- Portugal, Northern Ireland book Euro 2016 places Updated: Oct-08-15 7:27 pm
BERLIN - Portugal and Northern Ireland booked their places at Euro 2016 on Thursday, while world champion Germany was made to wait after being upset 1-0 by Ireland in Dublin.
- Juergen Klopp takes over as new Liverpool manager Updated: Oct-08-15 6:21 pm
Liverpool hired Juergen Klopp as its new manager on Thursday, turning to one of Europe's most respected and charismatic coaches to reverse a slump in form and return success to the fallen English giant.
- Ireland upsets Germany 1-0 in Euro 2016 qualifier Updated: Oct-08-15 5:56 pm
DUBLIN - Substitute Shane Long scored five minutes after coming on for Ireland to upset world champion Germany 1-0 and clinch at least a playoff place for Euro 2016 on Thursday.
- Iran to boycott Frankfurt Book Fair over Rushdie appearance Updated: Oct-08-15 4:37 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran is boycotting this year's Frankfurt Book Fair in protest over a planned opening speech at the venue by India-born British novelist Salman Rushdie.
- VW executive apologizes but says scandal not his fault Updated: Oct-08-15 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON - Volkswagen's top U.S. executive offered deep apologies yet sought to distance himself Thursday from the emissions scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker, asserting top corporate officials had no knowledge of the cheating software installed in 11 million diesel cars.
- After Dortmund deeds, Klopp has Liverpool dreaming again Updated: Oct-08-15 4:25 pm
BERLIN - German football was left almost in a state of mourning when Juergen Klopp announced his departure from Borussia Dortmund after seven seasons in charge last April.
- The Latest: UN: 'Christian refugees only' policy dangerous Updated: Oct-08-15 1:53 pm
LUXEMBOURG - The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.
- Deutsche Bank shares slip on dividend warning Updated: Oct-08-15 1:22 pm
BERLIN - Shares in Deutsche Bank dropped Thursday after the company said it would post a multibillion-euro loss in the third quarter and may scrap this year's dividend payment.
- German prosecutors conduct searches in VW emissions probe Updated: Oct-08-15 9:48 am
BERLIN - German prosecutors carried out searches Thursday in connection with their investigation of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, seeking material that would help clarify who was responsible for the cheating.
- German economic think-tanks lower 2015 growth forecast Updated: Oct-08-15 5:46 am
BERLIN - A group of German economic think-tanks lowered their 2015 growth forecast for the country's economy on Thursday, pointing to sluggish global expansion.
- Hamburg estimates $12.6 billion cost for 2024 Olympics Updated: Oct-08-15 4:38 am
HAMBURG, Germany - Hamburg's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games has an estimated budget of 11.2 billion euros ($12.6 billion), with 7.4 billion ($8.3 billion) to come from taxpayers.
- EPA investigating VW emissions controls in 2016 diesels Updated: Oct-07-15 8:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Volkswagen plans to withdraw applications seeking U.S. emissions certifications for its 2016 model Jettas, Golfs, Passats and Beetles with diesel engines, raising the possibility that an emissions-rigging device similar to earlier models is also included in its new cars.
- Goodell, owners expect future vote on LA relocation Updated: Oct-07-15 7:08 pm
NEW YORK - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expects owners will vote on franchise relocation to Los Angeles.
- Auto experts: Top managers probably knew of VW cheating Updated: Oct-07-15 5:19 pm
DETROIT - Auto industry insiders strongly suspect the emissions cheating scandal at Volkswagen is much wider and reaches higher up the corporate ladder than the company is letting on.
- Germany and France try to turn tide of European skepticism Updated: Oct-07-15 2:06 pm
STRASBOURG, France - French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a highly unusual bid to heal divisions within the EU, urged European lawmakers on Wednesday to pull together to create a stronger Europe to cope with the influx of migrants that is raising tensions and dangerously straining the union.
- Holocaust-era archive places thousands of documents online Updated: Oct-07-15 11:33 am
BERLIN - The International Tracing Service says it has begun putting its Holocaust-era archive online for the first time, including photos of items seized from concentration camp victims and other historical documents.
- FIFA presidential contender Chung calls Blatter 'hypocrite' Updated: Oct-07-15 7:48 am
LONDON - FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon called Sepp Blatter a "hypocrite and a liar" on Wednesday and said he is planning to sue the outgoing president for at least $100 million.
- Berlin meeting between German, Israeli leaders called off Updated: Oct-07-15 7:38 am
BERLIN - A meeting between the German and Israeli leaders that was scheduled for Thursday has been canceled because of the security situation in Israel.
- Former West Germany great Gerd Mueller has Alzheimer's Updated: Oct-06-15 4:09 pm
MUNICH - Former West Germany and Bayern Munich great Gerd Mueller has Alzheimer's disease.
- The Latest: UN official warns EU on 'hotspot' migrant triage Updated: Oct-06-15 1:55 pm
GENEVA - The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.
- Lukas Podolski out of Germany's final Euro 2016 qualifiers Updated: Oct-06-15 1:18 pm
BERLIN - Germany forward Lukas Podolski has been ruled out of his country's European Championship qualifiers against Ireland and Georgia with a left ankle injury.
- Munich museum evacuated after WWII-era bomb found Updated: Oct-06-15 10:23 am
BERLIN - A popular Munich museum has been evacuated after a World War II-era bomb was found in a courtyard during construction work.
- AP Interview: Germany still untangling Nazis' legal legacy Updated: Oct-06-15 10:01 am
BERLIN - Germany's justice ministry is embarked on a wide-ranging effort to examine the influence that the Nazis had on the country's legal system, including the role some German officials played in preventing former Nazis from being prosecuted after the war.
- For Volkswagen, costs of scandal will be piling up Updated: Oct-06-15 2:18 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - For Volkswagen, the cost of its cheating on emissions tests in the U.S. is likely to run into the tens of billions of dollars and prematurely end its long-sought status as the world's biggest carmaker.
- VW tells lawmakers 8M cars in Europe hit by emissions probe Updated: Oct-05-15 3:22 pm
BERLIN - Volkswagen says 8 million cars in the European Union are affected by an investigation into whether the automaker manipulated emissions tests, according to a letter received Monday by German lawmakers.