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Europeans cool on Iran coalition talk, seek de-escalation

Jun. 24, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — European officials on Monday appeared cool toward U.S. talk of building a global coalition against Iran, with the German foreign minister warning that "maximum pressure" without diplomacy increases the risks of a war and several others stressing that their priority is to de-escalate tensions...

1 pilot dies, 1 survives after German fighter jets collide

Jun. 24, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German air force pilot was killed Monday after his fighter jet collided with another during a training mission in northeastern Germany, the country's defense minister said. The pilot of the other Eurofighter Typhoon jet was able to eject safely and survived. Defense Minister Ursula von der...

Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran

Jun. 24, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, global coalition that includes Asian and European countries. While Pompeo has seemingly...

Alerts issued in France as intense heat wave envelops Europe

Jun. 24, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The sunset had an orange glow and so does the new heat alert level for Paris. More than half of France, including around Paris, was placed on an orange alert for intense heat Monday — the second-highest level on the scale — as very hot temperatures were predicted across...

German police probe fresh threats after politician's killing

Jun. 20, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police are investigating a series of threats sent to officials and institutions days after the arrest of a far-right extremist suspected of killing a pro-migrant politician. Berlin police and prosecutors said in a statement Thursday that the threats were sent Tuesday. It's unclear if...

Tasty deals: Apps help find unsold food and reduce waste

Jun. 19, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — After a long day at work, Annekathrin Fiesinger is too tired to consider making dinner at home. So the 34-year-old uses her smart phone to check nearby restaurants, hotels or bakeries in Berlin for food being sold for a discount at the end of the day. The part-time coffee shop worker, who is...

Merkel: Feeling better after shaking raised health questions

Jun. 19, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's doing fine, a day after concerns over her health were raised when she appeared unsteady and visibly shaking while meeting the Ukrainian president outside her Berlin office. Merkel's whole body shook as she stood in hot weather with Ukrainian...

German govt calls official's killing 'attack on all of us'

Jun. 18, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The killing of a politician who supported refugees, allegedly carried out by a man with a record of violent hate crimes, is an "alarm signal" that highlights the threat posed by far-right extremism, Germany's top security official said Tuesday.  The motive of the 45-year-old German man...

Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony

Jun. 18, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn't drunk enough water. Merkel's whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she tried to contain the...

The Latest: Germany's Merkel blames dehydration for shaking

Jun. 18, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a welcoming ceremony in Berlin (all times local): 2:20 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says with a few glasses of water she's doing better, after starting to visibly shake when standing next to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in...