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In this photograph taken Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, protesters hold flowers as tear gas fired by police rises at a demonstration in front of Amir Kabir University in Tehran, Iran, to remember victims of a Ukrainian airplane shot down by an Iranian missile. On Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, online videos purported to show that Iranian security forces fired both live ammunition and tear gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic's initial denial that it shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. (AP Photo)

Video: 20 seconds of terror between missiles in Iran crash

Jan. 15, 2020 12:10 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's top diplomat acknowledged Wednesday that Iranians “were lied to" for days after the Islamic Republic accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner. The admission came as new surveillance footage purported to show two surface-to-air missiles 20 seconds apart...

A protester waves the national flag while demonstrators set fire to close streets near Tahrir Square during a demonstration against the Iranian missile strike in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guard commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house American troops in a major escalation between the two longtime foes. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

The Latest: Iran says it doesn't want war, but will respond

Jan. 14, 2020 8:50 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions after the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Iran is informing the United Nations that it took “a measured and proportionate military response” to the U.S. airstrike that killed its top military...

The Latest: Japan calls for easing of Middle East tensions

Jan. 7, 2020 11:25 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions in the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 7:40 a.m. Japan says it will urge governments to do their utmost to help ease tensions following an Iranian missile strike at bases in Iraq used by U.S. forces. The...

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference after a meeting of The North Atlantic Council at Ambassadorial level at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Germany, NATO moving soldiers out of Iraq amid tensions

Jan. 7, 2020 11:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany moved 35 soldiers serving in Iraq to neighboring Jordan and Kuwait on Tuesday, while NATO said it was also shifting some of its troops out of the country amid tensions over the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in an airstrike in Baghdad last week. The killing of Iranian...

The author Eliyah Havemann reattaches a previously dismantled steel plate to the controversial steel column of the artists' collective

Berlin police stop removal of urn that angered Jewish groups

Jan. 5, 2020 11:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Activists said Sunday that Berlin police prevented them from dismantling an art installation that angered Jewish groups after those who erected it claimed it contained Holocaust victims' remains. A group calling itself Performance Art Committee said about 20 of its members attempted to cut...

German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, left, and Josef Schuster, President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, right, shake hands after they signed a treaty on rabbis in the German forces in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Germany signs 'historic' deal to reintroduce military rabbis

Dec. 20, 2019 7:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister signed an agreement Friday with the country's main Jewish organization to reintroduce military rabbis, saying it was a “strong sign” of the importance of Jewish life in the country. Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said the decision to...

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks during a joint press conference, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Kramp-Karrenbauer asked for the announcement of the Afghanistan 2019 presidential election results in her trip to Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Germany: Merkel party criticizes ally's call for concessions

Dec. 8, 2019 5:47 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says she would have liked a clear signal from its junior governing partner that it intends to stay in Merkel's coalition, and is deeply skeptical about its calls for new concessions. The Social Democrats, the junior partner in Merkel's...

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer speaks during a joint press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Kramp-Karrenbauer asked for the announcement of the Afghanistan 2019 presidential election results in her trip to Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

German minister urges more action against Russia on killing

Dec. 8, 2019 4:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister is calling for the government to turn up the pressure on Russia over a killing in Berlin that prosecutors say appears to have been ordered by Russian or Chechen authorities. Germany expelled two Russian diplomats on Wednesday over the brazen killing of a Georgian...

CDU party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer sits on the podium during the German Christian Democrats Party (CDU) convention in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Germany: Merkel’s party rejects full overhaul of coalition

Dec. 2, 2019 6:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is rejecting a root-and-branch renegotiation of the agreement underpinning Germany’s government after the junior coalition partner elected leaders who want new concessions, but it was unclear Monday how acute the risk is of the coalition falling...

CDU party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer reacts as she receives standing ovations at the German Christian Democrats Party (CDU) convention in Leipzig, Germany, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. The CDU convention takes place from Friday, Nov. 22, to Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Merkel’s heir apparent takes on critics, wins applause

Nov. 22, 2019 10:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s embattled heir apparent sought to silence critics Friday, throwing down the gauntlet for any member of the Christian Democratic Party to challenge her if they didn’t like the direction in which she was leading the party. Annegret...