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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photograph, the company logo sits on an unsold 2020 Model X at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Shares of Tesla Inc. fell 4% in early trading Thursday, Feb. 13, after the electric vehicle and solar panel maker said it would sell more than $2 billion worth of additional shares. The move comes just two weeks after CEO Elon Musk said the company had enough cash to fund its capital programs and it didn't need to raise any more money. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

German court halts site preparation for Tesla factory

Feb. 16, 2020 4:28 PM EST

A German court has temporarily halted the site preparation for Tesla Inc.'s first electric car factory in Europe. The Higher Administrative Court for Berlin-Brandenburg ordered Tesla to stop clearing trees on the wooded site near Berlin until it considers an environmental group's appeal. In a statement Sunday,...

From left: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrive for a meeting about Libya alongside the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Powers renew pledge to uphold Libya arms embargo

Feb. 16, 2020 7:37 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Countries with interests in Libya's civil war recommitted themselves Sunday to uphold a barely working arms embargo, four weeks after a peace summit in Berlin was followed by numerous new arms violations, officials from Germany and the U.N. said. Germany and the U.N., which co-hosted the Jan....

Police and emergency cars stand in front of the Tempodrom venue after a shooting in Berlin, Germany, early Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. According to police one person was killed. (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP)

1 dead, 4 injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

Feb. 15, 2020 4:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — One person has been killed and 4 others were injured in a shooting late Friday outside a Berlin event venue, German authorities said Saturday. A spokeswoman for Berlin prosecutors said one or more people opened fire outside the Tempodrom, located near Potsdamer Platz in the center of the...

Mourners carry coffins during a funeral of military cadets in Tripoli, Libya, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Health officials said the death toll from the airstrike climbed to at least 30 people, most of them students and over 30 others were wounded. The airstrike took place in the city's south late Saturday, an area which has seen heavy clashes in recent months. Forces based in eastern Libya and led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter have been fighting to seize the capital from the weak but U.N.-supported government. (AP Photo/Hazem Ahmed)

EU officials push for bloc to enforce Libya arms embargo

Feb. 14, 2020 8:15 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — European Union officials are seeking support from member states to have naval ships enforce the U.N. arms embargo against Libya, according to a confidential memo obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The proposal from the EU's diplomatic service, dated Feb. 12, suggests the bloc's largely...

UN council endorses 55-point road map to end war in Libya

Feb. 12, 2020 9:18 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council endorsed a 55-point road map for ending the war in Libya on Wednesday and condemned the recent increase in violence in the oil-rich North African country. The vote on the British-drafted resolution was 14-0, with Russia abstaining even though Russian...

In this Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 photo Hertha's head coach Juergen Klinsmann listens to a reporter's question during an interview prior to the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha BSC Berlin and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Klinsmann quits as Hertha Berlin coach, leaves club in chaos

Feb. 11, 2020 12:40 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Jürgen Klinsmann surprisingly resigned as coach of Hertha Berlin on Tuesday after only nine Bundesliga games. The former Germany and United States coach said in a statement on Facebook that he “cannot live up to my potential as coach and therefore cannot live up to my...

Switzerland investigating alleged CIA, German front company

Feb. 11, 2020 12:01 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities said Tuesday they have opened an investigation into allegations a Zug, Switzerland-based maker of encryption devices was a front operated by the CIA and West German intelligence that enabled them to break the codes of the countries that used their products. A joint...

Police officers escort a s suspect after his arrival at the federal prosecutor's office in Karlsruhe Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020.  Almost half a year after the murder of a Georgian in Berlin, the Federal Prosecutor General wants to obtain his own arrest warrant against the suspect. (Sebastian Gollnow/dpa via AP)

Russian charged in brazen Berlin killing of Georgian man

Feb. 11, 2020 11:14 AM EST

A Russian man was charged by federal prosecutors Tuesday with the brazen killing of a Georgian man on the streets of Berlin last year, in a case that has already prompted political fallout between Berlin and Moscow. Vadim K., who used the alias Vadim S., faces charges of murder and weapons violations, said...

Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) chairwoman and Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Angela Merkel's designated successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer will quit her role as head of the Germany's strongest party in summer and won't stand for the chancellorship.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

German politics upended as Merkel's heir apparent quits

Feb. 10, 2020 4:08 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's heir apparent shook up German politics Monday by declaring she would step down as the governing party's leader and not run for chancellor, fueling uncertainty in the country seen as Europe's anchor of stability amid Brexit and pressure from the far right. Annegret...

People wearing face masks disembark from an aircraft repatriating British and other nationalities to the UK from the coronavirus hit city of Wuhan in China, following its arrival at RAF Brize Norton, England, Sunday Feb. 9, 2020. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

Spain, UK see new virus cases; French focus on ski resort

Feb. 9, 2020 4:32 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — French medical authorities tested scores of children and their families Sunday for the new virus from China, zeroing in on a ski resort in the Alps that appeared linked to new infections in Britain and Spain. The U.K. announced its fourth case of the new virus and Spain announced...