Jovic playing huge role in Eintracht Frankfurt’s success
BERLIN (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt has reached the Europa League quarterfinals and is closing in on Champions League qualification.
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a drunken man with a fire extinguisher smashed his way into the driver's cab of a high-speed train running from Frankfurt to Paris and demanded that the driver slow...
Ancelotti’s Napoli faces Arsenal in Europa League
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Carlo Ancelotti is coming back to London, bringing his Napoli team to play Arsenal in the Europa League quarterfinals.
Aubameyang helps Arsenal reach Europa League quarters
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored two goals and set up another as Arsenal overturned a two-goal deficit to reach the Europa League quarterfinals with a 3-0 home win over Rennes on...
Germany: Crematorium goes up in flames, bodies survive
BERLIN (AP) — A fire at a crematorium in southern Germany has caused significant damage to the building — but the 20 bodies stored inside remained intact.
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Sebastien Haller scored twice in injury time as Eintracht Frankfurt sealed a 3-0 win at Fortuna Duesseldorf amid renewed protests over the Bundesliga's Monday night...
BEIJING (AP) — Most global stocks rose Monday after news reports said Washington and Beijing are close to an agreement to end their costly tariff war.
German police detain 2 in alleged Islamic extremist plot
BERLIN (AP) — A German-Moroccan couple was arrested Thursday in central Germany on charges they were planning an Islamic extremist attack. A series of raids included searches of the homes of 12...
Gladbach salvages 1-1 draw with Frankfurt in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Denis Zakaria scored late to salvage a 1-1 draw for Borussia Moenchengladbach at Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday, a result that keeps both teams' European hopes intact.
Zakaria, who missed the best chance of the first half when he failed to beat Frankfurt 'keeper Kevin Trapp one-on-one, made up for it in the 82nd minute when he turned to evade Makoto Hasebe and fired high inside the left post.
Danny da Costa had scored against the run of play for Frankfurt in first-half injury time.
High-speed train in Germany evacuated after pistol is found
BERLIN (AP) — German police say hundreds of passengers have been taken off a high-speed train at the Frankfurt airport station after a pistol was found in a toilet on board.
The train, which was traveling from Dortmund to Munich, was stopped at the station and evacuated on Saturday after a cleaner found the weapon. Police told the dpa news agency that it wasn't loaded. It wasn't clear how it ended up on the train.
Frankfurt airport working on flying taxis
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The operator of Frankfurt's international airport says it is developing a concept for electric air taxi services.
Fraport AG is working with Volocopter GmbH, which makes two-seat, multi-rotor electric aircraft that can fly with a pilot or autonomously.
Actually operating such taxis to bring people to and from the airport will have to wait until the legal framework for autonomous flying is established and such aircraft can be certified for passenger use.
Dortmund gives up 3-goal lead in Bundesliga, Bayern cuts gap
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund squandered a three-goal lead and drew with Hoffenheim 3-3 at home then watched Bayern Munich cut its lead in the Bundesliga to five points on Saturday.
Bayern took advantage of Dortmund's second successive league slip-up by beating Schalke 3-1 in the late game, lifting the six-time defending champion back to second place.
Brilliant Brandt fires Leverkusen to 5-1 rout of Mainz
MAINZ, Germany (AP) — Midfielder Julian Brandt scored twice and laid on two goals as Bayer Leverkusen shrugged off its German Cup exit by winning 5-1 at Mainz in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Leverkusen, knocked out 2-1 by second division Heidenheim on Tuesday, racked up a third successive league victory and is firmly in the hunt for European qualification.
The team is in fifth spot, four points behind fourth-place Leipzig, which hosts Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.
The Latest: UEFA unhappy at clubs’ snub of video review meet
ROME (AP) — The Latest from the UEFA meetings (all times local):
Champions League clubs who did not send head coaches to a briefing on video review left UEFA feeling disrespected.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says only five of the 16 clubs who play in the first Champions League knockout round this month sent their coach or manager on Monday to Frankfurt, Germany.
Germany: No choice but to reject terrorist extradition to US
BERLIN (AP) — An American request for the extradition of a Turkish man wanted in the United States on terrorism charges was rejected because there was no other option under German law, authorities said Thursday, in a case that has raised the ire of officials in Washington.
Bayern slips up at Leverkusen, Dortmund held in Frankfurt
BERLIN (AP) — Peter Bosz did all he could for his former side.
