BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors in Berlin and the neighboring German state of Brandenburg are interviewing former members of East Germany's secret police about the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing,...
US testing new rapid-deployment strategy in Europe
BERLIN (AP) — More than 300 U.S. soldiers arrived Thursday in Germany from their base in Texas in the first test of a new American strategy to rapidly deploy U.S.-based troops to Europe to bolster...
Merkel: Germany risks been viewed as unreliable on arms
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that her country risks being viewed as an unreliable partner in joint European defense industry projects.
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):
British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has "great personal regret" that the...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):
The European Union's Brexit negotiator says Prime Minister Theresa May must explain to...
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of U.S. soldiers have begun arriving in Germany in the first test of a rapid deployment strategy meant to bolster NATO's presence in eastern Europe in the event of Russian...
Germany launches auction for 5G network frequencies
BERLIN (AP) — Germany began auctioning frequencies for the future super-fast 5G network on Tuesday, amid frustration over conditions imposed by authorities and questions over whether China's...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank rose on Monday after the two said they were in merger talks, but that didn't stop people from questioning what a merger would...
Reus’ injury-time winner takes Dortmund back to the top
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus struck an injury-time winner to clinch a 3-2 Bundesliga victory at Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
BERLIN (AP) — If Bayern Munich doesn't win the Bundesliga, it will largely be down to Marco Reus.
The Borussia Dortmund captain scored the winning goal in injury time to keep up his side's...
BERLIN (AP) — Second-division German club Ingolstadt will wear jerseys with an anti-fascist message in response to anti-Semitic abuse targeting its Israeli captain, Almog Cohen.
Berlin zoo shows off new polar bear cub
BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin Tierpark zoo is showing off its new polar bear cub, a three-month-old with a cuteness and playfulness that could make her the German capital's next animal...
Europeans urge Russia to return to arms-control treaty
BERLIN (AP) — A group of European nations is urging Russia not to abandon a nuclear weapons treaty with the United States.
Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands are also calling for new arms...
ZOSSEN, Germany (AP) — Werner Borchert grinds out a cigarette with his leather boot, zips up his down jacket and unlocks a rusty door with a sign reading "Do not enter." He's entering...
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of police officers are searching for a teenager who went missing in Berlin last month in a case that has distressed Germany.
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...
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...
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BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party on Wednesday rejected criticism over a Carnival speech in which she was perceived as poking fun at intersex...
Denmark: No decision yet on Russian-German pipeline
BERLIN (AP) — Denmark's foreign minister said Wednesday his country hasn't yet decided whether to allow a joint German-Russian gas pipeline to pass through its territorial waters, but suggested...
Germany: man jailed for fatal attack on homeless men
BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin court has convicted a man of manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and causing bodily harm for pouring gasoline over two homeless men and setting them alight outside a...
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...
2 German reporters refused accreditation by Turkey
BERLIN (AP) — Two German media outlets say Turkish authorities have refused to renew their correspondents' accreditation, without giving reasons. The German government has protested to...
German minister defends deporting Berlin attacker’s friend
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official on Thursday defended the deportation of an Islamic extremist who had dinner with Anis Amri, the perpetrator of the 2016 Berlin Christmas market...
Berlin’s polar bear cub growing fast, public debut soon
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its polar bear cub is almost ready to be introduced to visitors.
The zoo on Tuesday released new photos of the as-yet-unnamed female cub and her...
Fugitive monkeys back at Berlin zoo, days after breakout
BERLIN (AP) — A 17-year-old fugitive monkey has been reunited with her daughter at a Berlin zoo after being caught at a railway station in the German capital.
Bayern turns up heat on Dortmund at top of Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich increased the pressure on Borussia Dortmund with a 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin to move level on points with the Bundesliga leader on Saturday.
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German govt denies cover-up over Berlin Xmas market attack
BERLIN (AP) — The German government pledged Friday to investigate the deportation of a Tunisian man shortly after the deadly 2016 truck rampage on a Berlin Christmas market, but denied media...
Germany’s Merkel offers Juncker solidarity in Hungary spat
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the head of the European Union's executive branch has her full support in the face of a new Hungarian government campaign alleging...
UK’s May, EU chief call latest Brexit talks ‘constructive’
BRUSSELS (AP) — After the resignations of three of her party's lawmakers over Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May came away from more talks on preventing the U.K. from crashing out of the...
The Latest: UK PM May in Brussels for more Brexit talks
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Brexit, Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local):
Fresh from a political setback at home, British Prime Minister...
Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi
BERLIN (AP) — Britain's top diplomat has urged Germany to relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting U.K. sales of weapons to — and by extension its influence with —...
