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  • $7.9m Obama Ireland trip included $251,161 for Michelle Obama's Dublin 'sightseeing'

    The White House spent $7.9 million flying the first family to the 2013 G-8 summit in northern Ireland, a venture that included a sightseeing tour of Dublin by first lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters that cost $251,161, according to new documents. The first lady's entourage spent...

  • Head of German NSA inquiry quits over Snowden row

    BERLIN (AP) — The head of a German parliamentary inquiry into surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency has resigned, citing tensions over whether to seek testimony from NSA leaker Edward Snowden. All four parties in Germany's lower house, the Bundestag, agreed last month to launch...

  • Evil leaders like Adolf Hitler don't reach positions of power without help

    "Engineering Evil" is a documentary recently shown on the Military History channel. It's a story of Nazi Germany's murder campaign before and during World War II. According to some estimates, 16 million Jews and other people died at the hands of Nazis.

  • Married couples separated by German language test

    BERLIN (AP) — Michael Guhle met the love of his life on the beach of a little fishing village in Vietnam. Thi An Nguyen was selling freshly cooked mussels and fruit to the German tourist and they immediately clicked. Soon the Berlin nursing home worker was saving up all of his money and...

  • German Cabinet approves national minimum wage

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet approved a national minimum wage for Germany on Wednesday, guaranteeing workers at least 8.50 euros per hour ($11.75) starting next year. German wages had for decades been left to trade unions and business groups to establish for regions or...

  • Germany arrests 3 over hard-line Syria group ties

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities arrested three people in raids Monday against suspected supporters of a hard-line Islamic group in Syria, a move meant to curb the possible risks posed by extremists returning from Syria's civil war. Federal prosecutors said 10 apartments in Berlin, Frankfurt...

  • Amazon workers on strike in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — Workers at one of Amazon.com's German distribution centers are on strike in a dispute over wages. The ver.di union said Monday that workers at the American online retailer's logistics center in Leipzig were staging the short-term warning strike to try to get management to return...

  • Widespread flight cancellations in German strikes

    BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of flights were canceled at airports across Germany on Thursday after ground crews, baggage handlers and other public workers walked off the job to press their demands for higher pay. At Frankfurt airport alone, one of Europe's busiest, 550 takeoffs and landings were...

  • German collector to return 1st looted artwork

    BERLIN (AP) — A recluse who hoarded a priceless art collection at his homes in Germany and Austria — including works possibly looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis — has for the first time agreed to hand back a piece of art, his representatives said Wednesday. The unidentified artwork...

  • Union calls strike at German airports Thursday

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's main public-sector union has called on workers at Frankfurt and most of the country's other major airports to go on strike Thursday to reinforce pay demands for some 2.1 million workers. The 11-hour strike at Frankfurt, Germany's largest airport, will last...

  • German business optimism slips amid Ukraine crisis

    BERLIN (AP) — Business confidence in Germany has slipped back from a 2 ½-year high as tensions over Ukraine cloud companies' outlook for the next six months, a closely watched survey showed Tuesday. The Ifo institute said its monthly confidence index dropped to 110.7 points this month from...

  • Obama speaks to Angela Merkel about Crimean crisis

    President Obama on Tuesday spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about their response to Russia's annexation of Crimea. White House press secretary Jay Carney said they discussed “the collaboration that the two leaders have engaged in with our shared allies and others to ensure that the...



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