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  • Berlin mayor to resign by end of year

    BERLIN (AP) — Charismatic Berlin mayor Klaus Wowsereit, whose reputation has taken a beating over struggles in the construction of the German capital's new international airport, said Tuesday he will step down by the end of the year. Wowereit told reporters he would resign Dec. 11 after more...

  • Talk of ECB action grows as European economy fades

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Worries about the economy are rippling through Europe. Downbeat data have pushed the European Central Bank closer to more drastic action to keep the hesitant recovery from stalling completely. Meanwhile, open feuding in the French government about how to break out of...

  • Germany: no Iraq combat troops or weapons to PKK

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out sending German combat troops to Iraq and is dismissing suggestions her country could send weapons to the separatist Kurdish PKK movement. Germany said last week it is prepared to arm the regional Kurdish government forces battling Islamic...

  • German policeman on trial in dismemberment killing

    BERLIN (AP) — A German police officer went on trial Friday accused of strangling and chopping up a man he met in an Internet chat forum devoted to cannibalism. Detlev G., whose last name hasn't been released, is charged with the murder and defilement of a corpse after allegedly killing a...

  • Hunt for German neo-Nazis was 'complete disaster'

    BERLIN (AP) — Police and security services in Germany's eastern state of Thuringia bungled the hunt for three neo-Nazis, who years later turned out to be the main suspects in a far-right murder spree, according to an official report published Thursday. A panel of lawmakers in the state assembly...

  • German retailer opening US flagship in Cincinnati

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Picture this: A woman walking down the street wearing a dirndl skirt and bust-hugging bodice paired with ankle boots. Or a man sporting lederhosen — leather shorts, traditionally worn with suspenders — with a T-shirt and sneakers. Wiesnkoenig (pronounced VEE'-sehn-koh-neg),...

  • German govt backs authors in spat with Amazon

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top culture official has voiced support for hundreds of authors who claim they're being discriminated against by online retailer Amazon amid negotiations with their publisher. A letter signed by over 1,000 German-language writers criticized Amazon's behavior in a dispute...

  • Angela Merkel's Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight. Merkel and her foreign minister,...

  • Germany, Italy, ready to send arms to Iraq Kurds

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, officials said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier cited the "barbaric" actions of the Islamic State group that has taken control of large parts of Iraq in recent weeks, and the...

  • 2014 shaping up to be third-hottest year ever

    Global temperatures were 1.2 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average for January through July, according to the National Climatic Data Center.



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