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September 21, 2021, 10:01 AM

As Merkel bids farewell, German women wish for more equality

Angela Merkel, Germany’s first female chancellor, has been praised by many for her pragmatic leadership in a turbulent world and celebrated by some as a feminist icon
September 21, 2021, 10:01 AM
September 16, 2021, 10:06 AM

Germany indict 4, including US citizen, for supporting Nusra

Federal prosecutors in Germany said Thursday they have indicted four men on suspicion of supporting the Islamic extremist group Jabhat al-Nusra
September 16, 2021, 10:06 AM
Germany indict 4, including US citizen, for supporting Nusra
September 14, 2021, 12:38 PM

German police probe balloon that caused mass blackout

German police are investigating the source of a balloon that caused a massive blackout in and around the eastern city of Dresden
September 14, 2021, 12:38 PM
German police probe balloon that caused mass blackout
September 14, 2021, 10:30 AM

Germany compensates 249 persecuted over homosexuality law

German authorities have compensated nearly 250 people who were prosecuted or investigated under a Nazi-era law criminalizing homosexuality that continued to be enforced enthusiastically after World War II
September 14, 2021, 10:30 AM
Germany compensates 249 persecuted over homosexuality law
September 12, 2021, 2:30 AM

Merkel calls migrant push at EU's border 'unacceptable'

Belarus is using refugees to apply pressure to Poland and other EU members.
September 12, 2021, 2:30 AM
September 8, 2021, 2:47 PM

Man found guilty of Jewish restaurant attack in Germany

A 30-year-old German man has been found guilty of an attack on a Jewish restaurant three years ago in the eastern German city of Chemnitz in which the owner was injured and the restaurant damaged
September 8, 2021, 2:47 PM
Man faces trial for Jewish restaurant attack in Germany
September 5, 2021, 10:10 PM

Germany's Merkel expresses support for Laschet as successor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed full support for Armin Laschet, the center-right Union bloc’s candidate hoping to succeed her as chancellor in this month’s German election
September 5, 2021, 10:10 PM
September 2, 2021, 10:35 AM

Tax snitch plan triggers flood of hate for German minister

A German regional official’s plan to let authorities receive anonymous online tip-offs about potential tax evaders has prompted a flood of hate mail
September 2, 2021, 10:35 AM
Tax snitch plan triggers flood of hate for German minister
September 2, 2021, 9:31 AM

Police raid biker groups in western Germany over killings

German police have carried out raids against biker groups in several western cities in connection with three killings
September 2, 2021, 9:31 AM
Police raid biker groups in western Germany over killings
August 29, 2021, 8:53 PM

German chancellor candidates face off in 1st election debate

Three candidates are vying to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel.
August 29, 2021, 8:53 PM
1 month ago

German on trial for killing 5, injuring 18 in car rampage

A 51-year-old man has gone on trial in Germany for a vehicle rampage that killed five people in the western city of Trier last year
1 month ago
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Germany: 1 dead, 1 missing after flood brings down bridge

German rescue teams have recovered the body of a woman from the water and are still searching for one more person who was swept off a bridge by sudden floods in Bavaria
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Nationwide train strike disrupts travel across Germany

A nationwide railway workers strike has brought large parts of Germany’s long-distance and commuter train systems to a standstill
1 month ago
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Germany's railway workers to go on nationwide 2-day strike

The head of a German rail workers union says members plan to  go on a nationwide strike starting Tuesday night
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German teacher goes on trial in alleged cannibalism case

A 41-year-old teacher who is accused of having killed another man with the intention of eating him went on trial Tuesday in Germany’s capital
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Bus accident kills 1, injures 13 in Germany

A truck has crashed into a bus in central Germany, killing one person and injuring 13 others
1 month ago
2 months ago

German government condemns violence at Berlin COVID protests

The German government has condemned an outburst of violence at protests in Berlin against the country’s anti-coronavirus measures
2 months ago
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German court sets trial date for former Nazi guard, aged 100

A German court has set a trial date for a 100-year-old man who is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp on the outskirts of Berlin during World War II
2 months ago
German court sets trial date for former Nazi guard, aged 100
2 months ago

3 people injured by darts from a blowgun in western Germany

German police say three people have been slightly injured when they were targeted with darts likely shot from a blowgun in the western city of Cologne
2 months ago
3 people injured by darts from a blowgun in western Germany
2 months ago

Berlin protesters decry coronavirus measures; 600 detained

Hundreds turned out to protest the German government’s anti-coronavirus measures
2 months ago
2 months ago

German federal court sides with Lindt in gold bunny battle

The shade of the foil wrap on a chocolate bunny enjoys protected status.
2 months ago
German federal court sides with Lindt in gold bunny battle
2 months ago

Germany charges Syrian doctor with crimes against humanity

A Syrian doctor has been charged in Germany with crimes against humanity for allegedly torturing people in military hospitals in his homeland and killing one of them
2 months ago
Germany charges Syrian doctor with crimes against humanity
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Deadly explosion at German chemicals site declared 'extreme threat'
2 months 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.
2 months ago
Catastrophic flooding across western Europe leaves over 100 dead, scores missing
3 months ago

