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A World War II bomb prompted an evacuation in England before being taken to sea to be blown up

Feb. 23, 2024 13:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An unexploded World War II bomb was safely transported Friday through the eerily empty streets of the southwestern English port city of Plymouth before being placed on a boat for its next and final journey to sea where it will be blown up by naval divers. In what...

Gloom settles over Germany's economy, with businesses downbeat about the coming months

Feb. 23, 2024 11:59 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's businesses remain mired in pessimism, a key survey showed Friday, as Europe's largest economy struggles with shortages of skilled labor, slower global trade, high interest rates and political squabbling. The closely watched Ifo institute survey...

Germany's parliament votes to legalize limited marijuana possession and allow 'cannabis clubs'

Feb. 23, 2024 09:58 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Friday approved a government plan to liberalize rules on cannabis, paving the way for the country to decriminalize limited amounts of marijuana and allow members of “cannabis clubs” to buy it for recreational purposes. Parliament's lower house,...

Germany says Europe's largest economy is in 'troubled waters' and cuts its growth forecast

Feb. 21, 2024 11:31 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German government said Europe's largest economy was in “troubled waters” and slashed its growth forecast for this year as it struggles with a lack of skilled labor, excessive bureaucracy, high interest rates and lagging investment in new projects — while a...

How the Kremlin weaponized Russian history — and has used it to justify the war in Ukraine

Feb. 21, 2024 07:06 AM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Earlier this month, when Tucker Carlson asked Vladimir Putin about his reasons for invading Ukraine two years ago, Putin gave him a lecture on Russian history. The 71-year-old Russian leader spent more than 20 minutes showering a baffled Carlson with dates and names going...

Wings forward Sabally has shoulder procedure after getting hurt with Germany in Olympic qualifier

Feb. 20, 2024 20:38 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally had what the team called a shoulder procedure after she got hurt playing for Germany in an Olympic qualifying tournament earlier this month. The Wings didn't elaborate on what procedure she had Tuesday, and said no...

What's behind Germany's transport strikes that have stranded air, rail and bus travelers?

Feb. 20, 2024 10:05 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of travelers across Germany found themselves stranded on Tuesday when ground staff walked off the job at seven of the country’s biggest airports. The one-day strike by the Ver.di labor union, which runs until 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, affects several hundred...

Andreas Brehme, scorer of West Germany's winning goal in the 1990 World Cup final, dies at 63

Feb. 20, 2024 08:02 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Andreas Brehme, who fired West Germany to the 1990 World Cup title with the only goal in the final against Diego Maradona's Argentina, has died. He was 63. Brehme's partner Susanne Schaefer confirmed his death in a statement to Germany's dpa news agency on Tuesday....

American man admits to attacking 2 US tourists and killing one of them near a famous German castle

Feb. 19, 2024 21:59 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An American man on Monday admitted to charges of murder and rape after he allegedly pushed two U.S. women down a ravine, fatally injuring one of them near Germany's Neuschwanstein castle last year. The 31-year-old defendant admitted to the charges during the start of...

WWII Monuments Men weren't all men. The female members finally move into the spotlight

Feb. 17, 2024 17:42 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — After World War II, the U.S. Army’s art experts set out to find and return millions of works stolen by the Nazis. Known as the Monuments Men, they included Mary Regan Quessenberry, who from her base in Berlin traveled to examine stolen works, tracked looting cases and investigated...