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Land Force Commanders from allied NATO and partner nations with Poland's General Jaroslaw Mika, center, met to discuss the execution of DEFENDER-Europe 20 during a conference held at the Headquarters of the U.S. Army in Europe in Wiesbaden, Germany, March 6, 2020. The commander of Poland's armed forces, General Jaroslaw Mika, was diagnosed with the new coronavirus as he returned home, the Polish Defense Ministry said.  For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.  (U.S. Army Europe/Stephen Perez via AP)

US, European military commanders possibly exposed to virus

Mar. 10, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — At least two top European military commanders tested positive for the new coronavirus after a conference on an American military base in Germany, and the commander of U.S. Army Europe has isolated himself in case he also was exposed, officials said Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Christopher Cavoli and...

Libyan Gen. Khalifa Hifter joins a meeting with the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias in Athens, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The commander of anti-government forces in war-torn Libya has begun meetings in Athens in a bid to counter Turkey's support for his opponents. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Germany's Merkel meets Libyan military commander Hifter

Mar. 10, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Libyan military commander Khalifa Hifter in Berlin on Tuesday in a bid to advance efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire in Libya. An administration backed by Hifter's forces controls most of Libya's east and south, while a U.N.-backed but weak government...

FILE - In this May 1, 1933 file photo German President Paul von Hindenburg, left, and Adolf Hitler, right, sit in a car during a labor day celebration in Berlin. The Berlin state government on Thursday struck the Prussian aristocrat Paul von Hindenburg off of its honorary citizen list, citing his act as president in 1933 of appointing Hitler as chancellor, the dpa news agency reported. Hindenburg was elected president in 1925 and served in that role until his death in 1934. (AP Photo)

Berlin drops Hindenburg honorary title for role in Nazi rise

Feb. 27, 2020 6:25 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — He led Germany's army in World War I and served for nearly a decade as the country's president, but thanks to his role in Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's rise to power, Paul von Hindenburg is an honorary Berliner no more. The Berlin state government on Thursday struck the Prussian aristocrat off...

Medical staff in carry the first person infected with the coronavirus in the German state of North Rhine Westphalia out of an ambulance into the Liver and Infection Center of the University Hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany, Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020. (Guido Kirchner/dpa via AP)

Germany in warning over a virus epidemic

Feb. 26, 2020 6:44 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister said Wednesday that the country was “at the beginning of an epidemic” as authorities in the west tested dozens of people who had contact with a couple infected with the coronavirus gaining a foothold in Europe. Germany has been bracing for an increase...

3 Irish soldiers injured in Mali roadside bomb attack

Feb. 26, 2020 5:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Three Irish soldiers were injured in a roadside bomb attack on a multinational convoy of United Nations peacekeepers in Mali, the German military said Wednesday. The Bundeswehr said the attack came Tuesday afternoon on the German-led convoy in northern Mali, about 80 kilometers (50 miles)...