Latest German armed forces News

Germany to wind down Mali military mission by mid-2024

Nov. 22, 2022 12:26 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Tuesday that it plans to wind down the country's participation in a U.N. military mission in Mali by the middle of 2024. Chancellor Olaf Scholz's spokesman, Steffen Hebestreit, said in a brief statement that the government will propose to...

Former German reserve officer convicted of spying for Russia

Nov. 18, 2022 10:28 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A former German military reserve officer was convicted Friday of spying for Russian intelligence for several years and given a suspended sentence of a year and nine months. The Duesseldorf state court found that the defendant was in contact from October 2014 at the...

Chicago principal suspended over goose-stepping student

Nov. 06, 2022 13:22 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago high school principal has been suspended after a student in a German military uniform goose-stepped during a Halloween costume event. Joseph Powers told staff at Jones College Prep that the student was dressed as a Cold War-era East German soldier. But he...

Germany in deal for Slovenia to send tanks to Ukraine

Sep. 20, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Slovenia have sealed a deal that will see Slovenia send 28 tanks of Soviet-era design to Ukraine and get 40 modern military trucks from Germany, the German Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht agreed to sign a letter of...