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2 children found safe in New Hampshire with their father, who is accused of killing their mother

Mar. 01, 2024 18:21 PM EST

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Two young children who were the subject of an extensive search by New Hampshire police were found safe at a restaurant parking lot Friday with their father, who is accused of killing their mother, authorities said. Police had earlier issued an Amber Alert...

Activists build treehouses to protest Tesla's plans to expand its plant near Berlin

Mar. 01, 2024 07:16 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Environmental activists are staging a protest in a forest near Berlin against plans to expand the grounds of electric carmaker Tesla's first plant in Europe and are vowing to stay in place for weeks. Between 80 and 100 activists have been camping in the forest since...

German police find a grenade and other weaponry at arrested Red Army Faction suspect's apartment

Feb. 29, 2024 11:06 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A grenade and other weapons were found in searches of the Berlin apartment where a suspected former member of the left-wing militant Red Army Faction group was arrested this week after more than three decades in hiding, authorities said Thursday. Daniela Klette, 65,...

Germany hosts the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan for peace talks

Feb. 28, 2024 09:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany sought to move forward talks on a peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan on Wednesday, welcoming the two countries' foreign ministers to Berlin. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock hosted her counterparts, Armenia's Ararat Mirzoyan and Azerbaijan's...

German labor union calls on Lufthansa ground staff to strike at 7 airports on Tuesday

Feb. 18, 2024 08:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A labor union in Germany has called on ground staff for Lufthansa to walk off the job at seven airports on Tuesday following a similar strike earlier this month. The Ver.di union said Sunday that the one-day strike will affect the airports in Frankfurt and Munich,...

It's about the movies, not politics. Berlin Film Festival jury pushes back on the uninvited party

Feb. 15, 2024 09:20 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the jury at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival pushed back on political questions as the festival kicked off on Thursday, seeking instead to shift the focus to the tough selection ahead for the best movie. Twenty titles from around the globe will...

German chancellor welcomes Microsoft's $3.5 billion AI investment in Germany

Feb. 15, 2024 07:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomed an announcement Thursday by Microsoft that it would invest almost 3.3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in Germany over the next two years to massively expand its data center capacities for applications in the field of artificial intelligence and...

Bayer fights string of Roundup trial losses including $2.25B verdict in Philadelphia

Feb. 14, 2024 11:53 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When a Philadelphia jury awarded $2.25 billion in damages this year in a case that linked Roundup to a cable technician’s blood cancer, the verdict became the largest yet in the long-running litigation over the popular Monsanto weed killer. Corporate parent...

Berlin Film Festival brings Israeli-Palestinian tensions and other issues into the spotlight

Feb. 14, 2024 07:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The 74th Berlin International Film Festival opens Thursday with the world premiere of “Small Things Like These” starring man of the moment Cillian Murphy. Murphy, a front runner at next month's Oscars for his turn in “Oppenheimer,” plays a coal merchant in...

Germany's Lufthansa cancels hundreds of flights as its ground staff strike for a day at 5 airports

Feb. 07, 2024 04:20 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Ground staff for Lufthansa walked off the job at five major German airports on Wednesday, causing the airline to cancel hundreds of flights. The Ver.di union called on ground staff at Frankfurt and Munich, Lufthansa's two main hubs, as well as Berlin, Duesseldorf and...