Latest Cologne News

German police seek help in solving bull sperm heist

Dec. 07, 2022 14:04 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany are appealing for help in cracking a potentially very cold case. Authorities say about 60 containers of bull sperm were stolen from a farm in the town of Olfen, 90 kilometers (56 miles) northeast of Cologne, late Monday or early Tuesday. ...

German 'babysitter' on trial in huge child sexual abuse case

Dec. 06, 2022 06:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 45-year-old German man who had offered babysitting services online went on trial Tuesday in the western city of Cologne accused of almost 100 counts of child sexual abuse. Prosecutors told the Cologne regional court that the man documented the abuse of babies,...

Museums' daring feat brings major Ukraine art show to Spain

Nov. 29, 2022 07:56 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Against a backdrop of Russian bombardments, border closures and a nail-biting 3,500-kilometer (2,150-mile) truck journey across Europe, Spain's Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum has teamed up with the National Art Museum of Ukraine to secretly bring dozens of 20th century Ukrainian...

German bishops assure Vatican but vow to proceed with reform

Nov. 19, 2022 12:48 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Germany’s Catholic bishops insisted Saturday that their reform process won’t lead to a schism and vowed to see it through, after tense meetings with Vatican officials who want a moratorium on proposals to ordain women, bless same-sex unions and rethink church teaching on...

Moroccan citizen arrested in Germany on spying allegations

Nov. 14, 2022 13:23 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Moroccan citizen was arrested Monday in the western Cologne area for possible spying and his premises were searched, Germany’s federal prosecutor’s office said. The man, only identified as Mohamed A. in line with German privacy rules, “is strongly suspected...

Prominent mosque in Germany sounds 1st public call to prayer

Oct. 14, 2022 09:10 AM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — The Islamic call to prayer was sounded in public for the first time from one of Germany’s biggest mosques on Friday, but at limited volume, as part of a project agreed with authorities in Cologne, which has one of the country’s largest Muslim communities. ...

Inflation hits record 10% in 19 EU countries using euro

Sep. 30, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation in the European countries using the euro currency has broken into double digits as prices for electricity and natural gas soar, signaling a looming winter recession for one of the globe's major economies as higher prices undermine consumers' spending power. ...

After 90 years, German bakery to close as energy costs soar

Sep. 23, 2022 03:51 AM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — For 90 years, Engelbert Schlechtrimen's family has been baking wheat rolls, rye bread and chocolate cakes in this western German city. Next month, they will turn off the ovens for good, because they can no longer afford rising energy prices resulting from Russia's war in...