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German court convicts ex-IS member in Yazidi girl's death

Nov. 30, 2021 08:38 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A former member of the Islamic State group was convicted by a German court on Tuesday of genocide and committing a war crime over the death of a 5-year-old Yazidi girl he had purchased as a slave and then chained up in the hot sun to die. The Frankfurt...

NATO warns Russia to avoid costly mistake in Ukraine

Nov. 30, 2021 08:29 AM EST

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — NATO foreign ministers warned Russia on Tuesday that any attempt to further destabilize Ukraine would be a costly mistake as concern mounts that Moscow could be preparing an invasion of its neighbor. NATO is worried about a Russian buildup of heavy...

German police smash cocaine ring accused of smuggling tons

Nov. 30, 2021 07:49 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators said 14 suspects were arrested Tuesday in an investigation of a gang accused of bringing nearly five metric tons (5.5 U.S. tons) of cocaine from South America to Germany. The investigation was triggered by the seizure in a shipping...

Germany: Burglars knock hole in wall to steal Lego bricks

Nov. 30, 2021 07:42 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police are looking for witnesses after burglars broke through the wall of a toy store to steal dozens of Lego sets. Police said Tuesday that the theft took place over the weekend in the western town of Lippstadt. The burglars...

Inflation in 19 nations using euro hits record high of 4.9%

Nov. 30, 2021 07:00 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Consumer prices across the 19 countries that use the euro currency are rising at a record rate as a result of a huge spike in energy costs this year, official figures showed Tuesday. Eurostat, the European Union's statistics agency, said the eurozone's...

Top German court upholds disputed national COVID measures

Nov. 30, 2021 05:17 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's highest court on Tuesday rejected complaints against curfews and other restrictions imposed by federal legislation earlier this year in areas where the coronavirus was spreading quickly — a decision that could help the country's leaders as they struggle to tackle a...

German governors, Merkel to discuss virus amid high cases

Nov. 29, 2021 15:03 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks Tuesday with the governors of Germany's 16 states amid growing concerns about the steep rise in new coronavirus cases in the country. Merkel's office confirmed Monday that the outgoing chancellor would have a video...

Rangnick, German soccer's 'Professor,' hired by Man United

Nov. 29, 2021 10:43 AM EST

As the pioneer of a high-intensity pressing game adopted widely across Germany, Ralf Rangnick was an inspiration for coaches like Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel who have gone on to be successful at two of England’s biggest soccer teams. At the age of 63, Rangnick is...

Millions of German state employees to get raise, COVID bonus

Nov. 29, 2021 07:56 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — About 3.5 million state-level employees and civil servants in Germany will receive a 2.8% raise and a tax-free COVID-19 bonus of 1,300 euros ($1,470) next year. The agreement announced by the ver.di and dbb unions Monday also will see higher raises and...

German court: widow not entitled to damages awarded to Kohl

Nov. 29, 2021 07:05 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court ruled on Monday that the widow of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl isn't entitled to 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in damages that the country's late leader was awarded in a legal battle with his one-time ghostwriter. Kohl was awarded...