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Bachinger upsets Nishikori to meet Simon in Metz final

Sep. 22, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

METZ, France (AP) — Qualifier Matthias Bachinger of Germany rallied past second-seeded Kei Nishikori to reach his first ATP final at the Moselle Open on Saturday. The 31-year-old Bachinger won 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 at the indoor tournament and will next take on two-time champion Gilles Simon, who eased past Radu...

Pulisic again rescues 10-man Dortmund from first defeat

Sep. 22, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — He did it again. Christian Pulisic came to Borussia Dortmund's rescue with a second goal in four days to salvage a 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The American midfielder, who scored Dortmund's late winner on his 20th birthday at Club Brugge in the Champions League on...

It's tapped: Beer flows as Oktoberfest opens in Munich

Sep. 22, 2018 8:48 AM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — The first keg has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the first keg on Saturday with two blows of a hammer and the cry of "O'zapft is" — "it's tapped." As tradition demands, he handed the first...

Germans angry over spy chief's promotion after comments

Sep. 21, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A spat over Germany's domestic intelligence chief flared up again Friday, after a center-left party in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government said it wanted to nix a deal that saw the spy promoted out of office. Social Democrats leader Andrea Nahles said she wrote to other members of the...

Euro 2024 study: Human rights concern in Turkey, not Germany

Sep. 21, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

A week before the 2024 European Championship hosting vote, UEFA expressed concern on Friday about Turkey's human rights record and logistics, while raising no significant issues with Germany's proposals in an evaluation of the two bids. Turkey has taken an increasingly repressive direction under Recep Tayyip...

German police question suspect in girl's 2001 disappearance

Sep. 21, 2018 10:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Friday that they may have made a breakthrough in their investigation of the mysterious 2001 disappearance of a 9-year-old girl. Bavarian officials said a 41-year-old man has told them he transported the body of Peggy Knobloch, who disappeared on the way home from...

Man throws baby off Berlin balcony before jumping to death

Sep. 21, 2018 10:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say a 23-year-old man killed his baby son by throwing the infant from the 7th floor of a high-rise building before jumping to his death. Police said Friday the man, who wasn't named, may have been suffering from "psychological problems." Officers were alerted by a passer-by who...

Disaster declared after army rocket sparks German wildfire

Sep. 21, 2018 6:34 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Officials in northwestern Germany are declaring a disaster over a wildfire triggered two weeks ago by a rocket test on an army training site. Authorities in the Emsland region said Friday that they are considering ordering the evacuation of about 1,000 people from two villages near Meppen,...

Germany arrests woman accused of Islamic State membership

Sep. 21, 2018 6:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police have arrested a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of serving in the Islamic State group. Federal prosecutors said Friday the German-Algerian woman, identified as Sarah O. for privacy reasons, is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist organization. Prosecutors say she traveled...

Report: Benedict defends 'emeritus pope' title to critic

Sep. 21, 2018 6:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German newspaper that quoted letters by Benedict XVI hitting back at criticism of his 2013 resignation said Friday that he was responding to a conservative German cardinal who took issue with his decision to take the title "emeritus pope." The Bild daily, which first reported on the letters...