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Germany's Siemens announces 2,700 job cuts

Jun. 18, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German industrial equipment maker Siemens says it is cutting 2,700 jobs globally at its power and gas company as it seeks to make cost savings. Siemens said Tuesday that the cuts include 1,400 jobs in Germany and would take place over the course of several years. The layoffs come in addition...

European Central Bank hints at stimulus _ drawing Trump ire

Jun. 18, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank could unleash more stimulus if the economy doesn't pick up soon, its president warned Tuesday, sparking a sharp drop in the euro and drawing an angry tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump. Mario Draghi told a conference in Sintra, Portugal, that the ECB...

German govt calls official's killing 'attack on all of us'

Jun. 18, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The killing of a politician who supported refugees, allegedly carried out by a man with a record of violent hate crimes, is an "alarm signal" that highlights the threat posed by far-right extremism, Germany's top security official said Tuesday.  The motive of the 45-year-old German man...

The Latest: White House steps up Iran outreach to Congress

Jun. 18, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments as the U.S. and Iran edge toward a flashpoint amid escalation in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 12:20 p.m. The White House is stepping up its outreach to Congress as tensions escalate in the Middle East. Lawmakers will receive a series of classified...

Germany's Merkel says she's OK after shaking at ceremony

Jun. 18, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn't drunk enough water. Merkel's whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she tried to contain the...

The Latest: Germany's Merkel blames dehydration for shaking

Jun. 18, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a welcoming ceremony in Berlin (all times local): 2:20 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says with a few glasses of water she's doing better, after starting to visibly shake when standing next to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in...

World shares rise after ECB says rate cuts possible

Jun. 18, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Global shares rose Tuesday after the president of the European Central Bank said it was ready to cut interest rates and provide stimulus if the economy needed it. Traders also focused on upcoming rate decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve and the British and Japanese central banks this...

EU court declares Germany's highway tolls illegal

Jun. 18, 2019 6:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that highway tolls in Germany are illegal because they unfairly penalize drivers from other European Union countries. The Luxembourg court's ruling means Germany will have to drop or revise its highway toll system. The case was brought by Austria,...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia say it intercepted 2 Houthi drones

Jun. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 7 a.m. A Saudi military spokesman says the kingdom has intercepted two bomb-laden drones launched by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. Col. Turki al-Maliki made...

Brazil not eager to advance by settling for a draw

Jun. 17, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A draw is all it would take for Brazil to advance in the Women's World Cup. Brazilian star Marta has zero desire to play 90 minutes aiming only to tie Italy in the Group C match Tuesday at Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes. "To play for a draw? I don't like to enter a match thinking about...