- Hamburg avoids relegation by winning 2-1 late in Karlsruhe Updated: Jun-01-15 4:12 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - Hamburger SV narrowly avoided relegation by coming from behind to beat Karlsruhe 2-1 in extra time in the Bundesliga playoff on Monday.
- Dearborn church returns altar cloth to German church Updated: Jun-01-15 3:49 pm
DEARBORN, Michigan - A church in suburban Detroit is returning an altar cloth donated by a World War II veteran to the German church from which it came.
- Allegri: team character will help Juventus against Barcelona Updated: Jun-01-15 3:06 pm
TURIN, Italy - Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri believes his team's strength of character could be the deciding factor in Saturday's Champions League final against Barcelona.
- American held in Yemen freed, French hostage pleas for help Updated: Jun-01-15 2:40 pm
SANAA, Yemen - A freelance journalist who was among several Americans held by Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen was set free Monday as a French hostage abducted in Yemen by an unknown party appeared in a video pleading for help.
- German foreign minister visits Gaza Updated: Jun-01-15 1:46 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Germany's foreign minister paid a rare visit to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Monday, calling on Israel to ease a blockade on the territory and urging Hamas prevent rockets from being fired into Israel.
- French minister: 2015 climate deal must avoid US Congress Updated: Jun-01-15 1:11 pm
BONN, Germany - The global climate agreement being negotiated this year must be worded in such a way that it doesn't require approval by the U.S. Congress, the French foreign minister said Monday.
- FIBT eliminating 3rd sled in Olympics, world championships Updated: Jun-01-15 12:36 pm
GHENT, Belgium - Nations will now be able to enter only two sleds at the Olympics and the world championships in bobsled and skeleton, after the sport's ruling body voted Monday to cap the fields.
- Greek government faces dissent as debt deadline nears Updated: Jun-01-15 11:06 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's cash-strapped government faced fresh dissent from within the ruling Syriza party on Monday after failing to deliver on a promise to reach an agreement with rescue lenders over the weekend.
- German minister backtracks on elevator restrictions Updated: Jun-01-15 10:56 am
BERLIN - Germany's labor minister is backtracking from a new rule stipulating that old-fashioned jump-on, jump-off elevators can only be used by trained personnel, a restriction that was met with media mockery.
- France: Iraq airstrikes must be backed by political accord Updated: Jun-01-15 10:25 am
BONN, Germany - France's foreign minister says airstrikes against Islamic State extremists will be effective only if there is political reconciliation in Iraq.
- Merkel's party resists calls to embrace full gay marriage Updated: Jun-01-15 9:31 am
BERLIN - Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party are rejecting calls to embrace full-fledged marriage for gay couples following Irish voters' decision to legalize it.
- Coach Juergen Klopp says he is taking a sabbatical for now Updated: Jun-01-15 8:48 am
DORTMUND, Germany - Outgoing Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp has ended speculation about his immediate future and says he will take a break for now.
- Germany, France demand changes to EU refugee-sharing plan Updated: Jun-01-15 8:22 am
BRUSSELS - France and Germany have come out against new proposals to share out refugees arriving in Italy and Greece with the rest of the European Union, insisting on Monday that the plan doesn't take fair account of the number of refugees they already take on.
- EU's Juncker skeptical over planned German car toll Updated: Jun-01-15 2:47 am
BERLIN - The head of the European Union's executive Commission says it has "significant doubts" as to whether Germany's plan for a highway car toll to raise money from foreign drivers complies with EU law.
- Kazmirek, Theisen-Eaton win Hypo Meeting in Austria Updated: May-31-15 1:09 pm
GOETZIS, Austria - Decathlete Kai Kazmirek led a German 1-2 finish at the Hypo Meeting on Sunday, while Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Canada improved her personal best heptathlon score by 167 points to dominate the women's competition.
- Prominent German publisher Alfred Neven DuMont dies at 88 Updated: May-31-15 8:22 am
BERLIN - Alfred Neven DuMont, a prominent German newspaper publisher for several decades, has died. He was 88.
- German police alerted to armed mob, find asparagus pickers Updated: May-31-15 7:34 am
BERLIN - Police in rural northeastern Germany rushed out to track down a reported mob of up to 15 people armed with knives and sticks. Instead, they found a group of asparagus harvesters.
- Russia's Putin shut out from G-7 meeting, but not much else Updated: May-31-15 1:41 am
WASHINGTON - Russia's Vladimir Putin won't be on the guest list when President Barack Obama and other world leaders assemble in Germany next week, as part of the punishment for alleged Kremlin-supported aggression in Ukraine.
- Wolfsburg beats Dortmund 3-1 in German Cup final Updated: May-30-15 4:06 pm
BERLIN - Wolfsburg defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to win the German Cup for the first time Saturday, denying Juergen Klopp the perfect sendoff in his final game as Dortmund coach.
- Czechs remember ethnic Germans who died in postwar expulsion Updated: May-30-15 12:17 pm
BRNO, Czech Republic - In a rare gesture of reconciliation, hundreds of Czechs participated on Saturday in a 20-mile walk to remember some 1,700 ethnic Germans who died 70 years ago during their expulsion from the Czech city of Brno.
- Merkel: Germany didn't lie over chances of US no-spy deal Updated: May-30-15 6:23 am
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel is rejecting suggestions her government lied in 2013 about the United States' willingness to negotiate a "no-spy" agreement with Germany.
- Michigan signs 6-foot-10 German to letter of intent Updated: May-29-15 7:50 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Michigan basketball has signed 6-foot-10 German forward Moritz Wagner to a letter of intent.
- Klopp preparing for last game in charge of Borussia Dortmund Updated: May-29-15 12:05 pm
BERLIN - While he'd love to sign off with a win, outgoing Borussia Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp doesn't want to be the hero in Saturday's German Cup final against Wolfsburg.
- US presses Europeans at meeting to solve Greek crisis Updated: May-29-15 9:26 am
DRESDEN, Germany - Finance ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies heard a sharp call from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to find agreement on more financial help for Greece.
- Spurs sign Austria defender Wimmer from Cologne Updated: May-29-15 6:00 am
LONDON - Austria center back Kevin Wimmer has joined Tottenham on a five-year deal from German club Cologne as the English Premier League side moved to improve its leaky defense.