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Germany gets late goal to draw 1-1 with Switzerland and finish top of Euro 2024 group

Jun. 23, 2024 19:12 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — They all jumped for the ball in a frantic late push for the goal that would save Germany from its first loss at the European Championship, against an impressive Switzerland team. Defender Nico Schlotterbeck leaped up, next to the even more imposing...

3 men arrested in Germany are suspected of spying on a Ukrainian for a foreign intelligence agency

Jun. 21, 2024 09:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Three men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of trying to collect information on a person from Ukraine for a foreign intelligence agency, prosecutors said Friday. The suspects were arrested in Frankfurt on Wednesday, federal prosecutors said in a statement....

South Carolina governor visiting Germany, a major driver of the state's economy

Jun. 21, 2024 09:05 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is off to Germany next week to strengthen business ties that have fueled this century's economic boom in the formerly struggling Southern state. The governor is an invited guest at the TDI conference, also known as the Day of...

And then there was one: Mark Rutte. Romania's president withdraws from the race for NATO chief

Jun. 20, 2024 09:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Romania’s president has withdrawn from the race to become NATO’s next secretary general, leaving outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte all but certain to head the world’s biggest military organization from October. The office of President Klaus Iohannis...

Germany and Dutch-owned operator end talks on grid sale because of budget constraints

Jun. 20, 2024 06:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A state-owned Dutch company that is the biggest electricity grid operator in Germany said Thursday that talks on selling its German business to the government in Berlin have been terminated due to the administration's budget constraints. TenneT, one of four...

Germany arrests a man accused of standing by to carry out attacks for the Islamic State group

Jun. 20, 2024 05:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An Iraqi man who is accused of standing by to carry out attacks for the Islamic State group after he arrived in Germany in 2022 has been arrested, prosecutors said Thursday. The suspect, identified only as Mahmoud A. in line with German privacy rules, was arrested on...

Euro 2024: What to know about the European Championship in Germany

Jun. 19, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

The European Championship, also known as Euro 2024, kicked off on June 14 when host Germany defeated Scotland 5-1 in Munich. Here's what to know about the monthlong tournament: Where are the games being played? The tournament is being held in Germany, with matches in 10...

Euro 2024 takeaways: Fast starts and slow trains, old and young stars, great goals and strong views

Jun. 19, 2024 05:43 AM EDT

The opening round of group matches at the European Championship is complete. Here are some things we learned: Top performers Some of the best-performing players so far at Euro 2024 are making triumphant international comebacks. Toni Kroos...

Dutch leader Mark Rutte clears a big hurdle to becoming NATO chief after Hungary lifts objections

Jun. 18, 2024 11:43 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary on Tuesday lifted its veto on Mark Rutte becoming the next head of NATO after the outgoing Dutch prime minister gave written guarantees that he would not force the country to take part in the military alliance’s new plans to provide support to Ukraine. ...

A third trial of suspects in an alleged far-right coup plot opens in Germany

Jun. 18, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Eight people accused of involvement in a suspected far-right plot to topple the German government went on trial in Munich on Tuesday, in the last of three trials in the sprawling case. The eight Germans, six men and two women, are charged with “preparation of high...