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  • 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...

  • German church sets up study group on abuse scandal

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Roman Catholic Church says it has set up a new research project to investigate sexual abuse of minors by clergy. Bishop Stephan Ackermann said Monday an interdisciplinary group from different German universities would try to bring more transparency into the issue for...

  • German customs seizes cocaine addressed to Vatican

    BERLIN (AP) — The drug haul was unremarkable, but the destination raised eyebrows. German customs officials intercepted a shipment of cocaine destined for the Vatican in January, weekly Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday. Officers at Leipzig airport found 340 grams (12 ounces) of the drug...

  • 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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