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BERLIN | German prosecutors charge bus attacker with attempted murder

BERLIN — German prosecutors are charging a 34-year-old man who attacked passengers on a crowded city bus with a knife in the northern town of Luebeck on Friday with attempted murder. Luebeck prosecutors said in a statement Saturday they’re also charging the German-Iranian dual citizen with serious bodily harm and arson for trying to set … Continue reading BERLIN | German prosecutors charge bus attacker with attempted murder

BERLIN | Germany moves to formally close Puigdemont extradition case

BERLIN— German prosecutors say they’ve received official notification that Spain has withdrawn the European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, bringing extradition proceedings against the separatist leader close to their formal conclusion. Prosecutors in Schleswig said Friday they have asked a state court to formally end the proceedings. On Thursday, a Spanish Supreme … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany moves to formally close Puigdemont extradition case

BERLIN | Prosecutor: VW responsible as a whole for diesel scandal

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say that automaker Volkswagen as a whole is responsible for the 2015 diesel emissions cheating scandal, a day after the company said it would accept a one-billion euro fine (1.18 billion dollars). Braunschweig senior prosecutor Klaus Ziehe said Thursday his investigation concluded the company failed to properly oversee its engine … Continue reading BERLIN | Prosecutor: VW responsible as a whole for diesel scandal

BERLIN | Nazi death squads focus of latest war crime cases in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors are investigating a suspected former member of Adolf Hitler’s mobile killing squads for involvement in World War II massacres carried out by the “Einsatzgruppen,” part of an 11th-hour effort to bring elderly ex-Nazis to justice, The Associated Press has learned. It’s the third case to be opened in Germany recent … Continue reading BERLIN | Nazi death squads focus of latest war crime cases in Germany

FRANKFURT, Germany | US charges don’t change German probe of ex-Volkswagen CEO

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors are saying their probe of former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is ongoing and won’t be affected by the charges brought against him in the United States. “We have taken account of the U.S. indictment, but it will not change our investigatory approach,” said Klaus Ziehe, spokesman for the prosecutors … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | US charges don’t change German probe of ex-Volkswagen CEO

German prosecutors’ office to research bureau’s Nazi past

BERLIN/January 26, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— German federal prosecutors say they’re launching a study into the influence of former Nazis on the office after the war. The office said Friday the study will be headed by two German professors, one of law and the other of history, who will investigate how many former Nazis worked for the office … Continue reading German prosecutors’ office to research bureau’s Nazi past