Bosz's Bayer Leverkusen came from behind to defeat Bayern Munich 3-1 and end the visitors' seven-game winning run in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
But Borussia Dortmund, which started the 20th round six points clear of Bayern, was unable to take full advantage as it was held at Eintracht Frankfurt to 1-1.
Strike by German airport security staff causes travel chaos
BERLIN (AP) — A strike by security staff at eight German airports on Tuesday is causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of travelers.
The ver.di union called on staff at airports including Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover and Bremen to walk off the job between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. local time (0100 and 1900 GMT).
In Frankfurt alone where more than 1,000 security staff were participating in the strike, 570 flights were canceled and that across Germany up to 220,000 passengers may be affected.
Planned strike expands to Frankfurt, other German airports
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union has expanded a planned strike by security staff at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday to include several other airports, including Hamburg.
News agency dpa reported that the ver.di union on Sunday announced the one-day walkout at Hamburg, two days after calling the strike at Frankfurt, Germany's busiest hub.
Walkouts are also expected Tuesday at the smaller Hannover, Bremen, Leipzig-Halle, Dresden and Erfurt airports.
Security staff to stage strike at Germany’s biggest airport
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union is calling on security staff at Frankfurt airport to go on strike next week in a dispute over pay.
The ver.di union said Friday that workers should walk out at Germany's biggest airport between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. (0100-1900 GMT) Tuesday.
The union said it couldn't rule out other airports being affected by walkouts.
Ver.di said it is still waiting for employers to put forward a negotiable offer for around 23,000 security staff.
Egypt deports German citizen over alleged terror suspicions
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt deported a German citizen early Friday whom it detained in Cairo airport last month on suspicion of plotting terrorism, authorities said.
The 23-year-old Goettingen resident was repatriated on an early morning flight to Frankfurt in coordination with the German Embassy after being questioned by police, Cairo airport officials said. He had been detained on Dec. 27.
German suspect in politician data hack says he acted alone
BERLIN (AP) — A German student has admitted obtaining and publishing the personal data of hundreds of politicians and celebrities and told investigators he acted alone, authorities said Tuesday.
The 20-year-old lives with his parents and is still in school, said Georg Ungefuk, a spokesman for the Frankfurt prosecutors' office that specializes in internet crime.
Wolfsburg beats Augsburg 3-2, climbs to 5th in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — Yannick Gerhardt scored late to clinch a 3-2 win for Wolfsburg at Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Gerhardt's 89th-minute winner lifted Wolfsburg to fifth place, three points behind Leipzig in the last Champions League spot and one point ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt, before the league's winter break.
Veteran Ribery leads Bayern to 2nd place in Bundesliga
BERLIN (AP) — He did it again.
Franck Ribery led Bayern Munich to another Bundesliga win on Saturday, scoring twice in a 3-0 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt to help the side go second.
The French veteran, who scored Bayern's winner over Leipzig on Wednesday, broke the deadlock in the 35th minute in Frankfurt, then sealed the win.
Ribery is hopeful his recent displays will help Bayern's club bosses to extend his contract at the end of the season.
German court won’t try 97-year-old Nazi death camp suspect
BERLIN (AP) — A German court said Thursday it won't put on trial a former guard at the Nazis' Majdanek death camp who was charged with being an accessory to murder, arguing that the 97-year-old is too sick to face court proceedings.
5 Frankfurt police suspected of sharing far-right images
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say five Frankfurt police officers are under investigation over allegations they shared far-right images, videos and texts in a chat group with one another.
The dpa news agency reported a special Hesse state police task force began working Monday on the case overseen by the Frankfurt prosecutors' office.
Europa League Draw List
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Draw Monday for the last 32 of the Europa League:
Viktoria Plzen (Czech Republic) vs. Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia)
Club Brugge (Belgium) vs. Salzburg (Austria)
Rapid Vienna (Austria) vs. Inter Milan (Italy)
Slavia Prague (Czech Republic) vs. Genk (Belgium)
Krasnodar (Russia) vs. Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)
Zurich (Switzerland) vs. Napoli (Italy)
Malmo (Sweden) vs. Chelsea (England)
Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine) vs. Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany)
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Werner scores 2 again, Leipzig tightens grip on 4th place
BERLIN (AP) — Germany forward Timo Werner again scored twice to help Leipzig consolidate fourth place in the Bundesliga with a 4-1 home win over Mainz on Sunday.
