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Police in Europe arrest 19 in cocaine network investigation

Apr. 21, 2022 10:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands have arrested 19 people following an international investigation of a major cocaine trafficking network, police and the European Union’s law enforcement agency said Thursday. Wednesday’s operation was the...

Germany charges man who allegedly planned Hamburg attack

Mar. 25, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Friday they have charged a man with plotting an Islamic extremist attack in the Hamburg area around the time of last year's 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in the United States. The German-Moroccan dual citizen, identified only...

Security strike at German airports causes cancellations

Mar. 22, 2022 06:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A strike on Tuesday by security staff at eight German airports — among them Frankfurt, a major intercontinental hub — led to widespread disruption and flight cancellations. The ver.di union called the all-day strike at Frankfurt, Germany's busiest airport, as...

Security staff at 8 German airports to strike on Tuesday

Mar. 21, 2022 08:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A union has called on security staff at eight German airports, including Frankfurt, to walk off their jobs all day Tuesday in a pay dispute. Monday's call by the ver.di union sets the stage for another round of disruption after walkouts at several airports last week....

German prosecutors: train attacker had extremist motive

Mar. 21, 2022 05:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Monday they now believe that the suspect in a knife attack on a train in November that left four people wounded had an Islamic extremist motive. The attack took place on an ICE high-speed train traveling from Passau, on the Austrian border, to...

Air traffic across Germany disrupted due to walkouts

Mar. 15, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Air travel was disrupted across Germany on Tuesday as security personnel at several airports in the country staged walkouts to demand higher wages. Numerous flights were canceled at Frankfurt Airport due to the strike organized by trade union ver.di, German news...

Fleeing sanctions, oligarchs seek safe ports for superyachts

Mar. 08, 2022 17:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The massive superyacht Dilbar stretches one-and-a-half football fields in length, about as long as a World War I dreadnought. It boasts two helipads, berths for more than 130 people and a 25-meter swimming pool long enough to accommodate another whole superyacht. ...

German officials condemn climate protests at roads, port

Feb. 21, 2022 11:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German officials condemned protests Monday by climate activists who blocked roads including near the country's biggest port. Members of the group Uprising of the Last Generation glued themselves to roads in Stuttgart, Freiburg and near the port of Hamburg to demand an...