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German economy shrank 0.2% in Q4, worse than expected

Jan. 30, 2023 08:19 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's economy shrank by 0.2% in the fourth quarter compared with the previous three-month period, official figures showed Monday. The performance by Europe's biggest economy was worse than expected. Gross domestic product shrank for the first time since the first...

German opposition party seeks to oust ex-intel agency chief

Jan. 30, 2023 07:40 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's main opposition party is trying to get a rid of a member and former head of the country's domestic intelligence agency after he complained about what he said was a move toward “eliminatory racism against whites.” The leadership of the center-right...

Today in History: JAN 30, Tet Offensive begins

Jan. 30, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2023. There are 335 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. On this date: In 1649,...

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace again shattered by war

Jan. 27, 2023 17:28 PM EST

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors and other mourners commemorated the 78th anniversary Friday of the Nazi German death camp's liberation, some expressing horror that war has again shattered peace in Europe and the lesson of Never Again is being forgotten. The...

UN: Parts of internet becoming `toxic waste dumps' for hate

Jan. 27, 2023 16:50 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief warned on the day to remember victims of the Holocaust that “many parts of the internet are becoming toxic waste dumps for hate and vicious lies,” and urgently appealed for guardrails against hate speech. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...

Germany recalls overlooked LGBT victims of Nazi persecution

Jan. 27, 2023 12:13 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany commemorated the victims of Nazi persecution on the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, placing a focus Friday on people who were incarcerated and killed because of their sexual orientations and gender identities. Thousands...

Ukrainian presidency: 10 killed in latest Russian shelling

Jan. 27, 2023 10:14 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A new barrage of Russian shelling killed at least 10 Ukrainian civilians and wounded 20 others in a day, the office of Ukraine's president said Friday as the country worked to recover from an earlier wave of Russian missile strikes and drone attacks. Regional...

Hungary's Orban: Ukraine's backers have 'drifted' into war

Jan. 27, 2023 05:33 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Western countries that are providing weapons and money to assist Ukraine in its war with Russia have already “drifted” into becoming active participants in the conflict, Hungary's prime minister said on Friday. In an interview with Hungarian state...

78 years on, Jewish Holocaust rescuers want their story told

Jan. 27, 2023 01:13 AM EST

KIBBUTZ HAZOREA, Israel (AP) — Just before Nazi Germany invaded Hungary in March 1944, Jewish youth leaders in the eastern European country jumped into action: They formed an underground network that in the coming months would save tens of thousands of fellow Jews from the gas chambers. ...

Town where child cancer rose blasts deal over polluted site

Jan. 26, 2023 22:30 PM EST

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — In hindsight, it's clear that something was very wrong in this suburban town at the Jersey Shore, where many people worked at or lived near a chemical company that was flushing toxic waste into waterways and burying it in the ground. Men would come home from...