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Trump's social media account shares a campaign video with a headline about a 'unified Reich'

May. 21, 2024 20:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A video posted to Donald Trump's account on his social media network included references to a “unified Reich” among hypothetical news headlines if he wins the election in November. The headline appears among messages flashing across the screen such as “Trump...

Politically motivated crimes in Germany reached their highest level in 2023 since tracking began

May. 21, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Politically motivated crime in Germany last year reached its highest level since the government started tracking it more than 20 years ago, with the greatest threat coming from people with far-right motivations, the country's top security official said Tuesday. ...

Germany and Real Madrid great Toni Kroos to retire after Euro 2024

May. 21, 2024 11:45 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Toni Kroos will retire from soccer after trying to give Real Madrid yet another Champions League trophy and lead Germany to the European Championship title at home. The 34-year-old German midfielder said Tuesday it was a tough decision, but that the timing felt...

Germany's foreign minister says in Kyiv that air defenses are an 'absolute priority' for Ukraine

May. 21, 2024 10:37 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Sending air defense systems to Ukraine to help protect it from Russian cruise missiles, rockets and drones is an “absolute priority,” Germany’s foreign minister said in Kyiv on Tuesday after visiting a local power plant that was largely reduced to ruins by a recent...

The alleged leaders of a suspected German far-right coup plot have gone on trial

May. 21, 2024 10:17 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The alleged leaders of a suspected far-right plot to topple Germany's government went on trial on Tuesday, opening the most prominent proceedings in a case that shocked the country in late 2022. Nine defendants faced judges at a special warehouse-like...

Canada tops Finland, Sweden beats Latvia, Switzerland routs Denmark at men's hockey worlds

May. 18, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Defending champion Canada had to recover from an early scare before rallying to beat Finland 5-3 for its fifth victory from five games at the ice hockey world championship on Saturday. Captain John Tavares set up the winning goal with his second assist with 8:28...

The Latest | Israel finds bodies of 3 hostages in Gaza, as first aid unloaded by sea

May. 17, 2024 20:12 PM EDT

Israeli troops have recovered the bodies of three hostages in the Gaza Strip, with the military saying Friday they were killed in the Oct. 7 Hamas attack and their bodies taken into Gaza. The military did not say where the bodies were found in Gaza. Israeli forces are currently...

Brady Tkachuk has goal, 3 assists in US 4-1 win over Poland at men's hockey world championship

May. 17, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Brady Tkachuk scored a goal and added three assists, Cole Caufield scored twice and the United States clinched a playoff-round berth with a 4-1 win over Poland in preliminary round play at the men’s world hockey championships on Friday. Michigan State goalie Trey...

German parliament approves plans to relax strict restrictions on family names

May. 17, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament on Friday approved plans to relax strict restrictions on family names — clearing the way, among other things, for couples to take double-barreled surnames and pass them on to their children. The reform of Germany's rigid rules is due to take...

German council approves a revised plan by Tesla to expand its plant near Berlin

May. 17, 2024 05:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A local council in Germany approved a plan by electric carmaker Tesla to expand the grounds of its first plant in Europe, a proposal which has drawn persistent protests this year. Councilors in the Gruenheide municipality, just outside Berlin, voted 11-6 Thursday...