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Prominent surgeon says he was denied entry to Germany for a pro-Palestinian conference

Apr. 12, 2024 14:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent British-Palestinian surgeon who volunteered in Gaza hospitals during the first weeks of the Israel-Hamas war said he was denied entry to Germany Friday to take part in a pro-Palestinian conference — an event that police later ended early. Dr. Ghassan Abu...

German parliament approves making it easier for transgender and other people to change name and gender in documents

Apr. 12, 2024 09:13 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — German parliament approves making it easier for transgender and other people to change name and gender in documents.

German police offer 5,000 euros for information on latest synagogue attack

Apr. 11, 2024 08:04 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police on Thursday offered a reward and asked possible witnesses to come forward with information regarding an arson attack on a synagogue in the northern city of Oldenburg last week. Police are offering 5,000 euros ($5,364) and have called on the public to...

Germany rejects allegations that it's facilitating acts of genocide in Gaza at UN court

Apr. 09, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Germany on Tuesday strongly rejected a case brought by Nicaragua at the United Nations' top court accusing Berlin of facilitating breaches of the Geneva Convention and international humanitarian law by providing arms and other support to Israel in its deadly assault...

Trial of most prominent suspects in alleged German coup plot to open next month

Apr. 02, 2024 05:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nine suspects, among them a self-styled prince and a former far-right lawmaker, will go on trial next month in the most prominent of three cases connected to an alleged plot to topple the German government that came to light in late 2022, a court said Tuesday. The...

A bus headed for Switzerland crashes off a German highway, killing 4 people

Mar. 27, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Four people were killed Wednesday when a bus headed from Berlin to Switzerland drove off a highway in eastern Germany and ended up on its side, police said. The accident happened on the A9 highway near Leipzig at about 9:45 a.m, less than two hours after the bus left...

German investigators work through hundreds of tips on fugitive Red Army Faction suspects

Mar. 27, 2024 06:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators said Wednesday they were working through hundreds of new tips on the whereabouts of two fugitive suspected ex-members of the left-wing militant Red Army Faction following the arrest last month of their former comrade after decades in hiding. ...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Mar. 22, 2024 02:17 AM EDT

March 15–21, 2024 Children in traditional outfits wait before performing songs in Bucharest, Romania. Yulia Navalnaya, the widow of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny, casts her vote at the Russian Embassy in Berlin, and Nigeria Muslims offer prayers at the central mosque in...

German state of Bavaria bans gender-sensitive language in schools and other public bodies

Mar. 19, 2024 12:36 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German state of Bavaria on Tuesday banned the use of gender-sensitive language in classrooms and university lecture halls, the latest salvo in an often-rancorous debate about whether the German language should become more inclusive. The Bavarian state government...

Germany issues entry ban on prominent Austrian far-right figure known for promoting 'remigration'

Mar. 19, 2024 12:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have issued an entry ban on a prominent Austrian European far-right figure known for his talk about “remigration” at a recent meeting of nationalist populists that triggered large protests against populism in the country. Martin Sellner of the...