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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...

Ex-Nazi camp secretary, 96, appears in court for indictment

Oct. 19, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 96-year-old former secretary for the Stutthof concentration camp’s SS commander appeared before a court in northern Germany on Tuesday to formally hear the charges against her. The indictment read out before the state court in Itzehoe, near Hamburg,...

Judges release ex-Nazi camp secretary, 96, who skipped court

Oct. 05, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A 96-year-old former secretary for the Stutthof concentration camp's SS commander was released from detention on Tuesday, five days after she was taken into custody for skipping the start of her trial in northern Germany. The German woman was picked up by...

German cleric defends pope's decision to keep archbishop

Sep. 20, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the German Bishops’ Conference on Monday defended the pope’s decision to allow the archbishop of Hamburg to stay on at this post, despite being faulted for his handling of sexual abuse allegations. Limburg Bishop...

Pope rejects German archbishop's resignation over abuse

Sep. 15, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Pope Francis has rejected the resignation of the archbishop of Hamburg, who offered to step down in March after a report faulted him for his handling of sexual abuse allegations in his previous diocese. The papal nuncio's office in Berlin said in a...

3 contrasting candidates seek chancellery in German election

Sep. 13, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is seeing its first three-way contest for the chancellery, with the environmentalist Greens joining the country's two traditional big parties in fielding a candidate. Chancellor Angela Merkel said nearly three years ago that she wouldn't seek a...