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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, is flanked by Italian President Sergio Mattarella after visiting the Duomo gothic cathedral, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Steinmeier is scheduled to meet doctors, medical staff and former patients to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and Germany's support to Italy during his two-day visit. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Italian virus survivor tells German leader: Germany saved me

Sep. 17, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — An Italian coronavirus survivor from Bergamo warmly thanked Germany’s visiting president on Thursday for lifesaving treatment he received in the eastern Germany city of Leipzig. Frank-Walter Steinmeier met medical personnel who treated coronavirus patients during his visit to Milan, the...

Participants of a demonstration march to support two squat dwellings through the Connewitz district of Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. The demonstrators are marching under the motto

Germany: Protesters clash with police in city of Leipzig

Sep. 6, 2020 6:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators protesting against gentrification clashed with police in the eastern German city of Leipzig for a third night in a row, injuring 11 officers, police said Sunday. The protests, which started Thursday night, began after police ended the squatting of two buildings in...

22 August 2020, Saxony, Leipzig: Test persons of a large-scale experiment of the University Medicine Halle/Saale are standing at the entrance in front of the Arena Leipzig. Around 2200 visitors take part in the experiment entitled

How does coronavirus spread at a concert? Germans do a test

Aug. 22, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany held a pop concert Saturday to see how those attending could spread coronavirus if they had it. German researchers studying COVID-19 packed part of a Leipzig arena with volunteers, collecting data in a “real life” simulation of a pop concert but one with strict health...

Lyon players celebrate after winning the Champions League quarterfinal match against Manchester City at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020. (Franck Fife/Pool Photo via AP)

France vs Germany semis mark Champions League power shift

Aug. 16, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Emmanuel Macron was quick to appropriate France's unexpected Champions League prowess for political purposes. “In Brussels, as on the pitches," the French president tweeted. "France and Germany, engines of Europe!” The most powerful voices in European Union...

Leipzig's Tyler Adams scores his side's second goal during the Champions League quarterfinal match between RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Miguel A. Lopes/Pool Photo via AP)

Sadness to surreal: The biggest day in Tyler Adams' career

Aug. 14, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

LISBON (AP) — A day that ended with Tyler Adams producing the biggest moment in Leipzig’s history — and his own young career — started in disappointment. Coach Julian Nagelsmann had to break the news to the 21-year-old American midfielder that he wouldn’t be starting the...