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2 Amur tiger cubs have their first public outing at Germany's Cologne Zoo

Jul. 18, 2024 10:41 AM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Two Amur tiger cubs had their first public outing Thursday at Cologne Zoo in Germany, one of several zoos that has sought to help keep up the numbers of the rare big cats. The cubs — a female named Tochka and a male named Timur — were born in mid-April...

Spain and Germany arrest 4 people for supplying Hezbollah with parts for drones used against Israel

Jul. 18, 2024 07:34 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Three people were arrested in Spain and one more in Germany on suspicion of belonging to a network that supplied the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah with parts to build kamikaze drones that would have been used in attacks in northern Israel, Spanish authorities said Thursday. ...

Germany to impose tougher penalties on people who break through airport perimeters

Jul. 17, 2024 21:12 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would impose tougher penalties on people who break through airport perimeters, a response to incidents such as disruptive protests by climate activists. The bill, which must still be passed by lawmakers,...

What to watch as the Republican National Convention enters its third day in Milwaukee

Jul. 17, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The third day of the Republican National Convention kicks off Wednesday with Republicans — led by the newly nominated Donald Trump and JD Vance — shifting to issues of national security and foreign policy. Republicans are expected to focus on Democratic...

Today in History: July 17, Disneyland's opening day

Jul. 17, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 17, the 199th day of 2024. There are 167 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California after its $17 million, year-long construction; the park...

Germany's top security official bans a far-right magazine, accusing it of spreading hatred

Jul. 16, 2024 05:47 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official on Tuesday banned a far-right magazine, accusing it of stirring up hatred against Jews, people with immigrant roots and parliamentary democracy. Interior Minister Nancy Faeser banned Compact magazine and the company that publishes it,...

German authorities arrest a Lebanese man accused of procuring drone components for Hezbollah

Jul. 15, 2024 10:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Lebanese man accused of being a member of the Hezbollah militant group and procuring drone components that were to be exported for use in attacks against Israel has been arrested in Germany, prosecutors said Monday. The suspect, identified only as Fadel Z. in line...

Germany says it saw fewer security problems than expected during Euro 2024

Jul. 15, 2024 09:17 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities had fewer security problems and crimes to deal with than they expected at the European Championship, the country's top security official said Monday. The tournament ended on Sunday with Spain beating England 2-1 in the final in Berlin and no reports...

Germany shuts one of its busiest rail routes for 5 months, launching drive to improve reliability

Jul. 15, 2024 04:46 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — One of the busiest railway lines in Germany, the 70-kilometer (45-mile) stretch between Frankfurt and Mannheim, is closing for five months starting Monday as the country launches an effort to get its notoriously disruption-prone network into shape. State-owned railway...

England's Harry Kane and Spain's Dani Olmo end Euro 2024 in a 6-way tie for Golden Boot top scorer

Jul. 14, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — England striker Harry Kane finished Euro 2024 in a six-way tie for the Golden Boot top scorer as his team lost the final 2-1 to Spain. It was another individual accolade for a player yet to win a major trophy for club or country. Kane ended the tournament tied on...