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2 language long-haulers keep German skills fresh for travel

May. 08, 2021 03:04 AM EDT

DERRY, Pa. (AP) — Benutze es oder verliere es. In other words, for those who don’t speak German, use it or lose it. That truism applies to many things in life, including conversing in a foreign language. ...

Belarus leader bristles at criminal complaint in Germany

May. 07, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' authoritarian leader on Friday bristled at a criminal complaint filed against him in Germany over his violent crackdown on protests that broke out after his disputed re-election in August. President Alexander Lukashenko charged that...

Unsure vaccine waiver will help, some leaders urge exports

May. 07, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — European leaders voiced increasing skepticism Friday that a U.S. proposal to lift patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines would solve the problem of getting shots into the arms of people in poorer countries, with some instead calling for more exports of the doses already being...

Anti-Islam group called extremist by German state intel

May. 07, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German state intelligence service on Friday classified the anti-immigration group PEGIDA as a “proven extremist movement,” the German news agency dpa reported. The Saxony intelligence agency said it had enough evidence showing that PEGIDA, which...

China propels BMW to strong profits, Germany lags

May. 07, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Booming sales in China helped propel German luxury carmaker BMW to stronger profits in the first three months of the year even as its home market Germany trailed the ongoing recovery in global car markets from the worst of the pandemic shutdowns. ...

German factory production, exports up in March in good sign

May. 07, 2021 04:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Factory production and exports increased strongly in Germany in March, according to official statistics released Friday, developments that bode well for the second quarter in Europe's largest economy as it struggles to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Today in History

May. 07, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 7, the 127th day of 2021. There are 238 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 7, 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims...

More support easing vaccine patent rules, but hurdles remain

May. 06, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Several world leaders Thursday praised the U.S. call to remove patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines to help poor countries obtain shots. But the proposal faces a multitude of hurdles, including resistance from the pharmaceutical industry. Nor is it...

Morocco recalls its ambassador to Germany as tensions rise

May. 06, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s ambassador to Germany has been recalled to Rabat for “consultations," the Moroccan Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The North African kingdom’s move comes amid rising tensions with Germany, notably related to the disputed Western...

Germany makes AstraZeneca vaccine available to all adults

May. 06, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is making the AstraZeneca vaccine available immediately to all adults in a push to get as many people inoculated against COVID-19 as quickly as possible, Health Minister Jens Spahn said Thursday. Millions of doses of AstraZeneca have been safely...