Latest Germany News

Tipping the scales: White lion cubs bulking up in Germany

Aug. 17, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — They're still tiny, but the white lion cubs at the Magdeburg zoo in eastern Germany are putting on weight fast. The cubs — three males and one female — took turns on the scales Friday. The news agency dpa reported that the male cubs weighed in at an average of 6.5 kilograms...

Greek bailout ends, but Europe's debt problem goes on

Aug. 17, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Greece officially completes its bailout program on Monday, after eight years of cutbacks enforced in return for massive loans and following an economic collapse on the scale of the Great Depression. The exit is a welcome milestone. But it offers little assurance that the...

Long-distance bus overturns on German highway, 16 hurt

Aug. 17, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A bus headed from Stockholm to Berlin came off a highway in northeastern Germany on Friday and overturned, injuring 16 people, authorities said. The accident happened about 6.30 a.m. at Linstow, near Rostock, on the A19 highway. The bus veered into a ditch next to the highway and ended up...

Germany: Possible Syria meeting with France, Russia, Turkey

Aug. 17, 2018 9:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says officials are looking into the possibility of a four-way meeting on Syria involving Turkey, Russia, Germany and France. The idea of such a meeting has been raised by Turkey. Asked about the possibility Friday, Merkel stressed that there are already two...

The Latest: Germany seeks refugee who may have been with IS

Aug. 17, 2018 9:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 3:40 p.m. German authorities say they're looking into a Yazidi woman's claim that she ran into a man who bought her as a slave in an Islamic State-ruled area of Iraq after arriving in Germany. The woman, identified as Ashwaq, was...

Germany in deal with Greece over taking back some migrants

Aug. 17, 2018 7:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says Greece has agreed to take back migrants who apply for asylum there and later turn up at Germany's border with Austria. That brings the government closer to implementing a deal to defuse a German political spat over migration. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Eleonore...

Hamburg sells off former houses for refugees

Aug. 17, 2018 5:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Hamburg are selling off 50 little wooden houses used to house newcomers at the height of the influx of refugees and other migrants to Germany. The boxy houses, 28 square meters (301 square feet) in size, were offered this week as potential guest houses, workshops, or sport or...

Merkel, Putin share a headache: Donald Trump

Aug. 17, 2018 3:43 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia's President Vladimir Putin will have plenty to talk about when they meet Saturday — thanks in no small part to U.S. President Donald Trump, whose sanctions and criticisms over trade, energy and NATO have created new worries for...

The Latest: Trump tweets support for pastor jailed in Turkey

Aug. 16, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on Turkey's currency crisis (all times local): 2:55 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling on jailed pastor Andrew Brunson to serve as a "great patriot hostage" while he's being held in Turkey. Tweeting on Thursday, Trump says: "Turkey has taken advantage of the United...

German passenger jet makes safe unscheduled landing on Crete

Aug. 16, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek explosives disposal experts are checking a German Condor Airlines passenger jet flying from Egypt that made a safe unscheduled landing on the southern island of Crete after reporting a potential bomb threat. Military officials say the Boeing 757 jet was escorted to Chania...