Yussuf Poulsen also scored two goals as Leipzig maintained its unbeaten record at home this season and tightened its grip on the last qualification place for the Champions League.
Violent Eintracht fans create disorder at Lazio match
ROME (AP) — Italian authorities are assessing damage caused by visiting Eintracht Frankfurt fans before, during, and after a Europa League match against Lazio.
UEFA opened its own disciplinary case on Friday which is likely to force Eintracht to pay compensation for damage to the Stadio Olimpico.
Fans heading to the stadium on Thursday launched fireworks in downtown Rome and damaged a supermarket.
Search of Deutsche Bank offices continues in German probe
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are continuing to search offices of Deutsche Bank as part of an investigation into suspicion that some employees helped set up offshore companies that were used to launder hundreds of millions of euros.
The Frankfurt prosecutors' office told the dpa news agency Friday that additional materials were being secured in the second day of the raids.
Police raid Deutsche Bank offices in money laundering case
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities raided Deutsche Bank's headquarters Thursday amid suspicions that its employees helped clients set up offshore companies that were used to launder hundreds of millions of euros.
About 170 police officers, investigators and prosecutors swooped in on the bank's offices in Frankfurt and premises in nearby Eschborn and Gross-Umstadt at 10 a.m. (0900 GMT), seizing electronic and paper records.
German court rejects Swedish ‘Laserman’ murder case appeal
BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court has rejected an appeal by a Swedish man against his conviction for fatally shooting a woman in Frankfurt 26 years ago.
John Ausonius was convicted by the Frankfurt state court in February of murdering restaurant employee Blanka Zmigrod in 1992 and given a life prison sentence. Ausonius allegedly believed the victim, who was Jewish, had stolen his electronic diary.
Bayern no longer talking about 7th straight Bundesliga title
BERLIN (AP) — No one at Bayern Munich is talking about a seventh consecutive Bundesliga title anymore.
The club is back in crisis with coach Niko Kovac likely to pay the price for the team's failure to reinforce the squad in the offseason.
Bayern's 3-3 draw against relegation-threatened Fortuna Duesseldorf has left the defending champions nine points behind Borussia Dortmund after 12 matches.
Acquitted Christian woman wants to leave Pakistan for West
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row in Pakistan wants to leave her homeland for any Western country willing to issue visas for her and her family, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Saiful Malook told reporters in Frankfurt that the failure of any country to offer to take them is why Aasia Bibi and her family haven't already left Pakistan. In fact, several countries have offered Bibi asylum, including Canada, Spain and France.
Mark Uth, Julian Draxler drop out for Germany
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Schalke forward Mark Uth has been ruled out of Germany's games against Russia and the Netherlands, while Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Julian Draxler will miss the first game.
The German soccer federation said on Monday that Draxler was being given time off due to a family bereavement and it was unclear if he would return for the UEFA Nations League game against the Netherlands in Gelsenkirchen on Nov. 19.
Germany plays Russia on Thursday in a friendly in Leipzig.
Leipzig beats Bayer Leverkusen in Bundesliga to go third
BERLIN (AP) — Yussuf Poulsen scored twice to help Leipzig go third in the Bundesliga with a 3-0 home win over Bayer Leverkusen on Sunday.
The Danish forward opened the scoring midway through the first half and sealed the win with five minutes remaining after Lukas Klostermann scored his first goal of the season in the 68th minute.
Leipzig stretched its unbeaten run in the league to 10 games and moved two points clear of defending champion Bayern Munich.
Chelsea, Arsenal, Lazio advance in Europa League
Olivier Giroud ended his drought by scoring the only goal to lead Chelsea to a 1-0 win at BATE Borisov on Thursday that clinched a place in the knockout stage of the Europa League with two group games to spare.
Giroud had not scored for Chelsea for six months but he knows what it's like to net against BATE. Last season, the France forward was on target in both games against the Belarusian champion when he played for London rival Arsenal in Europe's second tier competition.
Bayern drawn at Hertha Berlin in 3rd round of German Cup
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich faces another trip to Hertha Berlin in the third round of the German Cup, while Borussia Dortmund was drawn against Werder Bremen on Sunday.
Bayern lost last season's cup final to Eintracht Frankfurt in Berlin's Olympiastadion in May, and then had its first league defeat of this season at Hertha Berlin in September.
