Thousands in Germany protest planned EU internet reforms

Europe 03/23/19, 11:57

Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship.The dpa news agency reports the biggest protest Saturday was in Munich, where 40,000 people marched under the motto "save your internet."Thousands of others took ...

Storm disrupts travel in Germany; man killed by falling tree

Europe 03/10/19, 16:17

Stormy weather caused severe travel disruptions in Germany on Sunday, forcing cancelations and delays to rail and air traffic, particularly in the west of the country.Police said a 47-year-old driver died when a tree fell on his car in Bestwig, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) northeast of Cologne.Train operator Deutsche ...

Manhunt on after 3 attack money transporter in Germany

Europe 03/06/19, 05:44

Authorities in Germany are searching for three suspects who attacked a money transport truck at Cologne-Bonn airport and shot a guard.Cologne police spokesman Carsten Rust said Wednesday it is not yet clear if the suspects managed to rob any money from the transporter, which is still at the airport in ...

Thanks in a tank: WWII gunner, now 95, gets a nostalgic ride

U.S. 02/20/19, 16:48

The inside of a tank was Clarence Smoyer's home, and the crew was his family.In that sense, the 95-year-old veteran returned home Wednesday for the first time since World War II. One of the last surviving WWII tank gunners, Smoyer was surprised with a ride through the streets of Boston ...

Strike by German airport security staff causes travel chaos

Europe 01/10/19, 04:04

A one-day strike by security staff at three German airports on Thursday is causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of travelers.The ver.di union called on staff at airports in Duesseldorf, Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart to walk off the job all day, leading to hundreds of flights being canceled.The German news ...

German police, city officials probed over Italian mob ties

World 12/06/18, 09:21

Prosecutors in western Germany say they are investigating five current and former police and municipal officials on suspicion that they passed information to Italian mobsters or their helpers.The dpa news agency reported that prosecutors in Duisburg said Thursday the five include two police officers and an employee of Wesseling, a ...

Thousands march in Germany to demand quick exit from coal

Europe 12/01/18, 15:38

Thousands of people marched Saturday in Berlin to demand that Germany speed up its exit from coal-fired power plants, a day before the opening of a U.N. climate summit in neighboring Poland.The protest in the German capital and a simultaneous march in the western city of Cologne were organized by ...

Merkel’s plane makes emergency stop, tech issues reported

Europe 11/29/18, 15:57

A German news agency says a plane carrying German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Group of 20 meeting in Argentina has been forced to make an unscheduled landing after developing technical problems.The German news agency dpa reported Thursday that the government Airbus, which was en route to Buenos Aires, turned ...

German police conduct anti-terror drill at Cologne airport

Europe 11/21/18, 03:15

German police have conducted a large-scale anti-terror drill at Cologne-Bonn airport, in the west of the country, amid ongoing concerns about the threat posed by Islamic extremists.Some 1,000 officers took part in the exercise early Wednesday, which took into account insight from attacks in neighboring Belgium and France to be ...

Police call for witnesses to help in Cologne hostage probe

Europe 10/16/18, 04:17

Cologne police are calling on witnesses to a bloody hostage-taking at the city's train station to upload photos or videos to help their investigation.People wait outside the Cologne, western Germany, train station Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Cologne police closed parts of the western German city’s main train station after ...

Update: Hostage freed at German station, man detained

Europe 10/15/18, 09:27

The Latest on hostage situation at Cologne train station (all times local):3:15 p.m.Special police operate outside the Cologne, western Germany, train station Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Cologne police closed parts of the western German city’s main train station after a man took a woman hostage in a pharmacy inside. ...

German train station locked down after man takes hostage

Europe 10/15/18, 03:51

German police have made contact with a man who took a woman hostage Monday inside Cologne's main train station and are trying to win her release.Police said the incident started Monday at 12:45 p.m. (1045 GMT). The entire station, one of the biggest in the country, was evacuated and closed ...

German high-speed rail line to be closed for days after fire

Europe 10/14/18, 08:35

Germany's national railway says the high-speed line between Frankfurt and Cologne, a major travel artery, is expected to remain closed until the end of the week after a train caught fire on Friday.A firefighter works inside the remnants of a train after an ICE high-speed train caught fire in Dierdorf ...

Train catches fire in southern Germany; no injuries

Europe 10/12/18, 03:58

German authorities say a high-speed ICE train caught fire on the journey between Frankfurt and Cologne, causing no injuries but leading to delays along the well-traveled route.The fire broke out on the train Friday morning as it was near the town of Dierdorf. Police told the dpa news agency the ...

Edmonton Oilers edge Cologne 4-3 in OT in exhibition game

Hockey 10/03/18, 14:56

Ryan Strome scored with 2:53 left in overtime as the Edmonton Oilers beat the German league's Cologne Sharks 4-3 in an exhibition game Wednesday.Oiler's coach Todd McLellan looks up during a hockey test match between Koelner Haie (Cologne Sharks) and the Edmonton Oilers in Cologne, Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. ...

Update: Turkey’s Erdogan at German mosque, protests near

Europe 09/29/18, 12:01

The Latest on the Turkish president's trip to Germany (all times local):5:35 p.m.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is speaking at the inauguration of a mosque under heavy security as he winds up a visit to Germany.Erdogan supporters gather in a street near the new central mosque to catch a sight ...

Hundreds protest in German city against Erdogan’s visit

Europe 09/29/18, 07:28

Hundreds of people have gathered in the German city of Cologne to protest against a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Erdogan is due to open a mosque which was built by a group with ties to Turkey in the city on Saturday.German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, talks to Turkish ...

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