Latest Cologne News

Inflation hits record 10% in 19 EU countries using euro

Sep. 30, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation in the European countries using the euro currency has broken into double digits as prices for electricity and natural gas soar, signaling a looming winter recession for one of the globe's major economies as higher prices undermine consumers' spending power. ...

After 90 years, German bakery to close as energy costs soar

Sep. 23, 2022 03:51 AM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — For 90 years, Engelbert Schlechtrimen's family has been baking wheat rolls, rye bread and chocolate cakes in this western German city. Next month, they will turn off the ovens for good, because they can no longer afford rising energy prices resulting from Russia's war in...

Human remains, debris found at Baltic Sea plane crash site

Sep. 06, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Human remains and debris have been found in the Baltic Sea during a search operation off Latvia’s coast where a private jet crashed in mysterious circumstances, likely killing all four occupants. Lt. Cmdr. Peteris Subbota, head of the Latvian military’s Marine...

Lithuania protest denied, Germany wins in 2OT at EuroBasket

Sep. 04, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Lithuania unsuccessfully protested its double-overtime loss to Germany at the EuroBasket tournament Sunday, arguing that referees did not award it a free throw following a technical foul in regulation. FIBA denied the protest. That means...

2 young brothers who drowned in Germany were UK tourists

Aug. 26, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Two young brothers who drowned in a lake in western Germany were British tourists, authorities said Friday. The boys, aged 7 and 9, were reported missing by their parents at a designated swimming area on Eiserbach Lake south of Aachen, near the border with Belgium. ...

Rhine River could fall below critical mark, risking industry

Aug. 11, 2022 01:39 AM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Water levels on the Rhine River could reach a critically low point in the coming days, German officials said Wednesday, making it increasingly difficult to transport goods — including coal and gasoline — as drought and an energy crisis grip Europe. Weeks...

Houshang Ebtehaj, prominent Iranian poet, dies at 94

Aug. 10, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Houshang Ebtehaj, a distinguished Iranian poet whose small but influential body of work made him a major figure in his own country and in world literature, died on Wednesday in Cologne, Germany. He was 94. His death was confirmed by his daughter, Yalda Ebtehaj,...

Cologne's Pride parade draws upwards of 1 million in Germany

Jul. 03, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Around 1 million people turned out for the Pride parade in the western German city of Cologne on Sunday, either to participate or to watch the colorful festivities. Around 180 LGBTQ groups and music floats took part in the parade through the city center —...