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The Latest: Czech students rally against climate change

Sep. 20, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Thousands of students are rallying in Prague and dozens of towns and cities across the Czech Republic as part of a global protest against climate change. In Prague, they gathered in...

From Australia to Europe, climate protesters hit the streets

Sep. 20, 2019 7:10 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters in Australia, many of them children who skipped school, kicked off a day of demonstrations around the world against climate change in the run-up to a U.N. summit in New York. Rallies to open the "Global Climate Strike" took place on Friday in 110 towns and...

German government nears deal on major climate policy package

Sep. 20, 2019 7:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government inched closer Friday to agreeing a new package of measures for tackling global warming, as protesters rallied in the capital to demand decisive action against climate change. German news agency dpa reported that the country's governing parties, who have been split over...

Scientists prepare for year-long expedition to Arctic center

Sep. 20, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Researchers from more than a dozen nations prepared Friday to launch the biggest and most complex expedition ever attempted in the central Arctic — a yearlong journey through the ice they hope will improve the scientific models that underpin our understanding of climate change. The...

No small fry: German govt haggles over climate change policy

Sep. 19, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Germany's governing parties are meeting Thursday to thrash out the final details of a plan to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions, a day before protesters plan to descend on Berlin demanding climate action. German media have reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel said...

Huawei debuts phone without Google apps as US sanctions bite

Sep. 19, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Huawei launched a new flagship smartphone on Thursday but it comes without popular Google apps such as Chrome or YouTube after U.S. sanctions kicked in, limiting its appeal to consumers. The Chinese tech giant's Mate 30 phone series, including one for new 5G networks, runs on an open source...

What to watch in Europe's top soccer leagues this weekend

Sep. 19, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ENGLAND Chelsea has conceded on average more than two goals a game under new manager Frank Lampard this season, and the team's fragile defense will be tested this weekend by the most devastating front three in the Premier League. Liverpool...

Can green investment help relaunch Germany's economy?

Sep. 19, 2019 7:58 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A recession looms for Germany and the European Central Bank is pleading for governments to spend more to revitalize economic growth. Yet despite having the luxury of borrowing money for less than nothing, the German government is keeping a tight rein on its finances. A debate over...

Suspect in German politician's killing linked to 2nd attack

Sep. 19, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say a far-right extremist arrested over the killing of a regional politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is also now suspected in the attempted killing of an Iraqi asylum-seeker. Stephan Ernst, a German man with a string of convictions for violent anti-migrant...

The 'Hero of Cologne' receives his Bronze Star 75 years late

Sep. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When 96-year-old Clarence Smoyer came to Washington Wednesday, he thought he was heading to the Pentagon to sign copies of "Spearhead," a recent book detailing his exploits as a World War II tank gunner. Instead, he found a full Army color guard and ceremony awarding him a Bronze Star,...