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Protests disrupt autobahn traffic before German auto show

Sep. 07, 2021 07:43 AM EDT

Environmental activists protesting car culture disrupted traffic on several highways around Munich before the opening Tuesday of a leading auto show in the German city. Demonstrators unfurled banners with slogans such as “Block IAA,” in some cases abseiling from...

Late-blooming Aaronson a rising force as US qualifying opens

Aug. 31, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brenden Aaronson played last weekend at Hartberg, Austria, drove to Munich, then flew to New Jersey and on to Tennessee. His first 11 days of September include games in El Salvador, Nashville and Honduras as the United States starts World Cup qualifying, then a...

American defender Richards loaned to Hoffenheim by Bayern

Aug. 31, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

American Chris Richards agreed Tuesday to a new contract with Bayern Munich that runs until 2025, and the 21-year-old defender was loaned to Hoffenheim for the rest of the 2021-22 season. Richards, who is from Birmingham, Alabama, joined Bayern Munich from the academy of...

Top German court rejects appeals in neo-Nazi killings case

Aug. 19, 2021 06:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court has rejected the appeals of three people who were convicted in one of the country's most high-profile murder trials involving a far-right group. The decision announced Thursday by the Federal Court of Justice confirms the life...

Gerd Müller, 'the best striker in history,' dies at 75

Aug. 15, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Gerd Müller, the Bayern Munich and former West Germany soccer great known as “Der Bomber” for his scoring prowess, has died. He was 75. The Bavarian club announced his death on Sunday, with club president Herbert Hainer saying it was “a sad, dark...

Rebounding global economy helps fill order book at Siemens

Aug. 05, 2021 05:06 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's Siemens AG raised its outlook for the year Thursday, joining other major European industrial companies in signaling that the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is gathering pace despite parts shortages and concerns over the spread of the...

Passenger trains collide in Czech Republic, killing 3

Aug. 04, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Two passenger trains collided in the southwest of the Czech Republic on Wednesday, killing three people and injuring dozens of passengers. Czech Railways said a local passenger train and an international high-speed train that was heading from Munich to the...

German-Italian woman charged with spying for China

Aug. 02, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German-Italian woman has been charged with espionage on suspicion of being an informant for Chinese intelligence for several years, German prosecutors said Monday. Federal prosecutors say Klara K. is the wife of another suspect, Dr. Klaus L., who was...

USA captain refuses silver medal nearly a half-century later

Aug. 01, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

PAINT LICK, Ky. (AP) — Kenny Davis attends about 15 Berea College basketball games a year. He goes to Madison Southern High School games, too, and this year, he’s planning to watch some Eastern Kentucky women’s basketball; a longtime friend was recently hired as coach. ...

German federal court sides with Lindt in gold bunny battle

Jul. 29, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court ruled Thursday that the golden shade of the foil wrap on Lindt & Spruengli's Gold Bunny, a popular chocolate Easter bunny, enjoys protected status. The Federal Court of Justice delivered its verdict in a battle between...