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Town where child cancer rose blasts deal over polluted site

Jan. 26, 2023 20:45 PM EST

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — In hindsight, it's clear that something was very wrong in this suburban town at the Jersey Shore, where many people worked at or lived near a chemical company that was flushing toxic waste into waterways and burying it in the ground. Men would come home from...

Russia's path to 2024 Olympics takes shape, Ukraine objects

Jan. 26, 2023 12:35 PM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russia's path to sending a team to the Paris Olympics next year became clearer on Thursday amid fierce objections from Ukraine. The International Olympic Committee indicated on Wednesday it favors officially neutral teams from Russia and its ally...

Germany: Victims of fatal train attack identified as 2 teens

Jan. 26, 2023 09:23 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 33-year-old man arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing two teenagers and injuring five other passengers on a train in northern Germany had been released from pretrial detention a week ago and had previous criminal convictions, investigating officials said Thursday. ...

Germany apologizes for leopard jibe that upset some Africans

Jan. 26, 2023 08:56 AM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Germany apologized on Thursday for using a leopard emoji in a jibe at Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Twitter that ended up offending some Africans. The German foreign ministry poked fun at Russia's top diplomat during his tour of Africa...

Germany's drugs czar wants alcohol, tobacco ads restricted

Jan. 26, 2023 06:35 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government's top anti-drugs official called Thursday for tough restrictions on advertising of alcohol, tobacco and sports betting in the country. Burkhard Blienert said about 150,000 people die in Germany each year as a result of alcohol and tobacco use,...

Germany arrests 2nd suspect in Russia spying case

Jan. 26, 2023 04:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Thursday that they have arrested a second person in connection with a high-profile espionage case that embarrassed Germany's foreign intelligence agency. Federal prosecutors said Arthur E., whose surname wasn't released for privacy reasons, was...

SAP to cut up to 3,000 jobs worldwide, mulls Qualtrics sale

Jan. 26, 2023 04:11 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — SAP said Thursday that it is cutting up to 3,000 jobs worldwide, or about 2.5% of its workforce, after a sharp drop in profits at Europe’s biggest software company. It comes amid a broader wave of job cuts in the technology industry, including mass layoffs at...

US, Germany to send advanced tanks to aid Ukraine war effort

Jan. 25, 2023 16:42 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and the United States announced Wednesday that they will send advanced battle tanks to Ukraine, offering what one expert called an “armored punching force” to help Kyiv break combat stalemates as the Russian invasion enters its 12th month. The announcement...

Despite concerns, US to send 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine

Jan. 25, 2023 16:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that the U.S. will send 31 M1 Abrams battle tanks to Ukraine, reversing months of persistent arguments that the tanks were too difficult for Ukrainian troops to operate and maintain. The U.S. decision came on the heels of...

Man held for knife attack on German train; 2 dead, 7 injured

Jan. 25, 2023 15:06 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A knife-wielding man described as a stateless Palestinian has fatally stabbed two people and injured seven others on a train in northern Germany before being grabbed by passengers and arrested by police, officials said. The motive of Wednesday's attack was not immediately known. ...