- 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.
- 'Gladbach beats Wolfsburg 2-0 to cap Bundesliga turnaround Updated: Oct-03-15 12:39 pm
BERLIN - Borussia Moenchengladbach defeated Bundesliga runner-up Wolfsburg 2-0 at home Saturday to cap a remarkable turnaround after its dismal start to the season.
- Germany marks 25 years of unity, facing new challenges Updated: Oct-03-15 12:22 pm
BERLIN - Germany marks a quarter-century as a reunited nation on Saturday, with two leaders from the formerly communist east heading a country that increasingly asserts itself as Europe's political heavyweight - and now faces a new challenge in a refugee influx that will demand deep reserves of resourcefulness and patience.
- Historians still puzzling over East Germany after 25 years Updated: Oct-02-15 7:53 am
BERLIN - In a musty room inside a maze of offices in east Berlin, two women are working patiently on what may be the biggest puzzle the world has ever seen: more than half a billion pieces that together detail innumerable crimes by East Germany's secret police.
- China sends Europe coveted new exports: Jobs, investment Updated: Oct-01-15 4:14 am
LISBON, Portugal - When two Chinese companies appeared among the bidders to buy a troubled Portuguese bank this year, its staff took heart.
- German states lower housing standards amid migrant influx Updated: Sep-29-15 5:53 pm
BERLIN - Refugees coming to Germany can expect a roof over their head, a bed to sleep in and three meals a day. But with authorities struggling to find housing for tens of thousands of people each month, many new arrivals will find their lodgings a squeeze.
- German lawmaker mulls giving up on Berlin's new airport Updated: Sep-27-15 9:31 am
BERLIN - A member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has proposed a radical solution for Berlin's troubled new airport: tearing it down and starting from scratch.
- Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya wins Berlin Marathon Updated: Sep-27-15 5:26 am
BERLIN - Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya won the Berlin Marathon on Sunday in a personal best time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 1 second.
- Migrant arrivals unlikely to bring major changes to Europe Updated: Sep-26-15 7:03 am
STOCKHOLM - Inside the strip mall in Stockholm's Rinkeby neighborhood, a string of Swedish flags hangs over a coffee shop offering Swedish cinnamon buns and Middle Eastern pastry.
- Top runners targeting world record in Berlin Marathon Updated: Sep-25-15 7:43 am
BERLIN - With favorable weather conditions forecast for the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, there will be a handful of runners targeting another world record on the fast course.
- German court orders whisker-free cat castrated Updated: Sep-23-15 12:14 pm
BERLIN - A court in Germany has ordered a breeder to castrate her cat because it doesn't have whiskers.
- VW CEO: 'I am endlessly sorry' brand is tarnished Updated: Sep-22-15 11:47 pm
DETROIT - Volkswagen AG's smog-test scandal escalated Tuesday as the company acknowledged putting stealth software in millions of vehicles worldwide. The crisis has already cost VW more than 24 billion euros ($26 billion) in market value.
- Twins call up top hitting prospect Max Kepler Updated: Sep-22-15 7:33 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins have promoted one of their top hitting prospects from Double-A for the stretch drive.
- Berlin police raid mosque's office in terror investigation Updated: Sep-22-15 4:53 am
BERLIN - Berlin police say they've raided eight buildings after a months-long investigation into a group of suspected Islamic extremists involved in terrorist activities.
- Kerry: US to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016, 100,000 in 2017 Updated: Sep-20-15 3:56 pm
BERLIN - Scrambling to address a growing Syrian refugee crisis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States would significantly increase the number of worldwide migrants it takes in over the next two years, though not by nearly the amount many activists and former officials have urged.
- Former violin students perform for beloved instructor Updated: Sep-20-15 3:05 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - Daniel Shen and his brother Alan once lived three houses away from renowned violinist and instructor Helen De Pastel.
- Clubs opt out of German tabloid's 'refugees welcome' action Updated: Sep-18-15 12:28 pm
BERLIN - Seven German second division clubs won't take part in a tabloid-led initiative to declare solidarity for refugees in a backlash against controversial newspaper Bild.
- German police kill Islamic extremist after knife attack Updated: Sep-17-15 1:14 pm
BERLIN - German police shot and killed a known Islamic extremist after he threatened passers-by and attacked an officer with a knife on the streets of Berlin, officials said Thursday.
- EU court: Germany entitled to cut benefits to Swedish family Updated: Sep-15-15 10:06 am
BERLIN - Germany is entitled to cut off unemployment benefits to a Swedish family that came to the country to find work but only held temporary jobs for a short time, a European Union court ruled Tuesday.
- Migrant crisis adjusts Merkel's image, but style unchanged Updated: Sep-13-15 2:56 pm
BERLIN - In the space of two months, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone from being portrayed as the heartless villain in Europe's debt crisis to the heroine of those flooding in to find refuge on the continent.
- Germany aims to quash rumors about migrants' prospects Updated: Sep-11-15 11:26 am
BERLIN - Germany's foreign ministry said Friday it has launched a campaign to dispel "myths" about the country's willingness to take in migrants, and the conditions they might expect to find if they do come.
- Berlin unearths granite head of Lenin after 24 years Updated: Sep-10-15 7:57 am
BERLIN - A 3,900-kilogram (8,600-pound) head of Vladimir Lenin that was removed from a Berlin square in 1991 has been unearthed for a new exhibition.
- German man convicted of membership in terrorist organization Updated: Sep-09-15 8:25 am
BERLIN - A Berlin court says it has convicted a 36-year-old man of membership in a terrorist organization for fighting with the Islamic extremist group Junad Al-Sham in Syria.