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Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

Sep. 23, 2021 06:56 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. and its allies are becoming more assertive in their approach toward a rising...

Floods, books & kids: Highlights of German election campaign

Sep. 23, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germans go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament and produce a new German leader after 16 years of having Angela Merkel at the helm. Merkel decided not to run for a fifth term and the election campaign has largely focused on the three candidates hoping to succeed...

In German election, hunger strikers seek climate promises

Sep. 23, 2021 04:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — After three-and-a-half weeks on a hunger strike, Henning Jeschke is frail and gaunt, but determined to go on, still hoping to pressure the three candidates for chancellor of Germany into meeting him for a debate about the climate crisis ahead of Sunday’s general election. ...

German official slams online 'incitement' after mask killing

Sep. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister on Wednesday partly blamed “incitement” against the government's pandemic rules on social media for the killing of a gas station clerk by a man who refused to wear a face mask. A 49-year-old German man was arrested Sunday over...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Sep. 22, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 20 The Philadelphia Inquirer on protecting abortion rights in Pennsylvania: In one legislative session after another, Pennsylvania Republicans have tried to...

German president asks country to confront its colonial past

Sep. 22, 2021 09:21 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president called on Germans to face the country's cruel colonial past as he opened a new museum in the capital's center that will be home to two of Berlin’s state museums. The Ethnological Museum and the Museum for Asian Art both contain...

Germany's diversity shows as immigrants run for parliament

Sep. 22, 2021 02:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Ana-Maria Trasnea was 13 when she emigrated from Romania because her single, working mother believed she would have a better future in Germany. Now 27, she is running for a seat in parliament. “It was hard in Germany in the beginning,” Trasnea said in...

German police arrest suspect after highway bus incident

Sep. 21, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Serbian man was arrested in southern Germany on Tuesday after an altercation on board a Serbia-bound bus and an ensuing standoff led to the closure of a section of highway in Bavaria, police said. The incident started with a fight involving several...

German officials fear anti-mask radicalization after killing

Sep. 21, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Senior officials in Germany expressed shock Tuesday over the killing of a young gas station clerk who was shot dead at the weekend by a man opposed to the country's pandemic restrictions. A 49-year-old German was arrested in the fatal shooting of the clerk...

Merkel seeks to boost Laschet in close German election race

Sep. 21, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to boost struggling would-be successor Armin Laschet on Tuesday in the tight race to become Germany's next leader, telling a rally in her longtime electoral district that he will look out for jobs and security. ...