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File---Picture taken June 24, 2020 shows the Wirecard logo at the headquarters of the payment service provider in Aschheim, Germany.  (Sven Hoppe/picture-alliance/dpa via AP, file)

Wirecard headquarters raided in probe of accounting scandal

Jul. 1, 2020 5:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Investigators searched the headquarters of German payment systems provider Wirecard and four other locations Wednesday as part of their probe of an accounting scandal that led to the arrest of the company's longtime CEO and forced the firm to file for bankruptcy protection. Twelve prosecutors...

Munich's players celebrate in front of the empty stands after  the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, June 27, 2020. Bayern wins the 8th straight Bundesliga title. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Pool Photo via AP)

How Germany did it: completing the soccer season in Europe

Jun. 28, 2020 6:32 AM EDT

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — There was a trophy, there were medals and there were commemorative T-shirts. Only the fans were missing as Bayern Munich celebrated its title Saturday and the Bundesliga breathed a sigh of relief. The restart plan worked. “This isn’t the Bundesliga that we...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 25, 2019 file photo, Markus Braun, CEO of financial services company wirecard, attends the earnings press conference in Munich, Germany. Prosecutors in Germany say that the former CEO of the payments company Wirecard has been arrested in an accounting scandal that centers on a missing sum of 1.9 billion euros, or 2.1 billion dollars. Markus Braun resigned on Friday after the company disclosed that auditors couldn't find accounts containing the money.(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)

Wirecard goes bust as scandal puts focus on German oversight

Jun. 25, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An accounting scandal at one of Germany’s fastest-growing blue-chip companies has raised doubts about the national financial watchdog and, coming on top of other high-profile cases of fraud, led to questions about the country’s ability to oversee its corporate...

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI arrives for his departure at Munich Airport in Freising, Germany, Monday June 22, 2020. Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is returning to the Vatican after a four-day visit to Germany to visit his ailing elder brother. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

Retired pope back at Vatican after German visit to brother

Jun. 22, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI returned to the Vatican on Monday after a four-day visit to his ailing elder brother in their native Germany in what was his first trip out of Italy since he resigned as pope. Benedict, a Bavarian native, flew from Munich to Rome aboard an Italian air force...

Munich's Chris Richards, right, and Freiburg's Changhoon Kwon from Freiburg are on the pitch during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg, Saturday, June 20, 2020. American defender Richards made his competitive debut for Bayern Munich, entering in the 84th minute of a 3-1 home win over Freiburg in the Bundesliga. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

American defender Chris Richards makes Bayern Munich debut

Jun. 20, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

American defender Chris Richards made his competitive debut for Bayern Munich, entering in the 84th minute of a 3-1 home win over Freiburg on Saturday in the Bundesliga. The 20-year-old from Birmingham, Alabama signed with Major League Soccer's Dallas franchise in April 2018, was loaned to Bayern for the 2018-19...

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is pushed in to a bus in a wheelchair, in Regensburg, Germany, Thursday, June 18, 2020.  The Vatican says Emeritus Pope Benedict is in Germany to be with his brother, who is in poor health. Benedict on Thursday arrived in Regensburg, Germany, where his brother, the Rev. Georg Ratzinger, lives, and where “he will spend the necessary time,” the Vatican said in a statement. (Daniel Karmann/dpa via AP)

Emeritus Pope Benedict in Germany to be with ailing brother

Jun. 18, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI traveled to his native Germany on Thursday to be by his brother's sickbed and will stay there as long as necessary, the Vatican said. Benedict, 93, arrived in Regensburg, where his 96-year-old brother, the Rev. Georg Ratzinger, lives and was the long-time...

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski celebrates with his teammate Bayern's Leon Goretzka after scoring his side's opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich in Bremen, Germany, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)

Bayern coach Flick the key to latest Bundesliga triumph

Jun. 17, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich effectively won the Bundesliga title in November when it appointed Hansi Flick as coach. Flick restored the joy of playing to a side that was uncertain and unbalanced under previous coach Niko Kovac, tightened a defense that was prone to mistakes and transformed the team into a...

Bayern Munich has won the German Bundesliga title for the 8th successive season

Jun. 16, 2020 4:28 PM EDT
BREMEN, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich has won the German Bundesliga title for the 8th successive season.

Eintracht Frankfurt to wear 'Black Lives Matter' jersey

Jun. 10, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt will wear a special edition soccer jersey with a “Black Lives Matter” message when it plays Bayern Munich in the German Cup semifinals on Wednesday. The shirts are white and black and bear the #blacklivesmatter hashtag. Eintracht said it was...

The casket of George Floyd arrives for a public memorial at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: George Floyd to be buried Tuesday in Houston

Jun. 9, 2020 2:34 AM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — George Floyd to be buried Tuesday in Houston. — Protesters heartened by swift reform, but vow broader change. — Protesters in Portland walk onto Interstate, leading to temporary shutdown. — Violence gives way to street fair vibe outside White House. ___ HOUSTON...