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  • Obama renews call for nuclear reductions

    June 19, 2013 8:10 AM

    BERLIN - President Barack Obama is calling for a one-third reduction of the world's nuclear stockpiles. Obama spoke today at Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, a powerful symbol of the Cold War. He says it's possible to ensure American security and a strong deterrent and also reduce nuclear weapons. He says... more »
  • End of Germany's longest word

    June 3, 2013 7:32 PM

    BERLIN- Germany's longest word is no more after some tweaking to state laws to conform with current European Union regulations. The word Rindfleischetickettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertrangungsgesetz was dropped. It means "law delegating beef label monitoring." It was introduced in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in 1999 as part of the measure... more »
  • US takes advantage of second-string Germany, 4-3

    June 2, 2013 4:32 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Clint Dempsey scored twice in a five-minute span of the second half and moved into second place on the U.S. career scoring list, helping the Americans edge a second-string Germany team 4-3 in an exhibition game Sunday. Preparing for three World Cup qualifiers in a 12-day span... more »
  • Bieber's monkey

    April 2, 2013 7:40 PM

    BERLIN- Pop idol Justin Bieber has four weeks to pick up his pet monkey in Germany or else it goes into permanent foster care. The monkey was seized by German customs agents when Bieber failed to produce proper documents after landing in Munich last week. Now, "Mally" the monkey is... more »
  • The Hoff lends star power to Berlin Wall campaign

    March 17, 2013 10:08 AM

    BERLIN - David Hasselhoff has put his name behind a campaign to preserve one of the few remaining sections of the Berlin Wall. And in Germany, The Hoff's name carries weight. The American actor best known for starring in "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch" is fondly remembered by many Germans for... more »
  • 'Cookie Monster' sends 2nd note in sculpture theft

    February 4, 2013 12:55 PM

    BERLIN - Police in Germany say someone dressed as the Cookie Monster has sent a second note regarding a stolen cookie sculpture - this time saying he wants to return it. But officials aren't sure the person in the photo actually stole the 44 pound, century-old sculpture. The gilded bronze... more »
  • Hearing airs sex crimes case against US general

    November 5, 2012 10:53 AM

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - U.S. Army prosecutors are charging a general with sex crimes against five women, including four military subordinates and a civilian. The first details of the charges filed in September emerged at a military justice hearing Monday for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair at Fort Bragg in North... more »
  • Animal escape in Germany: Kangaroo on the lam

    August 15, 2012 12:29 PM

    BERLIN - A kangaroo is on the lam in Germany after breaking out of a wildlife park, with a fox and a wild boar his suspected accomplices. Michael Hoffmann, assistant head of the Hochwildschutzpark Hunsrueck west of Frankfurt, said Monday the male kangaroo was one of three that escaped overnight... more »
  • School trip leads to sex charges

    July 10, 2012 8:03 PM

    A court ruling allows prosecutors in New Jersey to try two high school employees on charges they had sex with students on a class trip to Germany. Lawyers for a coach and the vice-president of operations at Paramus Catholic High School contended New Jersey had no jurisdiction because the acts... more »
  • German intel chief fired over neo-Nazi case

    July 3, 2012 7:40 PM

    The head of a German state intelligence agency was fired for his handling of an investigation into a neo-Nazi group that killed ten people over a series of years. Thomas Sipplel was sent into early retirement by the Thuringia state Interior Ministry because he no longer had the trust of... more »
  • Court says circumcision on Jewish boys is assault

    June 26, 2012 8:03 PM

    Even if parents consent to the procedure, a court in Germany says circumcising young Jewish boys amounts to bodily harm. The court in Cologne says a child's right to physical integrity is more important than freedom of religion and parent's rights. The president of Germany's Central Council of Jews called... more »
  • Last Briton to serve in WWI dies at 110

    February 7, 2012 12:24 PM

    LONDON - Florence Green, Britain's last veteran of World War I, has died at the age of 110. Briar House Care Home in Kings Lynn, England, says Green died Saturday. Born Florence Beatrice Patterson, she joined the Women's Royal Air Force in September 1918 at the age of 17. She... more »
  • WW I Secret ink Papers

    July 12, 2011 7:40 PM

    What are thought to be the oldest documents kept secret for 95 years were released by the National Archives. They are about secret ink used by Germany in World War I. The documents went on display this week and will remain in view through the end of July. One invisible... more »
  • 2 US airmen killed in Frankfurt airport shooting

    March 2, 2011 12:14 PM

    FRANKFURT, Germany - A gunman fired at U.S. Air Force personnel on a bus outside Frankfurt airport Wednesday, killing two airmen and wounding two others before being taken into custody. Police have identified the shooter as a man from Kosovo. U.S. Air Force Europe spokeswoman Maj. Beverly Mock... more »
  • Newborn girl stolen from German clinic

    December 9, 2010 12:28 PM

    BERLIN - A newborn baby girl has been stolen from a hospital on the outskirts of Frankfurt, police said Thursday. The baby was born in the clinic early Thursday morning, but around noon a woman came into the mother's room and took the girl away, police said in a... more »
  • Octopus that predicted World Cup results dies

