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The Latest: Report: German minister hints at compromise

Jun. 18, 2018 5:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Germany and the debate over migration (all times local): 11:40 a.m. German news agency dpa reports that Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has told his party he wants to proceed step-by-step in his plan to turn back some migrants at the country's borders — hinting at a...

Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

Jun. 18, 2018 5:45 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into manipulation of emissions controls. The move follows a search last week of Stadler's private residence, ordered by Munich prosecutors investigating the manager on...

Report: CAR foreign minister says Boris Becker not diplomat

Jun. 18, 2018 5:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Central African Republic's foreign minister reportedly says that retired German tennis star Boris Becker doesn't have diplomatic status in his unpaid role as a sports attache for the country. Becker claims that his role gives him diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in Britain. He...

World markets lower over tariffs, German tensions

Jun. 18, 2018 5:20 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks were mostly lower Monday on concerns over trade tensions as the U.S. and China scheduled the start of tariffs on each other's goods, and a row over migrants in Germany brewed. Markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday. KEEPING SCORE: European shares sank in...

Police say 3 Polish men drown in southwest Germany

Jun. 18, 2018 5:19 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Police say three Polish men have drowned after consuming alcohol before swimming in a lake Sunday evening in southwestern Germany. Prosecutors in Frankenthal said Monday the men were seasonal workers who had come to Germany to help with the harvest. Lead prosecutor Hubert Stroeber told The...

Reports: Audi CEO Rupert Stadler detained by German authorities in diesel emissions case

Jun. 18, 2018 5:07 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Reports: Audi CEO Rupert Stadler detained by German authorities in diesel emissions case.

Difficult Merkel allies mull next move in German migrant row

Jun. 18, 2018 3:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies were expected Monday to decide how far to push in a dispute with the German leader over migration, a conflict that has escalated into a threat to her government. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is calling for Germany to turn back at its border...

Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland at World Cup

Jun. 17, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Brazil joined the list of big teams struggling to win their opening matches at the World Cup in Russia. The five-time champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland on Sunday, a few hours after four-time champion Germany was beaten by Mexico 1-0. Philippe Coutinho, who was...

Mexico's Marquez in 'great shape' at fifth career World Cup

Jun. 17, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Mexico defender Rafael Marquez is feeling "in great shape" after becoming only the third man in history to play at a fifth career World Cup. The 39-year-old came on in the 74th minute of Mexico's 1-0 win over Germany on Sunday, following in the footsteps of Germany's Lotthar Matthaeus and...

The Latest: Top teams have trouble winning at World Cup

Jun. 17, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Parity has come to the World Cup. Five of the top six nations in the FIFA rankings have played, and none has won. Only two of the top dozen teams have victories. Top-ranked Germany lost to No. 15 Mexico, second-ranked Brazil...