Latest Hamburg News

Pera beats top-seeded Krejcikova for 12th straight win

Aug. 24, 2022 18:42 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bernarda Pera extended her career-best winning streak to 12 matches, beatiung top-seeded Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals in Tennis in The Land. Pera, ranked No. 51, broke 2021 French Open champion Krejcikova...

Germany's Scholz questioned over handling of tax scam

Aug. 19, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German leader Olaf Scholz has denied intervening on behalf of a private bank embroiled in a tax evasion scam when he was mayor of the northern city of Hamburg, allegations that have dogged him since before he took office as chancellor last year. Testifying Friday...

Scholz confident Germany can weather energy crisis in winter

Aug. 11, 2022 09:55 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pledged his government won't leave citizens freezing or unable to pay their energy bills but acknowledged Thursday that his country faces considerable challenges in the coming months. Rising fuel costs sparked by Russia's war against...

Over 1,000 Lufthansa flights canceled as staff strikes

Jul. 27, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — More than 1,000 Lufthansa flights were canceled Wednesday because of a one-day strike by the airline's German ground staff, affecting tens of thousands of passengers in the latest travel turmoil to hit Europe. About 134,000 passengers had to change their travel plans...

Prominent German TV director who faced rape claim dies at 82

Jul. 20, 2022 07:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Dieter Wedel, one of Germany's best-known TV directors and scriptwriters, has died, a court that was considering a case in which he was accused of sexual assault said Wednesday. He was 82. The Munich state court said that Wedel died in Hamburg on July 13, German news...

Dock workers' strike hits cargo handling at German ports

Jul. 15, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Dock workers at Germany's North Sea ports went on strike Friday in the latest of several walkouts that have added pressures on shipping as their union demands a hefty pay rise to counter high inflation. The 48-hour strike, which is to end on Saturday morning, has...

Germany wants ads, influencers to note use of beauty filters

Jul. 01, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German state officials said Friday that they want advertisers and social media influencers to label any photos that have used so-called beauty filters. Critics argue that the filters, which offer easy ways to touch up images and remove supposed blemishes, promote...