BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president is thanking former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for his role in enabling his country's reunification. He is lamenting the current state of European-Russian...
BOSTON (AP) — Germany's president on Thursday called for shifting focus away from "tweets and tirades" and toward upholding democracy and strengthening the relationship between his country and the...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany's president expressed deep remorse for the suffering his nation inflicted on Poland and the rest of Europe during World War II, warning of the dangers of nationalism...
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was seen shaking for the second time in just over a week at a ceremony in Berlin on Thursday.
BERLIN (AP) — Police have raided dozens of homes across Germany as part of a nationwide law enforcement campaign against online hate speech.
The Federal Criminal Police Office said the raids...
BERLIN (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla embarked on a visit to Germany on Tuesday, a four-day charm offensive during which he will stress the two European countries' close...
BERLIN (AP) — German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned of a "worldwide fascination with authoritarianism" that Germany isn't immune to despite the economic wellbeing of most...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Weimar Republic is broadly painted as an abject failure, the post-World War I period of hyperinflation, famine, ineffective leadership and other woes that helped give rise to the Nazis.
At a ceremony on Wednesday marking its 100th anniversary, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier praised the ideals that gave birth to an experiment in democracy and a government that lasted from 1919 to 1933.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is preparing to purchase three new government planes after its aging fleet suffered a string of embarrassing breakdowns.
The dpa news agency reported that Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen says Friday in Dresden that the government is working on the order. She added "this is necessary; everyone can see that."
Details on the aircraft and their cost weren't immediately available, although news magazine Der Spiegel reported the government intends to buy Airbus A350s.
BERLIN (AP) — Straining to hold back tears, their once-white helmets and overalls smeared with dust, seven miners in Germany stepped out of a metal cage Friday bearing the last piece of black coal hauled up from 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) below.
The ceremony marked the end of an industry that laid the foundations for Germany's industrial revolution and its post-war economic recovery.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president says Germany is an important economic partner which he hopes will expand its investment here.
President Cyril Ramaphosa was speaking Tuesday in Cape Town to mark the end of the three-day state visit of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about developments in the aftermath of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, The Associated Press erroneously reported the professional position of Cecil and David Rosenthal's sister. She is state Rep. Dan Frankel's former chief of staff, not his current chief of staff.
A corrected version of the story is below:
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has apologized for "horrors" committed during the Nazi occupation in Greece, as that country prepares to relaunch claims for hundreds of billions of euros in World War II reparations.
Steinmeier visited a former concentration camp used by the Nazis outside Athens and later met Greece's political leadership. He said his country still bears the "moral and political guilt" of crimes committed.
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the Turkish president's trip to Germany (all times local):
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has wound up a sometimes-fraught visit to Germany by condemning the treatment of soccer players of Turkish descent and urging "a joint stance against this racist drift."
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president is urging the country's governing parties to remember their "responsibility for a functioning government" after a bout of upheaval that has weighed on Chancellor Angela Merkel's authority.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president on Tuesday expressed his country's disapproval of a planned Russian-German gas pipeline during a visit by the German president.
Polish President Andrzej Duda said at a joint news conference with Frank-Walter Steinmeier that he believes Nord Stream 2 would undermine the energy security of central and eastern Europe.
The project has become a deeply divisive issue in Europe, with Germany insisting it is purely a business deal.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president has asked gays for forgiveness for decades of suffering and injustice they endured as a result of repressive laws in Germany in the Nazi era and after World War II.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier spoke Sunday in a ceremony marking the persecution of gays by the Hitler regime.
BERLIN (AP) — Richard Grenell has taken up his duties as the new U.S. ambassador to Germany, ending more than a year in which the top position at the embassy in Berlin was unfilled.
Grenell presented his credentials Tuesday to German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. He won confirmation by the Senate in late April, just in time for a visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel to Washington.
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the formation of a new coalition government in Germany (all times local):
Germany's president is telling the country's new government that it faces huge expectations from the country's allies, particularly in Europe.
Chancellor Angela Merkel was sworn in for her fourth term on Wednesday after serving only as caretaker leader since an election last fall.
BEIRUT (AP) — German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Beirut on Tuesday, where they discussed Berlin's participation in upcoming international conferences aimed at shoring up Lebanon's security forces and boosting its economy.
