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The Trump impeachment hearings highlight immigrants’ stories

Nov. 22, 2019 10:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One came from northeast England. Another came from the former Soviet Union. A third was born in Canada to parents who’d fled the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Several witnesses who testified in the House impeachment inquiry this week chose to highlight their immigrant backgrounds,...

Merkel’s heir apparent takes on critics, wins applause

Nov. 22, 2019 10:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s embattled heir apparent sought to silence critics Friday, throwing down the gauntlet for any member of the Christian Democratic Party to challenge her if they didn’t like the direction in which she was leading the party. Annegret...

German mayor resigns after far-right threats, intimidation

Nov. 22, 2019 9:20 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The mayor of an eastern German town is resigning after receiving repeated threats from the far right. German news agency dpa reported Friday that Martina Angermann requested early retirement from her post as mayor of Arnsdorf, a town of about 5,000 near Dresden that made headlines in 2016...

European Central Bank chief asks governments to help growth

Nov. 22, 2019 5:30 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The new president of the European Central Bank, Christine Lagarde, says better-targeted public spending would help support economic growth in the eurozone. In her first official speech Friday, Lagarde indirectly chided countries like Germany that have kept a tight grip on their...

Germany wants ‘swift solution’ for lawyer detained in Turkey

Nov. 22, 2019 4:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says he’ll raise with his Turkish counterpart the issue of a lawyer retained by the Germany embassy in Ankara who was arrested two months ago. Heiko Maas said Friday that Germany wants a “swift solution” and he plans to speak to Turkish...

Turkey: Captured IS figure planned Russia, Germany attacks

Nov. 22, 2019 3:07 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's interior minister has identified a key Islamic State suspect captured by the country's forces in Syria as the alleged mastermind behind attacks in Russia and Germany, according to a newspaper report on Friday. Turkey had announced last week that it detained an "important" IS...

Canada beats Australia to reach Davis Cup semifinals

Nov. 21, 2019 7:37 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Canada became the first team to reach the semifinals of the new Davis Cup Finals, winning the decisive doubles match to beat Australia 2-1 on Thursday. Vasek Pospisil and Denis Shapovalov defeated John Peters and Jordan Thompson 6-4, 6-4 to give Canada its first Davis Cup win against the...

Nothing to C: Climate activists prank Merkel’s CDU party

Nov. 21, 2019 11:20 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Environmental activists brazenly marched off with a giant letter “C” from the entrance of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party headquarters in broad daylight Thursday in a stunt to protest its climate change policies. Members of Greenpeace waltzed into the CDU...

American, Australian freed by Taliban treated in Germany

Nov. 21, 2019 10:38 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An American and an Australian who were freed by the Taliban this week after three years in captivity are now in Germany receiving treatment at a U.S. military hospital, officials said Thursday. American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were met at the U.S. Air Force’s Ramstein...

German leader Merkel to make 1st visit to Auschwitz

Nov. 21, 2019 6:34 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to visit the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz for the first time in her 14 years in office. The Munich daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Thursday that Merkel has accepted an invitation to attend the 10th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau...