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Bayer Leverkusen has won the German Cup and completed unbeaten domestic double

May. 25, 2024 16:03 PM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen has won the German Cup and completed unbeaten domestic double.

German authorities arrest 2 men suspected of plotting a knife attack at a synagogue

May. 24, 2024 11:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Friday that they have arrested two men suspected of plotting a knife attack on worshippers at a synagogue in the southwestern city of Heidelberg. The suspects, who are 24 and 18 years old, were detained during separate police operations in the...

German police clear pro-Palestinian protesters from Berlin university

May. 23, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police cleared about 150 pro-Palestinian demonstrators from a Berlin university faculty on Thursday, ending one of a wave of student-led protests across Europe over Israel’s conduct in its war against Hamas. Activists had occupied several...

Politically motivated crimes in Germany reached their highest level in 2023 since tracking began

May. 21, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Politically motivated crime in Germany last year reached its highest level since the government started tracking it more than 20 years ago, with the greatest threat coming from people with far-right motivations, the country's top security official said Tuesday. ...

German council approves a revised plan by Tesla to expand its plant near Berlin

May. 17, 2024 05:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A local council in Germany approved a plan by electric carmaker Tesla to expand the grounds of its first plant in Europe, a proposal which has drawn persistent protests this year. Councilors in the Gruenheide municipality, just outside Berlin, voted 11-6 Thursday...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 10, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ No, France did not deploy troops to...

Russia celebrates victory in World War II as Putin accuses the West of fueling global conflicts

May. 09, 2024 17:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Thursday wrapped itself in patriotic pageantry for Victory Day, as President Vladimir Putin celebrated the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II by hailing his forces fighting in Ukraine and blasting the West for fueling conflicts around the world. Even...

Another German politician is attacked as concerns rise over violence ahead of EU elections in June

May. 08, 2024 06:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A prominent Berlin politician was violently assaulted and suffered injuries to her head and neck, police said Wednesday, in the latest attack on elected officials that raises concern over rising political violence in Germany. Franziska Giffey, the city's top economic...

Pro-Palestinian student protests spread across Europe. Some are allowed. Some are stopped

May. 08, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Campus protests by pro-Palestinian activists spread across Europe on Tuesday as some called for a break in academic ties with Israel over the war in Gaza, while schools increasingly faced the question under debate in the U.S.: Allow or intervene? German police...

Berlin police break up a pro-Palestinian student camp at the city's Free University as protests over war in Gaza spread

May. 07, 2024 07:47 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police break up a pro-Palestinian student camp at the city's Free University as protests over war in Gaza spread.