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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...

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...

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...

German comedian loses case against Merkel over Erdogan poem

Apr. 16, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German comedian has lost a court case against Chancellor Angela Merkel's description of a crude poem he wrote about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as "deliberately hurtful." Amid tensions with Turkey over a TV satire poking fun at Erdogan, Jan Boehmermann read the poem on television...

Germany flips switch on Baltic Sea's biggest wind park

Apr. 16, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has officially switched on the biggest offshore wind park in the Baltic Sea, which will supply some 400,000 households with electricity. The Arkona facility about 35 kilometers (22 miles) northeast of Germany's Baltic island of Ruegen went online Tuesday. It is operated by German...

German government plane blocks runway at Berlin airport

Apr. 16, 2019 7:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A rough landing by a German government plane at one of Berlin's airports brought flights to a standstill for more than two hours on Tuesday, adding to a long list of embarrassing mishaps for the military-operated fleet. The German air force, which operates the aircraft, said both wings of the...

Merkel voices concern about situation in Libya, Sudan

Apr. 15, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expressing concern about the human rights situation in Libya and Sudan while calling for an improved approach to the factors that force people to migrate. Merkel said before a meeting Monday with the head of the U.N. refugee agency that "the challenges (of...

Merkel calls Netanyahu, stresses need for two-state solution

Apr. 15, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his re-election and stressed the need to work toward a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Merkel's office said she insisted, in a phone conversation Monday, on the continued...