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Merkel vows to restore Germans' confidence in government

Oct. 15, 2018 8:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Monday to do more to restore Germans' confidence in her unhappy coalition after a battering for both of her governing partners in Bavaria's state election added to tensions in the alliance. Sunday's vote stripped Merkel's conservative allies in Bavaria, the...

Bavarian voters punish Merkel allies in state election

Oct. 14, 2018 8:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies lost their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament by a wide margin in a regional election Sunday, a result that could cause more turbulence within the national government. The Christian Social Union took 37.2 percent of the vote,...

The Latest: Exit polls: Top party losing Bavaria majority

Oct. 14, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the state election in Bavaria, Germany (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Exit polls indicate German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies are losing their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament by a wide margin. The ARD and ZDF public television exit polls had the...

Newspaper says Turkey has audio of Saudi writer's slaying

Oct. 13, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Apple Watch he wore when he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul over a week ago, a pro-government Turkish newspaper reported Saturday. The new claim published by the Sabah...

Tens of thousands in Berlin protest racism, discrimination

Oct. 13, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people protested racism and discrimination Saturday in Berlin, a demonstration that came amid rising concerns about Germany's increasingly confident far right. A wide range of groups, including pro-refugee, gay rights and Muslim organizations, backed the "Indivisible"...

Trump vows to unearth truth about Khashoggi disappearance

Oct. 13, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday the U.S. will uncover the truth about what happened to journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, whose possible murder at Saudi hands after disappearing in Istanbul has captured worldwide attention. Trump promised to personally call Saudi...

The Latest: Missing writer's fiancee says he wasn't nervous

Oct. 12, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 1:45 a.m. The Turkish fiancee of missing Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi says he wasn't nervous when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and did not suspect that anything bad would happen to him....

Germany's Greens flourish while mainstream rivals flounder

Oct. 12, 2018 3:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — While other mainstream political parties in Germany flounder in polls and struggle to answer a far-right challenge, the Greens have gained strength as a magnet for liberal-minded voters. Offering a compassionate approach to migration, a pro-European Union stance and an emphasis on fighting...

AP Analysis: Macron too busy to rush French govt reshuffle

Oct. 11, 2018 9:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Emmanuel Macron won't be rushed. The 24-hour news cycle? The French leader isn't interested. At least, that's what he wants people to think. France's president is turning a government reshuffle into a soapbox against the time-pressures of modern politics and wall-to-wall news coverage. Behind...

Merkel allies brace for big setback in German state election

Oct. 11, 2018 3:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — This weekend's state election in Bavaria has been casting a long shadow over German politics for the past year — and the aftershocks could cause more turbulence for Chancellor Angela Merkel's struggling national government. Polls suggest that Bavaria's center-right Christian Social...