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German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man

Aug. 19, 2018 2:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him. The case of 19-year-old Ashwaq Haji Hami made headlines this week after she was quoted...

A bit of history on the German-born inventor of Old Bay

Aug. 19, 2018 12:06 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — As crab season peaks, it's time to revisit the remarkable life of Gustav Brunn. Born in 1893 in southern Germany, Brunn worked in Europe as a spice merchant, selling seasoning to sausage makers, according to historian Deborah Weiner. She wrote about Brunn in a book she co-authored, "On...

The Latest: US's Pompeo sends condolences over Annan's death

Aug. 18, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the death of former U.N. secretary-general Kofi Annan (all times local) 3 a.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed his sadness over the death of former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and sent his condolences to his family. "Mr. Annan spent his life advocating for...

German prosecutors probe Yazidi woman's claim about IS man

Aug. 18, 2018 7:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Saturday they are taking seriously a Yazidi refugee's claim that she ran into her former Islamic State captor twice in Germany, but say they need more information to identify him. The case of 19-year-old Ashwaq Haji Hami made headlines this week after she was quoted...

Putin dances at Austria wedding before meeting Merkel

Aug. 18, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country's foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Austrian authorities imposed tight security measures around the site of the ceremony near...

Hundreds of neo-Nazis march in Berlin, protected by police

Aug. 18, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of neo-Nazis waving flags with the colors of the German Reich are marching through central Berlin, protected from counter-protesters by police in riot gear. Berlin police spokesman Thilo Cablitz said officers had to physically remove some left-wing demonstrators who had staged...

Germany: No preparations made in case of alien landing

Aug. 18, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government says it has made no preparations for the possibility that aliens might land in the European country. In a response to questions from opposition Green Party lawmaker Dieter Janecek, the government said "there are no protocols or plans for a possible first contact with...

Long-distance bus overturns on German highway, 22 hurt

Aug. 17, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A bus headed from Stockholm to Berlin came off a highway in northeastern Germany on Friday and overturned, injuring 22 people, authorities said. The accident happened about 6.30 a.m. at Linstow, near Rostock, on the A19 highway. The bus veered into a ditch next to the highway and ended up...

German charged over alleged combat role in Afghan Taliban

Aug. 17, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a German citizen who allegedly fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan, accusing him of membership in a terrorist organization, attempted murder and weapons offenses. Federal prosecutors said Friday the indictment against 37-year-old Thomas K., whose full name was...

Greek bailout ends, but Europe's debt problems grind on

Aug. 17, 2018 10:56 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Greece officially completes its bailout program on Monday, after eight years of cutbacks enforced in return for massive loans and following an economic collapse on the scale of the Great Depression. The exit is a welcome milestone. But it offers little assurance that the...