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German rescue groups say migrants' health worsening on ships

Jan. 8, 2019 4:23 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Two German nonprofit groups appealed to European Union countries Tuesday to take in 49 migrants waiting on rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea, warning of the passengers' deteriorating health. Sea-Watch and Sea-Eye representatives told reporters in Berlin that drinking water was being...

Far-right German lawmaker is severely beaten in Bremen

Jan. 8, 2019 3:28 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A lawmaker from the far-right Alternative for Germany party was attacked and seriously wounded by several men in the northwestern city of Bremen in what police said Tuesday may have been a politically motivated assault. The beating of Frank Magnitz, a lawmaker in the national parliament who...

German suspect in politician data hack says he acted alone

Jan. 8, 2019 10:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German student has admitted obtaining and publishing the personal data of hundreds of politicians and celebrities and told investigators he acted alone, authorities said Tuesday. The 20-year-old lives with his parents and is still in school, said Georg Ungefuk, a spokesman for the Frankfurt...

Witness' apartment searched in Germany hacking case

Jan. 7, 2019 11:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators have searched the apartment of a witness in their probe of an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information posted online, officials said Monday. The Federal Criminal Police Office tweeted that the search took place in...

German IT security chief faces grilling over hacking case

Jan. 6, 2019 11:32 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top IT security official faces a grilling Monday over his agency's handling of an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information posted online . Daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Sunday quoted Germany's interior minister saying he's summoned...

Personal data hack of 100s of German politicians, celebs

Jan. 4, 2019 6:15 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Twitter suspended on Friday an account that posted links to sensitive personal data and documents stolen by hackers from hundreds of German public figures and politicians — from every political party but the far-right Alternative for Germany. The exposed material included addresses,...

German car attack suspect ordered kept in detention

Jan. 2, 2019 6:54 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German man who repeatedly drove into crowds and injured eight people in apparent intentional attacks against foreigners has been ordered kept in detention pending possible charges, police said Wednesday. The attacks began shortly after midnight on Jan.1, first in Bottrop in western Germany...

5 Frankfurt police suspected of sharing far-right images

Dec. 17, 2018 10:57 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say five Frankfurt police officers are under investigation over allegations they shared far-right images, videos and texts in a chat group with one another. The dpa news agency reported a special Hesse state police task force began working Monday on the case overseen by the...

The Latest: Spain holds talks over fate of rescued migrants

Nov. 28, 2018 11:52 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The Spanish government says is holding "intense diplomatic talks" to resolve the stranding of a Spanish fishing vessel for nearly one week after it took on board 12 migrants, including two children, north of the Libyan coast....

Germany seeks dialogue with country's 4.5 million Muslims

Nov. 28, 2018 9:11 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is reaching out to the country's 4.5 million Muslims by sitting down with community leaders, experts and imams to talk about improving their integration in the country. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer opened the "German Islam Conference" Wednesday saying the...