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Repilov wins World Cup luge race in Lake Placid

Dec. 15, 2018 2:16 PM EST

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The German doubles team of Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken walked off the track at Mount Van Hoevenberg as World Cup race winners, again. Russia's Roman Repilov won the men's race, again. And the day's biggest cheers went to Erin Hamlin, again. Eggert and Benecken won a World Cup...

German police arrest male suspect in Nuremberg stabbings

Dec. 15, 2018 2:13 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have a man in custody suspected in the stabbing of three women in the southern city of Nuremberg. Police said Saturday that the 38-year-old man was arrested in connection with the Friday attacks that left all three victims wounded. None are in life-threatening...

Germany sweeps golds, Meyers Taylor doubles up in bobsled

Dec. 15, 2018 11:38 AM EST

WINTERBERG, Germany (AP) — American Elana Meyers Taylor won a bronze medal in one race, then celebrated finishing last in a race against men. The rest of the day belonged to Germany. The Germans took five of the six medals handed out in a pair of World Cup bobsled races Saturday, with Stephanie Schneider...

German rail operator, union agree on new wage package

Dec. 15, 2018 6:06 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's rail operator says it has reached a new wage agreement with workers, averting the possibility of more strikes during the Christmas travel crunch. Deutsche Bahn said Saturday it had agreed with the EVG union, which negotiates for around 160,000 employees and also represents bus...

Climate talks extended as island nations demand action

Dec. 14, 2018 5:09 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Weary officials from almost 200 countries faced another day of negotiations at the U.N. climate talks to bridge their last remaining differences as small island nations on Friday demanded an ambitious stance against global warming. The talks in Poland were supposed to end Friday,...

The Latest: Serbian leader lashes out at US over Kosovo army

Dec. 14, 2018 3:37 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The Latest on Kosovo's vote to create an army (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Serbia's president has denounced the United States for its support of a Kosovo army and praised allies Russia and China for their opposition to the move. President Aleksandar Vucic addressed the nation in...

The Latest: Chile to host next year's UN climate summit

Dec. 14, 2018 3:19 PM EST

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate meeting (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Countries have agreed that Chile will host next year's U.N. climate summit. Delegates at this year's talks in Poland agreed Friday that the South American nation will stage the meeting after Brazil dropped out. ...

EU leaders approve small steps to buttress euro currency

Dec. 14, 2018 3:14 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European leaders agreed Friday to press ahead with work toward a limited, common eurozone budget and took other steps to strengthen the currency union's resistance to downturns and crises. The budget proposal leaves its size undefined and it appeared to fall short of more sweeping...

Etihad sued for $2.3 billion by Air Berlin insolvency admin

Dec. 14, 2018 11:34 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The insolvency administrator for bankrupt airline Air Berlin has sued its former largest shareholder, Gulf airline Etihad, for 2 billion euros ($2.26 billion) in damages, a Berlin court said Friday. The suit alleges United Arab Emirates-based Etihad failed to live up to its financial...

Russian Orthodox church calls on UN for help in Ukraine

Dec. 14, 2018 9:05 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday called on the United Nations, the leaders of Germany and France, the pope and other spiritual leaders to protect believers in Ukraine in the face of pressure on Moscow-affiliated clerics. Ukraine's Orthodox clerics will gather for a meeting...