- Former East German first lady Margot Honecker dies in Chile Updated: May-06-16 5:55 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - Former East German first lady Margot Honecker, who defended the now-vanished Communist country to the end, died Friday in Chile at age 89, a family friend confirmed.
- Germany: Woman says she was held by horror house couple Updated: May-04-16 12:16 pm
BERLIN - A woman has told German investigators that she was held captive for around three months and was physically abused by a couple who are in custody for the deaths of two other women, police said Wednesday.
- Gusty winds in Berlin terrify people in passenger balloon Updated: May-03-16 1:54 pm
BERLIN - Several people were treated for shock after a helium passenger balloon in Berlin was shaken around wildly by gusty winds for several minutes on Tuesday afternoon, but nobody was injured, the city's fire department said.
- German authorities say couple killed 2 women Updated: May-03-16 8:51 am
BERLIN - A couple in custody for allegedly holding a woman captive for nearly two months and abusing her so badly that she died are believed also to have killed and dismembered a second woman, German authorities said Tuesday.
- German Jews divided over fears of 1 million Muslim newcomers Updated: May-03-16 7:31 am
BERLIN - When the leader of Germany's Jews spoke out against the flow of Muslim migrants to Europe, a rabbinical student denounced his views as racist - and ignited a debate over whether Jews are right to fear unprecedented levels of immigration from Muslim lands traditionally hostile to Israel.
- Educated migrants have edge as Germany aims for integration Updated: Apr-30-16 7:14 am
BERLIN - Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends. Orhan Sahin arrived from Turkey more than three decades ago, but still feels like a foreigner and speaks in broken German.
- Head of German spy agency to be replaced in July Updated: Apr-27-16 10:48 am
BERLIN - Germany's spy chief is being replaced, Chancellor Angela Merkel's office said Wednesday, citing major upcoming "challenges" for the country's foreign intelligence agency.
- Germany to subsidize electric cars to help own auto industry Updated: Apr-27-16 9:13 am
BERLIN - Germany's auto industry risks being overtaken by foreign competitors unless it receives greater domestic support, the country's economy minister said Wednesday, announcing a 1 billion euro ($1.13 billion) plan to subsidize electric cars that are seen as the technology of the future.
- Trans-Atlantic trade deal in focus when Obama visits Germany Updated: Apr-23-16 11:17 am
BERLIN - When President Barack Obama opens the world's largest industrial fair in the northern German city of Hannover on Sunday, he'll be leading a delegation of American companies hoping to conquer new markets abroad. He'll also be trying to complete one of his presidency's main pieces of unfinished business - a trans-Atlantic trade pact.
- Prost! Germany celebrates 500 years of beer purity law Updated: Apr-22-16 1:05 pm
INGOLSTADT, Germany - To some it's the real deal, to others it's a bland brew, but thanks to a 500-year-old rule everybody can be sure what's in German beer.
- Germany asks Belgium to take 2 nuclear reactors offline Updated: Apr-20-16 3:42 am
BERLIN - The German government is asking neighboring Belgium to take two nuclear reactors offline temporarily because of safety concerns.
- German reported denied entry to Turkey back in Egypt Updated: Apr-19-16 5:47 pm
ISTANBUL - A German reporter was prevented from entering Turkey on Tuesday and was held in a deportation room at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport before he was sent back to Cairo, according to a Turkish official and a German broadcaster.
- Hungary PM visits German ex-leader Kohl amid migrant crisis Updated: Apr-19-16 10:40 am
BERLIN - Hungary's prime minister, one of the strongest European critics of Germany's approach to the migrant crisis, made a politically charged visit Tuesday to former Chancellor Helmut Kohl - Angela Merkel's predecessor and one-time mentor.
- German museum exhibits racist stickers spanning 130 years Updated: Apr-19-16 9:55 am
BERLIN - Small, but poisonous and often effective: one of Germany's main history museums is exhibiting racist and anti-Semitic stickers spanning more than a century in a show that comes as the country worries about racism amid the migrant crisis.
- German university starts training plan for refugee teachers Updated: Apr-14-16 10:44 am
POTSDAM, Germany - A German university has launched a program aimed at enabling teachers who fled Syria and other countries to return to the classroom, potentially helping them serve as bridge-builders between German schools and last year's many new arrivals.
- 900 police officers raid Berlin brothel Updated: Apr-14-16 8:42 am
BERLIN - Berlin police say some 900 officers have raided one of the German capital's biggest brothels and arrested six people following a months-long investigation into human trafficking, tax fraud and withholding of social security contributions.
- German lawmakers halt plan to build reunification memorial Updated: Apr-14-16 3:54 am
BERLIN - German lawmakers have halted a project to build a monument in Berlin celebrating the country's reunification, a plan that has been dogged by rising costs and other problems.
- 8 people of Arab origin nabbed in Berlin crime raid Updated: Apr-12-16 4:18 am
BERLIN - Eight people of Arab origin who are suspected of crimes including involvement in a robbery at Berlin's best-known department store and incitement to a contract killing were arrested in the German capital Tuesday, police said.
- The body, animals and deities: Mayan art on show in Berlin Updated: Apr-11-16 7:41 am
BERLIN - Sculptures celebrating the human body, precious jewelry, animals from frogs to jaguars and depictions of deities are going on show in Berlin in an exhibition that offers a glimpse of centuries of Mayan art.
- Germany charges 2 Iranians with spying on opposition members Updated: Apr-08-16 9:00 am
BERLIN - German prosecutors have filed espionage charges against two Iranian men accused of spying on exiled opposition members for Iranian intelligence.
- Former Auschwitz guard dies days before opening of trial Updated: Apr-07-16 12:41 pm
BERLIN - A 93-year-old German who worked as a guard at the Auschwitz death camp has died days before his trial was due to open.