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Germany reports labor shortage in one-sixth of professions

Jun. 02, 2023 08:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has labor shortages in one-sixth of professions and the number is growing, the national labor agency said Friday as ministers prepare to travel to Brazil to encourage the recruitment of caregivers. Germany has Europe's biggest economy. The Federal Labor Agency...

China Ukraine envoy urges governments to 'stop sending weapons to the battlefield,' negotiate peace

Jun. 02, 2023 07:11 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Ukraine envoy called on other governments Friday to “stop sending weapons to the battlefield” and appealed for peace talks at a time when Washington and its European allies are ramping up supplies of missiles and tanks to Ukrainian forces trying to recapture...

Centrist parties alarmed as poll shows growing support for German far right

Jun. 02, 2023 05:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Prominent members of German mainstream parties have expressed alarm at a new poll that shows support for the far-right Alternative for Germany at a record high. The DeutschlandTrend survey, conducted monthly by infratest dimap for public broadcaster ARD, that was...

Government body warns of increased health threats from climate change in Germany

Jun. 01, 2023 09:56 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's disease control agency warned Thursday that rising temperatures due to global warming will increase the likelihood of heat stroke, vector-borne illnesses and other health risks in the country. The Robert Koch Institute said lung diseases from forest fires...

Investigators say damaged ties caused German derailment that killed 5

Jun. 01, 2023 06:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A train derailment a year ago in the German Alps that left five people dead was caused primarily by damaged concrete ties on the track, investigators said Thursday. The double-deck regional train derailed on June 3, 2022, shortly after leaving the Alpine resort town...

Scuffles in German cities after student who attacked neo-Nazis is convicted

Jun. 01, 2023 06:11 AM EDT

Sympathizers of a young woman given a lengthy prison sentence for participating in attacks on neo-Nazis and other right-wing extremists held protests and scuffled with police in some German cities after the verdict. The Dresden state court on Wednesday convicted Lina E., whose full...

German prosecutors say they'll examine objects found in McCann search in Portugal

Jun. 01, 2023 05:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Thursday that they will examine objects that were found in a search in Portugal last week for clues regarding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, but can't yet say whether they are linked to the British girl who went missing in 2007. ...

Europe sees inflation drop to 6.1%, but real relief for consumers will take months

Jun. 01, 2023 05:04 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's inflation took a positive turn with a significant drop to 6.1%, but prices are still posing a pinch to shoppers who are yet to see real relief in what they pay for food and other necessities. The annual figure in May eased from 7% in April for the...

Today in History: June 1, GM enters bankruptcy protection

Jun. 01, 2023 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2023. There are 213 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 1, 1813, the mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gave the order,...

German police say teen injured in post-match brawl with French team has died

May. 31, 2023 12:15 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A 15-year-old soccer player has died after suffering severe brain injuries during a post-match brawl with an opposing team at an international youth tournament in Germany over the weekend, officials said Wednesday. Frankfurt police said in a statement that...