BERLIN (AP) — A group of 47 unaccompanied children evacuated from refugee camps in Greece landed in Germany on Saturday, German officials said.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany plans to take in up to 50 unaccompanied minors staying at overcrowded refugee camps in Greece, while Luxembourg has agreed to accept 12, government officials said...
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities conducted raids in 10 German states Thursday at premises linked to a group accused of pursuing a mix of anti-government and racist ideology.
PARIS (AP) — The new coronavirus is entering additional territories, from megacities to seaside villages, and casting a fast-growing shadow over the world economy.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is banning the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 Deutschland in what the country's top security official said Thursday was a “clear message” against far-right extremism and...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's interior minister is suggesting that his country can't build a 5G mobile network without Chinese tech giant Huawei, at least for now, intervening in an issue that has...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany says new asylum applications in the country dropped more than 14% last year, continuing their decline since an influx of migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere in 2015...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is adding hundreds of new federal police officers and domestic intelligence agents as it steps up its fight against far-right extremism in the wake of several high-profile...
BERLIN (AP) — Six people have been arrested after an off-duty firefighter was killed in an altercation between two couples and a group of young men in the southern German city of Augsburg,...
BERLIN (AP) — German officials have rejected an asylum request from a Lebanese man who was convicted of drug dealing and deported but then returned to Germany.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security officials are backing calls for tougher measures to fight far-right extremism following a deadly anti-Semitic rampage last week.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister has called on European nations to work with Ankara on solving the refugee crisis instead of blaming it for a rise in migrant flows to...
ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):
Germany's interior minister says his country is prepared to take in a...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is making it easier for descendants of those persecuted by the Nazis to regain German citizenship, which could help some Britons seeking European Union passports...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of anti-Semitic acts of violence rose sharply last year alongside a further increase in those identified as far-right...
BERLIN (AP) — The killing of a politician who supported refugees, allegedly carried out by a man with a record of violent hate crimes, is an "alarm signal" that highlights the threat posed by...
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official pledged Friday to act against far-right extremists after a neo-Nazi march in the eastern town of Plauen prompted outrage from mainstream politicians...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local):
The German government has agreed on a set of rules aimed at making it harder for...
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have carried out raids on groups suspected of helping the militant Palestinian group Hamas under the guise of providing humanitarian aid.
BERLIN (AP) — German government statistics show crime dropped in the country last year, including violent offenses.
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said as he presented an annual crime...
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 (AP) — Germany's top security official says suspected German members of the Islamic State group captured in Syria need to be screened before they can return home.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official on Tuesday banned two publishers for allegedly belonging to a banned Kurdish organization.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said he banned the publishers Mezopotamien Verlag und Vertrieb GmbH and the MIR Multimedia GmbH because they support the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.
Authorities searched the two publishing houses in western and northern Germany on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top migration official says the number of asylum applications has dropped to 185,853 in 2018 — a decrease of 16.5 percent compared to the year before.
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told reporters Wednesday that Germany saw 36,830 fewer applications, which he said showed the success of the different measures the government had taken since the dramatic influx of more than 1 million migrants in 2015-16.
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies elected a new leader Saturday, a change that offers Germany's center-right a chance to move past their persistent bickering over recent years.
BERLIN (AP) — A lawmaker from the far-right Alternative for Germany party was attacked and seriously wounded by several men in the northwestern city of Bremen in what police said Tuesday may have been a politically motivated assault.
The beating of Frank Magnitz, a lawmaker in the national parliament who leads the party's branch in Bremen, drew condemnation from across the political spectrum.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top IT security official faces a grilling Monday over his agency's handling of an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information posted online .
Daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Sunday quoted Germany's interior minister saying he's summoned Arne Schoenbohm, head of the Federal Office for Information Security, for talks in Berlin.
BERLIN (AP) — Twitter suspended on Friday an account that posted links to sensitive personal data and documents stolen by hackers from hundreds of German public figures and politicians — from every political party but the far-right Alternative for Germany.
The exposed material included addresses, cellphone numbers and chat records, along with banking, credit card and other financial information, German news media said.
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.
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is reaching out to the country's 4.5 million Muslims by sitting down with community leaders, experts and imams to talk about improving their integration in the country.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer opened the "German Islam Conference" Wednesday saying the dialogue with Germany's Muslims will tackle their "beliefs, convictions and traditions ... and how they can be put in line with the culture and values rooted in German society."
BERLIN (AP) — Official figures show more than 1.8 million people have applied for asylum in Germany in the past five years.
The figures, first reported Friday by German daily Bild, show a sharp rise in asylum requests from 123,581 in 2013 to 723,938 in 2015. This year to date, figure has returned to about 2013 levels.
In a response to a question from opposition Free Democratic Party lawmakers, the government said almost a third of asylum-seekers — about 573,000 — originated from Syria.
BERLIN (AP) — The head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavaria-only conservative ally says he will step down from the post early next year.
The dpa news agency reported Friday that Horst Seehofer announced he would resign the post he's held since 2008 as head of the Christian Social Union at a special party meeting on January 19.
He says "the year 2019 should be the year of the CSU's renewal."
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's interior minister on Monday denied reports that he was planning on stepping down as the nation's top security official but said he will relinquish his post as leader of the sister party to that of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Horst Seehofer told reporters at an event in the eastern city of Bautzen that rumors he was resigning as interior minister were incorrect.
"I am the federal interior minister and I continue to serve in that office," the 69-year-old said.
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the announcement that Germany's top security official will stay on as interior minister, but give up party post (all times local):
Germany's top security official Horst Seehofer says he's stepping down as head of his party but will remain interior minister in Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet.
Seehofer had been reportedly planning on resigning both posts but told reporters that "I am the federal interior minister and will continue to serve in that role."
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's outgoing domestic intelligence chief won't be given a new government job after lashing out at one of the governing parties, the interior minister said Monday. It was a late twist to a saga that has contributed to the administration's unpopularity.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's often-awkward Bavarian ally says he wants his party to draw consequences from its poor state election performance before Christmas, but is being coy about his own future.
BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Tuesday it will expand a system of six-month visas allowing people from outside the European Union to seek jobs as part of an effort to tackle a shortfall of skilled workers. It also said it has agreed on a solution to help rejected but well-settled asylum-seekers, an issue that has divided the coalition.
BERLIN (AP) — Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing coalition reached a deal Sunday to resolve a standoff over the future of the country's domestic intelligence chief, a dispute that has further dented the image of their fractious six-month-old alliance.
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a standoff in Germany's governing coalition over the future of the country's domestic intelligence chief (all times local):
Germany's interior minister says leaders of the governing coalition have reached a deal to resolve a dispute over the future of the country's domestic intelligence chief.
BERLIN (AP) — A decision to give a new government job to Germany's domestic intelligence chief, who was removed from that post after appearing to downplay recent far-right protests, is causing discontent in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition.
BERLIN (AP) — Leaders of the conservative party that governs Germany's prosperous southern state of Bavaria urged members Saturday to close ranks ahead of next month's regional elections, in which the Christian Social Union is projected to suffer heavy losses.
"In the next four weeks we need confidence not fear, unity not bickering, commitment not complacency," Horst Seehofer, who heads the center-right CSU, said at a party convention in Munich.