Latest Munich News

Solar car startup Sono to build in Sweden, starting in 2020

Apr. 17, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Munich-based startup Sono Motors plans to build the first mass produced solar electric vehicle in Sweden, starting next year. Sono Motors and National Electric Vehicle Sweden announced Wednesday they've signed a deal to manufacture the self-charging Sion at a former Saab plant in Trollhattan....

German students have algorithm for Game of Thrones deaths

Apr. 12, 2019 1:57 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Spoiler alert: Computer science students at the Technical University of Munich have developed an application that scours the internet for data on the popular Game of Thrones series, and uses an algorithm to predict which characters are most likely to survive to the end of its final season....

German on trial over death of 5-year-old Yazidi slave girl

Apr. 9, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German convert to Islam went on trial Tuesday on charges that, as a member of the extremist Islamic State group in Iraq, she allowed a 5-year-old Yazidi girl she and her husband kept as a slave to die of thirst in the hot sun. The 27-year-old, identified only as Jennifer W. in line with...

German nurse charged with killing 6 of his patients

Apr. 1, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Munich prosecutors say they have charged a nurse with murder on allegations he killed six patients in his care with injections of insulin that they didn't medically need. Prosecutors said the 37-year-old man also faces counts of attempted murder for injecting three other patients who...

Thousands in Germany protest planned EU internet reforms

Mar. 23, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship. The dpa news agency reports the biggest protest Saturday was in Munich, where 40,000 people marched under the motto "save your...

21 athletes, 5 sports in focus as doping probe expands

Mar. 20, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — As many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world, German prosecutors said Wednesday. Austrian police arrested five competitors at the Nordic skiing world championships last month and the case has since spread to cycling. Munich prosecutor...

Bayern swagger is back as Klopp returns with Liverpool

Mar. 10, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Confident after finally reclaiming the lead in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich again turns its attention to the Champions League, where it hopes to finish the job at home against Juergen Klopp's Liverpool on Wednesday. The teams drew 0-0 in the first leg of their last-16 match at Anfield and...

Campaign group Attac loses German tax case

Feb. 26, 2019 8:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has ruled that donations to the campaign group Attac aren't tax deductible because its work doesn't serve the common good. The ruling published Tuesday by Federal Fiscal Court in Munich follows years of legal proceedings by the group, which was founded in Paris in 1998 to...

2 killed in Munich shooting, police say no danger to public

Feb. 21, 2019 4:15 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German media report that two men have died after a shooting in Munich. Police in the Bavarian capital said Thursday the situation is "under control" and there is currently no danger to the public. The Munich daily tz reported the shooting happened on a building site. It quoted an unnamed...

Dog shoots man: German court rules owner not fit for license

Feb. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn't fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a rifle. The Munich administrative court on Tuesday dismissed the man's appeal against an earlier decision by Bavarian authorities to withdraw his license to own a rifle, as well as his...