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NFL picks 3 German cities to bid for regular-season game

Oct. 12, 2021 07:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The NFL selected the cities Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich on Tuesday to enter a final bidding stage to host a regular-season game in Germany. Next season is the target for Germany to host its first game, though it could also debut in 2023 because of...

Explosive souvenir in rucksack prompts German airport alert

Oct. 01, 2021 11:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 28-year-old man in Germany faces a hefty bill after trying to catch a flight at Munich airport Thursday with a live mortar shell in his rucksack. German news agency dpa reported Friday that the explosive device was discovered during a security check,...

German court hears damages claim over Brazil dam collapse

Sep. 28, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Munich court on Tuesday heard a claim for compensation from a German certification company over a devastating dam collapse in Brazil in January 2019. More than 270 people died when the dam at a mine operated by Brazilian mining company Vale collapsed,...

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...