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BERLIN | Germany extradites suspect in Bulgarian reporter’s slaying

BERLIN — German authorities say the suspect arrested in the rape and slaying of a Bulgarian television journalist has been extradited to Bulgaria. Bernd Kolkmeier, a spokesman for prosecutors who had jurisdiction in the case, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the suspect was returned to Bulgaria on Wednesday. The 21-year-old suspect was apprehended … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany extradites suspect in Bulgarian reporter’s slaying

BERLIN | Afghanistan: German helicopters shot at, nobody injured

BERLIN — German news agency dpa says German transport helicopters in Afghanistan have been shot but that nobody was injured. The agency reported Wednesday that the CH-53 helicopters were flying from Kunduz to the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Tuesday night when they were fired by people on the ground. German troops returned fire. The … Continue reading BERLIN | Afghanistan: German helicopters shot at, nobody injured

BERLIN | The Latest: Hostage-taker in Germany in critical condition

BERLIN— A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted their attacks on New York and Washington was being deported Monday from Germany to his native country. Mounir el Mottasadeq, who was convicted of membership in a terrorist organization and accessory to the murder of … Continue reading BERLIN | The Latest: Hostage-taker in Germany in critical condition

BERLIN | Germany preparing to deport convicted Sept 11 suspect

BERLIN— Germany is preparing to deport a Moroccan man convicted in Hamburg of helping three of the Sept. 11 attackers as they got ready to strike New York and Washington. Mounir el-Motassadeq was convicted in 2006 of membership in a terrorist organization and accessory to murder for his part in the plot. The 44-year-old was … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany preparing to deport convicted Sept 11 suspect

BERLIN | Merkel’s regional ally vows to work for stability in Berlin

BERLIN— The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s allies in Bavaria is vowing to keep supporting the German leader’s national government despite his party’s poor result in a regional election. Horst Seehofer told reporters Monday his Christian Social Union will “will play our part (…) so that the ‘grand coalition’ can steadily continue to do its … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel’s regional ally vows to work for stability in Berlin

BERLIN | German bus crashes on Swiss highway, 1 dead and 14 injured

BERLIN— A German bus crashed into a metal post on a highway in southern Switzerland Sunday, leaving one woman dead and another 14 people injured, police said. The bus was heading south with 25 people on board when the accident happened on the A2 highway at Sigirino, near Lugano — along a major route across … Continue reading BERLIN | German bus crashes on Swiss highway, 1 dead and 14 injured

BERLIN | Bavarian voters punish Merkel allies in state election

BERLIN  — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative allies lost their absolute majority in Bavaria’s state parliament by a wide margin Sunday, according to projections from a regional election that could cause more turbulence in the national government. The Christian Social Union was on course to take just over 35 percent of the vote, down from … Continue reading BERLIN | Bavarian voters punish Merkel allies in state election

BERLIN | German bus crashes on Swiss highway, 13 injured

BERLIN— A German bus crashed into a metal post Sunday on a highway in southern Switzerland, leaving 13 people injured, three of them seriously, Swiss police said. The bus was heading south with 25 people on board when the accident happened on the A2 highway at Sigirino, near Lugano — a major route across the … Continue reading BERLIN | German bus crashes on Swiss highway, 13 injured