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  • Facebook opens 2nd office combating hate speech in Germany

    November 23, 2017 1:23 PM

    Facebook is adding 500 more contractors in Germany to review content posted to the social media site, after a new law came into force targeting online hate speech. According to ABC News, the company says the staff will work for a service provider called CCC at a new office... more »
  • Germany fights invasion of American crayfish in Berlin park

    September 13, 2017 10:43 AM

    BERLIN- Berlin animal control officials say they've caught 3,000 American crayfish that have been proliferating in a downtown park. Over the summer, Berliners have seen the invasive crustaceans scuttling around the Tiergarten park and sometimes across roads during rain. City animal expert Derk Ehlert said Wednesday the freshwater... more »
  • Merkel says North Korea solution can only be peaceful

    September 5, 2017 8:47 AM

    SEOUL, South Korea- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned North Korea's latest nuclear test as a "flagrant violation" of international conventions, but also said there can only be a "diplomatic and peaceful solution" of the crisis. Merkel, who was speaking to the German parliament on Tuesday, said North Korea's... more »
  • Trump, Putin agree election issue is hindrance

    July 7, 2017 9:18 PM

    HAMBURG, Germany - Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin agree on one aspect of Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign: The issue has become a hindrance to better relations. That's according to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who says the U.S. and Russian presidents had a "robust and lengthy"... more »
  • Putin-Trump meeting to be Friday in Germany

    July 4, 2017 11:12 AM

    MOSCOW - The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin's first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump will take place Friday in Germany. Russian news agencies say Putin's foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, said Tuesday that the two leaders will meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit being held... more »
  • Shots fired at Munich subway station

    June 13, 2017 6:49 AM

    BERLIN - German police say shots have been fired at a subway station in a suburb of Munich. Munich police spokesman Michael Riehlein told The Associated Press that the incident occurred Tuesday morning when police were carrying out a check at the Unterfoehring subway station. He says during... more »
  • Sean Spicer suggests even Hitler didn't use chemical weapons

    April 11, 2017 2:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested Tuesday that Adolf Hitler didn't use chemical weapons. Hitler killed Jews during the Holocaust using gas chambers at concentration camps. Spicer, comparing Hitler to Syria's Bashar Assad, said Hitler "didn't even sink to using chemical weapons." Earlier: Spicer claims... more »
  • Trump and Merkel's awkward handshake moment

    March 17, 2017 12:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's first meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel produced a slightly awkward moment when the president didn't shake the German leader's hand in front of photographers in the Oval Office. Trump told photographers to "send a good picture back to Germany, please." He said the leaders had... more »
  • Bear killed in German zoo after it escapes from compound

    March 11, 2017 1:33 PM

    BERLIN - A bear has been killed after it escaped from its enclosure at a zoo in the northern German town of Osnabrueck. The German news agency dpa reported the bear was shot by zoo personnel and all visitors were temporarily evacuated on Saturday. The head of the zoo, Andreas... more »
  • Man charged in Auburn tree fire seeks return to Germany

    November 18, 2016 9:32 AM

    OPELIKA, Ala. - The German man charged with setting fire to one of the oak trees at Toomer's Corner in Auburn wants to return to his home country. The Opelika-Auburn News reports that an attorney for 29-year-old Jochen Wiest filed the request in Lee County Circuit Court. The motion says... more »
  • Death toll in Munich shooting rises to 9

    July 22, 2016 2:28 PM

    BERLIN - German public broadcaster BR reports up to nine people have been killed at a shooting at a McDonald's restaurant in a mall in Munich. Spokesman Peter Beck told The Associated Press he can confirm eight dead and several wounded in the attack Friday near a McDonald's restaurant... more »
  • Suspect in Ethel double murder extradited from Germany back to La. Play Video

    June 24, 2016 5:13 PM

    ETHEL - Sources tell News 2 a woman accused in a double murder in East Feliciana Parish in 2014 is back in Louisiana after she was arrested and extradited from Germany. Dulce Maria Funez was arrested in December in Germany after State Police say law enforcement there made contact... more »
  • Germany: suspect in cinema incident dead, no others injured

    June 23, 2016 10:57 AM

    BERLIN - Police say a man has been shot dead after entering a movie theater in southwestern Germany, apparently with a weapon. They say they believe that no one else was injured in the incident. Police spokesman Bernd Hochstaedter said authorities were told early Thursday afternoon that an armed man... more »
  • Extradition process begins for area murder suspect jailed in Germany

