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Germany's Greens endorse 40-year-old lawmaker for chancellor

Jun. 12, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s environmentalist Greens formally endorsed Annalena Baerbock as their candidate for chancellor Saturday, amid a slip in the party’s poll ratings fueled in large part by its own mistakes. Baerbock, 40, was officially nominated by a broad...

The Latest: Blocked from summit, protesters focus on media

Jun. 12, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Thousands of people have gathered outside the international media center for the Group of Seven summit in England during colorful protests against climate change and an...

Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China

Jun. 12, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Leaders of the world's largest economies unveiled an infrastructure plan Saturday for the developing world to compete with China’s global initiatives, but there was no immediate consensus on how forcefully to call out Beijing over human rights abuses. ...

Torah ark desecrated inside Frankfurt Airport prayer room

Jun. 12, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A leading Jewish group in Germany on Saturday condemned the antisemitic desecration of a Torah ark inside the Jewish prayer room at Frankfurt's international airport. Frankfurt police said a swastika was painted on the cabinet inside the prayer room, which...

G-7 pledge to share, but jostle for ground in the sandbox

Jun. 11, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Group of Seven leaders brought pledges to share vaccine doses and make a fairer global economy Friday to a seaside summit in England, where British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the coronavirus pandemic should not be allowed to leave a “lasting scar” on...

A family affair at US Open for Carlos and Alvaro Ortiz

Jun. 11, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

Carlos Ortiz was so tired from playing 30 holes in one day at the rain-soaked Memorial that he plopped down on the seat of a golf cart. Before long, he remembered to pull out his phone to check the scores. Alvaro Ortiz was playing a Korn Ferry Tour event. Exhausted to the...

The Latest: Queen Elizabeth II hosts G-7 leaders, spouses

Jun. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the Group of Seven nations meeting being held in England: FALMOUTH, England — Queen Elizabeth II has hosted the Group of Seven leaders at an evening reception where Britain’s royals mingled with some of the world’s most powerful politicians. ...

German Greens finalize election pitch amid sag in polls

Jun. 11, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s environmentalist Greens are putting the finishing touches on their election pitch and preparing to formally endorse Annalena Baerbock as their candidate for chancellor, amid a slip in the party's poll ratings fueled in large part by its own mistakes. ...

Opposition accuses German govt of impeding 2016 attack probe

Jun. 11, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Opposition parties accused the German government Friday of hampering the work of a parliamentary investigation into a 2016 truck attack in which an Islamist extremist killed 12 people and injured dozens more at Christmas market in Berlin. A cross-party...

Probe into remains found near site of former Auschwitz camp

Jun. 11, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors are investigating an apparent mass burial site revealed this month near the area of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz. A local resident spotted some 12 human skulls and many bones in the bank of the Sola river,...