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Relatives say Russia sends a message with Chechen's slaying

Dec. 08, 2021 15:31 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Relatives of a Chechen man shot dead in Berlin two years ago accused the Russian government on Wednesday of trying to “send a message” to its political enemies with his slaying, the German news agency dpa reported. A 56-year-old Russian man is on trial in the...

New York's Carnegie Hall launches on-demand video network

Dec. 08, 2021 15:06 PM EST

Carnegie Hall is launching an on-demand video network that features recorded performances of classical artists known for performing at the famed venue. Carnegie Hall+, created in a partnership Unitel, was to launch Wednesday night. It costs $7.99 monthly and is available through the...

Father's Nazi past haunts Chilean presidential frontrunner

Dec. 08, 2021 12:18 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German-born father of Chilean presidential frontrunner José Antonio Kast was a member of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, according to a recently unearthed document obtained by The Associated Press, revelations that appear at odds with the far-right candidate's own statements about...

Germany-wide police raids target alleged worker trafficking

Dec. 08, 2021 10:10 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police and customs officers conducted dozens of raids across the country Wednesday and arrested at least nine people in a crackdown on the alleged human trafficking of temporary workers from outside the European Union. Federal police in Berlin tweeted that the...

End of an era: Germany's Merkel bows out after 16 years

Dec. 08, 2021 05:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel was assured of a place in the history books as soon as she became Germany's first female chancellor on Nov. 22, 2005. Over the next 16 years, she was credited with raising Germany's profile and influence, working to hold a fractious European Union...

Man in Germany suspected of killing 4 relatives and self

Dec. 07, 2021 09:23 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators said Tuesday that a man suspected of killing his family and then himself left a note indicating that he was afraid of being arrested after procuring a fake vaccination certificate for his wife. The bodies of two 40-year-olds and their children...

Scholz sees strong US ties, leaves Olympic stance open

Dec. 07, 2021 06:39 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's incoming chancellor pledged Tuesday that his new government will stand up for a strong European Union and nurture the trans-Atlantic alliance, but left open whether it will join in a planned U.S. diplomatic boycott of the Olympic games. Olaf Scholz, a...

End of an era: Germany's Merkel bows out after 16 years

Dec. 07, 2021 02:25 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel was assured of a place in the history books as soon as she became Germany's first female chancellor on Nov. 22, 2005. Over the next 16 years, she was credited with raising Germany's profile and influence, working to hold a fractious European Union...

Leipzig reacts after 3 league losses: Marsch no longer coach

Dec. 05, 2021 05:56 AM EST

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — American Jesse Marsch is no longer coach of Bundesliga team Leipzig. The club said Sunday that the two had “mutually agreed to end the cooperation. That is the result of an in-depth analysis and intensive discussions” after Friday’s 2-1...

5 bodies found in house just outside Berlin

Dec. 04, 2021 09:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Five bodies with gunshot and stabbing wounds were found Saturday in a house just outside Berlin, German authorities said. The victims included three children. Officers found the bodies in the Senzig district of Koenigs Wusterhausen, southeast of Berlin,...