Latest Berlin News

Correction: Sweden-Rapper story

Jul. 22, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — In a story July 20 about President Donald Trump advocating with Sweden on behalf of A$AP Rocky, The Associated Press erroneously reported the rapper's real last name. It is Mayers, not May. A corrected version of the story is below: Trump's bail offer for jailed rapper rings hollow in Sweden...

German ambassador returns to Venezuela after 4 ½ months

Jul. 22, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says the country's ambassador to Venezuela has returned to Caracas, 4 ½ months after Venezuelan authorities ordered him to leave. Foreign Ministry spokesman Rainer Breul said Monday that ambassador Daniel Kriener returned to Venezuela on Saturday. Venezuela...

Correction: Brexit story

Jul. 21, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a story July 19 about Brexit, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote in the 14th paragraph. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the comments, not British Prime Minister Theresa May. A corrected version of the story is below: UK lawmakers warn of lost residency rights in...

The Latest: Trump lauds Johnson as 'different kind of guy'

Jul. 19, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:00 p.m. U.S. President Donald Trump has waded back into British politics, expressing enthusiasm for the likelihood of Boris Johnson becoming the U.K.'s next prime minister and panning outgoing leader...

Germany honors resisters who tried to assassinate Hitler

Jul. 19, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, honoring those who resisted the Nazis — who were stigmatized for decades as traitors — as pillars of the country's modern democracy amid growing concerns about the resurgence of the far-right....

Merkel defends German climate moves as rally urges action

Jul. 19, 2019 8:12 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her government's efforts to combat climate change on Friday, promising that her Cabinet will make "decisive" moves in September. As Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg joined thousands of young protesters in Berlin to urge policymakers to redouble...

German police raid suspected Islamic extremists, detain 6

Jul. 18, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany raided the apartments of alleged Islamic extremists on Thursday and detained six people amid suspicions the group may have been planning an attack. Cologne police said the raids, which started at around 4 a.m., centered on an apartment in nearby Dueren where the main...

Economists urge Germany to price carbon, end subsidies

Jul. 12, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A panel of economists advising the German government is recommending that the country should put a price on carbon emissions if it wants to meet its targets for reducing the amount of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. In a report delivered Friday to German Chancellor Angela...

Germany's Merkel sits for anthems after shaking episodes

Jul. 11, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the visiting Danish prime minister sat through their countries' national anthems at a ceremony in Berlin Thursday, a day after Merkel shook as she stood at a similar event in the latest of three incidents that have raised concern about her health. Merkel...

German center-left moves to expel member over racism claims

Jul. 11, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main center-left party has moved to expel a former regional official over his harsh criticism of Muslim immigrants after two failed attempts over recent years. Thilo Sarrazin, a former Berlin state finance minister, has been an embarrassment to party leaders for nearly a decade. In...