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Man in Germany suspected of killing 4 relatives and self

Dec. 07, 2021 09:23 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators said Tuesday that a man suspected of killing his family and then himself left a note indicating that he was afraid of being arrested after procuring a fake vaccination certificate for his wife. The bodies of two 40-year-olds and their children...

Scholz sees strong US ties, leaves Olympic stance open

Dec. 07, 2021 06:39 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's incoming chancellor pledged Tuesday that his new government will stand up for a strong European Union and nurture the trans-Atlantic alliance, but left open whether it will join in a planned U.S. diplomatic boycott of the Olympic games. Olaf Scholz, a...

End of an era: Germany's Merkel bows out after 16 years

Dec. 07, 2021 02:25 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel was assured of a place in the history books as soon as she became Germany's first female chancellor on Nov. 22, 2005. Over the next 16 years, she was credited with raising Germany's profile and influence, working to hold a fractious European Union...

Leipzig reacts after 3 league losses: Marsch no longer coach

Dec. 05, 2021 05:56 AM EST

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — American Jesse Marsch is no longer coach of Bundesliga team Leipzig. The club said Sunday that the two had “mutually agreed to end the cooperation. That is the result of an in-depth analysis and intensive discussions” after Friday’s 2-1...

5 bodies found in house just outside Berlin

Dec. 04, 2021 09:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Five bodies with gunshot and stabbing wounds were found Saturday in a house just outside Berlin, German authorities said. The victims included three children. Officers found the bodies in the Senzig district of Koenigs Wusterhausen, southeast of Berlin,...

Britain wants suspected Russian spy extradited from Germany

Dec. 03, 2021 09:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Friday they have received a request from Britain to approve the extradition of a suspected Russian spy who worked at the U.K.'s Embassy in Berlin. Brandenburg state prosecutor Marc Boehme confirmed a report by weekly Der Spiegel...

Germany: 1 in 100 infected with virus, health minister says

Dec. 03, 2021 08:40 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister said Friday that more than 1% of the population — almost a million people — are currently infected with the coronavirus, and called on citizens to get vaccinated if they haven’t done so yet. The country confirmed 74,352 new...

Germany locks unvaccinated out of public life; mandate looms

Dec. 02, 2021 12:57 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Unvaccinated people across Germany will soon be excluded from nonessential stores, restaurants and sports and cultural venues, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Thursday, and parliament will consider a general vaccine mandate as part of efforts to curb coronavirus infections....

German police smash cocaine ring accused of smuggling tons

Nov. 30, 2021 07:49 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators said 14 suspects were arrested Tuesday in an investigation of a gang accused of bringing nearly five metric tons (5.5 U.S. tons) of cocaine from South America to Germany. The investigation was triggered by the seizure in a shipping...

Germany's COVID timeline: from first case to 100,000 dead

Nov. 25, 2021 17:11 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — As Germany reached 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, here is a look at some of the significant events that happened in the country during the outbreak: Jan 27, 2020 First case confirmed in Germany. A man in the Starnberg region of Bavaria...