Stuttgart slump continues in 3rd loss from 3 under new coach
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart's hopes of a revival under new coach Markus Weinzierl took another blow in a 3-0 loss at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Friday.
Sebastien Haller and Ante Rebic scored in the first half - both set up by 18-year-old striker Luka Jovic - before Nicolai Mueller completed the scoring late for the visitors.
Can undergoes successful surgery to remove thyroid nodule
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus midfielder Emre Can has undergone successful surgery to have a thyroid nodule removed.
The lump was discovered after his return from international duty with Germany. Juventus says Can underwent surgery on Monday in Frankfurt.
The Italian club says the operation "was a complete success" and adds that "the prognosis for the resumption of physical activity will be better assessed in the coming days."
AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.
This week's gallery includes a woman holding her baby amid a crowd of Central American migrants in Mexico; President Donald Trump giving a thumbs-up from his vehicle; and a couple walking through the woods near Frankfurt, Germany.
German state vote in Hesse tests Merkel’s unhappy coalition
BERLIN (AP) — The stakes are unusually high for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government as the central state of Hesse votes in a state election this weekend.
Sunday's election has become an important test for Germany's governing parties. It may help determine whether Merkel's unhappy federal coalition in Berlin has a long-term future, and even how much longer Germany's leader of the past 13 years can carry on at the helm of the European Union's largest economy.
Loftus-Cheek hat trick lifts Chelsea, shock defeat for Milan
Ruben Loftus-Cheek became the first England player in 47 years to score a hat trick in European competition for Chelsea on Thursday.
The 22-year-old midfielder, who featured when his country reached the semifinals of the World Cup in Russia in July, forgot about his frustrations at being unable to win a regular starting place at Chelsea by bagging all three goals as the London club swept to a 3-1 victory over BATE Borisov in the Europa League.
Prosecutors appeal in case against 2006 World Cup organizers
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors have appealed against a court's decision to reject tax evasion charges against three people involved in organizing the 2006 World Cup.
The charges against Theo Zwanziger, Wolfgang Niersbach and Horst R. Schmidt are linked to a payment to FIFA. The Frankfurt state court decided last week not to go ahead with a trial, saying that it saw insufficient evidence of wrongdoing.
Unstoppable Jovic nets 5 as Frankfurt routs Duesseldorf 7-1
BERLIN (AP) — Luka Jovic was in unstoppable form, scoring five goals as Eintracht Frankfurt crushed promoted Fortuna Duesseldorf 7-1 in the Bundesliga on Friday.
The 20-year-old Serbian is the first Frankfurt player to score five goals in a league game.
After grabbing two goals and two assists in his past two matches, he continued his rich vein of form. Jovic scored twice in quick succession during the first half after Sebastian Haller opened the scoring with a penalty.
Germany deports convicted 9/11 accomplice home to Morocco
BERLIN (AP) — A Moroccan man convicted of helping Mohamed Atta and the other Hamburg-based Sept. 11 suicide pilots as they plotted attacks on New York and Washington was deported Monday from Germany to his homeland.
German authorities confirmed that Mounir el Motassadeq was aboard a plane that had taken off from Frankfurt airport in the evening.
Court rejects tax case against German World Cup organizers
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German court has rejected tax evasion charges against three people involved in the organizing of the 2006 World Cup, saying it sees insufficient evidence of wrongdoing.
The charges against Theo Zwanziger, Wolfgang Niersbach and Horst R. Schmidt are linked to a payment to FIFA and were filed by Frankfurt prosecutors earlier this year. News agency dpa reported that the city's state court decided not to go ahead with a trial. Prosecutors have a week to file any appeal.
Phoenix airport to add more flights to Germany, East Coast
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport next year will add more nonstop flights from Phoenix to Germany and to the East Coast of the U.S.
Airport officials announced Tuesday that Condor Airlines will increase its seasonal service to Frankfurt, Germany, to three times weekly, up from twice weekly this year, from May through October of 2019.
JetBlue next February will begin daily nonstop service between Phoenix and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Morata hits target at last in Chelsea’s Europa League win
Former Real Madrid and Juventus striker Alvaro Morata ended a miserable spell of form with the only goal of the game on Thursday as Chelsea recorded its second straight 1-0 victory in the Europa League, against plucky Hungarian side Vidi.