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European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde gestures during a meeting of European Union Finance Ministers in Eurogroup format at the Europa building in Brussels, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

As European Central Bank meets, eyes turn to policy review

Jan. 23, 2020 5:41 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Thursday's European Central Bank meeting offers investors the chance to hear more about President Christine Lagarde's plans for a full review of the bank's policies that could include tweaking its target for inflation and supporting projects to fight global warming. Lagarde has...

Britain's Prince Charles, left, meets Israel President Reuven Rivlin at his official residence in Jerusalem, Thursday Jan. 23, 2020. Prince Charles is among dozens of presidents, heads of state and dignitaries who have descended upon the city to attend the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism (Victoria Jones/Pool via AP)

World leaders rally in Jerusalem against anti-Semitism

Jan. 23, 2020 4:56 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of world leaders descended upon Jerusalem on Thursday for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating modern-day anti-Semitism. Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain's Prince Charles, Vice President Mike Pence...

Police officers are standing in front of an apartment building in Erfurt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Germany's top security official has announced a ban on the neo-Nazi group 'Combat 18' Deutschland. A spokesman for Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said police were conducting raids early Thursday in six German states. (Jens-Ulrich Koch/dpa via AP)

Germany bans neo-Nazi organization Combat 18 Deutschland

Jan. 23, 2020 4:55 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is banning the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 Deutschland in what the country's top security official said Thursday was a “clear message” against far-right extremism and anti-Semitism. More than 200 police officers carried out raids in six German states early Thursday, seizing...

Report: 2 children die in school bus crash in Germany

Jan. 23, 2020 4:25 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German media reported that two children died in a school bus crash in the central state of Thuringia early Thursday. Public broadcaster MDR reported that 20 children and the bus driver were injured in the crash in Berka, about 260 kilometers (160 miles) southwest of Berlin. It quoted local...

Kemp in Germany for economic development mission

Jan. 22, 2020 5:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is visiting Germany on an economic development mission, his second official trip abroad since taking office last year. The Republican governor departed on Tuesday and plans to return this weekend, according to a statement from his office. One of Kemp’s first...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2019, file photo, the sun lights the buildings behind the entrance of the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland. World leaders will gather twice to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp _ once on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Jerusalem and again on Jan. 27 at the Auschwitz site in southern Poland. The fact that there will be two competing ceremonies reflects how politically charged World War II remains for nationalist governments in Russia and Poland. (Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

Russia-Poland feud over history clouds Auschwitz anniversary

Jan. 22, 2020 2:01 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Over the next several days, world leaders will gather twice to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the most notorious of Nazi Germany’s death camps. That there will be two competing ceremonies — one in Jerusalem on Thursday and the other...

2 German men of murder for shooting dead Polish woman

Jan. 22, 2020 11:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court on Wednesday convicted two German men of murder in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old Polish woman. German news agency dpa reported that the court concluded that the defendants had “wanted to see what it's like when somebody dies.” Berlin's regional court...

In this Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 photo members of a bomb disposal team search for World War II munition at the site of the planned new Tesla Gigafactory in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an awards ceremony in Berlin in November 2019 that 'we have decided to put the Tesla Gigafactory Europe in the Berlin area.' The company will also set up an engineering and design center in Berlin, Musk said. He wrote on Twitter that the new plant 'will build batteries, powertrains & vehicles, starting with Model Y.' (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

WWII-era ammunition found at Tesla factory site near Berlin

Jan. 22, 2020 9:32 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say 85 kilograms (187 pounds) of World War II ammunition have been found on the site where Tesla plans to build its first European factory. Local newspaper Maerkische Oderzeitung quoted officials in Brandenburg on Wednesday as saying they estimate about 25 unexploded...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 file photo the logo of Daimler is photographed on a car in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. The maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars says its earnings fell by about half last year.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

Automaker Daimler sees full-year earnings sag by half

Jan. 22, 2020 9:14 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, saw operating earnings fall by half in 2019 as its flagship luxury brand suffered in a tougher global market, and due to more expenses tied to regulatory and legal issues with diesel cars. The Stuttgart-based company said...

Wreckage of Soviet WWII bomber, remains found in Poland

Jan. 22, 2020 9:06 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Historians in southern Poland say they have uncovered wreckage of a World War II bomber used by the Soviet air force before the plane was downed 75 years ago. Parts of the U.S.-made B-25 Mitchell and human remains were found Sunday in woods near the town of Bierun where witnesses...