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Germany: Judges confirm arrest of 23 alleged coup plotters

Dec. 09, 2022 11:14 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Friday that judges have confirmed the arrest of 23 people detained earlier this week on suspicion of planning to topple the government, while the extradition of two others detained abroad is being sought. Prosecutors said 22 German citizens and...

UN rights chief: Iran seeks 'chilling effect' with execution

Dec. 09, 2022 08:19 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.’s top human rights official on Friday said Iran's first execution of a prisoner convicted for a crime allegedly committed during the country’s ongoing nationwide protests is “very troubling" and an attempt by Tehran to stifle further anti-government demonstrations. ...

German coup plot fueled by conspiracy claims, COVID measures

Dec. 09, 2022 03:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — An alleged plot to topple the German government, led by a self-styled prince, a retired paratrooper and a Berlin judge, had its roots in a murky mixture of post-war grudges, antisemitic conspiracy theories and anger over recent pandemic restrictions, experts say. ...

With vote ahead, Polish leader turns up anti-German rhetoric

Dec. 09, 2022 02:35 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling party leader claims Germany seeks to dominate Europe. He warns that Poles could end up under the “German heel." He snubs a German offer of anti-missile systems before Poland eventually accepts them — but gets in an anti-German dig along the way. ...

Ex-Wirecard boss on trial in fraud case that shamed Germany

Dec. 08, 2022 07:07 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The former chief executive of financial services company Wirecard and two other ex-managers went on trial Thursday over the firm's collapse in what has been described as the biggest case of fraud in post-war Germany. Wirecard was long the darling of Germany's fintech...

Suspected German coup plot spawns dozens of arrests

Dec. 08, 2022 04:24 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German police rounded up dozens of people including a self-styled prince, a retired paratrooper and a former judge Wednesday, accusing the suspects of discussing the violent overthrow of the government but leaving unclear how concrete the plans were. A German official...

Christmas ornament honors gingerbread White House tradition

Dec. 07, 2022 15:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — This year's Christmas ornament from the White House Historical Association honors the tradition of displaying a gingerbread model of the executive mansion as part of the holiday decorations at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The 2022 ornament — a gingerbread house shaped...

Poland reverses course, accepts German air defense system

Dec. 06, 2022 15:26 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's defense minister said Tuesday that his country will accept a Patriot missile defense system which Germany offered to deploy to Poland last month. The German offer was made after an errant missile fell in Poland near the border with Ukraine, killing...

India signals it will continue to buy oil from Russia

Dec. 05, 2022 06:25 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will prioritize its own energy needs and continue to buy oil from Russia, its foreign minister signaled Monday, as Western governments press Moscow with a price cap to squeeze its earnings from oil exports. Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar...

Germany welcomes Biden comments in trade dispute

Dec. 02, 2022 07:50 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Friday welcomed President Joe Biden's apparent willingness to discuss tweaking U.S. legislation that European leaders say unfairly discriminates against their industries. Biden acknowledged during a visit to Washington by French President Emmanuel Macron on...