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FILE - In this June 21, 2013 file photo, conductor Peter Schreier smiles after receiving the Bach Medal in Leipzig, Germany. German opera singer and conductor Peter Schreier has died in Dresden, Germany, the dpa news agency announced Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 citing his longtime secretary. Schreier was in demand on opera stages all over the world and performed at the Berlin State Opera in his native East Germany. (Hendrik Schmidt/dpa via AP, file)

German opera singer, conductor Schreier dies at 84

Dec. 26, 2019 1:51 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Opera singer and conductor Peter Schreier, who won fame at the Salzburg festival and Milan's La Scala, has died in Dresden, Germany. He was 84. The dpa news agency reported Thursday that he died Wednesday, citing his longtime secretary. Schreier, a tenor, was in demand on opera...

This photo taken from a video of a CCTV camera shoes a person in black clothes, center, destroying display cases with jewels inside theGreen Vault in Dresden, Germany, early Monday Nov. 25, 2019. Thieves broke into Dresden’s Green Vault early Monday morning, making off with three sets of jewelry from the 18th century that German officials said would be impossible to sell on the open market. (Police Saxony/dpa via AP)

Reward offered for information on German treasure robbery

Nov. 28, 2019 10:28 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are offering a 500,000-euro ($550,000) reward for information leading to the recovery of 18th century jewels snatched from a unique collection in Dresden or the arrest of the thieves. A large diamond brooch, a diamond epaulette and other treasures were taken from...

Police investigators walk in front of latticed windows of the Green Vault at the Residenzschloss, Residence Palace, a day after thieves broke into the Green Vault, one of the world’s oldest museums, in Dresden, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)

Dresden officials: Jewel thieves stole less than feared

Nov. 26, 2019 12:28 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The thieves who carried out a nighttime robbery of a German museum’s unique collection of 18th century jewels got away with less than initially feared, officials in the eastern city of Dresden said Tuesday. The director of Dresden’s Green Vault, Dirk Syndram, said the thieves...

Police officers work behind a caution tape at the Schinkelwache building in Dresden Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Authorities in Germany say thieves have carried out a brazen heist at Dresden’s Green Vault, one of the world’s oldest museum containing priceless treasures from around the world. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP)

Thieves steal ‘priceless’ jewel sets from Dresden museum

Nov. 25, 2019 3:51 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thieves broke into Dresden’s Green Vault, one of the world’s oldest museums, early Monday morning, making off with three “priceless” sets of 18th century jewelry that German officials said would be impossible to sell on the open market. The treasury of Augustus the...