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German officials fear anti-mask radicalization after killing

Sep. 21, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Senior politicians in Germany expressed shock over the weekend killing of a young gas station clerk who asked a customer to wear a face mask, and they warned Tuesday against the radicalization of people who oppose the country's pandemic restrictions. A...

German court orders removal of 'Hang the Greens' posters

Sep. 21, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday ordered a small far-right party to take down election posters with the slogan “Hang the Greens,” overturning a decision by a lower court and ruling that the posters were a danger to public safety. Authorities in the eastern...

As Merkel bids farewell, German women wish for more equality

Sep. 21, 2021 02:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel, Germany's first female chancellor, has been praised by many for her pragmatic leadership in a turbulent world and celebrated by some as a feminist icon. But a look at her track record over her 16 years at Germany's helm reveals missed opportunities for fighting...

Global protest seeks to turn up heat on leaders over climate

Sep. 20, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Youth activists are hoping to turn up the heat on governments Friday with the first large-scale international protest against climate change in six months. Greta Thunberg and fellow activists said Monday they plan to stage demonstrations in cities around...

Lawmakers question German poll front-runner over searches

Sep. 20, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, the front-runner in Germany's election, appeared before lawmakers during the final week of campaigning on Monday to face questions over an investigation of an anti-money-laundering unit that resulted in a recent police search at his ministry. ...

Two votes and coalition talks: How the German election works

Sep. 20, 2021 04:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German voters elect a new parliament on Sept. 26, a vote that will determine who succeeds Chancellor Angela Merkel after her 16 years in power. While it should be clear within hours of the polls closing how the parties fared, it may take longer to find out...

German candidates clash over tax, minimum wage in close race

Sep. 19, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The three candidates bidding to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor clashed over taxes and pocketbook issues in a third televised debate Sunday a week before the election. Social Democrat Olaf Scholz, the leader in the polls, fended off...

Biden pitching partnership after tough stretch with allies

Sep. 19, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden goes before the United Nations this week eager to make the case for the world to act with haste against the coronavirus, climate change and human rights abuses. His pitch for greater global partnership comes at a moment when allies are becoming...

Campaigners press for next German leader to act on climate

Sep. 17, 2021 06:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Environmental campaigners pressed Friday for Germany's next chancellor to take strong action against climate change, including by bringing forward the country's coal phase-out and banning new gasoline vehicles from 2025. With 9 days to go before the German...

Virus fallout, slow internet worry businesses in German vote

Sep. 17, 2021 03:27 AM EDT

GOLSSEN, Germany (AP) — A mill owner in eastern Germany hopes the next government will restore supply chains disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. A brewer in the country’s south wants a more predictable strategy for responding to the virus and a better cellphone network. A hotel owner...