US holds talks with European allies on Afghan peace deal
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday began briefing allied officials in Europe on an emerging peace deal with the Taliban, but he cautioned that no final deal...
Gatehouse to close Stuttgart, Helena-West Helena newspapers
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas newspapers are scheduled to shut down next week.
The Stuttgart Daily Leader and the Helena-West Helena World each report they will publish their final...
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has convicted a German-Algerian man of supporting the Islamic State group by helping members communicate on social media and sentenced him to four years in...
Man in Germany fatally stabbed with ‘sword-like object’
BERLIN (AP) — A man has been fatally stabbed on a street in Stuttgart with a "sword-like object," authorities said Thursday.
A 28-year-old man registered as a Syrian citizen who apparently...
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have charged a suspected member of the Tamil Tigers as an accessory to murder in the 2005 assassination of Sri Lanka's foreign minister.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Wolfgang Dietrich quit as president of German second-division team Stuttgart on Monday after saying he longer wants to be made a scapegoat for all that's wrong at the...
BERLIN (AP) — A German woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for membership in the Islamic State group.
The regional court in the southwestern German city of Stuttgart had earlier...
Zverev, Khachanov bounce back at Halle Open
HALLE, Germany (AP) — Alexander Zverev and Karen Khachanov bounced back from disappointments in Stuttgart last week to reach the second round of the Halle Open on Monday.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Matteo Berrettini beat Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 7-6 (11) to win the Stuttgart Open and his third tour-level title on Sunday.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime will play Italy's Matteo Berrettini in the final of the Stuttgart Open.
The 18-year-old Auger-Aliassime progressed to his...
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime saved a match point before beating German qualifier Dustin Brown 7-6 (3), 6-7 (2), 7-6 (2) Friday to reach the semifinals of the...
Brown beats top-seeded Zverev at Stuttgart Open
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — German qualifier Dustin Brown upset top-seeded Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Open.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Milos Raonic hit 31 aces to beat Australian qualifier Alexei Popyrin 6-7 (6), 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the first round of the Stuttgart Open on Tuesday.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga powered past 2017 semifinalist Mischa Zverev 6-3, 6-0 before rain brought an early end to play at the Stuttgart Open on Monday.
BERLIN (AP) — Union Berlin players were hoisted high and carried around their stadium after securing promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time on Monday.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Union Berlin twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Stuttgart and take a big step toward Bundesliga promotion in the first leg of their playoff on Thursday.
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart has hired Holstein Kiel coach Tim Walter to take over for next season.
Stuttgart, which faces a playoff to stay in the Bundesliga, says the 43-year-old...
Osaka withdraws from Stuttgart semi with ab strain
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals because of an abdominal injury on Saturday.
Osaka opens clay campaign by beating Hsieh in Stuttgart
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Top-ranked Naomi Osaka opened her clay-court season by beating Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan 6-4, 6-3, on Thursday to reach the Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinals.
BERLIN (AP) — The former head of a Rwandan rebel group has died in Germany while awaiting retrial on war crimes charges, a court says.
Ignace Murwanashyaka, the former president of the...
BERLIN (AP) — A German court says the former head of a Rwandan rebel group has died in prison while awaiting retrial on war crimes charges.
Ignace Murwanashyaka, the former president of the...
BERLIN (AP) — After fighting with teammate Robert Lewandowski in training, Kingsley Coman struck again with two goals to help Bayern Munich return to the top of the Bundesliga with a 4-1 win at...
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart has appointed former Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat as sporting director.
BERLIN (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt could be playing in the Champions League next season.
Luka Jovic scored again and set up another goal as Frankfurt beat relegation-threatened Stuttgart 3-0...
Pulisic stars for Dortmund to keep title hopes alive
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — American midfielder Christian Pulisic helped keep Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga title ambitions alive with one goal and an assist in a hard-fought 3-1 win over Stuttgart...
For Borussia Dortmund, it’s the Bundesliga or bust
BERLIN (AP) — For Borussia Dortmund, it's the Bundesliga or bust.
After such a promising start to the season, only the league title remains in reach for Dortmund — although Bayern Munich is...
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BERLIN (AP) — Two Bundesliga teams offered contrasting examples on Sunday over the value of switching — or keeping — coaches in a midseason relegation fight.
German court acquits Afghan accused of Taliban membership
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has acquitted an Afghan charged with having belonged to the Taliban in his homeland after he retracted statements made during his asylum proceedings.
Bremen’s European hopes hit by 1-1 draw with Stuttgart
BREMEN, Germany (AP) — Werder Bremen's European hopes were damaged by a 1-1 home draw with Stuttgart in the Bundesliga Friday.
Bremen had been hoping to get closer to Wolfsburg, which...
Germany: Weapons firm ex-workers convicted over Mexico sales
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Thursday convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler & Koch over their role in the delivery of weapons that ended up in troubled areas of Mexico, and...
Pizarro nets late to become Bundesliga’s oldest goal-scorer
BERLIN (AP) — Claudio Pizarro scored in the sixth minute of injury time to salvage a 1-1 draw for Werder Bremen at Hertha Berlin and become the oldest ever goal-scorer in the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Pizarro, aged 40 years and 136 days, broke the previous record held by Bremen midfielder Miroslav "Mirko" Votava (40 years, 121 days) from 1996, when he fired his free kick through a host of Hertha legs and past the helpless Rune Jarstein in goal.
Bremen routs Augsburg 4-0 in Bundesliga to keep party going
BERLIN (AP) — Werder Bremen continued its birthday celebrations with a 4-0 rout of Augsburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday.
Bremen, which marked its 120th anniversary as a club on Monday, followed up its dramatic penalty shootout win over Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup on Tuesday with its biggest league win of the season.