BEIRUT (AP) — Germany's president said Monday that it was too early to repatriate Syrian refugees on a large scale and that the international community would have to continue to support the Middle Eastern nations that have hosted millions of them.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speaking from Lebanon where he met with President Michel Aoun, said "conditions aren't right" in large parts of Syria to ensure the safe return of refugees.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king affirmed his support Sunday for establishing a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem, highlighting his differences with the Trump administration on a central issue in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Abdullah II spoke at the start of a meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who also expressed concern about President Donald Trump's recognition last month of contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
BERLIN (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday within Germany's Social Democratic Party to at least discuss the possibility of forming a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, after her talks with other parties collapsed over the weekend.
LONDON (AP) — European stock markets pushed higher Tuesday as investors brushed aside concerns over the political uncertainty in Germany following an upbeat session in Asia where Hong Kong's main index enjoyed its biggest advance in nearly two months.
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PARIS (AP) — The presidents of France and Germany say Europeans must stand up to nationalism and build a "common future," as they marked 99 years since the armistice ending World War I.
French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that it's "necessary and urgent" to reinforce the European Union over the coming year to stop "skepticism and rejection" from spreading.
HARTMANNSWILLERKOPF PEAK, France (AP) — It's a rocky peak overlooking the Rhine Valley — and the last resting place for more than 1,200 soldiers buried in the military cemetery and some 12,000 unidentified soldiers in the crypt.
On Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier will inaugurate a museum on the Hartmannswillerkopf peak, where German and French soldiers faced off for years during World War I.
BERLIN (AP) — German leaders on Tuesday marked the 500th anniversary since the day Martin Luther is said to have nailed his theses challenging the Catholic Church to a church door, a starting point of the Reformation.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier took part in a service in the famous Castle Church in Wittenberg, where Luther supposedly posted his 95 Theses on Oct. 31, 1517.
MOSCOW (AP) — Germany and Russia need to overcome their mutual distrust, the German president said Wednesday on a visit to Russia.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin that the two countries need to take a "common effort to be more predictable and rebuild a minimum of trust."
The talks ranged from economic ties to the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria as well as other international crises.
BERLIN (AP) — German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Tuesday that although the Berlin Wall came down nearly three decades ago, new walls had emerged in the country "between poor and rich, city and countryside, offline and online."
Steinmeier was speaking in the southwestern city of Mainz, where he and Chancellor Angela Merkel were celebrating the anniversary of Germany's reunification 27 years ago.
"New walls have emerged, less visible, without barbed wires and death strips," he said.
BERLIN (AP) — The presidents of Germany and Israel on Wednesday inaugurated a memorial to 11 Israeli athletes and coaches and a West German police officer killed 45 years ago during an attack by a Palestinian militant group at the Munich Olympics.
Presidents Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Reuven Rivlin were joined at the new memorial in the city's Olympic Park by relatives of the victims.
"We've come here today to close a circle, a circle that can never really be closed," Rivlin told a somber crowd.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president has signed legislation legalizing gay marriage, his office said Friday, paving the way for the bill to take effect this fall.
Lawmakers approved the bill on June 30 in parliament's last session before Germany's September election. The move became possible after Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose conservative party had long been reluctant to budge on the issue, said she would allow its lawmakers to vote according to their conscience.
BERLIN (AP) — German leaders and lawmakers are paying tribute to former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who spearheaded the country's reunification during 16 years at the helm, in a requiem Mass at Berlin's Roman Catholic cathedral.
The parliamentary caucus of Kohl's conservative party organized Tuesday's event at St. Hedwig cathedral. The current party leader, Chancellor Angela Merkel, and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier were among guests.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament honored former Chancellor Helmut Kohl in a memorial on Thursday, remembering him as the architect of German reunification but also as someone who wasn't without flaws.
Norbert Lammert, the parliament speaker, said that because of Kohl "the peaceful unity of our country and a free and pacified Europe is today a reality." Kohl, who spearheaded German reunification in 1990 and was an architect of the euro, died Friday at age 87.
BRDO PRI KRANJU, Slovenia (AP) — Despite its own many problems, Europe should remain committed to the western Balkans amid renewed tensions stemming from the wars of the 1990s, Germany's president said Saturday.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Friday he thinks Poland will need to play a role if the European Union is to emerge united from its current crisis.
Steinmeier spoke during his first visit as president to Poland, which will become the EU's fifth largest member by population following Britain's departure from the bloc. Steinmeier had visited his nation's eastern neighbor several times in his earlier position of foreign minister.