Stabbing at Germany's Duesseldorf Airport injures 1 person

Police in Germany say one person has been injured in a stabbing in a car park at Duesseldorf Airport and officers are looking for the assailant
3 months ago
Stabbing at Germany's Duesseldorf Airport injures 1 person
3 months ago

German city holds memorial to victims of knife attack

A brutal knife attack left three women dead in the city of Wuerzburg.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Authorities puzzle over motive for German knife attack

German investigators seek to find the motive in fatal knife attack.
3 months ago
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Knife attack in German city leaves 3 dead, suspect arrested

Authorities say a man armed with a long knife killed three people and injured five others, some seriously, in Germany’s southern city of Wuerzburg on Friday before being shot by police and arrested
3 months ago
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Students rescue German police from burning patrol car

German police say four students walking home from their high school graduation ceremony helped rescue two police officers from a burning patrol car
3 months ago
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Rise in far-right extremists seen in Germany last year

Authorities in Germany say the number of far-right extremists in the country increased last year as neo-Nazis sought to join protests against pandemic-related restrictions
3 months ago
3 months ago

Germany's Greens endorse 40-year-old lawmaker for chancellor

Germany’s environmentalist Greens formally have endorsed Annalena Baerbock.
3 months ago
4 months ago

Merkel's party fends off far-right challenge in state vote

State election seen as the last big political test before a national vote.
4 months ago
4 months ago

Germany eyes possible fraud after surge in testing centers

German authorities are investigating allegations of fraud involving the massive rollout of free coronavirus tests
4 months ago
4 months ago

Ryanair plane diverted to Berlin over 'potential threat'

Ryanair says a flight from Ireland to Poland diverted to Berlin after the crew were warned of a “potential security threat” on the plane
4 months ago
4 months ago

Germany: Large cocaine haul thrown in garbage bins

Staff at a logistics company in Germany threw cocaine with a street value of up to $1.2 million in the trash, not realizing that the packages they’d found inside banana crates were drugs
4 months ago
Germany: Large cocaine haul thrown in trash cans
4 months ago

Germany lifts more restrictions, Merkel urges caution

Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Germans to behave responsibly as large parts of the country relax more pandemic restrictions at the start of the Pentecost weekend
4 months ago
Health minister urges caution as Berlin opens beer gardens
4 months ago

Court declares missing German billionaire dead after 3 years

A German court has officially declared billionaire Karl-Erivan Haub dead, more than three years after the head of retail group Tengelmann went missing in the Swiss Alps
4 months ago
5 months ago

Over 90 German police injured in May Day riots

354 protesters were detained when May Day rallies in Berlin turned violent.
5 months ago
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German philosopher Habermas rejects UAE's Zayed Book Award

Juergen Habermas says he will not accept the high-priced literary award.
5 months ago
5 months ago

German government seeks more powers to set pandemic rules

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday her government wants clear, uniform rules imposed in all regions with high numbers of COVID-19 infections
5 months ago
6 months ago

Over 55,000 animals believed dead in fire at German pig farm

The operator of a pig-breeding facility in northeastern Germany says a fire is believed to have killed more than 55,000 animals
6 months ago
Over 55,000 animals believed dead in fire at German pig farm
6 months ago

Report: Center-left candidate in Germany favors EU army

But he says it's not likely that an EU army will be created in the near future.
6 months ago
6 months ago

German mother of 11 kids fights virus with discipline, love

One year into the coronavirus pandemic, Katja Heimann, a mother of 11, is still trying to keep her spirits up — despite several lockdowns and months of homeschooling seven of her children
6 months ago
7 months ago

Germany gives nuke plant operators $2.9B for early shutdown

The German government has agreed with four utility companies that they will receive about $2.9 billion in compensation for the early shutdown of their nuclear power plants
7 months ago
Germany gives nuke plant operators $2.9B for early shutdown
7 months ago

Locks down: German hairdressers reopen despite virus fears

Hairdressers across Germany have reopened for business after a 2½-month closure, another cautious step as the country balances a desire to loosen restrictions with concern about the impact of more contagious virus variants
7 months ago
Germany reopens hairdressers, considers way ahead on virus
7 months ago

Police raid 27 sites in probe of German far-right network

Authorities detained eight suspects in connection with a far-right network.
7 months ago
Police raid far-right network in Germany
7 months ago

Conviction in landmark case over Syrian government torture

A German court has convicted a former member of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s secret police of facilitating the torture of prisoners in a landmark ruling that human rights activists hope will set a precedent for other cases
7 months ago
7 months ago

Report: Far-right incidents surge in German military

Parliament's commissioner for the German military says the number of suspected far-right incidents in the military's ranks has risen to 477 last year from 363 in 2019
7 months ago
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Germany: Nazi guard deported from US agrees to be questioned

Authorities say a 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard deported from Tennessee has agreed to be questioned by German prosecutors as they re-examine whether there is enough evidence against him to bring charges
7 months ago
7 months ago

2 dead, 3 injured in attack at German psychiatric hospital

Police in Germany say two people have died and three others were injured at a psychiatric hospital in the northern town of Lueneburg
7 months ago