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Zelenskyy aide: Ukraine needs funds, expand Russia sanctions

Sep. 22, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — In addition to the human cost of the war, Ukraine’s efforts to defend itself from Russia are placing a severe financial burden on the country that it can only bear with the help of outside support, a top Ukrainian government economist said Thursday. The speed of...

Germany in deal for Slovenia to send tanks to Ukraine

Sep. 20, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Slovenia have sealed a deal that will see Slovenia send 28 tanks of Soviet-era design to Ukraine and get 40 modern military trucks from Germany, the German Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht agreed to sign a letter of...

German gas importer Uniper says it's in “final discussions” with government on deal for Berlin to take majority stake

Sep. 20, 2022 10:47 AM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — German gas importer Uniper says it's in “final discussions” with government on deal for Berlin to take majority stake.

Scholz's party warns against possible far-right win in Italy

Sep. 19, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's ruling center-left party warned Monday that a victory for far-right leader Giorgia Meloni in Italy's upcoming election would be bad for Italians and European cooperation when many on the continent are feeling the strain of high energy prices. Lars Klingbeil,...

US forward Pefok’s bid for World Cup spot helps Union Berlin

Sep. 19, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Jordan Pefok’s bid to make the United States team for the World Cup is helping Union Berlin to an unprecedented spell at the top of the Bundesliga. Pefok scored the opening goal in Union’s win over Wolfsburg on Sunday, only four days after he was omitted from U.S....

Pelosi, other US lawmakers visit Armenia as cease-fire holds

Sep. 17, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A U.S. congressional delegation headed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi arrived Saturday in Armenia, where a cease-fire has held for three days after an outburst of fighting with neighboring Azerbaijan that killed more than 200 troops from both sides. ...

Pelosi to visit Armenia as cease-fire with Azerbaijan holds

Sep. 16, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said Friday she plans to make a weekend visit to Armenia, where a cease-fire held for a second day after an outburst of fighting with neighboring Azerbaijan that killed more than 200 troops from both sides. ...

German town votes to permit topless swimming in local pools

Sep. 16, 2022 11:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A town in central Germany has voted in favor of letting all swimmers bathe topless at its four municipal pools. German news agency dpa reported Friday that officials in Goettingen had initially permitted topless bathing on weekends after a person who identified as...

Germany takes control of 3 Russian-owned oil refineries

Sep. 16, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is taking control of three Russian-owned refineries in the country to ensure energy security before an embargo on oil from Russia takes effect next year, officials said Friday. Two subsidiaries of Russian oil giant Rosneft — Rosneft Deutschland GmbH and RN...

Germany urges firms to make tax-free payments to employees

Sep. 15, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is urging companies to make a one-off payment to their employees of up to 3,000 euros (dollars) as a way of addressing the impact of rising prices while preventing a spiral of inflation in Europe’s biggest economy. Chancellor Olaf Scholz said...