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China, Iran meet amid efforts to preserve nuclear deal

Feb. 19, 2019 2:17 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Iranian foreign minister's passionate defense of Iran's interests at the Munich Security Conference has made him "a famous person" in China, his Chinese counterpart told him Tuesday, as the sides met amid efforts to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. Foreign Minister Mohammad...

Correction: Berlin Film Festival-Women story

Feb. 18, 2019 5:11 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — In a story Feb. 16 about women filmmakers at the Berlin Film Festival, The Associated Press reported erroneously that women directors represent 63 percent of the films at the Berlin Film Festival. Men still represent the majority of the film directors at the festival at approximately 55...

German market watchdog bans short-selling of Wirecard shares

Feb. 18, 2019 12:38 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's financial market regulator issued a two-month ban Monday on short-selling shares of payment service provider Wirecard AG, whose stock has swung sharply in recent months. The regulator said creating new net short positions or increasing existing net short positions in Wirecard's...

UK-based man charged with inciting attack in Germany

Feb. 18, 2019 11:57 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A man living in northeast England has been charged under Britain's terrorism laws with attempting to incite a car, knife and bomb attack in Germany. Fatah Mohammed Abdullah, a 33-year-old from Newcastle, was charged Monday with encouraging another person to plow a car into crowds in Germany,...

Berlin to get single travel app for public, private services

Feb. 18, 2019 10:02 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Travelers in Berlin will soon be able to use a single app to switch seamlessly between public transport, rental bikes, car-sharing and taxis without signing up for each service individually, officials said Monday. Lithuanian startup Trafi said Berlin will be the first major European capital...

Former head of Alternative for Germany on trial for perjury

Feb. 18, 2019 7:38 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The former head of far-right Alternative for Germany party has appeared in court on charges of perjury. Frauke Petry appeared Monday before the regional court in Dresden to defend herself against accusations that she made false statements to parliament while under oath. Petry has previously...

EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

Feb. 18, 2019 6:30 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria received a mixed reaction Monday, as nations voiced concerns about how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial. The question of such foreign fighters has been a conundrum...

Germany: Trump IS fighter demand very hard to fulfill

Feb. 18, 2019 2:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says President Donald Trump's demand that European countries take back Islamic State group militants held in Syria would be "extraordinarily difficult" to fulfill. In a weekend tweet, Trump urged Britain, France and Germany and others to take back and try militants....

Bayern braced for Klopp reunion at Liverpool

Feb. 17, 2019 7:48 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich knows all too well how tough an opponent Juergen Klopp can be. Now in his fourth season at Anfield, the former Borussia Dortmund coach is facing Bayern for the first time while leading Liverpool. Bayern visits Liverpool for the first leg of their Champions League last-16 game on...

Polish PM cancels Israel visit amid new Holocaust tensions

Feb. 17, 2019 3:21 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki canceled his plans to attend a meeting of central European leaders in Israel starting Monday amid new tensions over how Polish behavior during the Holocaust is remembered and characterized. Morawiecki informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...