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Germany's governing parties punished in state election

Oct. 28, 2018 9:28 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties lost significant support in a state election Sunday that was marked by discontent with infighting in Chancellor Angela Merkel's national government and prompted calls for her coalition to get its act together quickly. Merkel's conservatives emerged with an...

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Oct. 27, 2018 3:31 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes a woman holding her baby amid a crowd of Central American migrants in Mexico;...

German state vote in Hesse tests Merkel's unhappy coalition

Oct. 26, 2018 3:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The stakes are unusually high for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government as the central state of Hesse votes in a state election this weekend. Sunday's election has become an important test for Germany's governing parties. It may help determine whether Merkel's unhappy federal coalition...

Germany deports convicted 9/11 accomplice home to Morocco

Oct. 15, 2018 1:47 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted attacks on New York and Washington was deported Monday from Germany to his homeland. German authorities confirmed that Mounir el Motassadeq was aboard a plane that had taken...

German financial center of Frankfurt unveils new 'Old City'

Sep. 28, 2018 11:09 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's financial capital of Frankfurt has unveiled its new "Old City" — 35 buildings reproduced in part an area that was destroyed during World War II bombings. Mayor Peter Feldmann officially opened the 200 million-euro ($234 million) project on Friday, declaring that...

German court upholds Kuwait Airways' refusal of Israeli man

Sep. 25, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German appeals court upheld a ruling Tuesday that Kuwait's national airline did not have to transport an Israeli citizen because of Kuwait's boycott of Israel. The Israeli man, identified in court papers as Adar M., a student living in Germany, had sued the airline after he booked a flight...

German convicted on war crime charge over IS stint in Syria

Sep. 24, 2018 7:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German man has been convicted of being an accessory to a war crime for filming the abuse of a captive while he was with the Islamic State group in Syria. Monday's verdict at the Frankfurt state court was the second against the 32-year-old, identified only as Abdelkarim E. B. in accordance...

Europa League wins for Chelsea, Milan, Arsenal, Sevilla

Sep. 20, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

Chelsea maintained its perfect start to the season when Brazil forward Willian scored in a 1-0 Europa League victory at PAOK Thessaloniki on Thursday. Two goals from Ever Banega and Wissam Ben Yedder led Sevilla, the most successful team in Europa League history, to a 5-1 thrashing of Standard Liege while...