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Germany's Merkel receives UNESCO peace prize in Ivory Coast

Feb. 08, 2023 12:31 PM EST

YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a UNESCO peace prize Wednesday for her decision to welcome more than 1.2 million migrants to Germany despite resistance at home and among European partners. Organizers said that Merkel showed political...

Germany, Denmark, Netherlands pledge Ukraine Leopard 1 tanks

Feb. 07, 2023 14:52 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands announced Tuesday that they plan to provide Ukraine with at least 100 refurbished Leopard 1 battle tanks in the coming months, a pledge that comes as Kyiv anticipates a new Russian offensive around the anniversary of its invasion. ...

Germany, Denmark, Netherlands announce joint plan to supply Ukraine with at least 100 Leopard 1 battle tanks

Feb. 07, 2023 12:23 PM EST
BERLIN (AP) — Germany, Denmark, Netherlands announce joint plan to supply Ukraine with at least 100 Leopard 1 battle tanks.

German court rejects climate lawsuit against automaker BMW

Feb. 07, 2023 09:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit by environmental campaigners seeking to force automaker BMW to stop selling vehicles with combustion engine by 2030. The group Environmental Action Germany, also known by its German acronym DUH, argued that manufacturers...

Bertelsmann subsidiary to end, sell dozens of magazines

Feb. 07, 2023 07:52 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German media group RTL Deutschland said Tuesday it will stop publishing 23 print magazines and seek to sell almost two dozen others, affecting about 700 jobs. The company is part of Bertelsmann, the German conglomerate that also owns Penguin Random House. RTL...

Germany appoints central bank IT chief to head cybersecurity

Feb. 07, 2023 07:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government announced the appointment Tuesday of the European Central Bank's head of IT systems to lead the national cybersecurity agency, months after her predecessor was removed following reports of possible problematic ties to Russia. Interior Minister...

German star Friedrich wins another 4-man world bobsled title

Feb. 05, 2023 13:38 PM EST

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Francesco Friedrich drove to his fifth consecutive world four-man bobsled championship on Sunday, ending yet another dominant showing for Germany at the season’s biggest competition. Friedrich — also the two-time defending Olympic champion in the...

Column: IOC talks tough on Russia — until Paris on horizon

Feb. 03, 2023 16:35 PM EST

The IOC likes to talk tough — as long as it's not heading into an Olympic year. Not surprisingly, as we draw ever closer to the cash cow that is Paris 2024, the hypocrites running the Olympic movement are eager to get Russia back in the games. They'll surely find a...

Ukraine may also get old Leopard 1 tanks from German stocks

Feb. 03, 2023 08:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Ukraine could add old Leopard 1 battle tanks from German defense industry stocks to deliveries of modern tanks that Berlin and other governments pledged last week to counter Russian forces in the war. German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit confirmed Friday...

Train hits boys in western Germany; 1 killed, 1 injured

Feb. 03, 2023 02:56 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — One boy was killed and another seriously injured when they were hit by a freight train in western Germany, police said Friday. The boys, ages 9 and 10, were hit by the train in Recklinghausen, in the Ruhr industrial region, on Thursday evening. The...