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Trump unfazed by GOP criticism, says Putin meeting was great

Jul. 17, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by the broad condemnation of his extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that his summit in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin went "even better" than his meeting with NATO allies last week in Brussels. The tweeted...

Germany, EU launch talks on Russia-Ukraine gas transit

Jul. 17, 2018 9:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is hosting European Union-brokered talks between Moscow and Kiev on the future transit of Russian gas through Ukraine after the current contract expires next year. German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier met Tuesday with Russia's energy minister, Ukraine's foreign minister and European...

German prosecutors appeal verdict in neo-Nazi trial

Jul. 17, 2018 6:24 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors are appealing the verdict against a neo-Nazi whose 2 ½-year sentence for supporting a terrorist organization prompted anger last week. Spokeswoman Frauke Koehler said Tuesday that federal prosecutors are only appealing the verdict against Andre Eminger, not that of his...

A century ago, German sub brought World War I home to US

Jul. 17, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — Over 3,000 miles from the trenches and battlefields of the Western Front, where many hundreds of thousands had already died, residents of Orleans, Massachusetts, were enjoying a typical summer morning on July 21, 1918, waiting for the fog to lift off the shore. Then suddenly, a German...

Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

Jul. 16, 2018 10:28 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's insistence that Moscow's...

The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

Jul. 16, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Facing withering bipartisan criticism over his refusal to publicly acknowledge Russian election meddling during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump...

Q&A: World Trade Organization's role in US-China dispute

Jul. 16, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — China is turning to the World Trade Organization as a way to fight back against the latest tariffs proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump. Its complaint to the organization, which oversees global trade rules, comes less than one week after the U.S. government proposed 10 percent...

The Latest: Captain says Italy, Malta aim to hide sea deaths

Jul. 16, 2018 1:32 PM EDT

POZZALLO, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The captain of a private aid ship that engaged in migrant rescue missions is accusing Italy and Malta of hiding a deadly "farce" in the Mediterranean Sea. Claus-Peter Reisch, who faces trial in Malta for...

Hungry headache: German city seeks to evict big catfish

Jul. 16, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German city is looking for a way to get rid of a giant catfish that is believed to have developed a taste for ducklings after eating all of its fellow fish in the municipal pond. The roughly 1.5-meter (4.9-foot) fish has been making waves in Offenbach, near Frankfurt. News agency dpa...

Germany denies Qatar quotes attributed to defense minister

Jul. 16, 2018 8:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is denying comments about Qatar attributed to the German defense minister in Arab media, saying the articles "are in large parts wrong." In an article published Saturday the Qatar News Agency cited an unidentified "local Arabic newspaper" as saying Ursula von der Leyen had spoken of a...