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Turkey protests German search of Libya-bound Turkish ship

Nov. 23, 2020 12:51 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey summoned top diplomats representing the European Union, Germany and Italy on Monday after a German frigate that is part of a EU mission enforcing an arms embargo against Libya intercepted a Turkish freighter in the Mediterranean sea and carried out what a senior Turkish...

European powers see hope for Iran accord in US transition

Nov. 23, 2020 7:01 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German, French and British foreign ministers were meeting Monday to discuss the future of the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program amid hopes that the incoming U.S. administration might help breathe new life into the accord, Germany's Foreign Ministry said. The three European...

In this Nov. 9, 2020 photo, a policeman with a tracker dog is searching for a missing man in Berlin, Germany. German prosecutors said Friday Nov. 20, 2020, there is evidence of 'cannibalism' in the killing of a 44-year-old man whose remains were found on the northern edge of Berlin earlier this month. A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder with sexual motives at his home close to the site where the victim's bones were found. (Telenewsnetwork/dpa via AP)

Prosecutors: evidence of 'cannibalism' in Berlin man killing

Nov. 20, 2020 8:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Friday there is evidence of “cannibalism” in the killing of a 44-year-old man whose remains were found on the northern edge of Berlin earlier this month. A 41-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of murder with sexual motives at his home close...

Police officers try to push back protesters on a blocked a road between the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building, home of the German federal parliament, as people attend a protest rally in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 against the coronavirus restrictions in Germany. Police in Berlin have requested thousands of reinforcements from other parts of Germany to cope with planned protests by people opposed to coronavirus restrictions. (Fabian Sommer/dpa via AP)

German parliament investigates harassment during virus vote

Nov. 19, 2020 11:25 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German parliamentary officials are investigating how people protesting against government lockdown measures were able to enter the Bundestag building and harangue lawmakers before a crucial vote. Senior lawmakers met Thursday to examine allegations that deputies from the far-right Alternative...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 1945 file photo, Reichsmarshal Hermann Goering stands in the prisoner's dock at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial in Germany. He is entering a plea of not guilty to the International Military Tribunal Indictment. Goering is wearing headphones of the court translating system. Germany marks the 75th anniversary of the landmark Nuremberg trials of several Nazi leaders and in what is now seen as the birthplace of a new era of international law on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo, file)

Germany marks 75th anniversary of landmark Nuremberg trials

Nov. 19, 2020 11:14 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, the dock of Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice was packed with some of the most nefarious figures of the 20th Century: Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop and 18 other high-ranking Nazis. They weren’t yet known as war criminals...

Holy smoke! German customs seizes 10 tons of shisha tobacco

Nov. 19, 2020 9:57 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have seized 10.2 metric tonnes (11.2 tons) of water pipe tobacco they say was being smuggled into Berlin from the Mideast to avoid import taxes, officials said Thursday. The overnight operation carried out by police and customs officials Tuesday came as the culmination of...

Police uses water canons to clear a blocked a road between the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building, home of the German federal parliament, as people attend a protest rally in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 against the coronavirus restrictions in Germany. Police in Berlin have requested thousands of reinforcements from other parts of Germany to cope with planned protests by people opposed to coronavirus restrictions. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Berlin police forcefully disperse protest over virus rules

Nov. 18, 2020 12:24 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police used water cannons and pepper spray Wednesday to disperse people protesting coronavirus restrictions in Berlin's government district, after crowds ignored calls to wear masks and keep their distance from one another in line with pandemic regulations. As water sprayed from the...

A medical operator prepares to perform COVID-19 test swabs in the Church of San Severo Outside the Walls, in the heart of Naples, Italy, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. An initiative of

Europe has half of world's 4M new virus cases but sees hope

Nov. 18, 2020 10:08 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Europe made up almost half of the world’s 4 million new coronavirus cases last week but recorded a nearly 10% fall in infections compared to the week before, thanks in part to strict government lockdown measures that have fanned some discontent, the World Health Organization reported...

German police fire water cannons at crowds in Berlin protesting coronavirus restrictions

Nov. 18, 2020 6:41 AM EST
BERLIN (AP) — German police fire water cannons at crowds in Berlin protesting coronavirus restrictions.
Germany's Leon Goretzka, Niklas Suele and Matthias Ginter, from left, react following the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Spain and Germany in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Spain won the match 6-0. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)

Germany's 6-0 loss in Spain confirms national team's decline

Nov. 18, 2020 6:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s 6-0 thrashing had been coming for some time. The team coached by Joachim Löw has been in decline since losing to France in the European Champions semifinals in 2016, and the slide arguably started before that, after the World Cup win in 2014. Löw was supposed to...