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The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning

Dec. 10, 2018 4:04 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A dozen Roman Catholic pilgrims have arrived at an ongoing U.N. climate summit in Poland after walking hundreds of miles across Europe. The pilgrims were greeted Monday by the head of the U.N. climate...

German man who fought for Taliban convicted of terrorism

Dec. 10, 2018 11:48 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 37-year-old German man who fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan has been convicted of membership in a terrorist organization. The dpa news agency reported Monday that Thomas K. was sentenced in Duesseldorf state court to six years in prison. His last name wasn't given in line with German...

Syrian man charged in Germany with war crimes

Dec. 10, 2018 10:45 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they have charged a 29-year-old Syrian man with war crimes on allegations he tortured pro-government forces his unit had captured. Prosecutors said Monday that Mohamad K., whose last name was not released in line with privacy laws, served in the rebel Free Syrian Army...

Commuter chaos in Germany due to rail strike over pay

Dec. 10, 2018 10:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A short-term strike by train workers Monday led to commuter chaos in Germany, with hundreds of delays and cancellations. Rail operator Deutsche Bahn said the four-hour strike that began at 5 a.m. affected more than 1,400 trains nationwide, hitting long-distance traffic and also metro rail...

German trade surplus narrows as imports outpace exports

Dec. 10, 2018 6:19 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Import growth outpaced that of exports in October in Germany, narrowing the trade surplus of Europe's largest economy. The Federal Statistical Office said Monday that October exports were up 0.7 percent and imports up 1.3 percent compared with September, in calendar and seasonally adjusted...

German railway workers' union calls strike over pay

Dec. 9, 2018 10:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A labor union representing German railway workers is calling on its members to go on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal on pay. The EVG union said Sunday that employees of Deutsche Bahn, the country's biggest rail company, will stage a four-hour walkout on the morning of Dec. 10....

The Latest: Swedes can win it, says coach Gerhardsson

Dec. 8, 2018 3:01 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the draw for the Women's World Cup (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Sweden coach Peter Gerhardsson is confident he can deliver a first World Cup title. Recent results leave him feeling confident Sweden can do one better than when it lost the 2003 final to Germany — and even...

New head of Merkel party seeks to build bridges with rivals

Dec. 8, 2018 7:10 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's successor at the helm of Germany's main center-right party sought to consolidate her power on Saturday after a narrow victory, installing a young conservative in a key leadership post in an effort to build bridges with her rivals. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a...

Rome opera hires Gatti, who lost job over #metoo allegations

Dec. 7, 2018 6:13 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Rome's opera house on Friday defended hiring conductor Daniele Gatti, who was fired by an Amsterdam-based orchestra last summer over sexual misconduct allegations. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma spokesman Renato Bossa said that the theater signed Gatti this week to a contract running through...

18-year-old American Sargent scores 2 minutes into pro debut

Dec. 7, 2018 5:58 PM EST

Josh Sargent scored on his first touch 2 minutes into his professional debut, a 78th-minute header by the 18-year-old American that helped Werder Bremen beat Fortuna Duesseldorf 3-1 on Friday in the Bundesliga. Sargent, who left O'Fallon, Missouri, to join Bremen last winter, scored after Davy Klaassen sent a...