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6 killed in Germany shooting, suspect arrested

Jan. 24, 2020 9:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Six people have been killed and several were injured in a shooting in the southwestern German town of Rot am See, police said Friday. A suspect was arrested shortly after the shooting, which took place at 12:45 p.m. (1145 GMT) Friday near the town's train station, police said. They said no...

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, center, looks at European Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni, front left, and European Central Bank Vice President Luis de Guindos, front right, as he arrives to an European Finance Ministers meeting at the Europa building in Brussels, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Germany says UK will face costs from Brexit

Jan. 24, 2020 8:26 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — German finance minister says he is confident that his country won’t suffer from Brexit but that Britain will inevitably face “consequences” from its decision to leave the European Union. At a panel at the World Economic Forum, Olaf Scholz said Britain’s...

Police: Shots fired, several injured and some likely dead in southwestern Germany

Jan. 24, 2020 8:19 AM EST
BERLIN (AP) — Police: Shots fired, several injured and some likely dead in southwestern Germany.
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 file photo, cars and trucks stand in traffic queues on the German Autobahn A2 at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Germany's biggest car club said Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 it is shifting its position on the introduction of a general speed limit on the Autobahn to “neutral.” Currently, about 70% of Germany's highway network has no speed limit. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)

Powerful German auto club drops hard line on speed limit

Jan. 24, 2020 7:34 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest car club said Friday it is shifting its position on the introduction of a general speed limit on the Autobahn to “neutral.” The ADAC, which counts about one in four Germans among its members, said it would refrain from making any recommendations “until...

FILE - In this July 8, 2008 file photo, a Condor plane at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany.  The owner of Polish carrier LOT is taking over German airline Condor, a subsidiary of collapsed tour operator Thomas Cook, according to an announcement Friday Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, FILE)

Owner of Poland's LOT airline buys Thomas Cook unit Condor

Jan. 24, 2020 7:07 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The owner of Polish airline LOT is taking over German carrier Condor, a subsidiary of collapsed tour operator Thomas Cook, the two companies said Friday. The acquisition by LOT owner PGL, or Polish Aviation Group, is expected to close by April once antitrust approval is received. The...

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, front centre, with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, 2nd left, applaud during the opening ceremony of a Turkish-German university's new campus, in Istanbul, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Merkel is meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul on Friday for talks that are expected to focus on the future of a migration deal between Turkey and the EU that helped decrease refugee flows to Europe. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)

Germany's Merkel in Turkey for talks with Erdogan

Jan. 24, 2020 5:15 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that the “environment of chaos” in Libya threatens to affect the whole Mediterranean basin and urged international pressure to force the head of Libya's eastern-based forces to abide by a tentative truce. Erdogan made the...

In this photo taken on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, Yevgeny Kovalev, one of the Auschwitz concentration camp's survivors, shows the camp's identification number tattooed on his arm, during an interview with the Associated Press at his flat in Moscow, Russia. Kovalev was arrested by the Nazis as a teenager and sent to the Auschwitz death camp is still amazed 75 years later that he survived the ordeal. The 92-year-old was speaking ahead of the 75th anniversary on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 of the camp's liberation in 1945.  (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russian Auschwitz survivor: Only coincidence that I lived

Jan. 24, 2020 2:35 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The 75 years since Yevgeny Kovalev was a teenage prisoner in Auschwitz have been marked by tormented memories and a wonder that he's still alive. “Remembering all that is always like torture for me, can you imagine that? I'm even wondering myself how I could survive those...

World leaders pose for a family photo during the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Russian President Vladimir Putin,  French President Emmanuel Macron, and the presidents of Germany, Italy and Austria were among the more than 40 dignitaries attending the World Holocaust Forum, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.  (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)

Key quotes from world leaders at Holocaust forum

Jan. 23, 2020 3:15 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The presidents of France and Germany warned of rising anti-Semitism. Israeli and American leaders lashed out at Iran. Russia's president took a swipe at eastern European members of NATO. The leaders who addressed the World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem were united in condemning the murder...

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, second left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, and Antonio Guterres, second right, Secretary-General of the United Nations, attend a conference on Libya at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Kay Nietfeld/DPA via AP, Pool)

Libya's neighbors, global envoys seek solutions to conflict

Jan. 23, 2020 2:46 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Top diplomats from Libya's neighboring countries and beyond met in the Algerian capital on Thursday amid intensifying international efforts to end the conflict tearing apart the oil-rich North African country. The meeting brought together foreign ministers from Egypt, Sudan, Chad,...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sarah stand with President Vladimir Putin at Netanyahu official residence in Jerusalem on January 23,2020 . Putin, will be a guest of honor Thursday at a ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Red Army's liberation of the Nazi Auschwitz death camp. Presidents , prime ministers and royalty from around the world who arrived in Israel for the two-day World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. (Heidi Levine/Pool photo via AP)

Leaders vow to learn from Holocaust, offer competing lessons

Jan. 23, 2020 2:40 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Speaker by speaker, world leaders on Thursday denounced the rising threat of anti-Semitism and vowed never to forget the lessons of the Holocaust at a solemn ceremony in Jerusalem marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Auschwitz death camp. But the high-powered...