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2 German state governors want to be center-right candidate

Apr. 11, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two German state governors on Sunday declared their willingness to become the center-right candidate for the country's Sept. 26 national election. German Chancellor Angela Merkel isn’t seeking a fifth term after 16 years in power. Her center-right Union...

German president: Buchenwald a reminder of Nazi 'barbarism'

Apr. 11, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

WEIMAR, Germany (AP) — Germany’s president on Sunday marked the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp by reminding his compatriots of the inconceivable atrocities the Nazis committed there during the Third Reich. “Communists and...

The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

Kremlin says it fears full-scale fighting in Ukraine's east

Apr. 09, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Friday it fears a resumption of full-scale fighting in eastern Ukraine and could take steps to protect Russian civilians there, a stark warning that comes amid a Russian troop build-up along the border. The statement by Russian President...

Germany mulls possible order of Russian COVID-19 vaccine

Apr. 08, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s health minister said Thursday that the European Union doesn't plan to order Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine but his country will hold talks with Russia on whether an individual order makes sense. The EU’s executive Commission said...

Germany's Greens to pick candidate for chancellor April 19

Apr. 07, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's environmentalist Greens will decide later this month which of their two co-leaders will make the party's first run for the chancellery in a national election in September, a senior party official said Wednesday. Annalena Baerbock and Robert...

Merkel backs 'short, uniform lockdown' across Germany

Apr. 07, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday threw her weight behind a “short, uniform lockdown” as the country grapples with a high level of coronavirus cases fueled by the spread of a more contagious variant first detected in Britain. German state...

Germany faces 'crisis of trust' in pandemic, president says

Apr. 03, 2021 07:15 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's president says the country is enduring a “crisis of trust” and urged people to “pull together” as they weather a second Easter amid pandemic restrictions and dissatisfaction over the government’s response. In the text of an...

Merkel: 'A quiet Easter' needed to counter rising infections

Apr. 01, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked citizens Thursday to consider the strain that nurses and doctors are under as they care for a rising number of COVID-19 patients and help them by respecting social distancing and other rules over Easter. Germany's...

Leaders of Russia, France, Germany discuss global crises

Mar. 30, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, France and Germany met by conference call Tuesday and discussed coronavirus vaccines, the Iranian nuclear standoff and the conflicts in eastern Ukraine, Libya and Syria. The Kremlin said President Vladimir Putin also responded to...