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German, French leaders propose Eurozone budget

Jun. 19, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany and France agreed Tuesday to create a Eurozone budget they hope will boost investment and provide a safety mechanism for the 19 nations using the euro currency, and also to seek a European solution to migration issues. The announcement from German Chancellor Angela...

Merkel says climate change is 'a fact,' laments US stance

Jun. 19, 2018 9:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim Tuesday at U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris accord, calling the move "very regrettable" at a time when the overwhelming majority of countries worldwide are trying to limit global warming. "We know climate change isn't a...

Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Jun. 18, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migrants with other European countries instead of turning them back unilaterally at Germany's border. In her fourth term at the helm of Europe's...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is wrong about crime in Germany

Jun. 18, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump suggests crime in Germany is surging because of migration, causing a political backlash against the country's leadership. But he's wrong about Germany's crime rate, which is at its lowest in a quarter century. Trump tweeted Monday: "The people of Germany are...

The Latest: Seehofer wants quick action on migrants

Jun. 18, 2018 8:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany and the debate over migration (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Germany's interior minister says he wants to be able to start turning migrants back at the border quickly if Chancellor Angela Merkel's talks with other European Union countries fail to produce results this...

AP Explains: Who and what are behind Germany's govt crisis?

Jun. 18, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth-term government took nearly six months to put together, taking office in March after the center-left Social Democrats reluctantly agreed to team up with her conservatives again. But the crisis shaking the new administration has come from within Merkel's own...

World stocks slide over trade tensions, German politics

Jun. 18, 2018 7:42 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks dropped Monday on concerns over trade as the U.S. and China scheduled the start of tariffs on each other's goods, and a row over migrants threatened the German government. Markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX lost 1.3 percent...

Report: CAR foreign minister says Boris Becker not diplomat

Jun. 18, 2018 5:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Central African Republic's foreign minister reportedly says that retired German tennis star Boris Becker doesn't have diplomatic status in his unpaid role as a sports attache for the country. Becker claims that his role gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in Britain. He...

Migration fight shakes German govt as Merkel, ally face off

Jun. 17, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's interior minister insisted that his party has no intention of bringing down Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government, amid uncertainty Sunday over chances of a solution to a bitter standoff over migration. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is calling for Germany to turn back at...

Austria seeks explanation from Germany about spying reports

Jun. 16, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austria demanded clarification from neighboring Germany on Saturday of reports that its spy agency snooped for several years on nearly 2,000 targets in the Alpine nation, including companies and ministries. Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen said "spying among friendly states is not...