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Merkel's bloc pledges stability, renewal to German voters

Jun. 21, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s center-right bloc is pledging to boost the economy without raising taxes and make the country “climate neutral” by 2045 while still preserving industrial jobs. The promises were part of its platform released Monday for the September election that will determine...

Rainstorms bring relief as Europe suffers deadly heat wave

Jun. 21, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Thunderstorms brought a much-needed cooldown to parts of Western Europe over the weekend as the continent sweltered under its first summer heat wave. Dozens of people were reported drowned as they sought relief from the heat. Forecasters predicted further...

Berlin museum centering on Germans expelled after WWII opens

Jun. 21, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Monday opened a museum exploring the fate of millions of Germans forced to leave eastern and central Europe at the end of World War II, along with other forced displacements of the 20th and 21st centuries — a sensitive project that has taken years to realize. ...

German tourists investigated in Italy for fatal boat crash

Jun. 21, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Two German tourists from Munich are being investigated in Italy for a boat collision on Lake Garda that killed an Italian man and woman, Italian Carabinieri paramilitary police said. Italian state RaiNews24 TV said investigators were awaiting results on...

Russian research assistant arrested for spying in Germany

Jun. 21, 2021 04:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A Russian man who worked at a German university has been arrested on suspicion of espionage for allegedly passing information to Russian intelligence, German prosecutors said Monday. The suspect, identified only as Ilnur N., was arrested on Friday, and his...

Libya's interim government reopens Mediterranean highway

Jun. 20, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s interim authorities reopened on Sunday the Mediterranean coastal highway linking the country’s long-divided eastern and western cities, in the latest bid to reunite the territories after years of civil war. The announcement comes three days...

Munich wants rainbow-colored stadium for game with Hungary

Jun. 20, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Hungary may play its final group game at the European Championship in a stadium lit up in rainbow colors. Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter said Sunday he was going to write to UEFA to ask for permission for Germany’s stadium to be lit up with the colors as a...

Germany clicks at Euro 2020 with 4-2 win over Portugal

Jun. 19, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Germany finally clicked into gear at the European Championship, with a little help from defending champion Portugal. The Portuguese became the first team to score two own-goals in one game at the continental tournament, giving the Germans a 4-2 victory on...

An architect of European unity moves ahead on sainthood path

Jun. 19, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Robert Schuman, a French statesman who paved the way for the bloc that eventually evolved into European Union, has moved ahead on the Catholic church’s path toward possible sainthood. The Vatican said Pope Francis on Saturday approved a decree...

NSA to NSO: NY filmmakers explore circles of surveillance

Jun. 18, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — American filmmaker Laura Poitras, known for her award-winning 2014 documentary on former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden and his revelations about the National Security Agency, has once again turned her camera on the watchmen. In an exhibition...