- Head of German spy agency to be replaced in July Updated: Apr-27-16 10:48 am
BERLIN - Germany's spy chief is being replaced, Chancellor Angela Merkel's office said Wednesday, citing major upcoming "challenges" for the country's foreign intelligence agency.
- Germany to subsidize electric cars to help own auto industry Updated: Apr-27-16 9:13 am
BERLIN - Germany's auto industry risks being overtaken by foreign competitors unless it receives greater domestic support, the country's economy minister said Wednesday, announcing a 1 billion euro ($1.13 billion) plan to subsidize electric cars that are seen as the technology of the future.
- Trans-Atlantic trade deal in focus when Obama visits Germany Updated: Apr-23-16 11:17 am
BERLIN - When President Barack Obama opens the world's largest industrial fair in the northern German city of Hannover on Sunday, he'll be leading a delegation of American companies hoping to conquer new markets abroad. He'll also be trying to complete one of his presidency's main pieces of unfinished business - a trans-Atlantic trade pact.
- Prost! Germany celebrates 500 years of beer purity law Updated: Apr-22-16 1:05 pm
INGOLSTADT, Germany - To some it's the real deal, to others it's a bland brew, but thanks to a 500-year-old rule everybody can be sure what's in German beer.
- Germany asks Belgium to take 2 nuclear reactors offline Updated: Apr-20-16 3:42 am
BERLIN - The German government is asking neighboring Belgium to take two nuclear reactors offline temporarily because of safety concerns.
- German reported denied entry to Turkey back in Egypt Updated: Apr-19-16 5:47 pm
ISTANBUL - A German reporter was prevented from entering Turkey on Tuesday and was held in a deportation room at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport before he was sent back to Cairo, according to a Turkish official and a German broadcaster.
- Hungary PM visits German ex-leader Kohl amid migrant crisis Updated: Apr-19-16 10:40 am
BERLIN - Hungary's prime minister, one of the strongest European critics of Germany's approach to the migrant crisis, made a politically charged visit Tuesday to former Chancellor Helmut Kohl - Angela Merkel's predecessor and one-time mentor.
- German museum exhibits racist stickers spanning 130 years Updated: Apr-19-16 9:55 am
BERLIN - Small, but poisonous and often effective: one of Germany's main history museums is exhibiting racist and anti-Semitic stickers spanning more than a century in a show that comes as the country worries about racism amid the migrant crisis.
- German university starts training plan for refugee teachers Updated: Apr-14-16 10:44 am
POTSDAM, Germany - A German university has launched a program aimed at enabling teachers who fled Syria and other countries to return to the classroom, potentially helping them serve as bridge-builders between German schools and last year's many new arrivals.
- 900 police officers raid Berlin brothel Updated: Apr-14-16 8:42 am
BERLIN - Berlin police say some 900 officers have raided one of the German capital's biggest brothels and arrested six people following a months-long investigation into human trafficking, tax fraud and withholding of social security contributions.
- German lawmakers halt plan to build reunification memorial Updated: Apr-14-16 3:54 am
BERLIN - German lawmakers have halted a project to build a monument in Berlin celebrating the country's reunification, a plan that has been dogged by rising costs and other problems.
- 8 people of Arab origin nabbed in Berlin crime raid Updated: Apr-12-16 4:18 am
BERLIN - Eight people of Arab origin who are suspected of crimes including involvement in a robbery at Berlin's best-known department store and incitement to a contract killing were arrested in the German capital Tuesday, police said.
- The body, animals and deities: Mayan art on show in Berlin Updated: Apr-11-16 7:41 am
BERLIN - Sculptures celebrating the human body, precious jewelry, animals from frogs to jaguars and depictions of deities are going on show in Berlin in an exhibition that offers a glimpse of centuries of Mayan art.
- Germany charges 2 Iranians with spying on opposition members Updated: Apr-08-16 9:00 am
BERLIN - German prosecutors have filed espionage charges against two Iranian men accused of spying on exiled opposition members for Iranian intelligence.
- Former Auschwitz guard dies days before opening of trial Updated: Apr-07-16 12:41 pm
BERLIN - A 93-year-old German who worked as a guard at the Auschwitz death camp has died days before his trial was due to open.
- Merkel: Write-down of debt for Greece not legally possible Updated: Apr-05-16 2:58 pm
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a so-called debt haircut for Greece is not possible under eurozone regulations.
- Newly found footage shows notorious British spy Kim Philby Updated: Apr-04-16 12:14 pm
LONDON - Notorious British spy Kim Philby is shown in newly uncovered footage telling members of East Germany's intelligence service that stealing top-level secrets and betraying your country is as simple as having a few drinks with the right person.
- Former German foreign minister Genscher dies at 89 Updated: Apr-01-16 5:08 pm
BERLIN - Hans-Dietrich Genscher, the longest-serving German foreign minister who was one of the key architects of the country's 1990 reunification between east and west, has died at 89.