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  • 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 story has photos
    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 story has photosstory has video
    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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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.