Latest Germany News

The Latest: Germany reassessing arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Oct. 20, 2018 8:25 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Germany's foreign minister is calling into question the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia, after the...

Enthusiasts re-enact bloody 19th-century Battle of Leipzig

Oct. 20, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of history buffs have re-enacted the 19th-century Battle of Leipzig, which saw the defeat of Napoleon I's army by combined forces from Prussia, Austria, Russia and Sweden. Enthusiasts from across Europe, dressed in period costumes, fired muskets and cannons at each other...

What's at stake if investors begin to shun Saudi Arabia

Oct. 19, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The disappearance of a Saudi journalist last seen entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul has shaken confidence in the country as a place to do business, with potential consequences for billions of dollars in investments going into and out of the country. It's a blow,...

Murphy heading to Israel for 2nd, final leg of overseas trip

Oct. 19, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is heading to Israel on the second and final leg of his first overseas trip. Murphy is set to leave for Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on Saturday. He's currently in Germany on an economic mission. His office says the purpose of the trip is to "deepen economic,...

Poland hands over site of future Warsaw Ghetto Museum

Oct. 19, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A museum dedicated to the Jews who suffered in the Warsaw Ghetto during Nazi Germany's wartime occupation of Poland came closer to reality Friday with a key handover ceremony. Plans call for the Warsaw Ghetto Museum to be housed in a former children's hospital that was within the...

Jamie Greubel Poser, 2014 Olympic bobsled medalist, retires

Oct. 19, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

Jamie Greubel Poser, who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Games and was a two-time member of the U.S. Olympic women's bobsled team, retired Friday. She announced her decision through USA Bobsled and Skeleton. Greubel Poser started bobsledding 11 years ago, narrowly missed making the 2010 Olympic team as a...

Turkey to host four-nation summit on Syria crisis

Oct. 19, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A summit between the leaders of Turkey, France, Germany and Russia will be held in Istanbul this month to discuss the conflict in Syria and efforts for a lasting solution to the war in the Arab country, a Turkish official said Friday. Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, in a written...

Daimler profit sinks on diesel; outlook for year lowered

Oct. 19, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler lowered its profit outlook for the second time this year on Friday and reported reduced third-quarter profits due to regulatory and diesel emissions issues. The company said its group operating profit would be "significantly below" last year's, instead of...

European Leagues urge UEFA to make Champions League fairer

Oct. 19, 2018 8:38 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The European Leagues group has urged UEFA to allocate club competition entries and billions in Champions League prize money more fairly. The leagues' proposal on Friday includes reversing changes which took effect this season giving four guaranteed Champions League group-stage places to...

Mother, son die in shooting after police called in Germany

Oct. 19, 2018 6:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A mother and her son died and two police officers were seriously injured when police were called to an altercation at an apartment in southwestern Germany on Friday, authorities said. Prosecutors said the 56-year-old mother had called police to the apartment in Kirchheim an der Weinstrasse, a...