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US deports 95-year-old ex-Nazi guard to Germany

Aug. 21, 2018 8:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived quietly in New York City for decades was carried out of his home on a stretcher by federal agents and flown to Germany early Tuesday in what could prove to be the last U.S. deportation of a World War II-era war-crimes suspect. Jakiw...

The Latest: German official: Holocaust justice 'obligation'

Aug. 21, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the deportation of former Nazi death camp guard Jakiv Palij from the U.S. to Germany (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Germany's Foreign Minister says that the country has a "moral obligation" to seek justice for victims of the Holocaust, after 95-year-old former Nazi concentration...

German police hunt Iranian suspected of stabbing dead woman

Aug. 21, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany are hunting for a 44-year-old Iranian man suspected of stabbing a woman to death on a Duesseldorf street. Authorities Tuesday issued a photo of Ali Akbar Shahghaleh in the hope of getting information on his whereabouts. Duesseldorf police urged anyone who sees...

German court rules in broadcaster Nazi camp spat with Poland

Aug. 21, 2018 11:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that public broadcaster ZDF can't be forced to post a specifically worded apology demanded by a Polish court for erroneously calling two World War II Nazi camps "Polish death camps." ZDF used that wording in reference to the Majdanek and Auschwitz death camps in...

The Latest: Germany says more refugees getting jobs

Aug. 21, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migrants and refugees in Europe (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Germany's labor agency says efforts to integrate refugees in the country's labor market are progressing well, with more than 300,000 people from eight main countries of origin in work by this spring. Federal Labor...

Other suspected Nazi war criminals removed from the US

Aug. 21, 2018 6:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Since the 1970s, the U.S. government has initiated legal proceedings to expel just 137 of the estimated 10,000 suspected Nazi war criminals who immigrated to the U.S. after World War II. At least 67 have been deported, extradited or left voluntarily, and 28 died while their cases were...

White House says US has deported 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard Jakiw Palij to Germany

Aug. 21, 2018 4:05 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — White House says US has deported 95-year-old former Nazi camp guard Jakiw Palij to Germany.

German foreign minister honors Nazi victims at Auschwitz

Aug. 20, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has labelled the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland as "hell on earth," during a visit Monday intended to ensure the atrocities committed by his nation more than seven decades ago are not forgotten. He was guided at the somber site in...

German minister declares nation's bridges safe and reliable

Aug. 20, 2018 11:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's transport minister says the country has reliable procedures for checking bridges "that I trust and citizens can trust too." Andreas Scheuer told the weekly Bild am Sonntag that while the recent deadly bridge collapse in the Italian port of Genoa was grounds for reflection "I am not...

German journalist in court case cleared to leave Turkey

Aug. 20, 2018 8:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Turkish court has ruled that German journalist Mesale Tolu can leave the country, eight months after being released from prison during a trial on terror-related charges. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday that the decision, taken a few weeks ago but only made public now, is "a step...