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Germany appoints central bank IT chief to head cybersecurity

Feb. 07, 2023 07:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government announced the appointment Tuesday of the European Central Bank's head of IT systems to lead the national cybersecurity agency, months after her predecessor was removed following reports of possible problematic ties to Russia. Interior Minister...

European Central Bank head says "we know that we are not done" with interest rate hikes even after plan for March rise

Feb. 02, 2023 09:18 AM EST
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head says "we know that we are not done" with interest rate hikes even after plan for March rise.

European Central Bank pushes through large half-point interest rate hike to combat inflation, intends the same in March

Feb. 02, 2023 08:19 AM EST
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank pushes through large half-point interest rate hike to combat inflation, intends the same in March.

Police: No one believed missing in Austrian avalanche

Dec. 26, 2022 04:40 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Police said Monday they believe no one is missing after a Christmas Day avalanche that swept across a ski trail near the town of Zuers in western Austria. First responders initially assumed as many as 10 people could be buried based on cell phone video...

German official dedicates legal win against Twitter to Fauci

Dec. 15, 2022 15:53 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German official who won a defamation case against Twitter this week dedicated his legal victory to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert targeted by the microblogging site's new owner, Elon Musk. A Frankfurt regional court ruled Wednesday that...

European Central Bank raises interest rates by slightly slower pace, expects to keep hikes going to tackle inflation

Dec. 15, 2022 08:27 AM EST
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank raises interest rates by slightly slower pace, expects to keep hikes going to tackle inflation.

German 'babysitter' on trial in huge child sexual abuse case

Dec. 06, 2022 06:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 45-year-old German man who had offered babysitting services online went on trial Tuesday in the western city of Cologne accused of almost 100 counts of child sexual abuse. Prosecutors told the Cologne regional court that the man documented the abuse of babies,...

Lufthansa settles dispute with excluded Jewish passengers

Dec. 01, 2022 07:51 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa said Thursday that it has reached a settlement with most members of a group of Orthodox Jewish passengers who weren't allowed to board a flight in Frankfurt earlier this year after some had refused to wear masks. Lufthansa apologized after...

Paxten Aaronson joins Frankfurt from Philadelphia Union

Nov. 17, 2022 15:47 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt signed promising attacking midfielder Paxten Aaronson, the younger brother of United States midfielder Brenden Aaronson, from MLS team Philadelphia Union on Thursday. The 19-year-old Aaronson, an American under-20 international, will...

German man sentenced to prison for sending dozens of threats

Nov. 17, 2022 09:55 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German man was sentenced Thursday to nearly six years in prison for sending threatening letters to politicians, lawyers and journalists signed with the acronym of a neo-Nazi group. A court in Frankfurt found the 54-year-old man guilty on a range of charges including...