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Sheep, goats join in German efforts to encourage vaccination

Jan. 03, 2022 10:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Tasty bits of bread did the trick for about 700 sheep and goats to join Germany's drive to encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The animals were arranged on Monday into the shape of a roughly 100-meter (330-foot) syringe in a field at...

German officials say arrest foiled planned Islamist attack

Dec. 10, 2021 09:59 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German security officials said Friday that they have a foiled a planned Islamist attack, after arresting a man in the northern city of Hamburg over the summer who had been trying to buy weapons and make explosives. Hamburg's top security official, Andy Grote,...

Live updates: Greek lawmakers OK vaccine mandate for elderly

Dec. 01, 2021 17:05 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece -- Greek lawmakers have approved legislation making vaccination for COVID-19 mandatory for all people aged over 60 living in the country on pain of a monthly fine, to deal with an infection surge and the emergence of the omicron variant. The draft law...

Scholz seals deal to crown career as German chancellor

Nov. 24, 2021 13:43 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Olaf Scholz is set to become post-World War II Germany's ninth chancellor, crowning a career that has seen him serve in a string of top government posts, after leading his party to an election comeback that appeared hugely unlikely just a few months ago. ...

Germany: Islamic extremist motive possible in train attack

Nov. 16, 2021 08:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they are no longer ruling out an Islamic extremist motive in a knife attack on a train earlier this month that left four people wounded. Prosecutors in Munich said Tuesday that Islamic State group propaganda videos had been found on...