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German intelligence agencies open new spy school in Berlin

Nov. 12, 2019 1:09 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A room full of grey suits, strict instructions only to photograph the audience from behind and — of course — a medley of James Bond tunes to lighten the mood. Germany's intelligence agencies on Tuesday inaugurated a joint training center in the heart of Berlin, a city that was...

Germany's Lufthansa, union agree to arbitration in dispute

Nov. 12, 2019 11:35 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's largest airline, Lufthansa, says it has agreed to enter arbitration with a union representing cabin crew workers, averting the possibility of more strikes for the time being. Lufthansa said Tuesday in a joint statement with the UFO union that recent talks between the two sides had...

Grin and bear it: Berlin panda gets CT scan for kidney exam

Nov. 12, 2019 9:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin zoo says a giant panda whose twin cubs have captured international attention has undergone a CT scan after veterinarians discovered one of his kidneys was smaller than the other. The zoo said Tuesday that 9-year-old Jiao Qing was examined last week by experts at the city's Leibniz...

4 charged over pay for Volkswagen employee council members

Nov. 12, 2019 8:16 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they have charged four current and former personnel managers at Volkswagen over the payment of allegedly excessive salaries and bonuses to members of the automaker's influential employee council. Prosecutors in Braunschweig said Tuesday that the four — two former...

Kazakhstan offers to host Russia-Ukraine meeting

Nov. 12, 2019 8:10 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Kazakhstan's ex-president said Tuesday he offered to host the leaders of Russia and Ukraine for talks on settling the conflict in eastern Ukraine, but the Kremlin was noncommittal about such an encounter. The fighting between Russia-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian troops in Ukraine's...

Germany: 3 Islamists detained over suspected attack plot

Nov. 12, 2019 8:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany detained three alleged supporters of the Islamic State group Tuesday on suspicion of preparing a deadly attack against non-Muslims. Frankfurt prosecutors said some 170 police officers searched three apartments in the nearby city of Offenbach and detained the men, who...

Rights group file Syria torture case in Norway

Nov. 12, 2019 5:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A human rights group says it has asked Norwegian prosecutors to open a criminal investigation against senior Syrian officials over allegations of torture and crimes against humanity. The Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights said Tuesday it filed the complaint...

Pulisic to miss US Nations League games vs Canada, Cuba

Nov. 11, 2019 10:50 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic will miss the United States' CONCACAF Nations League games against Canada and Cuba after leaving Chelsea's match against Crystal Palace with a hip injury. The 21-year-old attacker from Hershey, Pennsylvania, appeared to get hurt when he scored his fifth goal in...

Turkey starts returning IS fighters; deports US national

Nov. 11, 2019 6:05 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday deported citizens of the United States and Denmark who fought for the Islamic State and made plans to expel other foreign nationals as the government began a new push to send back captured foreign fighters to their home countries, a Turkish official said. The move...

UN reports increasing violations of Iran nuclear deal

Nov. 11, 2019 3:01 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Uranium particles of man-made origin have been discovered at a site in Iran not declared to the United Nations, the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Monday as it confirmed a litany of violations by Tehran of the 2015 nuclear deal. The International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran has begun...