Court rejects far-right party’s lawsuit against Berlin mayor
BERLIN (AP) — A court has rejected a lawsuit against the mayor of Berlin by the far-right Alternative for Germany party, which accused him of unlawful, one-sided support of a protest against...
Correction: Berlin Film Festival-Women story
BERLIN (AP) — In a story Feb. 16 about women filmmakers at the Berlin Film Festival, The Associated Press reported erroneously that women directors represent 63 percent of the films at the Berlin Film Festival. Men still represent the majority of the film directors at the festival at approximately 55 percent.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Women filmmakers have record showing at Berlin Film Festival
Women filmmakers had a record showing at the Berlin Film Festival, which wraps on Sunday
Berlin to get single travel app for public, private services
BERLIN (AP) — Travelers in Berlin will soon be able to use a single app to switch seamlessly between public transport, rental bikes, car-sharing and taxis without signing up for each service individually, officials said Monday.
Lithuanian startup Trafi said Berlin will be the first major European capital to get a transport app that handles billing for all services centrally and requires only a single login. Similar services are already available in Vilnius, Rio de Janeiro and Jakarta.
Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ wins top prize at Berlin Film Fest
BERLIN (AP) — Israeli director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," a movie about a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France and is determined to put his homeland behind him, won the Berlin International Film Festival's top Golden Bear award on Saturday.
Women filmmakers have record showing at Berlin Film Festival
Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, star of ‘Downfall,’ dies at 77
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler cooped up in his Berlin bunker in "Downfall" and an angel in Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire," has died. He was 77.
German news agency dpa reported that Ganz's management said Saturday he died in Zurich.
Charlotte Rampling honored in Berlin
It’s a girl! Berlin zoo’s baby polar bear has 1st checkup
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin's Tierpark zoo says its latest baby polar bear is "a perky, strong girl."
Keepers and vets were able to separate the 11-week old bear from mother Tonja for the first time to conduct a medical checkup, during which they also determined the cub's sex.
The zoo said Friday that the as yet unnamed bear weighs 8.5 kilograms (18.7 pounds) and is 61 centimeters (24 inches) from head to tail.
The Latest: German minister says Airbus must find jobs
TOULOUSE, France (AP) — The Latest on Airbus' announcement that it will stop making the superjumbo A380 (all times local):
Rights groups hail arrest of 3 Syrian torture suspects
BERLIN (AP) — Human rights groups on Wednesday hailed the arrests in Europe of three suspects in bloody secret police crackdowns on Syrian opposition activists, including a senior figure in the Syrian security service alleged to have run a facility where detainees were systematically tortured.
Zhang Yimou’s ‘One Second’ dropped from Berlin film festival
BEIJING (AP) — The latest film from famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou has been dropped from the Berlin film festival for what the festival described as technical reasons.
A notice on the official Weibo microblogging service account for the movie "One Second" apologized but gave no details other than to say it was not possible to show the film at Berlin.
Watergate in full: Epic documentary shows at Berlin fest
BERLIN (AP) — Charles Ferguson thought Watergate had never "properly been done." The result was a documentary that explores the American presidential scandal in its full epic span, clocking in at more than four hours.
The director of financial crisis documentary "Inside Job," which won an Oscar in 2011, is presenting the film this week at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it had its European premiere. The documentary was shown in the U.S. last year.
Germany, US seek to set aside spat over natural gas supplies
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's economy minister said Tuesday he's confident the country will soon have two terminals capable of receiving shipments of U.S. liquefied natural gas, something Washington has been pressing for in its bid to increase exports to Europe.
Peter Altmaier told a high-level meeting of German and American officials that Germany is prepared to provide substantial subsidies to the consortia building the terminals, but declined to name a figure.
Bale ‘delighted’ with Oscar nomination
Christian Bale says he felt like ‘bullfrog’ in Cheney role
BERLIN (AP) — Christian Bale says transforming himself into former Vice President Dick Cheney made him feel "like a bullfrog."
Bale has been nominated for a best actor Oscar for his part in "Vice," which also has best movie and best director nominations. He and director Adam McKay presented the movie Monday at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it is screening out of competition.
German far-right party members attacked after cinema visit
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say two members of the far-right Alternative for Germany party's youth wing were injured in a street attack after watching a Holocaust film.
Police said Monday they are investigating whether the violence was politically motivated.
The party's youth wing, known as Young Alternative, said its members were attacked by people shouting "(expletive) Nazis" late Sunday after attending a screening of the film "Who Will Write Our History," about the Warsaw Ghetto.
Berlin police investigate reported assault of Syrian girls
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police are investigating the reported assaults of two Syrian teenagers in the German capital.
Germany's dpa news agency reported Sunday that an unidentified man punched the Syrian girls, ages 15 and 16, multiple times in the face after yelling anti-foreigner slurs at them on Friday night.