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The Latest: Macron takes part in wreath-laying in Germany

Nov. 18, 2018 7:11 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the French president's visit to Germany (all times local): 1 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has taken part in a wreath-laying ceremony at Germany's memorial to the victims of war and dictatorship. Macron stood with folded hands and bowed head alongside German...

German chancellor visits scene of far-right protest

Nov. 16, 2018 2:41 PM EST

CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a city that was shaken by violent, far-right protests three months ago and appealed Friday to Germans not to cross a line when venting anger about issues such as immigration. During a two-hour event with readers of the local Freie Press newspaper,...

The Latest: EU Parliament member hails draft Brexit deal

Nov. 14, 2018 4:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The European Parliament's Brexit point-man Guy Verhofstadt is welcoming the draft withdrawal agreement governing Britain's departure but says he still regrets that the country is leaving. Verhofstadt tweeted Wednesday that "while...

Merkel says Germany has a way to go on gender equality

Nov. 12, 2018 8:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Even though she has been at her nation's helm for 13 years, Chancellor Angela Merkel said much more needs to be done to achieve gender equality in Germany. As Germany marked the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, Merkel said in a speech in Berlin on Monday that there's a lot still to do...

Letter shows a fearful Einstein long before Nazis' rise

Nov. 9, 2018 10:03 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — More than a decade before the Nazis seized power in Germany, Albert Einstein was on the run and already fearful for his country's future, according to a newly revealed handwritten letter. His longtime friend and fellow Jew, German Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, had just been...

Germany: Merkel warns of modern racism on Kristallnacht 80th

Nov. 9, 2018 8:01 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany's main Jewish leader warned against tolerating modern-day anti-Semitism and racism as they marked the 80th anniversary Friday of the Nazis' anti-Jewish Kristallnacht, or "Night of Broken Glass," pogrom. On Nov. 9, 1938, Jews were terrorized throughout...

Today in History

Nov. 9, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2018. There are 52 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 9, 1938, Nazis looted and burned synagogues as well as Jewish-owned stores and houses in Germany and Austria in a pogrom or deliberate persecution that became known as...

Holocaust survivor recalls 'Night of Broken Glass' horrors

Nov. 8, 2018 5:39 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Walter Frankenstein was 14 years old when a police officer came to the Jewish orphanage he was living at in Berlin, urging all children to leave the building immediately because "something bad will happen tonight." It was early evening, November 9, 1938. Later that night, he climbed up on the...

2 convicted of homophobic attack that killed German musician

Nov. 6, 2018 2:22 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A court in Berlin has convicted two men of killing a German pop musician in an apparent homophobic attack. A regional court in the German capital on Tuesday found the Polish defendants guilty of manslaughter and serious sexual assault in the death of 47-year-old Jim Reeves. The defendants...

Germany's Merkel: I can work well with any party successor

Nov. 5, 2018 7:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted Monday that she can work well with any potential successor as leader of her party, including a one-time rival seeking a comeback after a decade-long absence. Merkel also stressed that her center-right Christian Democratic Union is committed to its...