Germany

The Latest: EU Parliament head: EU won’t renegotiate again

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12 p.m. The head of the European Parliament says the European Union will not make further concessions to Britain after the country’s attorney general failed to fundamentally alter his legal advice on Prime Minister Theresa May’s revised deal. EU Parliament President Antonio Tajani said the … Continue reading The Latest: EU Parliament head: EU won’t renegotiate again

The Latest: Germany, other EU nations hail new Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The pound has slumped by more than 1 percent against the dollar after the British Attorney General‘s assessment of Prime Minister Theresa May’s reinforced expectations that lawmakers will reject it. In a letter outlining his thoughts over May’s latest Brexit deal, Geoffrey Cox … Continue reading The Latest: Germany, other EU nations hail new Brexit deal

Adidas says women to get same WCup bonus as men

HERZOGENAURACH, Germany (AP) — Sportswear maker Adidas says it will give the same bonus to any of its sponsored players on the Women’s World Cup-winning soccer team as their male counterparts. Adidas says on Twitter that it believes “in inspiring and enabling the next generation of female athletes, creators and leaders through breaking barriers.” On … Continue reading Adidas says women to get same WCup bonus as men

Holocaust survivor says teens in swastika photo apologized

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The high school party took an ugly turn. Drink cups were used to form a crude swastika. Nazi salutes flashed. Cameras clicked. What appears to have been a woefully misguided attempt at humor turned into a national embarrassment for the Southern California city of Newport Beach, leaving behind outrage, disbelief … Continue reading Holocaust survivor says teens in swastika photo apologized

German man gets life for poisoning co-workers’ sandwiches

BERLIN (AP) — A German man has been sentenced to life in prison for poisoning his co-workers’ sandwiches with mercury and other substances over several years, leaving one in a coma and two others with serious kidney damage. A judge at the regional court in Bielefeld, about 330 kilometers (205 miles) west of Berlin, found the … Continue reading German man gets life for poisoning co-workers’ sandwiches

Germany to require suppliers of 5G networks be ‘trustworthy’

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have published a list of security requirements for telecoms networks amid concerns about the possible involvement of companies such as China’s Huawei in future 5G infrastructure. Authorities published a list of requirements Thursday that says “systems may only be sourced from trustworthy suppliers whose compliance with national security regulations and … Continue reading Germany to require suppliers of 5G networks be ‘trustworthy’

European Central Bank joins global push to help economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank took unexpectedly quick action on Thursday to support a slowing economy, joining the U.S Federal Reserve and Chinese leadership in their attempts to counter worries about global growth. The central bank for the 19 countries that use the euro pushed back the earliest date for an increase … Continue reading European Central Bank joins global push to help economy

German minister: Envoys helped prevent Guaido arrest

BERLIN (AP) — The presence of foreign diplomats at the Caracas airport earlier this week helped prevent the arrest of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, Germany’s foreign minister said Thursday. Heiko Maas said he expressly asked Germany’s ambassador to Venezuela, Daniel Kriener, to join other envoys at the airport on Monday. He told reporters in … Continue reading German minister: Envoys helped prevent Guaido arrest

Fear mounting for British in EU as ‘no-deal’ Brexit looms

BERLIN (AP) — In less than a month the United Kingdom could leave the European Union, but more than a million British nationals will remain there — unwilling to let Brexit force them from the lives they’ve built on the continent. The U.K. Parliament’s refusal so far to sign off on the withdrawal agreement negotiated … Continue reading Fear mounting for British in EU as ‘no-deal’ Brexit looms

Germany charges Russian man over alleged extremist bomb plot

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged a Russian national with plotting an Islamic extremist bombing in Germany with an alleged accomplice arrested in France for involvement in a separate planned attack there. The pair were associates for a time of Anis Amri, a Tunisian who carried out an attack on a … Continue reading Germany charges Russian man over alleged extremist bomb plot

The Latest: German vice-chancellor backs Macron’s EU plea

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French president’s call for a stronger European Union (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Germany’s vice chancellor is welcoming French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for reform of the European Union, saying that Europe needs to be strong to avoid being pushed around. Olaf Scholz, who is also Germany’s finance … Continue reading The Latest: German vice-chancellor backs Macron’s EU plea

German leader clarifies stance on student climate protests

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear she supports students protesting around the world against global warming, following widespread criticism of comments seeming to suggest the demonstrations may have been fomented by Russian online agitation. Merkel last month was talking about Russian cyberwarfare at the Munich Security Conference when she brought up … Continue reading German leader clarifies stance on student climate protests

4 children, 1 adult killed in German house fire

BERLIN (AP) — German firefighters say that five people, including four children, have been killed after a blaze ripped through their home in the southern city of Nuremberg. Firefighters told the dpa news agency they received an emergency call at 3 a.m. (0200 GMT) Saturday and when they arrived at the scene of the single-family … Continue reading 4 children, 1 adult killed in German house fire

Kaput: Another embarrassing German government jet breakdown

BERLIN (AP) — Germany‘s foreign minister was stranded overnight in Mali after his plane was deemed unsafe to fly, the latest in a string of embarrassing breakdowns in the government fleet. Heiko Maas shrugged off the delay, caused by a hydraulic leak on his German air force Airbus A319, telling the dpa news agency: “I’ve … Continue reading Kaput: Another embarrassing German government jet breakdown

German police cadet shoots, kills fellow trainee

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say a police cadet has been killed in the southern city of Wuerzburg after being apparently accidentally shot by a fellow trainee. Police inspector Michael Zimmer told the dpa news agency Friday that the shooting occurred Thursday night when the two trainees were alone in their room in a police … Continue reading German police cadet shoots, kills fellow trainee

