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Climate activists invade east German coal mines in protest

Nov. 30, 2019 11:21 AM EST

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Climate activists protested at open-pit coal mines in eastern Germany, pouring onto the premises to urge the government to immediately halt the use of coal to produce electricity. The news agency dpa reported that police estimated more than 2,000 people took part Saturday at sites...

Merkel’s heir apparent takes on critics, wins applause

Nov. 22, 2019 10:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s embattled heir apparent sought to silence critics Friday, throwing down the gauntlet for any member of the Christian Democratic Party to challenge her if they didn’t like the direction in which she was leading the party. Annegret...

Nothing to C: Climate activists prank Merkel’s CDU party

Nov. 21, 2019 11:20 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Environmental activists brazenly marched off with a giant letter “C” from the entrance of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party headquarters in broad daylight Thursday in a stunt to protest its climate change policies. Members of Greenpeace waltzed into the CDU...

Soccer fans tear down 'Berlin Wall' at Hertha-Leipzig game

Nov. 9, 2019 4:03 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German soccer fans tore down an artificial 'Berlin Wall' erected across the middle of the field at Hertha Berlin's Olympiastadion before the Bundesliga game against Leipzig on Saturday. Leipzig won 4-2 to put a dampener on Hertha's celebration of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin...

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...

Germany's president wraps up US charm offensive in Boston

Oct. 31, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Germany's president on Thursday called for shifting focus away from "tweets and tirades" and toward upholding democracy and strengthening the relationship between his country and the United States. Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave a brief speech at the Goethe Institute in Boston before attending...