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Madrid starts Spanish league defense aiming for title sweep

Aug. 11, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid starts the Spanish league season overflowing with confidence that it can retain the domestic title despite Barcelona spending big to add top talent to its team. Barcelona hosts Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, a day before Madrid visits the newly...

Bayern, Chelsea teens play in Holocaust memorial tournament

Jul. 31, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Silence endured long after Holocaust survivor Shaul Paul Ladany had finished speaking to some of the most talented young soccer players in Europe. The 86-year-old Ladany hadn’t even mentioned that he completed a half-marathon 10 days before. There was...

Over 1,000 Lufthansa flights canceled as staff strikes

Jul. 27, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — More than 1,000 Lufthansa flights were canceled Wednesday because of a one-day strike by the airline's German ground staff, affecting tens of thousands of passengers in the latest travel turmoil to hit Europe. About 134,000 passengers had to change their travel plans...

German strike forces Lufthansa to cancel hundreds of flights

Jul. 26, 2022 06:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa says it will have to cancel almost all flights at its main Frankfurt and Munich hubs on Wednesday because of a strike by its German ground staff, affecting tens of thousands of passengers in the latest travel turmoil to hit Europe. The airline said Tuesday...

Parson to travel to Netherlands, Germany to promote business

Jul. 20, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Mike Parson and first lady Teresa Parson will travel to Germany and the Netherlands next week for a trade mission to promote Missouri businesses and trade. Missouri exported nearly $679 million in goods to Germany last year and more than $223 million...

German soldier who posed as refugee convicted of attack plot

Jul. 15, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Friday convicted a military officer who posed as a Syrian asylum-seeker of plotting to attack prominent politicians, sentencing him to 5½ years in prison. The Frankfurt state court convicted the defendant of preparing a serious crime meant to...

European Central Bank head targeted in hacking attempt

Jul. 12, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Central Bank said Tuesday that its president, Christine Lagarde, was targeted in a hacking attempt but no information was compromised. The attempt took place “recently,” the Frankfurt-based central bank for the 19 countries that use the euro said in...

German court: SUV driver must pay more for running red light

Jun. 29, 2022 15:54 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a driver should pay more than the usual fine for running a red light because he was driving a sports utility vehicle. The verdict dated June 3 could set a precedent for similar cases. In its ruling, published Wednesday, the Frankfurt...

AP PHOTOS: Supermoon delights skygazers around the globe

Jun. 15, 2022 04:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — From Frankfurt and New York to Istanbul and Beijing, skygazers could enjoy a beautiful supermoon rise over the horizon in an impressive astronomic spectacle. The full moon appeared bigger than normal and sometimes slightly orange-colored as it lit skies around the...

Deutsche Bank, subsidiary raided over 'greenwashing' claims

May. 31, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany raided the offices of Deutsche Bank and its subsidiary DWS on Tuesday following claims that it was exaggerating the sustainable credentials of some of the products it sold. German news agency dpa quoted Frankfurt prosecutors saying the probe...