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German police raid suspected Islamic extremists, detain 6

Jul. 18, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany raided the apartments of alleged Islamic extremists on Thursday and detained six people amid suspicions the group may have been planning an attack. Cologne police said the raids, which started at around 4 a.m., centered on an apartment in nearby Dueren where the main...

End of an era: Red Arrow club finishes 95-year-run

Jul. 13, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — For almost 30 years, Charles Williams served as an officer with the 32nd Division Red Arrow Club of Southern Wisconsin. The Edgerton man was so proud to wear the iconic Red Arrow patch during his National Guard service with Company G, 128 Infantry, 32nd Division. Then he was eager...

Economists urge Germany to price carbon, end subsidies

Jul. 12, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A panel of economists advising the German government is recommending that the country should put a price on carbon emissions if it wants to meet its targets for reducing the amount of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. In a report delivered Friday to German Chancellor Angela...

Germany's Merkel sits for anthems after shaking episodes

Jul. 11, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the visiting Danish prime minister sat through their countries' national anthems at a ceremony in Berlin Thursday, a day after Merkel shook as she stood at a similar event in the latest of three incidents that have raised concern about her health. Merkel...

German center-left moves to expel member over racism claims

Jul. 11, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main center-left party has moved to expel a former regional official over his harsh criticism of Muslim immigrants after two failed attempts over recent years. Thilo Sarrazin, a former Berlin state finance minister, has been an embarrassment to party leaders for nearly a decade. In...

Berlin opening new addition to its Museum Island complex

Jul. 10, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin is opening a new addition to its Museum Island complex, a stylish entrance building described by officials as a milestone in a long-term effort to renovate the neoclassical ensemble that is home to treasures such as Babylon's Ishtar Gate and a famous bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti....

Germany denies backing BoE chief Carney as next head of IMF

Jul. 10, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it hasn't decided who it wants to succeed Christine Lagarde as the next head of the International Monetary Fund. Government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer told reporters in Berlin on Wednesday that Germany "would wish for a qualified European candidate." She denied...

German leader Merkel seen shaking for 3rd time in a month

Jul. 10, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's body shook visibly at a public event for the third time in less than a month on Wednesday, but the longtime leader insisted that there's nothing to worry about. Merkel shook as she stood at a military honors ceremony alongside Finnish Prime Minister Antti...

Film producer and Holocaust survivor Artur Brauner dies

Jul. 7, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Artur Brauner, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor who became one of post-World War II Germany's most prominent film producers, died Sunday at age 100. Brauner's family said he died in Berlin, the German news agency dpa reported. Culture Minister Monika Gruetters said Germany has lost one of the...

Italian rescue ship docks in Italian port against ban

Jul. 6, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — An Italian rescue ship with 46 migrants on board docked Saturday without incident in the Italian port of Lampedusa against an explicit ban after declaring a state of emergency. Italy's hard-line interior minister Matteo Salvini — who has barred all private rescue ships from entering...