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BERLIN | New EU measures threaten to complicate Nord Stream pipeline

BERLIN (AP) — France and Germany have buried their differences on new European rules that could complicate plans for a gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. After last-minute negotiations Friday between the two European Union powerhouses, ambassadors of EU countries meeting in Brussels gave the go-ahead to a tweaked proposal that will not threaten the … Continue reading BERLIN | New EU measures threaten to complicate Nord Stream pipeline

BERLIN | Dislike: Facebook will appeal German data-use ruling

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities ruled Thursday that Facebook should not be allowed to use customer data from other apps and websites to help target advertisements shown on their Facebook pages without their explicit consent, saying it was exploiting its dominant position in social media. The Federal Cartel Office, or Bundeskartellamt, said Facebook was guilty … Continue reading BERLIN | Dislike: Facebook will appeal German data-use ruling

BERLIN | Correction: Hanukkah-Holocaust story

BERLIN— In a story Dec. 4 about Holocaust survivors marking the third night of Hanukkah, The Associated Press misidentified the vice president of the Claims Conference in Israel. His name is Shlomo Gur. A corrected version of the story is below: Holocaust survivors gathering for global Hanukkah ceremonies Survivors of the Nazi Holocaust are gathering … Continue reading BERLIN | Correction: Hanukkah-Holocaust story

BERLIN | Holocaust survivors gathering for global Hanukkah ceremonies

BERLIN — Hundreds of Holocaust survivors around the world marked the third night of Hanukkah on Tuesday, with menorah-lighting ceremonies paying tribute to them and the 6 million other Jews who were killed by the Nazis. Initiated last year by the New York-based organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews persecuted by the Nazis, … Continue reading BERLIN | Holocaust survivors gathering for global Hanukkah ceremonies

BERLIN | German police search Deutsche Bank offices in tax haven case

BERLIN— German authorities searched the headquarters of Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and other offices on Thursday on the suspicion bank employees helped clients set up offshore companies in tax havens to launder hundreds of millions of euros, in an investigation brought about from an analysis of online document leaks. Frankfurt prosecutors’ spokeswoman Nadja Niesen said … Continue reading BERLIN | German police search Deutsche Bank offices in tax haven case

MUENSTER, Germany | Former Nazi SS camp guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany

MUENSTER, Germany  — A 94-year-old former enlisted SS man went on trial Tuesday in Germany, charged with being an accessory to murder for crimes committed during the years he served as a guard at the Nazis’ Stutthof concentration camp. Johann Rehbogen is accused of working as a guard at the camp east of Danzig, which … Continue reading MUENSTER, Germany | Former Nazi SS camp guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany

BERLIN | WWI centenary to be marked in London and Paris, not Berlin

BERLIN— Chancellor Angela Merkel will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on French soil, and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be in London at a ceremony in Westminster Abbey with Queen Elizabeth II. But in Germany, there are no national commemorations planned for the centenary of the Nov. 11 armistice … Continue reading BERLIN | WWI centenary to be marked in London and Paris, not Berlin

BERLIN | Germany deports convicted 9/11 accomplice home to Morocco

BERLIN  — A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted attacks on New York and Washington was deported Monday from Germany to his homeland. German authorities confirmed that Mounir el Motassadeq was aboard a plane that had taken off from Frankfurt airport in the … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany deports convicted 9/11 accomplice home to Morocco