- What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved Updated: Aug-27-15 11:31 am
BERLIN - The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate.
- Balkan summit on migrants overshadowed by migrant deaths Updated: Aug-27-15 11:13 am
VIENNA - Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann had just finished telling other European leaders that there was an urgent need to crack down on human traffickers when the news came: at least 20 migrants - possibly up to 50 - have been found dead in a truck just miles away.
- Merkel to visit refugee shelter attacked by neo-Nazi mob Updated: Aug-25-15 11:14 am
BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit a refugee shelter at the center of recent riots by neo-Nazis, an official said Tuesday, as German leaders seek to address a spate of violence that has accompanied a surge in migrants this year.
- Security worry: How to stop the 'lone wolf' attacks Updated: Aug-24-15 3:01 pm
PARIS - The gunman had an arsenal that he claims to have stumbled upon in a park near the train station. Like three other men accused of drawing up failed plans for attacks in France recently, the suspect denied any links to terrorism, telling his lawyer he was homeless and only wanted to rob a train "to eat."
- Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks Updated: Aug-24-15 2:02 pm
KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a "large-scale invasion," in an impassioned speech to mark Independence Day on Monday.
- Germany's foreign minister to visit Iran in early October Updated: Aug-24-15 8:46 am
BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will travel to Iran in early October, the first such visit in more than a decade.
- Poland's new leader seeks greater regional unity, NATO bases Updated: Aug-21-15 4:40 am
WARSAW, Poland - It's been a dream of some Polish leaders for nearly a century: an alliance of Eastern European countries running from the Baltic Sea down to the Black Sea that would keep Russia at bay.
- German spy charged with treason for aiding CIA and Russia Updated: Aug-20-15 11:08 am
BERLIN - A German spy who allegedly acted as a double agent for the United States and Russia has been charged with treason, breach of official secrecy and taking bribes, Germany's federal prosecutors' office said Thursday.
- German "Ostpolitik" pioneer Egon Bahr dies at 93 Updated: Aug-20-15 8:40 am
BERLIN - Egon Bahr, the German statesman who helped pioneer the "Ostpolitik" policy of improving relations with the communist East under West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, has died. He was 93.
- Poland's new president to visit Estonia in 1st foreign trip Updated: Aug-17-15 10:28 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's new conservative president will make his first foreign trip to Estonia, followed by visits to Berlin, London and New York, where he will meet with President Barack Obama, a top official said Monday.
- Attacks on refugees tempered by strong support in Germany Updated: Aug-13-15 8:46 am
BERLIN - The burning newspapers placed outside the home of five asylum seekers in Brandenburg an der Havel, a small town near Berlin, prompted a swift response. Germany's foreign minister called the incident last month, in which nobody was injured, a "cowardly act of arson."
- Chinese artist Ai Weiwei eyes job at German university Updated: Aug-11-15 9:58 am
BERLIN - A German university says Chinese artist Ai Weiwei wants to take up a visiting lecturer job this fall, which was offered to him more than four years ago.
- Berlin landmark daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti Updated: Aug-01-15 10:59 am
BERLIN - Berlin police say a well-known city landmark has been defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti in an incident that comes as thousands of Jewish athletes are in the German capital for the European Maccabi Games.
- Platini kicks off political fight for future of FIFA Updated: Jul-30-15 12:24 pm
GENEVA - Michel Platini hopes he made a decisive move early in the seven-month campaign to become FIFA president.