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In this June 27, 2020, photo, people are tested in their in vehicles in Phoenix's western neighborhood of Maryvale in Phoenix for free COVID-19 tests organized by Equality Health Foundation, which focuses on care in underserved communities. Arizona's Republican governor shut down bars, movie theaters, gyms and water parks Monday, June 29, and leaders in several states ordered residents to wear masks in public in a dramatic course reversal amid an alarming resurgence of coronavirus cases nationwide. (AP Photo/Matt York)

States reverse openings, require masks amid virus resurgence

Jun. 29, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

Arizona's Republican governor shut down bars, movie theaters, gyms and water parks Monday and leaders in several states ordered residents to wear masks in public in a dramatic course reversal amid an alarming resurgence of coronavirus cases nationwide. Among those implementing the face-covering orders is the...

A stockbroker sits in front of a screen with news about the payment service provider Wirecard at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, June 22, 2020. Germany payment service provider Wirecard AG says it has concluded that two accounts that were supposed to contain 1.9 billion euros (2.1 billion dollars) probably don’t exist. (Arne Dedert/dpa via AP)

Wirecard scandal: Missing billions likely don't exist

Jun. 22, 2020 11:29 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German payment service provider Wirecard said Monday it has concluded that 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion) which were supposed to be held in two accounts probably don't exist, deepening troubles that last week prompted the resignation of its chief executive. Wirecard AG was once regarded as...

FILE - In this  Thursday, April 25, 2019 file photo the logo of financial services company wirecard is pictured at the headquarters in Munich, Germany. Shares in German payment service provider Wirecard AG plunged Thursday as the company announced it was postponing its delayed annual report yet again. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)

Wirecard shares plummet as company postpones annual report

Jun. 18, 2020 5:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Shares in German payment service provider Wirecard AG plunged Thursday as the company announced it was postponing its delayed annual report yet again. Wirecard's stock price plummeted by 50% on the Frankfurt exchange after the Munich-based company said it was informed by auditors that an...

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski celebrates with his teammate Bayern's Leon Goretzka after scoring his side's opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich in Bremen, Germany, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Because of the coronavirus outbreak all soccer matches of the German Bundesliga take place without spectators. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)

Bayern coach Flick the key to latest Bundesliga triumph

Jun. 17, 2020 7:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich effectively won the Bundesliga title in November when it appointed Hansi Flick as coach. Flick restored the joy of playing to a side that was uncertain and unbalanced under previous coach Niko Kovac, tightened a defense that was prone to mistakes and transformed the team into a...

Defendant Stephan Ernst, right, who is accused of murdering politician Walter Luebcke he arrives for the first day of his trial at the Oberlandgericht Frankfurt courthouse, in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. A German court will begin hearing the case against two far-right extremists accused of killing the regional politician Walter Luebcke of Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party. The execution-style slaying of Walter Luebcke shocked the country last year. Stephan Ernst a 46-year-old with previous convictions for violent anti-migrant crimes, will appear in the Frankfurt regional court accused of murder, attempted murder, serious bodily harm and firearms offenses. A second man, identified only as Markus H. due to privacy rules, is charged with accessory to murder and breaking firearms laws.  (Thomas Lohnes/Pool via AP)

2 neo-Nazis on trial accused of killing German politician

Jun. 16, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German court begin hearing the case Tuesday against two far-right extremists accused of killing a regional politician whose execution-style slaying shocked the country last year. Walter Luebcke, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party who led the regional administration in the...

Eintracht Frankfurt to wear 'Black Lives Matter' jersey

Jun. 10, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt will wear a special edition soccer jersey with a “Black Lives Matter” message when it plays Bayern Munich in the German Cup semifinals on Wednesday. The shirts are white and black and bear the #blacklivesmatter hashtag. Eintracht said it was...

Thomas Mueller, left, of Munich is challenged by Edmond Tapsoda of Leverkusen during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, Germany, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Matthias Hangst, Pool via AP)

Müller the chef serves up title-winning assists for Bayern

Jun. 8, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Call them Road Runner and The Chef. Alphonso Davies and Thomas Müller have built an effective and affectionate partnership this season, and it's driving Bayern Munich toward a record-extending eighth straight German title. “I call him Chef,” Davies said in...

German bomb experts defuse WWII-era bomb in Frankfurt

Jun. 5, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A World War II bomb discovered in the grounds of Frankfurt's convention center was defused on Friday after around 2,700 people were asked to leave their homes, the fire service said. The 500-kilogram (1,100-pound) American bomb was found on Tuesday during construction work. Police...

A woman walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Friday, June 5, 2020. Asian markets are mostly lower after Wall Street rally takes a breather, as investors parse unemployment data. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian shares higher after jobless data snaps Wall St rally

Jun. 5, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday after U.S. unemployment data gave the S&P 500 its first loss in five days. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index gained 0.4% to 22,790.65 after opening lower. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong edged 0.1% higher, to 24,371.38. India's Sensex rose 0.8% to 34,265.86 and the Kospi in...

FILE-In this June 13, 2019 file photo a picture of Walter Luebcke stands behind his coffin during the funeral service in Kassel, Germany. German investigators have carried out raids on dozens of people suspected of posting hate messages about a regional politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party who was killed last year. Walter Luebcke, who led the regional administration in the central Kassel region, was shot on June 1, 2019. (Swen Pfoertner/dpa via AP, file)

Dozens raided over hate comments on slain German politician

Jun. 4, 2020 6:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators on Thursday carried out raids on dozens of people suspected of posting hate messages about a regional politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party who was killed last year. Walter Luebcke, who led the regional administration in the central Kassel region, was shot on...