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German star Friedrich wins another 4-man world bobsled title

Feb. 05, 2023 13:38 PM EST

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Francesco Friedrich drove to his fifth consecutive world four-man bobsled championship on Sunday, ending yet another dominant showing for Germany at the season’s biggest competition. Friedrich — also the two-time defending Olympic champion in the...

Column: IOC talks tough on Russia — until Paris on horizon

Feb. 03, 2023 16:35 PM EST

The IOC likes to talk tough — as long as it's not heading into an Olympic year. Not surprisingly, as we draw ever closer to the cash cow that is Paris 2024, the hypocrites running the Olympic movement are eager to get Russia back in the games. They'll surely find a...

Ukraine may also get old Leopard 1 tanks from German stocks

Feb. 03, 2023 08:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Ukraine could add old Leopard 1 battle tanks from German defense industry stocks to deliveries of modern tanks that Berlin and other governments pledged last week to counter Russian forces in the war. German government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit confirmed Friday...

Train hits boys in western Germany; 1 killed, 1 injured

Feb. 03, 2023 02:56 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — One boy was killed and another seriously injured when they were hit by a freight train in western Germany, police said Friday. The boys, ages 9 and 10, were hit by the train in Recklinghausen, in the Ruhr industrial region, on Thursday evening. The...

Today in History: FEB 3, The day the music died

Feb. 03, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2023. There are 331 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 3, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for a federal income tax, was ratified. ...

Germany's interior minister makes risky run for state office

Feb. 02, 2023 14:26 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s interior minister said Thursday that she plans to run for governor of her home state this fall but remain the country’s top security official in the meantime, a politically risky course that opponents assailed even before the announcement. Nancy Faeser...

How to make a mummy: Ancient Egyptian workshop has new clues

Feb. 01, 2023 11:04 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For thousands of years, ancient Egyptians mummified their dead in the search for eternal life. Now, researchers have used chemistry and an unusual collection of jars to figure out how they did it. Their study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, is based on a...

German beer sales up in 2022 after COVID pushed them down

Feb. 01, 2023 04:33 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German beer sales rose in 2022 after COVID-19 restrictions weighed on brewers in the previous two years, but the long-term trend remains downward and the World Cup soccer tournament in Qatar didn't get the taps flowing, according to official figures released Wednesday. ...

Boxer Klitschko joins fight against Olympic path for Russia

Jan. 31, 2023 12:36 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Wladimir Klitschko has joined Ukraine’s fight against IOC plans to let some Russians compete at the 2024 Paris Summer Games. The former heavyweight champion suggested in a video message published Monday that sports leaders will be accomplices...

Emhoff visits synagogue, Holocaust memorial in Berlin

Jan. 31, 2023 10:36 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, met with Ukrainian refugees at a Berlin synagogue and visited the city's Holocaust memorial on Tuesday as he wrapped up a tour of Poland and Germany focused on Holocaust remembrance and combating rising antisemitism. ...