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Tesla to build factory in Germany after subsidies announced

Nov. 13, 2019 12:35 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Wednesday hailed Tesla’s decision to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electric cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an awards ceremony in the German capital Tuesday evening that...

Germany split over EU bank plan to nix fossil fuel funding

Nov. 13, 2019 9:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Officials say the German government is split over whether to back a proposal for the European Investment Bank to stop funding fossil fuel projects. Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the government in an op-ed Wednesday to support the proposal that would see the EIB phase out its...

Denmark allows Russia-Germany gas pipeline

Oct. 30, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark said Wednesday it is giving permission for a joint German-Russian underwater gas pipeline to be laid to through its territory, in a blow to the United States, which had fiercely opposed the project. The decision by the Danish Energy Agency to approve the Nord Stream 2...

German economy minister falls leaving stage at IT event

Oct. 29, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's economy minister fell badly as he left the stage Tuesday during an event at which he was due to present a European digital cloud project and was taken to a hospital. Peter Altmaier tripped on the steps and appeared to fall head-first as he left the stage after making the opening...

EU delays Brexit to Jan. 31; Johnson election bid fails

Oct. 28, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain got Brexit breathing space but no clarity on Monday when the European Union granted a three-month delay to the U.K.'s departure from the bloc, postponing it until Jan. 31. British politicians immediately began using the extra time to do what they have done for more than three years:...

The Latest: Boris Johnson will try again for early election

Oct. 28, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:05 p.m. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will try again to secure a December election, after lawmakers rejected his call for a Dec. 12 vote. After failing to secure the required two-thirds support for a motion to hold an early election,...

The Latest: UN chief says remember victims of terrorism

Oct. 28, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments following President Donald Trump's announcement that U.S. forces in Syria killed the Islamic State group's leader (all times local): 8:45 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the death of the Islamic State group's leader is a moment to remember the...

The Latest: Truck with 39 dead came to England from Belgium

Oct. 23, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the death of 39 people in a truck container in southeastern England (all times local): 4:25 p.m. U.K. police are revising their theories about a truck found in southeast England with 39 bodies inside, saying it traveled from Belgium to England, not from Ireland as they thought...

Johnson's future, and UK's, rests on EU move on Brexit delay

Oct. 23, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson has long argued that Brexit will let Britain "take back control" from the European Union. On Wednesday, Johnson's future, and his country's, rested on a decision from Brussels about whether the bloc will delay the U.K.'s scheduled departure to prevent a chaotic...

The Latest: EU lawmaker backs 3-month Brexit extension

Oct. 23, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says that a three-month flexible extension of the deadline beyond Oct. 31 is the only option. Guy Verhofstadt, a member of European Parliament, said after a meeting of EU expert legislators that...