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BERLIN | German nurse on trial over 100 killings says he’s sorry

BERLIN  — A former nurse accused of killing 100 patients at two hospitals in Germany says he’s sorry and ashamed of what he did. German news agency dpa reported Wednesday that Niels Hoegel spoke at length for the first time during his trial at a regional court in the northwestern city of Oldenburg. The 41-year-old … Continue reading BERLIN | German nurse on trial over 100 killings says he’s sorry

BERLIN | Merkel rebuffs German nationalists over migration pact

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday rejected calls from nationalist lawmakers for Germany to drop its support for a U.N.-backed agreement on migration. Several countries — including the United States, Hungary, Austria, Israel, Australia and Poland — have announced they won’t back the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, set to be … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel rebuffs German nationalists over migration pact

BERLIN | German far-right politician under fire over Swiss donations

BERLIN — A prominent German far-right politician has come under criticism for receiving 130,000 euros ($146,500) in campaign donations from abroad in an apparent breach of party funding laws. Alice Weidel, the co-leader of Alternative for Germany, insisted Monday she had no information about the donor or his motives, but had relied on assurances from … Continue reading BERLIN | German far-right politician under fire over Swiss donations

BERLIN | Former Audi CEO to be released, over 4 months after arrest

BERLIN — A German court has ordered the release of former Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, more than four months after he was arrested in an investigation into the manipulation of diesel emissions controls. The Munich state court said Tuesday it lifted an arrest warrant against Stadler, ruling that it was “justifiable” on condition that he … Continue reading BERLIN | Former Audi CEO to be released, over 4 months after arrest

BERLIN | German jobless rate dips below 5 percent in October

BERLIN— Germany’s headline unemployment rate has dipped to its lowest October level since reunification nearly three decades ago. The Federal Labor Agency said Tuesday that the unadjusted jobless rate in Europe’s biggest economy slipped to 4.9 percent from 5 percent in September, with 2.204 million people registered as unemployed. That’s 53,000 fewer than the previous … Continue reading BERLIN | German jobless rate dips below 5 percent in October

BERLIN | The Latest: Macron praises Merkel’s ‘respectable’ decision

BERLIN  — The Latest on politics in Germany after a state election in Hesse (all times local): 7:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron praises German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “very respectable” and “dignified” decision not to run again after the end of her term in 2021. Macron suggested at a news conference in Paris that he … Continue reading BERLIN | The Latest: Macron praises Merkel’s ‘respectable’ decision

BERLIN | German governing parties punished in state election

BERLIN  — Germany’s governing parties lost significant support in a state election Sunday that was marked by discontent with infighting in Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s national government and prompted calls for her administration to get its act together quickly. Projections showed Merkel’s conservatives heading for an extremely lackluster win in the vote for the central Hesse … Continue reading BERLIN | German governing parties punished in state election