Over 100,000 celebrate 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Europe 11/10/19, 07:35

Police and organizers say more than 100,000 people took part in an open-air party celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Despite the cold and damp, crowds flocked to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate late Saturday for music and fireworks. The boulevard leading up to the Brandenburg Gate was covered ...

In Berlin, Pompeo says allied democracies must work together

Europe 11/08/19, 05:46

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stressing the need for allied democracies to work together, saying that the Trump administration's stances on NATO spending, Iran, Chinese technology and a new Russian-German pipeline are meant to defend hard-won freedoms. Speaking in Berlin Friday during a visit marking the anniversary of the ...

Pompeo to visit US troops in Germany, meets leaders

Politics 11/07/19, 03:47

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived for a two-day trip in Germany that includes meetings with German leaders and a visit to U.S. troops stationed in the country. Pompeo will visit five German cities, including one that is home to a U.S. Army base where he served as a ...

1 pilot dies, 1 survives after German fighter jets collide

Europe 06/24/19, 10:58

A German air force pilot was killed Monday after his fighter jet collided with another during a training mission in northeastern Germany, the military said. The pilot of the other Eurofighter jet was able to eject safely and survived, the German air force said. The two unarmed fighter jets collided shortly before ...

After botched promotion, Hecking is Hamburg’s latest coach

Soccer 05/30/19, 07:57

After years of mismanagement, Hamburger SV is hoping experienced coach Dieter Hecking can lead the club back to the Bundesliga - and keep it there.Hecking, respected across the league for his work at Borussia Mönchengladbach, Wolfsburg and Nuremberg, signed a one-year deal with Hamburg this week, though both sides hope ...

Merkel warns of populists’ rise in Europe

Europe 05/28/19, 02:05

Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany has to be more vigilant when it comes to nationalist movements across Europe because of the country's Nazi past.Merkel, who was interviewed by CNN's Christiane Amanpour in Berlin, said in excerpts released Tuesday that Germany has to face up to populists who are finding mainstream ...

Cult club Union Berlin promoted to Bundesliga for 1st time

Soccer 05/27/19, 17:04

Union Berlin players were hoisted high and carried around their stadium after securing promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time on Monday.A scoreless draw at home to Stuttgart in the second leg of their playoff was enough for the Köpenick-based club, which finished third in the second division. Union ...

Green parties’ gains could boost climate action in Europe

World 05/27/19, 16:10

Green parties' surprisingly strong showing in elections for the 751-seat European Parliament raised hopes — particularly among young voters — that global warming and other environmental issues will get more serious consideration on the continent.Provisional results Monday showed the left-leaning Greens coming in fourth in the balloting with 69 seats, ...

Greens triumph as German governing parties perform poorly

Europe 05/26/19, 13:48

Germany's governing parties were headed for their worst post-World War II showing in a nationwide election on Sunday amid discontent with their stuttering performance over the past year, with the Greens surging to second place in the European Parliament vote amid increasing concern about climate change.Projections for ARD and ZDF ...

Bayern beats Leipzig 3-0 in German Cup final to seal double

Soccer 05/25/19, 15:06

Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer returned from six weeks out injured to help his side complete a domestic double after beating Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday.Robert Lewandowski scored twice and Kingsley Coman grabbed the other as Bayern claimed a record-extending 19th cup win to make up ...

Climate protesters turn out as Europe votes on parliament

Europe 05/24/19, 07:32

Protesters are holding rallies in several European Union countries to demand tougher action against global warming, as the 28-nation bloc votes to fill the European Parliament.Thousands attended a rally Friday in Berlin, where mostly young people waved banners with slogans such as "There is no planet B" or "Plant trees, ...

German far right cancels election party after venue threats

Europe 05/22/19, 10:59

The far-right Alternative for Germany party is canceling a planned election-night party in Berlin after staff at the venue received threats from political rivals.In a statement Wednesday, the party's top candidate for the upcoming European Parliament elections, Joerg Meuthen, said the landlady of the venue had been subjected to "aggressive ...

Daimler CEO Zetsche hands over to successor amid tech change

Europe 05/22/19, 03:44

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche is handing off to his successor after 13 years at the helm as the company faces challenges from the transition to electric cars and digital transportation technologies.Zetsche received prolonged applause from shareholders at the company's annual meeting in Berlin on Wednesday until he made the time-out ...

Official: Poland entitled to seek German WWII reparations

World 05/21/19, 14:21

A Polish official said his country is entitled to seek World War II reparations from Germany, arguing Tuesday that no documents or records show Poland ever renounced its right to do so.Berlin has repeatedly said there is no legal basis for the claims because the matter was settled in a ...

Germany hands Israel thousands of Kafka confidant’s papers

Europe 05/21/19, 11:37

German authorities on Tuesday handed over to Israel some 5,000 documents kept by a confidant of Franz Kafka, a trove whose plight could have been plucked from one of the author's surreal stories.The papers returned include a postcard from Kafka from 1910 and personal documents kept by Max Brod, which ...

Tens of thousands rally against nationalism before EU votes

Europe 05/19/19, 10:53

Tens of thousands of demonstrators opposed to right-wing populism and nationalism took to the streets in a number of European cities before May 23-26 elections to the European Parliament.Marches in Germany were held under the banner of "One Europe for Everyone: Your Voice Against Nationalism" in cities including Berlin, Cologne, ...

German parliament denounces Israel boycott movement

Europe 05/17/19, 10:08

German lawmakers on Friday approved a resolution denouncing the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement against Israel, describing its methods as anti-Semitic and reminiscent of Nazi-era calls to boycott Jews.The motion called on the German government not to support events organized by BDS or other groups that actively pursue its aims, ...

Hertha Berlin bidding farewell to Pal Dardai after 23 years

Soccer 05/17/19, 08:37

Hertha Berlin's long link with Pal Dardai will end on Saturday when he leads the team from the sidelines for the last time.Hertha will also bid adieu to three players and two assistant coaches against Bayer Leverkusen, but Dardai - who is making way for under-23 coach Ante Covic - ...

Despite title chances, Bayern coach Kovac’s future uncertain

Sports 05/17/19, 08:11

Despite leading Bayern Munich to the verge of two titles, Niko Kovac's future as coach remains up in the air.Bayern can clinch the Bundesliga title at home against Eintracht Frankfurt — Kovac's former team — on Saturday, one week before the team's German Cup final against Leipzig in Berlin.But with ...

Germany to return ancient stone cross to Namibia

Europe 05/17/19, 07:25

Germany's culture minister says the country is returning to Namibia a centuries-old stone cross, even though it was originally of European origin, as a gesture of reconciliation.Monika Gruetters said Friday the decision to return the Stone Cross of Cape Cross at Namibia's request is a sign Germany takes responsibility for ...

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