    January 12, 2016 8:26 PM

    ETHEL - Local and federal authorities have started the extradition process for a woman jailed in Germany facing charges in Louisiana. Dulce Maria Funez, 34, is wanted in connection with the death of Connie and Eddie Earl Hall. The couple was found stabbed to death in their Ethel home... more »
  • Police in Munich warn of 'imminent threat' of terror attack

    December 31, 2015 5:29 PM

    BERLIN - Police in Munich are asking people to stay away from the city's main train station and a second train station in the city's Pasing neighborhood because of "serious, imminent threat" of a terror attack. Munich police say on Facebook that according to "serious information, there will be... more »
  • Ethel murder suspect prepares for extradition Play Video

    December 29, 2015 6:20 PM

    EAST FELICIANA PARISH - District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla says he is willing to drop the death penalty from a murder case in order to extradite the suspect back to Louisiana. Dulce Maria Funez, 30, was arrested in Germany, according to the U.S. Marshal's Office. She's one of the... more »
  • Germany says refugee arrivals surging this month

    November 23, 2015 12:02 PM

    BERLIN - German police say 180,000 asylum seekers have entered the country so far this month, pushing the year's overall figure already well beyond the number the government's estimate for the full year. The Bundespolizei, responsible for border security, confirmed Monday 180,000 had arrived this month, positioning November to most... more »
  • Beer money: $20M settlement in lawsuit over Beck's packaging

    October 20, 2015 3:51 PM

    MIAMI - A $20 million lawsuit settlement has been approved that would give cash to drinkers of U.S.-brewed Beck's beer over misleading packaging emphasizing its German origins. A Miami federal judge approved the national settlement Tuesday. It could mean up to $50 for each household with proof of Beck's purchases... more »
  • US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany

    July 1, 2015 10:00 AM

    MONTREAL- Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup. Lloyd's penalty kick in the 69th minute went into the right side of the goal less... more »
  • Wood's 87th-minute goal lifts US to 2-1 win at Germany

    June 10, 2015 5:38 PM

    COLOGNE, Germany - Bobby Wood scored a late goal for the second time in six days to give the United States its first victory at a European soccer power, lifting the Americans to a 2-1 win at World Cup champion Germany in an exhibition game Wednesday. The 22-year-old from Hawaii... more »
  • Merkel says nations in agreement to phase out fossil fuels

    June 8, 2015 11:17 AM

    ELMAU, Germany - German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the Group of Seven wealthy democracies have agreed that the world should phase out the use of fossil fuels by the end of this century. Merkel said Monday that the G-7 leaders committed themselves to the need to "decarbonize the global... more »
  • Multiple injuries after trains crash

    February 20, 2015 1:59 AM

    BERLIN, Germany - Police say two trains crashed in the Swiss town of Rafz, reportedly causing multiple injuries. The Neue Zuercher Zeitung newspaper reported the subway train and high-speed train on its way from Zuerich to Stuttgart collided at 6:45 a.m. Witnesses aid the train hit the subway carriages from... more »
  • Pictures tell a different story

    January 21, 2015 7:58 PM

    BERLIN- The leader of an organization in Germany against the so-called "Islamization" of Europe resigned after pictures were found of him imitating Adolph Hitler. The photos showed Lutz Bachman with a mustache and his hair combed over like Hitler. The popular tabloid Bild published the photos. He didn't... more »
  • Germany marks 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall

    November 9, 2014 1:22 PM

    BERLIN - Germany is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with concerts, speeches and the release of balloons. The night of Nov. 9, 1989, brought to a climax the fight for freedom by East Germans against the communist regime. Formal festivities began with a trumpet... more »
  • Saved by a one-armed bandit

    September 25, 2014 7:49 PM

    BERLIN, GERMANY- A man playing a slot machine in a casino was literally saved from going to jail by hitting the jackpot. Police say two of their officers were checking an arcade in the city of Bochum and discovered a man playing slots faced an arrest warrant for resisting arrest... more »
  • German Court parks ridesharing service Uber

    September 2, 2014 3:41 AM

    BERLIN, Germany - A court has issued an injunction barring ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in a fight with the country's taxi drivers. The state court in Frankfurt ruled that Uber can't offer its services without a specific permit under German transport laws, news agency... more »
  • Comet chaser reaches target after 10-year pursuit

    August 6, 2014 12:40 PM

    DARMSTADT, Germany - After a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles), Europe's unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination Wednesday, a milestone in mankind's first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet. The decade-long trip was successfully completed with a seven-minute thrust that allowed Rosetta to swing alongside... more »

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