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Relatives of German bus crash victims arrive in Madeira

Apr. 19, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

FUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — Relatives of some of the 29 German tourists who died in a bus crash in Madeira arrived on the Portuguese island on Friday as investigators pushed on with the task of finding out why the bus veered off the road and plunged down a slope. German tour operator Trendtours said it had...

Portugal says all 29 dead in bus crash were German

Apr. 18, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — All the 29 people killed in a tour bus crash on Portugal's Madeira Island were German, Portugal's foreign ministry confirmed Thursday. The bus carrying 55 people, all German tourists except a Portuguese driver and guide, rolled down a steep hill after veering off the road on a bend...

The Latest: Portugal confirms 29 Germans killed on Madeira

Apr. 18, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on the deadly bus crash on Portuguese island of Madeira (all times local): 2 p.m. Portugal's foreign ministry has confirmed that all 29 people killed in a tour bus crash on Madeira Island were German. Authorities previously said they were still working to identify the...

Portuguese foreign ministry confirms the 29 people killed in tour bus crash in Madeira were German

Apr. 18, 2019 7:55 AM EDT
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese foreign ministry confirms the 29 people killed in tour bus crash in Madeira were German .

Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 29 on Portugal's Madeira

Apr. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus, which was carrying 55 people, rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital,...

Bus carrying Germans crashes, kills 28 on Portugal's Madeira

Apr. 17, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 28 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus carrying 55 people rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the capital, Funchal, and...

Greek PM says he will revive bid for German WWII reparations

Apr. 17, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister said Wednesday his government "promptly" will formally revive a long-standing demand for Germany to pay vast reparations for the World War II Nazi occupation. Alexis Tsipras said that now Greece has exited its bailout programs, in which Germany was a key...

German minister calls for lower tax on long-distance trains

Apr. 17, 2019 9:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's transport minister is calling for a cut in tax on long-distance train travel to encourage more people to travel by rail and advance climate protection. Andreas Scheuer told Wednesday's edition of mass-circulation daily Bild that value-added tax on long-distance train tickets should...

German government halves 2019 growth forecast to 0.5%

Apr. 17, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday slashed its 2019 economic growth forecast for the country for the second time this year, halving its outlook to a meager 0.5%. The update came less than three months after the government cut its forecast to 1% from 1.8% in late January. Weaker growth...

The Latest: Germany sets tougher rules for deporting migrant

Apr. 17, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local): 12:20 p.m. The German government has agreed on a set of rules aimed at making it harder for failed asylum seekers to avoid deportation. The country's top security official, Horst Seehofer, said Wednesday that the...