BMW, Daimler team up on automated driving technology

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW and Daimler announced Thursday they will work together on developing the automated driving technology expected to transform the industry in the years ahead as automakers try to fend off competition from tech companies such as Uber and Waymo. The two German companies said it would be a “long-term strategic cooperation” … Continue reading BMW, Daimler team up on automated driving technology

Germany: Ex-execs make court deal over Colombia gun exports

BERLIN (AP) — Three former executives at German gun-maker Sig Sauer, including one who became CEO of a sister company in the United States, reached a deal with prosecutors over allegations they illegally exported arms to Colombia and likely won’t go to prison, a court official in Germany said Wednesday. Defense lawyers, prosecutors and judges … Continue reading Germany: Ex-execs make court deal over Colombia gun exports

9 people arrested in doping raids in Austria and Germany

SEEFELD, Austria / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) Five elite athletes and four others were arrested Wednesday in doping raids in Austria and Germany amid the Nordic skiing world championships. Austria’s Federal Police Office said the raids targeted “a doping network operating worldwide” and focused on Seefeld, where the championships are taking place. Police said two Austrian … Continue reading 9 people arrested in doping raids in Austria and Germany

The Latest: Czechs approve Britons’ rights in no-deal Brexit

LONDON / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) The Latest on the negotiations on Brexit (all times local): 1:35 p.m. EU negotiator Michel Barnier is holding out the possibility that Britain can still exit the European Union in an orderly fashion. Barnier said in an interview on Wednesday with FranceInfo radio that “I think we can save this … Continue reading The Latest: Czechs approve Britons’ rights in no-deal Brexit

Germany gives Jens Weidmann 2nd term as Bundesbank chief

BERLIN / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) The German government has given the green light for Jens Weidmann to head the country’s central bank, the Bundesbank, for a second eight-year term. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet decided Wednesday to formally propose to the country’s president that Weidmann serve a second term starting May 1. Weidmann has been a … Continue reading Germany gives Jens Weidmann 2nd term as Bundesbank chief

Germany’s Bayer vows strong defense in Roundup cancer cases

BERLIN / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) Germany‘s Bayer AG, which bought Monsanto Co. last year, has underlined its determination to fight cases involving the Roundup weed-killer in the face of more than 11,000 lawsuits so far. In August, a San Francisco jury awarded a man $289 million after determining Roundup, part of the Monsanto stable of … Continue reading Germany’s Bayer vows strong defense in Roundup cancer cases

Victory for Olympic athletes in Germany to promote sponsors

GENEVA (AP) — In a win for athletes over Olympic restrictions, a German federal agency ruled Wednesday that “abusive” limits on games-time promotional activities should be relaxed. The Olympic Charter’s rules are “too far-reaching and thus constitute abusive conduct,” the Federal Cartel Office said in an initial judgment on Wednesday. It is unclear how the … Continue reading Victory for Olympic athletes in Germany to promote sponsors

German far-right party wins injunction over extremism probe

BERLIN (AP) — A court has ruled that Germany‘s domestic intelligence agency shouldn’t have publicly announced that it is investigating the country’s biggest far-right party. An administrative court in Cologne on Tuesday granted an injunction sought by Alternative for Germany against the BfV intelligence agency. The agency announced last month that it was increasing its … Continue reading German far-right party wins injunction over extremism probe

German arena cancels concert after R. Kelly charges

BERLIN (AP) — A German concert arena canceled its contract Tuesday with the organizer of an R. Kelly tour, days after the R&B star was charged in the United States with sexually abusing four people, including three underage girls, dating back to 1998. “Regarding the new and objective facts, we have decided to cancel the … Continue reading German arena cancels concert after R. Kelly charges

Trump, Merkel, queen all targets for German Carnival floats

BERLIN (AP) — Groups and clubs in Germany are putting the final touches on their elaborate floats with outrageous caricatures depicting political themes for this year’s Carnival celebrations. In a workshop in Mainz on Tuesday, an artist worked studiously on a float featuring a bull with “USA” emblazoned on the side, with a horned head … Continue reading Trump, Merkel, queen all targets for German Carnival floats

BERLIN | Rescuers search for missing skier after Austrian avalanche

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities say a German man is still missing after an avalanche in Austria buried a group of backcountry skiers, killing one and injuring a second. Three other skiers were rescued unharmed. The Austrian news agency APA reported Sunday that Austrian and German rescue teams and planes were looking for the missing … Continue reading BERLIN | Rescuers search for missing skier after Austrian avalanche

FRANKFURT, Germany | BMW, Daimler: You can trust us with car-sharing data

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities. The two competitors for luxury car customers said Friday they are investing more than a billion euros (over $1.1 … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | BMW, Daimler: You can trust us with car-sharing data

FRANKFURT, Germany | BMW, Daimler launch car- and ride-sharing joint venture

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers customers app-based services like car-sharing. The two competitors for luxury car customers said Friday they are investing more than a billion euros (over $1.1 billion) in their … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | BMW, Daimler launch car- and ride-sharing joint venture

BERLIN | German business confidence drops for 6th straight month

BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey shows that business confidence in Germany has fallen for the sixth consecutive month as worries mount about the outlook for Europe’s biggest economy. The Ifo institute said Friday that its monthly index declined to 98.5 points from 99.3 in January, sinking to its lowest level since December 2014. … Continue reading BERLIN | German business confidence drops for 6th straight month

FRANKFURT, Germany | European Central Bank concerned by economic slowdown

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Top officials of the European Central Bank worried at their last meeting that the slowdown in economic growth might be “deeper and more broad-based” than previously suspected. The written account of the Jan. 24 meeting released Thursday indicated the bank’s 25-member rate-setting council felt they had to balance acknowledgement of worsening … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | European Central Bank concerned by economic slowdown