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Commuters wear face masks to protect against the coronavirus as they walk through a subway station in Beijing, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. With declining virus case numbers, students have gradually returned to class and some international schools in Beijing are preparing to reopen on June 1. China's ceremonial parliament is meeting this week, with social distancing and other anti-virus measures being used. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

German companies flying 200 workers to China in mass return

May. 26, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A flight carrying about 200 employees of German companies to China is to arrive Saturday in the first mass return of foreign workers since Beijing barred most visitors from overseas two months ago to fight the coronavirus. The employees obtained visas under a “fast track”...

German man indicted over leak of lawmakers' private data

May. 26, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have indicted a 22-year-old man on suspicion of stealing the personal information of dozens of lawmakers and journalists, trying to blackmail some of them and leaking the data online. Frankfurt prosecutors said Tuesday that the suspect, who wasn't named for privacy reasons,...

Pedestrians pass a street crossing Friday, May 22, 2020, in Tokyo. Tokyo is still under a coronavirus state of emergency until the end of May though there have been no hard lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Japan set to end Tokyo's state of emergency

May. 25, 2020 1:09 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Japan set to remove state of emergency from Tokyo, 4 other...

Visitors wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus take shelter from a sudden rainstorm at a park in Beijing on Saturday, May 23, 2020. New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America – both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: Montana outbreak tied to Schwab country club

May. 24, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Montana outbreak tied to golf and country club developed by...

Suspected IS member arrested after being deported to Germany

May. 22, 2020 6:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German woman suspected of joining the Islamic State group in Syria has been taken into custody in her homeland after being deported from Turkey. The suspect, identified only as Zeynep G. in line with German privacy rules, was arrested at Frankfurt airport on Thursday. Federal prosecutors...

Germany charges man with spying for Indian intelligence

May. 13, 2020 4:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged an Indian man with spying on the Sikh community and Kashmir activists in Germany for his country's intelligence service for more than two years. The federal prosecutor's office said Wednesday that espionage charges against the suspect, identified only as Balvir...

FILE - In this Monday, April 6, 2020 file photo, chairs and tables are piled in front of a bar in St. Mark's Square, in Venice during a lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Businesses across Europe, many with employees on temporary unemployment due to coronavirus restrictions, are waiting for government rules to ease before some can go back to work. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Europe's employment aid keeps jobs from vanishing -- for now

Apr. 30, 2020 5:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Christian Etchebest's Parisian bistro is a shadow of its usual bustling self. Five lunch specials sit in neat paper bags on the bar awaiting takeout customers — a tiny fraction of his normal midday business before the coronavirus. A skeleton staff rotates in daily at La Cantine du...

FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)

The Latest: Cape Cod League cancels season

Apr. 24, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Cape Cod League, the top summer competition for college baseball players, canceled its 2020 season. The 10-team league said Friday its executive committee made the decision in a unanimous vote “based on the health...

At the opening of the trial, the defendant covers his face with a folder as he arrives in the courtroom at the Higher Regional Court (OLG) in Frankfurt, Germany, Friday, April 24, 2020. The 37-year-old Iraqi defendant on suspicion of the murder of a five-year-old girl in Syria . The Federal Prosecutor's Office also charges him with genocide, membership of a terrorist organisation and human trafficking. (Arne Dedert/Pool via AP)

Iraqi on genocide charges in Germany for IS killing of child

Apr. 24, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An Iraqi man went on trial in Frankfurt on Friday for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, on allegations that as an Islamic State member he was part of an effort to exterminate the Yazidi religious minority, and killed a five-year-old girl he purchased as a slave by chaining her...

The outside view shows the Best Western Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. With the coronavirus pandemic putting an effective end to business travel and forcing more people to work from home, a German hotel group is trying to make the best of a bad situation by offering an alternative to the home office: the hotel office. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Sick of working from home? German hotels offer office rooms

Apr. 22, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Cats refreshing their typing skills, kitchen crises, children interrupting conference calls: Working from home during the coronavirus lockdown can be trying, and a German hotel group is offering an alternative that might also help recoup some of its own losses The BHW group...