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Thousands of flights and trains will be canceled again this week in Germany with new strikes

Mar. 04, 2024 09:52 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of flights and trains are expected to be canceled again this week in Germany after two unions on Monday called for more strikes over wages and working conditions. Negotiations continue for ground staff of German airline Lufthansa and German rail operator's...

Germany and Russia spar over a leaked audio on missiles for Ukraine. Berlin promises to investigate

Mar. 04, 2024 09:00 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Monday vehemently rejected allegations that Russia's leak of a conversation by high-ranking German military officers was an indication that Berlin was preparing for war against Russia. At the same time, the government sought to contain the...

German defense minister said leaked audio is part of Russia's 'information war' against West

Mar. 03, 2024 11:53 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany's defense minister on Sunday described Russia's leak of a conversation by ranking German military officers to be part of Russia's “information war” against the West, and that the aim was to create discord within Germany. In the audio recording...

Germany investigates after a recording of its officers discussing aid to Ukraine is leaked in Russia

Mar. 02, 2024 12:35 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — German authorities on Saturday said they were investigating after an audio recording, in which German military officers purportedly discussed support for Ukraine, including the potential use of Taurus missiles, was published in Russia. Chancellor Olaf Scholz,...

Aaron Zigman's 'Émigré' oratorio, about Jews who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai, has US premiere

Mar. 01, 2024 12:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Zigman goes back to the 1940s in composing “Émigré,” an oratorio portraying Jews who fled Nazi Germany for Shanghai. His 90-minute, two-act work, given its U.S. premiere by the New York Philharmonic on Thursday night, evokes a World War II-era sound...

Former US soldier arrested as a suspect in a killing in Germany nearly 46 years ago

Mar. 01, 2024 11:37 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 66-year-old man accused of killing a woman when he was stationed in Germany as a U.S. soldier nearly 46 years ago has been arrested in the United States, German investigators said Friday. The man, whose name wasn't released in line with German privacy rules, is...

Local transport in much of Germany hit by strikes in a dispute over working conditions

Mar. 01, 2024 04:39 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Local buses, subway trains and trams ground to a halt in much of Germany on Friday, at the peak of a week of walkouts by employees demanding better working conditions. The Ver.di service workers' union called for a week of strikes lasting from Monday to Saturday, with...

Aid groups appeal to the European Union to release urgent funds for Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA

Feb. 29, 2024 09:21 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Humanitarian aid groups appealed on Thursday to the European Union to release tens of millions of euros in funding due to the main U.N. agency that delivers most aid to people in the Gaza Strip as the organization teeters on the brink of financial collapse. The...

Kostyuk, Saville and Boulter advance to the quarterfinals of the Cymbiotika San Diego Open

Feb. 29, 2024 01:33 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marta Kostyuk of Ukraine, Daria Saville of Australia and Katie Boulter of England advanced to the quarterfinals of the Cymbiotika San Diego Open on Wednesday. Kostyuk continues to build on the form that saw her reach her first major quarterfinal last month at the...

Asylum seekers in Europe reached a 7-year high last year. Syrians and Afghans file most claims

Feb. 28, 2024 09:32 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The number of asylum seekers in Europe reached a seven-year high last year, with more than 1.1 million people applying for international protection in 2023, most of them Syrian nationals, the European Union said Wednesday. The increase in asylum seekers and other...