Latest German armed forces News

Piero Terracina, Rome Jew who survived Nazi death camp, dies

Dec. 8, 2019 1:23 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Piero Terracina, described as the last survivor among the Roman Jews who were deported from the Italian capital to Nazi death camps during World War II, has died at 91. Terracina died on Sunday, Rome's Jewish Community said. As a 15-year-old, he escaped the roundup by German occupying troops of...

German military apologizes for posting Nazi-era uniform pic

Nov. 27, 2019 9:53 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Defense Ministry is apologizing for an Instagram post about fashion by the military’s social media team which featured a Nazi-era uniform, complete with swastika-embossed medals, under the heading “retro.” Spokesman Christian Thiels told reporters...

Germany probing if navy demining operation killed porpoises

Nov. 25, 2019 9:18 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German officials say they are investigating whether the deaths of 18 porpoises in the Baltic Sea is connected to a navy demining operation earlier this year. A spokesman for Germany’s Defense Ministry said Monday that “so far no direct link has been established” between...

German prosecutors: Soldier may have fabricated attack story

Nov. 14, 2019 5:23 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin prosecutors say they are investigating whether a soldier with Turkish heritage made up a claim that he was assaulted by men who told him he didn’t have the right to wear a German uniform. Prosecutors said Thursday they have found contradictions in the soldier’s claims...

Pompeo stresses NATO's importance in Germany visit

Nov. 7, 2019 3:02 PM EST

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his German counterpart stressed the close ties between their two countries Thursday, batting away talk of trans-Atlantic friction and insisting that the NATO alliance that both are part of remains relevant today. Their strong defense of the...

The Latest: Kurdish fighters pull out of Syrian border town

Oct. 20, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A spokesman for the main Kurdish-led group in Syria says their fighters have evacuated the northern town of Ras al-Ayn, saying they have no armed presence there anymore. Kino Gabriel of the Syrian...

German official condemns violence at Kurdish protest rallies

Oct. 17, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German security official on Thursday condemned violence during protests by Kurds in Germany against Turkey's military operation in northern Syria. The interior minister of the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Herbert Reul, said that "the limits of our tolerance have clearly...