Latest Germany News

And then there was one: Mark Rutte. Romania's president withdraws from the race for NATO chief

Jun. 20, 2024 09:25 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Romania’s president has withdrawn from the race to become NATO’s next secretary general, leaving outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte all but certain to head the world’s biggest military organization from October. The office of President Klaus Iohannis...

Germany and Dutch-owned operator end talks on grid sale because of budget constraints

Jun. 20, 2024 06:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A state-owned Dutch company that is the biggest electricity grid operator in Germany said Thursday that talks on selling its German business to the government in Berlin have been terminated due to the administration's budget constraints. TenneT, one of four...

Germany arrests a man accused of standing by to carry out attacks for the Islamic State group

Jun. 20, 2024 05:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An Iraqi man who is accused of standing by to carry out attacks for the Islamic State group after he arrived in Germany in 2022 has been arrested, prosecutors said Thursday. The suspect, identified only as Mahmoud A. in line with German privacy rules, was arrested on...

Euro 2024: What to know about the European Championship in Germany

Jun. 19, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

The European Championship, also known as Euro 2024, kicked off on June 14 when host Germany defeated Scotland 5-1 in Munich. Here's what to know about the monthlong tournament: Where are the games being played? The tournament is being held in Germany, with matches in 10...

Euro 2024 takeaways: Fast starts and slow trains, old and young stars, great goals and strong views

Jun. 19, 2024 05:43 AM EDT

The opening round of group matches at the European Championship is complete. Here are some things we learned: Top performers Some of the best-performing players so far at Euro 2024 are making triumphant international comebacks. Toni Kroos...

Dutch leader Mark Rutte clears a big hurdle to becoming NATO chief after Hungary lifts objections

Jun. 18, 2024 11:43 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Hungary on Tuesday lifted its veto on Mark Rutte becoming the next head of NATO after the outgoing Dutch prime minister gave written guarantees that he would not force the country to take part in the military alliance’s new plans to provide support to Ukraine. ...

A third trial of suspects in an alleged far-right coup plot opens in Germany

Jun. 18, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Eight people accused of involvement in a suspected far-right plot to topple the German government went on trial in Munich on Tuesday, in the last of three trials in the sprawling case. The eight Germans, six men and two women, are charged with “preparation of high...

The Olympics are more than fun and games. They're a billion-dollar business with political overtones

Jun. 18, 2024 06:01 AM EDT

The Paris Olympics involve about 10,500 athletes from 200 countries or regions. But the Olympics are more than just fun and games. They are a giant business that generates billions of dollars in income for the International Olympic Committee. They're also a proxy for geopolitical...

When violence and trauma visit American places, a complex question follows: Demolish, or press on?

Jun. 18, 2024 00:19 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Last week in Parkland, Florida, wrecking equipment began demolishing the building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a gunman's rampage in 2018 ended with 17 people dead. As the rumble of destruction echoed, people in the community set to explaining exactly why...

Police temporarily detain 8 after clash between Serbia and England fans at Euro 2024

Jun. 17, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Eight people were temporarily detained following a brawl between Serbia and England fans in Gelsenkirchen ahead of the teams' opening European Championship match, police said Monday. Authorities said the incident on Sunday was over quickly and they...