- Dead migrants found in abandoned truck near Austrian capital Updated: Aug-27-15 4:50 pm
VIENNA - As regional leaders met Thursday to tackle Europe's refugee crisis, a gruesome discovery unfolded a short drive from the Austrian capital: An abandoned truck was found with at least 20 - and possibly up to 50 - decomposing bodies of migrants piled inside.
- Balkan summit on migrants overshadowed by migrant deaths Updated: Aug-27-15 11:13 am
VIENNA - Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann had just finished telling other European leaders that there was an urgent need to crack down on human traffickers when the news came: at least 20 migrants - possibly up to 50 - have been found dead in a truck just miles away.
- Obama and German leader discuss violence in Ukraine Updated: Aug-26-15 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany have discussed the recent rise in violence in eastern Ukraine from increased attacks by combined Russian-separatist forces.
- UN refugee chief seeks better EU cooperation on migrants Updated: Aug-26-15 4:18 pm
GENEVA - The Europe Union's asylum system is "completely dysfunctional," the head of the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, urging the bloc to better coordinate its response to the influx of thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Africa and the Middle East.
- Merkel travels to far-right heartland to defend refugees Updated: Aug-26-15 3:04 pm
HEIDENAU, Germany - Chancellor Angela Merkel was met with jeers Wednesday as she traveled to a German town at the center of a recent wave of far-right anti-foreigner violence, delivering a message of support for refugees as many look to her for leadership in handling the European migrant crisis.
- Merkel to visit refugee shelter attacked by neo-Nazi mob Updated: Aug-25-15 11:14 am
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit a refugee shelter at the center of recent riots by neo-Nazis, an official said Tuesday, as German leaders seek to address a spate of violence that has accompanied a surge in migrants this year.
- Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks Updated: Aug-24-15 2:02 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a "large-scale invasion," in an impassioned speech to mark Independence Day on Monday.
- Greek election looms as parties struggle to form government Updated: Aug-21-15 2:10 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's main opposition party launched efforts to form a new government Friday following Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' resignation, but made no progress in what appears a doomed task - which will pave the way for another potentially destabilizing election.
- German spy charged with treason for aiding CIA and Russia Updated: Aug-20-15 11:08 am
BERLIN - A German spy who allegedly acted as a double agent for the United States and Russia has been charged with treason, breach of official secrecy and taking bribes, Germany's federal prosecutors' office said Thursday.
- Germany's Merkel lobbies party to support new Greek bailout Updated: Aug-18-15 8:59 am
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting with top members of her party to shore up support for another bailout package for Greece ahead of a vote in Parliament on Wednesday.
- 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan Updated: Aug-12-15 9:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea - Both nations brutalized continents. Both slaughtered and abused tens of millions of people. But while Germany is held up as a paragon of post-World War II reconciliation, Japan is mired in animosity with its neighbors seven decades later.
- German prosecutors drop treason probe against journalists Updated: Aug-10-15 7:07 am
BERLIN - German federal prosecutors on Monday dropped a much-criticized treason investigation of two journalists who had reported on secret plans to expand online surveillance in Germany.
- WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies Updated: Jul-31-15 10:13 am
TOKYO - The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.
- 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.