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German parliament labels 1930s Ukraine famine as genocide

Nov. 30, 2022 16:13 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament on Wednesday approved a resolution recognizing as genocide Ukraine's 1930s “Holodomor," a famine believed to have killed more than 3 million Ukrainians under the repressive rule of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. The resolution was brought to the...

The AP Interview: IMF head urges China to end mass lockdowns

Nov. 30, 2022 10:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — It is time for China to move away from massive lockdowns and toward a more targeted approach to COVID-19, the head of the International Monetary Fund said days after widespread protests broke out, a change that would ease the impact to a world economy already struggling with high...

German gas importer Uniper seeks damages from Gazprom

Nov. 30, 2022 10:14 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German energy company Uniper said Wednesday it's suing Gazprom for damages over natural gas that hasn't been delivered since June, when the Russian supplier started reducing amounts to Germany. Gas importer Uniper said it has initiated proceedings against Gazprom...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Germany must win for last-16 shot

Nov. 30, 2022 10:14 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's a simple task for Germany in its final game of group stage: beat Costa Rica on Thursday or the four-time World Cup champions will go home early for a second consecutive tournament. Germany was knocked out as reigning World Cup champions in group play four...

German government mulls stake in Dutch grid operator TenneT

Nov. 30, 2022 09:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday it is considering taking a stake in Dutch grid operator TenneT, which has a large footprint in Germany. Germany already has a minority stake in rival grid operator 50 Hertz, via the state-owned investment bank KfW, and Economy...

Ukraine welcomes arms offers, no word on Patriot missiles

Nov. 30, 2022 09:32 AM EST

BUCHAREST (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday condemned Russia’s weeks-long assault on Ukraine’s power grid and other infrastructure as an attempt to “freeze and starve” its people, with the war-torn country's foreign minister renewing a call for advanced missile...

Germany quits energy treaty, says it hampers climate goals

Nov. 30, 2022 08:34 AM EST

Germany has formally decided to abandon an international energy accord that fossil fuel companies had used to oppose measures against climate change, the country's energy minister said Wednesday. The move follows similar decisions by Italy, France, Spain and other European countries...

German police raid, question online hate speech suspects

Nov. 30, 2022 07:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police searched homes and questioned suspects as part of an annual nationwide crackdown against online hate speech, authorities said Wednesday. Police carried out 91 operations in 14 German states. In the central state of Hesse, officers...

Life sentence for poacher who killed German police officers

Nov. 30, 2022 07:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A court in western Germany convicted a 39-year-old man of murder Wednesday in the shooting deaths of two police officers who had stopped him and an accomplice earlier this year on suspicion of poaching. Fatal attacks on police are rare in Germany and the killings of...

Germany seeks to boost immigration of skilled workers

Nov. 30, 2022 07:32 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Wednesday that it plans to ease entry rules for immigrants from outside the European Union to help meet Germany's demand for skilled workers. Experts say Europe's biggest economy needs about 400,000 skilled immigrants each year as the...