Latest German armed forces News

German prosecutors: Soldier may have fabricated attack story

Nov. 14, 2019 5:23 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin prosecutors say they are investigating whether a soldier with Turkish heritage made up a claim that he was assaulted by men who told him he didn’t have the right to wear a German uniform. Prosecutors said Thursday they have found contradictions in the soldier’s claims...

Pompeo stresses NATO's importance in Germany visit

Nov. 7, 2019 3:02 PM EST

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his German counterpart stressed the close ties between their two countries Thursday, batting away talk of trans-Atlantic friction and insisting that the NATO alliance that both are part of remains relevant today. Their strong defense of the...

The Latest: Kurdish fighters pull out of Syrian border town

Oct. 20, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A spokesman for the main Kurdish-led group in Syria says their fighters have evacuated the northern town of Ras al-Ayn, saying they have no armed presence there anymore. Kino Gabriel of the Syrian...

German official condemns violence at Kurdish protest rallies

Oct. 17, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German security official on Thursday condemned violence during protests by Kurds in Germany against Turkey's military operation in northern Syria. The interior minister of the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Herbert Reul, said that "the limits of our tolerance have clearly...

Garden honors woman whose family saved Jews in World War II

Sep. 27, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — After immigrating to the United States, Wilhelmina Wiegman rarely talked about how her family in the Netherlands sheltered a Jewish couple and their daughter fleeing Nazi persecution during World War II. But descendants of the couple, Georg Froehlich and Edith Froehlich, wanted to do...

Parachutists jump over Dutch heath to mark WWII operation

Sep. 21, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

GINKEL HEATH, Netherlands (AP) — Parachutes glowing gold and white against clear blue skies, hundreds of paratroopers floated to the ground in the eastern Netherlands on Saturday to mark the 75th anniversary of a daring but ultimately unsuccessful mission that Allied commanders hoped would bring a swift...