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Leipzig reacts after 3 league losses: Marsch no longer coach

Dec. 05, 2021 05:56 AM EST

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — American Jesse Marsch is no longer coach of Bundesliga team Leipzig. The club said Sunday that the two had “mutually agreed to end the cooperation. That is the result of an in-depth analysis and intensive discussions” after Friday’s 2-1...

5 bodies found in house just outside Berlin

Dec. 04, 2021 09:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Five bodies with gunshot and stabbing wounds were found Saturday in a house just outside Berlin, German authorities said. The victims included three children. Officers found the bodies in the Senzig district of Koenigs Wusterhausen, southeast of Berlin,...

Britain wants suspected Russian spy extradited from Germany

Dec. 03, 2021 09:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Friday they have received a request from Britain to approve the extradition of a suspected Russian spy who worked at the U.K.'s Embassy in Berlin. Brandenburg state prosecutor Marc Boehme confirmed a report by weekly Der Spiegel...

Germany: 1 in 100 infected with virus, health minister says

Dec. 03, 2021 08:40 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister said Friday that more than 1% of the population — almost a million people — are currently infected with the coronavirus, and called on citizens to get vaccinated if they haven’t done so yet. The country confirmed 74,352 new...

Germany locks unvaccinated out of public life; mandate looms

Dec. 02, 2021 12:57 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Unvaccinated people across Germany will soon be excluded from nonessential stores, restaurants and sports and cultural venues, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Thursday, and parliament will consider a general vaccine mandate as part of efforts to curb coronavirus infections....

German police smash cocaine ring accused of smuggling tons

Nov. 30, 2021 07:49 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators said 14 suspects were arrested Tuesday in an investigation of a gang accused of bringing nearly five metric tons (5.5 U.S. tons) of cocaine from South America to Germany. The investigation was triggered by the seizure in a shipping...

Germany's COVID timeline: from first case to 100,000 dead

Nov. 25, 2021 17:11 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — As Germany reached 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, here is a look at some of the significant events that happened in the country during the outbreak: Jan 27, 2020 First case confirmed in Germany. A man in the Starnberg region of Bavaria...

Merkel voices 'full solidarity' with Poland over Belarus

Nov. 25, 2021 11:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her “full solidarity” Thursday with Warsaw over Poland's tense border situation with Belarus. Merkel reiterated her accusation that Belarus was carrying out a “hybrid attack” by luring migrants...

Merkel: 'Sad day' as Germany marks 100,000 deaths from COVID

Nov. 25, 2021 09:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel labelled Thursday “a very sad day” and backed calls for more restrictions, as her country became the latest to surpass 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The national disease control agency said it...

Health minister tells Germans: Get vaccinated or get COVID

Nov. 22, 2021 09:26 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's health minister said Monday that the rapid rise in coronavirus cases means it's likely everyone in the country who isn't vaccinated will have caught COVID-19 by the end of the winter — and some of those will die. Official figures Monday showed...