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Ukrainian leaders: Stay calm, Russian invasion not imminent

Jan. 25, 2022 16:09 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's leaders sought Tuesday to reassure the nation that an invasion from neighboring Russia was not imminent, even as they acknowledged the threat is real and received a shipment of U.S. military equipment to shore up their defenses. Moscow has denied it...

German caution on arms to Ukraine rooted in history, energy

Jan. 25, 2022 13:27 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s refusal to join other NATO members in providing weapons to Ukraine has annoyed some allies and raised questions about Berlin’s resolve in standing up to Russia. The issue rose to the fore over the weekend following a report that Berlin had gone so far as...

EXPLAINER: What are US options for sanctions against Putin?

Jan. 25, 2022 11:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The financial options being considered to punish President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades Ukraine range from the sweeping to the acutely personal — from cutting Russia off from U.S. dollars and international banking to slapping sanctions on a former Olympic gymnast reported...

European court says Turkey violated journalist's rights

Jan. 25, 2022 09:57 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday that Turkey violated the rights of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel, who was jailed in Turkey for a year and later convicted of engaging in propaganda in favor of Kurdish rebels. The Strasbourg,...

German far-right names long-shot presidential candidate

Jan. 25, 2022 09:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The far-right Alternative for Germany party on Tuesday presented a member of former Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union as its long-shot candidate to become the country’s next president, prompting his own party to call for him to leave or face possible...

German hockey players call for league stoppage for Olympics

Jan. 25, 2022 08:57 AM EST

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Players called on the German hockey league to consider suspending its operations Tuesday because of coronavirus outbreaks, just as its 2018 men's silver medal-winning national team revealed its roster for next month's Olympics. The Ice Hockey Players' Union,...

BioNTech, Google, Deutsche Bahn back African-founded AI firm

Jan. 25, 2022 08:04 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Vaccine maker BioNTech, Google and rail firm Deutsche Bahn are among the companies investing in African-founded artificial intelligence company InstaDeep. The company, now based in London, announced Tuesday that it has raised $100 million from investors, allowing it...

German business confidence perks up after 6-month decline

Jan. 25, 2022 05:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Business confidence in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, has picked up unexpectedly after a six-month slide, a closely watched survey showed Tuesday. The Ifo institute said its monthly confidence increased to 95.7 points in January from 94.8 in December. Economists...

77 years after Auschwitz, Jews honor those who rescued them

Jan. 25, 2022 03:36 AM EST

DURACH, Germany (AP) — Andrzej Sitkowski was 15 years old when his mother told him that she had been asked by a neighbor to hide a little Jewish girl from the Nazis at their home. “It was a short conversation, and then, yes, we decided to take in Hadassah and she was brought over...

LOT plane makes emergency landing after cabin pressure loss

Jan. 24, 2022 15:35 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish LOT airlines whose passengers included four Polish members of the European Parliament made an emergency landing at a German airport Monday after suffering cabin pressure loss. The plane was flying from Warsaw to Brussels when it suffered the pressure...