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Three stand up paddlers on the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun sets, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

German authorities conduct raids in money laundering probe

Aug. 11, 2020 7:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities raided an import-export company and the home of a businessman in the state of Brandenburg on Tuesday on suspicion he was involved in a scheme to launder millions of euros (dollars) for Russian criminals, prosecutors said. The suspect is accused of receiving some 7 million...

Stephan Ernst, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke, listens to his lawyer Mustafa Kaplan at his trial at the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Stephan Ernst acknowledged that he filed the fatal shot in a statement by his lawyer to the Frankfurt state court on Wednesday, news agency dpa reported. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Pool via AP)

Suspect tells German court he fired fatal shot at politician

Aug. 5, 2020 6:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A far-right German extremist on trial for the murder of a regional politician whose death shocked Germany last year has acknowledged in court that he filed the fatal shot. Stephan Ernst made the admission in a statement by his lawyer to the Frankfurt state court on Wednesday, news agency dpa...

Albania transfers IS terror cell suspect to Germany

Aug. 4, 2020 4:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Albania has transferred to Germany a Tajik man accused of being part of a cell of the Islamic State group that allegedly planned to attack U.S. military facilities in Germany, prosecutors said Tuesday. The suspect, identified only as Komron B. in line with German privacy rules, was arrested...

A demonstrator holds a poster with the inscription 'Solidarity with those affected by NSU 2.0'  during a rally in downtown Wiesbaden, Germany, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Frankfurt prosecutors said a 63-year-old former police officer and his 55-year-old wife, were detained Friday in the Bavarian town of Landshut in connection threatening mails against several politicians signed 'NSU 2.0.' (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)

German couple detained over threat mail to lawmakers, others

Jul. 27, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A former Bavarian police officer and his wife were temporarily detained and their home was searched in connection with an investigation into a series of far-right death threats emailed to left-wing lawmakers, Frankfurt prosecutors said Monday. Prosecutors said they had on Friday detained a...

Woman accused of joining IS arrested on return to Germany

Jul. 27, 2020 5:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Monday a German woman who allegedly joined the Islamic State group in Syria was arrested upon her return to the country. She is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist group, war crimes against property and other crimes. Federal prosecutors said in a written...

A currency trader watches computer monitors near screens showing the Korean Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (KOSDAQ) and the foreign exchange rate at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 24, 2020. Worsening China-U.S. friction, worries over aid to Americans and U.S. businesses and a stumble on Wall Street combined to push shares in Asia lower on Friday. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asia shares slip after worst S&P 500 loss in nearly 4 weeks

Jul. 24, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

MITO, Japan (AP) — Worsening China-U.S. friction, worries over aid to Americans and U.S. businesses and a stumble on Wall Street combined to push shares in Asia lower on Friday. Shares fell in Hong Kong, Sydney and Shanghai. Tokyo’s markets were closed for a national holiday. Trump administration...

Police pelted with bottles in Frankfurt clashes, 39 arrested

Jul. 19, 2020 7:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police officers were pelted with bottles to applause from a large crowd after they tried to end a brawl in central Frankfurt early Sunday, leading to clashes that ended with 39 arrests, the city's police force said. Frankfurt police chief Gerhard Bereswill said a small group of police...

A currency trader wearing a face mask watches computer monitors near the screens showing the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 17, 2020. Asian stock markets rebounded Friday after Wall Street closed lower amid uncertainty about the U.S. economic outlook. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Wall Street ticks up; S&P 500 nets 3rd straight weekly gain

Jul. 17, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street ticked higher Friday to close out its third straight winning week, one punctuated by hopes that the economy can continue to steady itself despite the pandemic. The S&P 500 rose 9.16 points, or 0.3%, to 3,224.73 after yet another day of wobbly trading. The Dow Jones...

German police chief quits in scandal over far-right threats

Jul. 14, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German state's police chief stepped down Tuesday over a scandal involving a left-wing lawmaker who received threatening emails after someone accessed her personal details on a police computer. The interior minister of Hesse state, a central region that includes Frankfurt, said police chief...

In this June 27, 2020, photo, people are tested in their in vehicles in Phoenix's western neighborhood of Maryvale in Phoenix for free COVID-19 tests organized by Equality Health Foundation, which focuses on care in underserved communities. Arizona's Republican governor shut down bars, movie theaters, gyms and water parks Monday, June 29, and leaders in several states ordered residents to wear masks in public in a dramatic course reversal amid an alarming resurgence of coronavirus cases nationwide. (AP Photo/Matt York)

States reverse openings, require masks amid virus resurgence

Jun. 29, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

Arizona's Republican governor shut down bars, movie theaters, gyms and water parks Monday and leaders in several states ordered residents to wear masks in public in a dramatic course reversal amid an alarming resurgence of coronavirus cases nationwide. Among those implementing the face-covering orders is the...