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Jailed Russian opposition leader Navalny wins top EU prize

Oct. 20, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who narrowly survived a poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin, was awarded the European Union’s top human rights prize Wednesday in a clear slap at President Vladimir Putin. In awarding the...

Center-left nominates new speaker for German parliament

Oct. 20, 2021 13:13 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Center-left lawmaker Baerbel Bas is set to become the new speaker of Germany's parliament, replacing conservative veteran and former Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble in one of the country's most prominent positions. Leaders of the parliamentary group of...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 20, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct.18 The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Colin Powell's efforts to build bridges, steer GOP from extremism: Much as Colin Powell deserves a tribute as America’s first...

Virus: Morocco suspending UK, Germany, Netherlands flights

Oct. 20, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco is suspending until further notice all flights to and from the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands amid rising coronavirus infections in those countries. The new restriction will come into force just before midnight Wednesday, the North African...

German central bank chief to step down after 10 years

Oct. 20, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's central bank announced Wednesday that he will step down after a decade at the helm, removing a key hawkish voice from the European Central Bank’s governing council. A statement from the Bundesbank said Jens Weidmann will leave...

Germany sees more patrols on Polish border to curb migration

Oct. 20, 2021 06:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official on Wednesday proposed introducing joint German-Polish patrols on the two countries' border to help clamp down on illegal crossings into Germany by migrants arriving from Belarus, but said no one has any intention of closing the frontier. ...

German police seize weapons in raid of far-right group

Oct. 20, 2021 06:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say police have searched 14 premises across the country in connection with a suspected far-right extremist group whose members had discussed preparing for an armed revolt. Berlin police said officers searched premises in the capital...

Germany detains 2 ex-soldiers trying to form mercenary group

Oct. 20, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Wednesday detained two former soldiers who are alleged to have tried to form a mercenary group that would have intervened in the military conflict in Yemen. Federal prosecutors said the men, identified only as Arend-Adolf G. and Achim...

Remains of Ohio WWII soldier killed in combat identified

Oct. 19, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Army private from Ohio killed in combat in Germany during World War II have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced on Tuesday. The agency said Emmet Schwartz, 24, of Dover, was killed in an artillery...

German publisher Axel Springer completes Politico takeover

Oct. 19, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German publisher Axel Springer SE said Tuesday it has completed its acquisition of U.S.-based political news outlet Politico. The announcement came a day after Axel Springer ousted the top editor of its flagship publication in Germany over misconduct...