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Mass survey shows Germans are clinging to their cars

BERLIN — Germanys remains a nation of auto lovers, with use of car-sharing services, bikes and public transport on the rise, mainly in large cities. The Transport Ministry released results from a survey of over 150,000 households showing cars accounted for 57 percent of all journeys last year, just 1 percentage point less than in … Continue reading Mass survey shows Germans are clinging to their cars

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Germany calls for clarity in Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 6:05 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is demanding further clarity over the death of writer Jamal Khashoggi, after Saudi officials acknowledged Saturday that the … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Germany calls for clarity in Khashoggi case

RUSE, Bulgaria | Bulgaria radio says suspect arrested over journalist slaying

RUSE, Bulgaria  — Bulgarian national radio reported Tuesday that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the slaying of television reporter Viktoria Marinova, whose body was found dumped after she highlighted possible government corruption. Tuesday’s report said that according to unconfirmed information from the interior ministry, the suspect is “a Romanian citizen with a … Continue reading RUSE, Bulgaria | Bulgaria radio says suspect arrested over journalist slaying

BERLIN | Merkel: German government won’t collapse over spy chief

BERLIN— Chancellor Angela Merkel says a dispute over the future of Germany’s domestic intelligence chief won’t bring down her coalition government. Merkel’s conservatives run Germany in a coalition with the center-left Social Democrats, who on Thursday demanded the removal of domestic spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen over much-criticized comments about recent far-right protests in the eastern … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel: German government won’t collapse over spy chief

CHEMNITZ, Germany | German government: Chemnitz protesters should shun neo-Nazis

CHEMNITZ, Germany  — Germany’s government on Monday urged those aggrieved by the suspected killing of a man by migrants in Chemnitz to distance themselves from far-right extremists who have participated in violent, xenophobic protest marches in the eastern city over the past week. The fatal stabbing of 35-year-old carpenter Daniel Hillig in the eastern city … Continue reading CHEMNITZ, Germany | German government: Chemnitz protesters should shun neo-Nazis

BERLIN | Putin dances at Austrian wedding; talks with Merkel on Syria

BERLIN  — Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country’s foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Austrian authorities imposed tight security measures around the site of the ceremony near the southern border with Slovenia, where Foreign Minister Karin … Continue reading BERLIN | Putin dances at Austrian wedding; talks with Merkel on Syria

BERLIN | Putin dances at Austria wedding before meeting Merkel

BERLIN  — Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country’s foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Austrian authorities imposed tight security measures around the site of the ceremony near the southern border with Slovenia, where Foreign Minister Karin … Continue reading BERLIN | Putin dances at Austria wedding before meeting Merkel