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Berhalter shifting Adams to right back, Yedlin to midfield

Mar. 18, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — New U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter announced an intriguing position change after his first training session with the full American player pool, moving Tyler Adams to right back and DeAndre Yedlin to wide midfield. Yedlin, a 25-year-old who is among the veterans retained after the failure...

Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

Mar. 18, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack only days after the murderous rampage in New Zealand. Authorities seized a Turkish-born suspect after a manhunt that...

The Latest: Turkey condemns Dutch tram attack

Mar. 18, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in a tram in the Netherlands (all times local): 8 p.m. Turkey's foreign ministry has condemned the Utrecht tram shooting that killed at least three people.  In a written statement Monday, the ministry said it "strongly" condemned the attack,...

US bristles at Germany's reduced defense budget plans

Mar. 18, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The United States is bristling at the suggestion Germany might miss its own defense spending target, which is already short of the NATO goal. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz's budget plan, which is to be presented to cabinet on Wednesday, foresees Germany's defense spending rising to 1.37...

Iraqi who allegedly killed US troops charged in Germany

Mar. 18, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have charged three Iraqi men with membership in a terrorist organization on allegations they fought for the Islamic State group in their home country, including one suspected of attacks that killed American soldiers. Federal prosecutors said Monday Mohammed Rafea Yassen Y.,...

Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank shares up despite merger concerns

Mar. 18, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank rose on Monday after the two said they were in merger talks, but that didn't stop people from questioning what a merger would accomplish. Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest bank, and Commerzbank announced Sunday they would discuss a possible...

Germany: Syrian man goes on trial over Chemnitz stabbing

Mar. 18, 2019 7:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Syrian asylum-seeker went on trial Monday in eastern Germany over the fatal stabbing in August of a German man that touched off far-right protests in the city of Chemnitz. Alaa S., whose last name wasn't given in line with German privacy laws, faces charges of manslaughter for the slaying...

Jesse Gonzalez replaces Zack Steffen on US roster

Mar. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Columbus goalkeeper Zack Steffen has been dropped from the U.S. roster for exhibitions against Ecuador and Chile, replaced by Dallas' Jesse Gonzalez. Steffen, who started the first two matches under new U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter, played in the Crew's 1-0 win over Dallas on Saturday night....

Germany's Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank to hold talks on merger

Mar. 17, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest bank, and domestic rival Commerzbank have decided to open talks on a possible merger, the lenders said Sunday in an announcement that followed months of speculation about such a combination. Commerzbank said in a one-sentence statement that the banks "have...

Germany: Drunk passenger demands high-speed train slow down

Mar. 17, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police say a drunken man with a fire extinguisher smashed his way into the driver's cab of a high-speed train running from Frankfurt to Paris and demanded that the driver slow down. Federal police said the ICE train operated by Germany's Deutsche Bahn stopped near Frankfurt after the...