Latest Germany News

Reinvented legacy: Nazi's paintings fund foundation for Jews

Jan. 21, 2019 5:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — When Hilde Schramm inherited several paintings collected by her father, Hitler's chief architect and Armaments Minister Albert Speer, she was only sure of one thing: she didn't want them. Despite determining they probably hadn't been looted from Jews during World War II, she wanted their...

Tanker ship runs aground on Germany's Elbe river

Jan. 21, 2019 4:27 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German news agency dpa says a tanker ship carrying 9,000 metric tons (nearly 10,000 U.S. tons) of hazardous goods has run aground on the Elbe river near Cuxhaven in northern Germany. Dpa says nobody was injured and there is no leak in the ship. Experts have been called to find out how to...

Iran denies allegations of spying on German army

Jan. 20, 2019 3:11 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has dismissed allegations by German prosecutors that an army employee was spying for Tehran. The semi-official ISNA news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi as saying that "enemies" were aiming to "sour relations" between Iran and Europe. He appeared to be...

Archbishop calls for unity at slain Polish mayor's funeral

Jan. 19, 2019 2:57 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Catholic archbishop and other speakers at the funeral Saturday of slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz urged an end to the political and social divisions in Poland, targeting some of their comments at the country's ruling right-wing party. Top Polish and European officials and...

German aid group rescues 47 migrants from Mediterranean Sea

Jan. 19, 2019 2:24 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German aid group Sea-Watch says it has rescued 47 people from a rubber boat off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea. The NGO says its Sea-Watch 3 boat had headed to the area Friday after its reconnaissance aircraft overheard communications about a rubber boat foundering but were...

German farmers protest agro-industry, back healthy foods

Jan. 19, 2019 12:58 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of farmers from across Germany and their supporters have protested at Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate, calling for climate-friendly agriculture and healthy food. Organizers say 170 tractors drove in from farms around the country to join 35,000 other protesters for the Saturday...

Merkel's Bavarian allies elect new head, ushering in new era

Jan. 19, 2019 9:13 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies elected a new leader Saturday, a change that offers Germany's center-right a chance to move past their persistent bickering over recent years. The 52-year-old Markus Soeder was elected unopposed in Munich with more than 87 percent of the votes to...

Remains of West Virginia airman who died in WWII identified

Jan. 18, 2019 7:51 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The remains of a West Virginia airman and two other servicemen who died in Europe during World War II have been identified, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Thursday The remains found in 2016 have been identified as belonging to Sgt. John Kalausich of Charleston....

The Latest: Canadian PM discusses China actions with Merkel

Jan. 18, 2019 7:15 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Canada (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about China's actions against Canada and the importance of the rules-based international order to ensure the confidence of the international business community....

Russia warns US missile defense plans will fuel arms race

Jan. 18, 2019 2:18 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Friday the Pentagon's new missile defense strategy will trigger an arms race in space and further undermine global stability. The tough Russian statement came in response to the U.S. administration's Missile Defense Review released Thursday during President Donald Trump's visit to...