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German coup plot fueled by conspiracy claims, COVID measures

Dec. 08, 2022 14:41 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An alleged plot to topple the German government, led by a self-styled prince, a retired paratrooper and a Berlin judge, had its roots in a murky mixture of post-war grudges, antisemitic conspiracy theories and anger over recent pandemic restrictions, experts say. ...

Ex-Wirecard boss on trial in fraud case that shamed Germany

Dec. 08, 2022 07:07 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The former chief executive of financial services company Wirecard and two other ex-managers went on trial Thursday over the firm's collapse in what has been described as the biggest case of fraud in post-war Germany. Wirecard was long the darling of Germany's fintech...

Suspected German coup plot spawns dozens of arrests

Dec. 08, 2022 04:24 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police rounded up dozens of people including a self-styled prince, a retired paratrooper and a former judge Wednesday, accusing the suspects of discussing the violent overthrow of the government but leaving unclear how concrete the plans were. A German official...

Christmas ornament honors gingerbread White House tradition

Dec. 07, 2022 15:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Christmas ornament from the White House Historical Association honors the tradition of displaying a gingerbread model of the executive mansion as part of the holiday decorations at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The 2022 ornament — a gingerbread house shaped...

Poland reverses course, accepts German air defense system

Dec. 06, 2022 15:26 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's defense minister said Tuesday that his country will accept a Patriot missile defense system which Germany offered to deploy to Poland last month. The German offer was made after an errant missile fell in Poland near the border with Ukraine, killing...

India signals it will continue to buy oil from Russia

Dec. 05, 2022 06:25 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will prioritize its own energy needs and continue to buy oil from Russia, its foreign minister signaled Monday, as Western governments press Moscow with a price cap to squeeze its earnings from oil exports. Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar...

Germany welcomes Biden comments in trade dispute

Dec. 02, 2022 07:50 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Friday welcomed President Joe Biden's apparent willingness to discuss tweaking U.S. legislation that European leaders say unfairly discriminates against their industries. Biden acknowledged during a visit to Washington by French President Emmanuel Macron on...

German parliament votes to approve EU-Canada trade pact

Dec. 01, 2022 08:18 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Thursday approved a free-trade deal between the European Union and Canada, moving the accord a step closer to taking full effect. The pact, formally known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA, was signed in late 2016. Most of...

German president hails Albania's pro-European stand

Dec. 01, 2022 07:29 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The German president on Thursday hailed Albania’s pro-European stand and urged its authorities to continue reforms toward membership into the European Union. Frank-Walter Steinmeier is visiting Albania to talk with its top officials on EU membership...

German parliament labels 1930s Ukraine famine as genocide

Nov. 30, 2022 16:13 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament on Wednesday approved a resolution recognizing as genocide Ukraine's 1930s “Holodomor," a famine believed to have killed more than 3 million Ukrainians under the repressive rule of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. The resolution was brought to the...