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German govt denies cover-up over Berlin Xmas market attack

Feb. 22, 2019 12:24 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government pledged Friday to investigate the deportation of a Tunisian man shortly after the deadly 2016 truck rampage on a Berlin Christmas market, but denied media reports that authorities had tried to cover up his possible involvement in the attack. German weekly Focus reported...

BMW, Daimler: You can trust us with car-sharing data

Feb. 22, 2019 10:53 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities. The two competitors for luxury car customers said Friday they are...

Germany's Merkel offers Juncker solidarity in Hungary spat

Feb. 21, 2019 11:19 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the head of the European Union's executive branch has her full support in the face of a new Hungarian government campaign alleging that EU headquarters has purposely weakened the bloc's external borders to let in more migrants. The campaign...

UK's May, EU chief call latest Brexit talks 'constructive'

Feb. 20, 2019 4:05 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — After the resignations of three of her party's lawmakers over Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May came away from more talks on preventing the U.K. from crashing out of the European Union with both she and the EU's chief deeming their meeting "constructive" Wednesday. No breakthrough...

The Latest: UK's May, EU's Juncker say talks 'constructive'

Feb. 20, 2019 2:37 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Brexit, Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:20 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker say they had a "constructive" dinner meeting and plan to meet again before the end of the month to...

Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi

Feb. 20, 2019 11:41 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Britain's top diplomat has urged Germany to relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting U.K. sales of weapons to — and by extension its influence with — the oil-rich kingdom. The German weekly Der Spiegel reported Wednesday that British Foreign...

Court rejects far-right party's lawsuit against Berlin mayor

Feb. 20, 2019 9:17 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A court has rejected a lawsuit against the mayor of Berlin by the far-right Alternative for Germany party, which accused him of unlawful, one-sided support of a protest against it. In May, 25,000 people protested in Berlin against a 5,000-person rally by the party, also known as AfD....

The Latest: Casino company to complete Macao Lagerfeld hotel

Feb. 19, 2019 7:34 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 7 p.m. Macao casino company SJM, which is building a hotel in the Chinese casino capital designed by Karl Lagerfeld, says it's "deeply saddened" by news of his death. SJM Holdings Ltd. said in a statement that it was...

Germany, France push to create European industrial policy

Feb. 19, 2019 10:15 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and France on Tuesday launched a drive to overhaul the European Union's competition rules to facilitate the creation of world-leading companies. They pushed forward a project to create a car battery consortium aimed at catching up with Asian rivals. A German-French "manifesto for a...

Correction: Berlin Film Festival-Women story

Feb. 18, 2019 5:11 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — In a story Feb. 16 about women filmmakers at the Berlin Film Festival, The Associated Press reported erroneously that women directors represent 63 percent of the films at the Berlin Film Festival. Men still represent the majority of the film directors at the festival at approximately 55...