    October 26, 2010 12:27 PM

    Sea Life Aquarium says that Paul the Octopus who gained worldwide fame with his perfect World Cup predictions has died. He was 2 1/2. Aquarium spokeswoman Ariane Vieregge in Oberhausen said Tuesday that Paul seemed fine when checked on late Monday night but was found dead in his... more »
  • Officials think bin Ladin involved in Europe plot

    October 1, 2010 12:50 PM

    U.S. counterterrorism officials say they believe that senior al-Qaida leaders, including Osama bin Laden, are involved in the latest terror plot against European cities. The multi-pronged scope of the emerging plan - which was to launch coordinated shooting sprees or attacks in Britain, France and Germany - is an... more »
  • Man shot in head, notices five years later

    August 24, 2010 1:28 PM

    Police say a man living in Germany was shot in the back of his head, but that it took him five years to realize it. Police said Tuesday that the 35-year-old man was hit by a .22-caliber bullet in the western town of Herne as he was out in... more »
  • The reign of Spain continues in world soccer

    August 11, 2010 9:45 AM

    World champion Spain has stayed atop the FIFA rankings, and the United States dropped five places in the top 20. Spain led World Cup runner-up the Netherlands, with Brazil third and Germany fourth. The U.S. tumbled to No. 18 because its four wins at the CONCACAF Gold Cup... more »
  • Octopus oracle to retire

    July 12, 2010 9:59 AM

    No more World Cup, no more octopus oracle. Paul, the octopus who became a popular culture sensation by correctly predicting the outcome of as many World Cup matches as he has legs-all seven of Germany's games plus the Spain-Netherlands final-is going to retire. A spokeswoman for The Sea... more »
  • World Cup overall attendance 3rd highest in history

    July 12, 2010 8:57 AM

    The overall attendance at the World Cup in South Africa, was the third highest in history, behind the 1994 tournament in the United States and the last World Cup in Germany. FIFA, world football's ruling body, said Monday that 3.18 million fans attended the 64 matches in South Africa.... more »
  • World Cup stifles Workplace Productivity

    July 5, 2010 8:29 PM

    The fact that the World Cup only comes around once every four years is probably fortunate for anyone trying to get some work done. When Italian autoworkers were told they couldn't watch the World Cup on the job, they conveniently went on strike a half hour before game time. German... more »
  • Germany sends Argentina packing

    July 3, 2010 3:03 PM

    Germany's goals flowed freely once again at the World Cup, this time battering Argentina 4-0 on Saturday to propel the three-time champions into the semifinals and send both Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona home. Miroslav Klose scored two of the goals to take his World Cup tally to 14... more »
  • Sunday World Cup Scores

    June 27, 2010 5:23 PM

    Germany 4, England 1: The United States' loss to Ghana looks ok after the beating England took against Germany Sunday morning. The Brits lost 4-1 and were eliminated from the 2010 World Cup after a disappointing performance filled with controversial calls. After falling behind 2-0, England stormed back with... more »
  • World Cup Sunday scores

    June 13, 2010 3:30 PM

    GERMANY 4, AUSTRALIA 0 Germany scored two goals in each half and Tim Cahill was sent off as three-time champion Germany beat Australia 4-0 Sunday in Group D of the World Cup. Lukas Podolski and Miroslav Klose scored in the first 30 minutes as Australia coach Pim Verbeek's defensive tactics... more »
  • Google denies use of private data

    June 7, 2010 4:40 PM

    Google representatives say they're working with authorities to address privacy concerns over its mapping service. Last month, Google acknowledged it had mistakenly collected data over public Wi-Fi networks in more than 30 countries. Authorities fear the collection may violate privacy laws. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal held a... more »
  • U2's Bono has emergency back surgery in Germany

    May 21, 2010 12:22 PM

    The manager of U2 says that frontman Bono has undergone emergency back surgery in a Munich hospital after he was injured while preparing for the group's tour. The 50 year old, whose real name is Paul Hewson, is under the care of neurosurgeon Dr. Joerg Tonn and Dr. Hans-Wilhelm... more »
  • European soccer matches go ahead as planned

    April 19, 2010 10:26 AM

    European soccer authorities said both Europa League semifinals will proceed as planned Thursday despite the cloud of volcanic ash that has closed airports across much of Europe. Liverpool will have to find an alternative route to Spain for the first leg of its semifinal against Atletico Madrid. Fulham... more »
  • Thousands call German church abuse hot line

    April 6, 2010 8:49 PM

    The Catholic Church says nearly 2,700 people called the church's national sexual abuse hot line in Germany in the first three days of operation. The church says most callers reported cases of sexual abuse but some reported physical abuse. A church spokesman says some of the cases date back years... more »
  • Nazi albums at World War II Museum

    January 27, 2010 5:26 AM

    When private John Pistone went to the former headquarters of Adolf Hitler in the closing days of World War II, he found a nice souvenir. Pistone took home a 12-pound album filled with pictures of paintings and other artwork. Now that album may help solve one of the greatest mysteries... more »

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