago

German opposition leader visits Kyiv, Scholz refuses to go

He held meetings with Ukrainian officials.
3 months ago
German opposition leader visits Kyiv, Scholz refuses to go
3 months ago

Germany, India sign $10.5B green development deal

Germany and India have signed a series of bilateral agreements that will see the South Asian nation receive 10 billion euros ($10.5 billion) in aid by 2030 to boost the use of clean energy
3 months ago
3 months ago

Germany: Quitting Russian oil by late summer is 'realistic'

Germany says it’s making progress on weaning itself off Russian fossil fuels.
3 months ago
4 months ago

Cheers! Munich to stage 1st Oktoberfest after 2-year hiatus

The city of Munich says the annual Oktoberfest festival is on again this fall following a two-year pause due to the coronavirus pandemic
4 months ago
Cheers! Munich to stage 1st Oktoberfest after 2-year hiatus
4 months ago

Report: Germany top buyer of Russian energy since war began

A report says Germany was the biggest buyer of Russian energy since the war.
4 months ago
Report: Germany top buyer of Russian energy since war began
4 months ago

Thousands protest plan to raze German village for coal mine

Thousands of people are protesting against plans to bulldoze a village in western Germany for a coal mine that environmental activists say should be shut down, not expanded
4 months ago
Thousands protest plan to raze German village for coal mine
4 months ago

Bodies of 4 residents found at house in eastern Germany

Police say the bodies of four people have been found at a house in eastern Germany, but there was no immediate word on what events led to their death
4 months ago
Bodies of 4 residents found at house in eastern Germany
4 months ago

Germany nabs 4 in probe of anti-government extremist group

German authorities say four people have been arrested and have been weapons seized in an investigation of suspected anti-government extremists who allegedly planned to cause a long nationwide blackout and kidnap well-known figures
4 months ago
Germany nabs 4 in probe of anti-government extremist group
4 months ago

Germany may have to junk 3 million COVID shots by late June

Germany’s health ministry says the country may have to discard 3 million doses of expired COVID-19 vaccine by the end of June
4 months ago
Germany may have to junk 3 million COVID shots by late June