- German protests Russia's decision to turn away Merkel ally Updated: May-25-15 11:52 am
BERLIN - Germany is protesting Russia's decision to turn away an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
- German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets Updated: May-23-15 6:25 am
BERLIN - A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday.
- Dutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi art Updated: May-22-15 8:44 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis said he helped German police recover two massive bronze horse sculptures crafted for Adolf Hitler, as more details emerged Friday about an amazing trove of Nazi-era art seized by authorities this week.
- Berlin art show pairs impressionist, expressionist paintings Updated: May-22-15 3:14 am
BERLIN - Camille Pissarro's famous "Boulevard Montmartre at Night" shows a brightly illuminated avenue in Paris - the city lights turned into gentle dabs of oil paint. Next to the French impressionist's 1897 work is a painting by German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner from 1912 depicting a Berlin street scene in flashy yellow, blue and black - the broad brush stokes clearly visible.
- Germany adds Jews to anti-Semitism group after criticism Updated: May-21-15 5:34 am
BERLIN - Germany's Interior Ministry says it has appointed two Jews to a new commission on anti-Semitism in response to criticism that there was none among the original eight experts chosen.
- German black market art probe finds 2 Hitler horse statues Updated: May-20-15 12:11 pm
BERLIN - A German investigation into black market art has recovered two bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's grand chancellery building in Berlin as well as other Nazi-era pieces that had been lost for decades.
- For US allies, paradigm shift in intelligence collection Updated: May-20-15 10:25 am
PARIS - Fearful of an expanding extremist threat, countries that for years have relied heavily on U.S. intelligence are quickly building up their own capabilities with new technology, new laws and - in at least one case - a searing debate on how much the American government should be allowed to spy on their own citizens.
- Merkel, Hollande commit to global climate protection Updated: May-19-15 7:17 am
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed their commitment to fighting global warning Tuesday, gathering with others in Berlin to prepare for this year's U.N. Climate Change Conference.
- 2 dead, at least 20 injured in Germany train crash Updated: May-16-15 3:25 pm
BERLIN - A train hit the trailer of a tractor Saturday at a road crossing in western Germany, killing the train driver and one passenger and injuring at least 20 others, police said.
- Juventus draws 1-1 with Real Madrid to reach CL final Updated: May-13-15 6:49 pm
MADRID - Juventus came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Real Madrid on Wednesday and line up a Champions League final against Barcelona with a 3-2 victory on aggregate.
- Berlin Philharmonic: May need a year to choose new conductor Updated: May-12-15 12:43 pm
BERLIN - The Berlin Philharmonic is giving itself up to a year to find a successor to chief conductor Simon Rattle after the orchestra deadlocked in a marathon vote to anoint a candidate.
- Russian boxer in coma after incident in Berlin subway Updated: May-12-15 8:20 am
BERLIN - Russian heavyweight boxer Denis Boytsov has been placed in an artificial coma after being found with serious head injuries in a Berlin subway tunnel.
- 700 cannabis plants found next to Berlin subway station Updated: May-11-15 10:01 am
BERLIN - It wasn't the world's best-hidden marijuana plantation.
- Thousands mark war's end at Soviet memorial in Berlin Updated: May-09-15 8:10 am
BERLIN - Several thousand people have gathered at the biggest of Berlin's Soviet war memorials to mark the surrender of Nazi Germany, among them Russia's ambassador and bikers wearing the colors of the nationalist Night Wolves group.
- German navy rescues 430 migrants in Mediterranean Updated: May-08-15 1:11 pm
BERLIN - The German military says it has rescued some 430 migrants in the Mediterranean in its first mission there that comes among stepped-up European Union efforts.
- Russian Night Wolves bikers mark Nazi surrender in Berlin Updated: May-08-15 10:40 am
BERLIN - A group of Russian nationalist bikers known as the Night Wolves and their supporters have taken part in ceremony in Berlin marking the Allied victory over the Nazis in World War II.
- V-Day in Russia evokes national pride at difficult time Updated: May-07-15 8:11 am
MOSCOW - If you call history student Nikolai Podchasov on his cell phone these days, you will hear the popular wartime tune "Katyusha" while waiting for an answer.
- Germany: 4 arrests in alleged plot to attack Islamic targets Updated: May-06-15 10:34 am
BERLIN - German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers.
- Germany bans extremist Turkish paper, conducts raids Updated: May-06-15 2:59 am
BERLIN - The German government says it has banned a leftist-terrorist newspaper published by the Turkish extremist group DHKP-C and conducted raids across the country in connection with the ban.
- Berlin police make city's largest-ever cocaine seizure Updated: May-04-15 2:37 pm
BERLIN - Berlin police on Monday found more than 386 kilograms (850 pounds) of cocaine inside banana boxes at a discount grocery chain in what authorities say is the largest-ever seizure of the drug in the German capital. No arrests have been made.
- Pro-Putin bikers lay wreath in Vienna en route to Berlin Updated: May-02-15 6:04 pm
VIENNA - Members of a nationalistic Russian bikers club were greeted by cheering supporters as they laid a wreath Saturday at a monument to the Soviet soldiers who liberated Vienna from the Nazis.
- May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked Updated: May-01-15 1:21 pm
HAVANA - Left-wing groups, governments and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day.
- Polish biker says a Night Wolves member made it into country Updated: Apr-30-15 12:34 pm
WARSAW, Poland - A Polish biker said Thursday that at least one member of a nationalistic Russian motorcycle club appears to have entered Poland despite a ban, and visited the Auschwitz memorial site with two other Russians - one of whom briefly unfurled a Soviet flag.
- Lawyers for Germanwings families weigh bringing case in US Updated: Apr-28-15 12:29 pm
BERLIN - Lawyers representing dozens of families who lost loved ones when a German passenger plane crashed in the Alps last month said Tuesday they may sue the airline in the U.S. to get more compensation.
- Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers Updated: Apr-27-15 2:44 pm
TERESPOL, Poland - Polish border guards on Monday blocked 10 nationalistic Russian bikers loyal to President Vladimir Putin from entering Poland as part of a ride to commemorate the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago.