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A third trial of suspects in an alleged far-right coup plot opens in Germany

Jun. 18, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Eight people accused of involvement in a suspected far-right plot to topple the German government went on trial in Munich on Tuesday, in the last of three trials in the sprawling case. The eight Germans, six men and two women, are charged with “preparation of high...

The Olympics are more than fun and games. They're a billion-dollar business with political overtones

Jun. 18, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

The Paris Olympics involve about 10,500 athletes from 200 countries or regions. But the Olympics are more than just fun and games. They are a giant business that generates billions of dollars in income for the International Olympic Committee. They're also a proxy for geopolitical...

When violence and trauma visit American places, a complex question follows: Demolish, or press on?

Jun. 18, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Last week in Parkland, Florida, wrecking equipment began demolishing the building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a gunman's rampage in 2018 ended with 17 people dead. As the rumble of destruction echoed, people in the community set to explaining exactly why...

Euro 2024: What to know about the European Championship in Germany

Jun. 17, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

The European Championship, also known as Euro 2024, kicked off on June 14 when host Germany defeated Scotland 5-1 in Munich. Here's what to know about the month-long tournament: Where are the games being played? The tournament is being held in Germany, with matches in...

Police temporarily detain 8 after clash between Serbia and England fans at Euro 2024

Jun. 17, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Eight people were temporarily detained following a brawl between Serbia and England fans in Gelsenkirchen ahead of the teams' opening European Championship match, police said Monday. Authorities said the incident on Sunday was over quickly and they...

The Danish king inaugurates the first element of a road-and-rail tunnel linking Denmark to Germany

Jun. 17, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish King Frederik X inaugurated Monday the first element of a future 18-kilometer (11-mile) rail-and-road tunnel under the Baltic Sea that will link southern Denmark to northern Germany and contribute to the transport sector's green transition. The...

Germany's biggest industrial union seeks a 7% raise for millions of workers

Jun. 17, 2024 08:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest industrial union said Monday it will seek a 7% pay increase for millions of workers in negotiations starting later this year, arguing that companies including automakers and machinery manufacturers are in a position to afford it. The IG Metall...

78 countries at Swiss conference agree Ukraine's territorial integrity must be basis of any peace

Jun. 16, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

OBBÜRGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Nearly 80 countries called Sunday for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the basis for any peace agreement to end Russia’s two-year war, though some key developing nations at a Swiss conference did not join in. The way forward for diplomacy remains...

German police intervene to stem clashes between England and Serbia fans before Euro 2024 match

Jun. 16, 2024 15:51 PM EDT

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Riot police in Germany intervened to stop brawling soccer fans before Sunday’s match between Serbia and England at the European Championship soccer tournament. Social media footage showed men throwing chairs at each other outside a restaurant...

What to know about Trump's outreach with Arab Americans led by his daughter Tiffany's father-in-law

Jun. 16, 2024 08:18 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Donald Trump's allies are working to win over Arab American voter s who are unhappy with President Joe Biden’s support for Israel. The effort is led by Massad Boulos, whose son married Tiffany Trump, the former president's younger daughter, two years ago....