- Europe's largest Jewish sporting event opens in Germany Updated: Jul-28-15 3:58 pm
BERLIN - Germany's president welcomed Jewish athletes on Tuesday to the first European Maccabi Games to be held in the country, at a site built by the Nazis for the 1936 Olympics.
- Bayreuth's Wagner festival kicks off with new 'Tristan' Updated: Jul-25-15 6:04 pm
BERLIN - Bayreuth's annual opera festival is kicking off with a new production of Richard Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde" by the composer's great-granddaughter, festival director Katharina Wagner.
- Prominent German Social Democrat questions Merkel challenge Updated: Jul-24-15 4:49 am
BERLIN - A prominent member of Germany's main center-left party is questioning whether it has any chance of unseating Chancellor Angela Merkel in the country's next election, and even whether it needs a candidate for the top job.
- Germany rejects criticism of its business ambitions in Iran Updated: Jul-23-15 12:29 pm
BERLIN - In the race to secure business deals with Iran, Germany was quickest out of the blocks.
- Germany presses US to clear up latest espionage claims Updated: Jul-22-15 7:07 am
BERLIN - Germany's Foreign Ministry says a senior official has called the U.S. ambassador to press for Washington to clear up allegations that the country's foreign minister was a target of eavesdropping.
- Merkel rules out 'haircut' for Greece, open to other relief Updated: Jul-19-15 11:55 am
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday suggested that Germany would show flexibility in negotiating how Greece deals with its massive debt, but again ruled out writing off part of the money.
- Mixed German messages on Greece serve a purpose Updated: Jul-17-15 1:27 pm
BERLIN - German government officials have appeared to send mixed messages about their desire for Greece to keep using the euro - and that's just the way they want it.
- On the brink, EU leaders clinched bailout deal - with an SMS Updated: Jul-16-15 2:22 pm
BRUSSELS - As dawn broke in Brussels on Monday, Europe's frazzled leaders gazed into an abyss: the looming exit of Greece from a common currency that symbolized European unity.
- Why Germany refuses to write off Greece's debts Updated: Jul-15-15 12:03 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - The International Monetary Fund says Greece's debts are too big to pay and need to be partly forgiven.
- Lawyer kidnapped hours after release of Chinese journalist Updated: Jul-10-15 9:29 am
BEIJING - A Chinese lawyer was forcibly taken away Friday just hours after his client, a Chinese journalist working for a German weekly, was released from nine months in detention, his associate said.
- Merkel walking line between German voters, European image Updated: Jul-10-15 3:20 am
BERLIN - As Athens staggers toward what may be its final deadline, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces one of the toughest decisions of her 10-year tenure: sacrifice political credibility at home by conceding more aid for Greece, or risk tarnishing her status as "queen of Europe" by sticking to her guns and facing the blame for the first-ever exit of a country from the euro.
- Germany's Merkel arrives in Bosnia to back economic reform Updated: Jul-09-15 11:01 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday the western Balkans can only prosper if Bosnia develops well and that despite its problems she believes the country has a future within the EU.
- Merkel visits Balkans amid Greek crisis Updated: Jul-08-15 5:26 pm
BELGRADE, Serbia - The Balkan countries aspiring for European Union membership can reach their goals despite the crisis in Greece, Angela Merkel said Wednesday as she began a two-day tour of the region.
- Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials Updated: Jul-08-15 5:03 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
- Greece's Tsipras short on allies as he tries to avoid ruin Updated: Jul-08-15 12:12 pm
BERLIN - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has stretched his EU partners' patience to the limit with months of missteps and contradictory moves and now, having just four days to save his country from ruin, is finding his list of allies is short.
- What's next, as Greece stumbles toward euro exit Updated: Jul-06-15 11:47 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - Greece is at the last chance saloon, thirsty and out of credit. Next stop could be the badlands of euro exit.