Milot Rashica scored two goals, getting Bremen off the mark in the fifth minute and claiming his second a minute after Johannes Eggestein made it 2-0 in the 27th.
Hundreds protest in Germany against ban on older diesel cars
BERLIN (AP) — German police say around 800 people have demonstrated in the southwestern city of Stuttgart against a new ban on driving older diesel cars.
Stuttgart, a German auto industry center, on Jan. 1 became the first major German city to introduce a large-scale ban on driving older diesel cars with looser emissions standards. The move aims to fight air pollution but critics say they don't have money to buy new cars.
Alphonso Davies, Tyler Adams make their Bundesliga debuts
MUNICH (AP) — Debut day in the Bundesliga had a happy ending for United States midfielder Tyler Adams and Alphonso Davies, a rising Canadian star born in a refugee camp.
The 19-year-old Adams started for Leipzig in a 4-0 win at Fortuna Duesseldorf in the German league on Sunday, while Davies, 18, came on in the 86th minute in Bayern Munich's 4-1 win over Stuttgart.
Lewandowski scores as Bayern keeps pace with Dortmund
MUNICH (AP) — Robert Lewandowski made up for missing a penalty by scoring in a 4-1 win for Bayern Munich over Stuttgart on Sunday, ensuring his side kept pace with his former team Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
Lewandowski rounded Ron-Robert Zieler to score his 12th goal of the season in the 84th minute, keeping second-placed Bayern six points behind Dortmund after the 19th round. Dortmund routed Hannover 5-1 on Saturday.
World, Olympic champ Biles to compete in Germany in March
World and Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles will make her 2019 debut at a World Cup meet in Germany in March.
Biles hasn't competed since the 2018 world championships in Doha, Qatar, where she won five medals, including four golds. That pushed her overall world championship medal total to 20, tied for the most ever by a female gymnast. The 21-year-old headlines the field for the meet in Stuttgart on March 16-17.
Bayern signs France defender Benjamin Pavard for next season
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich has signed France defender Benjamin Pavard from Bundesliga rival Stuttgart for next season.
The Bavarian team says the 22-year-old Pavard, who played six games at right back to help France win the World Cup, will join on July 1.
Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Pavard has singed "a five-year contract. He's a young player and a world champion. We're very glad and proud to have gained such a player for FC Bayern."
Germany: airport security returning to normal after scare
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say an investigation of suspected attempts to scope out operations at airports in Germany and France has not turned up any indications that an attack was being planned.
Police stepped up security at airports in southwestern Germany this week after two men were spotted apparently observing security checks in Stuttgart and authorities received a tip about online talk of attack plans. A similar sighting was reported at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.
German police step up security at airports in southwest
BERLIN (AP) — Police stepped up security at airports in southwestern Germany on Thursday, amid concerns that extremists may have tried to scope out operations at Stuttgart airport.
German news agency dpa and public broadcaster SWR reported that security officials are investigating four people, including at least one with possible ties to the Islamist scene.
German court overturns Rwandan’s war crimes conviction
BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court on Thursday overturned the conviction of a Rwandan man sentenced to 13 years in prison as an accessory to war crimes in eastern Congo.
Stuttgart captain’s father dies in stadium after game
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart captain Christian Gentner's father died suddenly after the side's 2-1 Bundesliga win at home over Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
The club says it is mourning Herbert Gentner and its thoughts are "fully with the Gentner family in these difficult hours."
Christian Gentner initially gave interviews on the pitch after the game. He then rushed from the changing room to where a doctor attempted to save his father.
Volland lifts Leverkusen to win over struggling Stuttgart
LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Kevin Volland recovered from a bad miss to score both of Bayer Leverkusen's goals in a 2-0 win over the Bundesliga's bottom-placed club Stuttgart on Friday.
In a meeting between teams who have performed well below expectations, Leverkusen missed good chances, particularly when Volland failed to hit the unguarded net on a counterattack in the 60th minute.
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.
Germany: Syrian goes on trial for alleged IS membership
BERLIN (AP) — A 26-year-old Syrian man has gone on trial in southern Germany for allegedly having been a member of the Islamic State group.
The man, identified only as Faisal A. H. due to German privacy rules, appeared before the Stuttgart regional court on Thursday. He is charged with "membership in a foreign terrorist organization."
German prosecutors say he joined a paramilitary group fighting the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad in 2013 and later switched to IS.
Court rules for investors in Volkswagen diesel suit
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A court in Germany has ruled that Volkswagen's main stakeholder must pay 47 million euros ($54 million) in damages to investors for not making a timely disclosure of its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.
The dpa news agency reported that the Stuttgart court announced the verdict Wednesday against Porsche Automobil Holding SE, which holds 52 percent of the voting rights in Volkswagen.
Hamburger SV fires coach after poor results in 2nd division
HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Hamburger SV fired coach Christian Titz on Tuesday after some poor results in Germany's second division.
Hamburg said former Stuttgart coach Hannes Wolf would take over with immediate effect and would lead the team's training session on Wednesday.
Stuttgart hires former Schalke coach Markus Weinzierl
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart has hired former Schalke and Augsburg coach Markus Weinzierl to take over from Tayfun Korkut, who was fired on Sunday.
The club says the 43-year-old Weinzierl agreed a deal through June 2020 and will take charge of his first training session on Wednesday.
Stuttgart fires coach Korkut after lackluster start
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Stuttgart has fired coach Tayfun Korkut and his assistants Ilija Aracic and Steven Cherundolo after the side's poor start in the Bundesliga.
Losing to previously bottom Hannover 3-1 on Saturday left Stuttgart last in the league after seven games.
Former Germany defender Andreas Hinkel was to take over on an interim basis.