BERLIN (AP) — A 48-year-old man in Germany avoided a lengthy jail sentence after he made a marriage proposal in court to the woman he was on trial for allegedly trying to kill with a bayonet and...
BERLIN (AP) — The top U.N. climate official on Tuesday chided Japan over its new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which environmental campaigners say shows no real ambition to increase...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Lufthansa's low-cost carrier Eurowings has canceled more than 170 flights scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday due to a strike by flight attendants at sister...
BERLIN (AP) — Passengers on a tram in Germany forced their way into the cab and stopped the speeding vehicle after the driver passed out and they couldn't get the emergency brake to...
MADRID (AP) — Spain's interim leader has offered to have Madrid host an international U.N. climate conference next month that was originally scheduled to be held in riot-struck...
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of farmers are protesting across Germany against stricter environmental and climate protection requirements planned by the government that they say are threatening their...
BONN, Germany (AP) — As Brexit looms, one of Germany’s main history museums is examining Germans’ views of the British, complete with a countdown clock that may be reset if Britain’s departure...
BERLIN (AP) — U.N. talks on tackling climate change made limited progress over the past 10 days, with several issues still unresolved ahead of three key meetings later this year, officials said...
BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats and climate experts gathered Monday in Germany for U.N.-hosted talks on climate change amid growing public pressure for governments to act faster against global...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors have charged two British citizens with participating in tax evasion allegedly involving 440 million euros ($495 million).
BERLIN (AP) — Bayer's top managers are facing shareholders amid discontent over the fallout from the German company's acquisition of Monsanto, the maker of Roundup weed killer.
BONN, Germany (AP) — An exhibition of art about Michael Jackson is opening in Germany amid fresh controversy over the singer's alleged abuse of children.
BERLIN (AP) — A manhunt was underway in western Germany for at least two masked suspects who attacked a money transport truck at the Cologne-Bonn airport and shot a guard Wednesday.
BERLIN (AP) — A one-day strike by security staff at three German airports on Thursday is causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of travelers.
The ver.di union called on staff at airports in Duesseldorf, Cologne-Bonn and Stuttgart to walk off the job all day, leading to hundreds of flights being canceled.
The German news agency dpa reported that 350 flights were canceled at Duesseldorf, 142 at Stuttgart and 131 at Cologne-Bonn.
BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union is calling on security staff at three German airports to stage a strike Thursday amid ongoing pay negotiations.
The ver.di union said Wednesday that it's urging workers to join a one-day walkout that is likely to cause disruptions for airline passengers.
The strike will affect airports in Duesseldorf, Koeln-Bonn and Stuttgart.
BERLIN (AP) — German police say the body of a missing 17-year-old girl has been found at a shelter for homeless people and others in western Germany and a resident has been detained.
The girl's parents had reported her missing on Friday from her home in a neighboring German region. On Sunday, clothes and a handbag belonging to her were found next to a lake in St. Augustin, near Bonn.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel was finally on her way to Argentina Friday for the Group of 20 summit after a technical problem with her plane forced her to change plans and stay overnight in Bonn.
Merkel's office said that she and a small delegation, including the finance minister took a different government plane to Madrid on Friday morning, and then boarded a commercial flight to Buenos Aires.
BERLIN (AP) — German police have conducted a large-scale anti-terror drill at Cologne-Bonn airport, in the west of the country, amid ongoing concerns about the threat posed by Islamic extremists.
Some 1,000 officers took part in the exercise early Wednesday, which took into account insight from attacks in neighboring Belgium and France to be as realistic as possible.
The scenario involved a group of extremists with military training seeking to cause as many civilian casualties as possible.
BERLIN (AP) — Thirty people have gone on trial in western Germany for allegedly abusing migrants physically and mentally at an asylum center in 2014.
The defendants, who went on trial Thursday at the district court in the town of Siegen, include both security guards and employees at the center in Burbach, a small town about 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Bonn.
The German news agency dpa reported that they are charged with 50 cases of illegal restraint, severe bodily harm and theft.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Four mathematicians on Wednesday were awarded this year's Fields Medal, a prestigious award that many describe as the Nobel Prize of mathematics.
Given every four years, the prize goes to mathematicians under 40 and the winners were announced during the International Congress of Mathematicians being held in Rio de Janeiro.
Peter Scholze, a 30-year-old professor at the University of Bonn, was the youngest winner.
BERLIN (AP) — Archaeologists say a 3rd century sarcophagus found in what is now western Germany contained the remains of a young Roman woman who was buried along with perfume bottles, a makeup palette and a silver hand mirror.
The Landesmuseum in Bonn said Monday that the massive stone coffin contained an unusual wealth of beauty products, jet jewelry, pins and a folding knife with a handle in the shape of a Hercules figure.
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a 50-year-old Israeli professor was set upon by a German man with Palestinian roots who hit the victim's kippa off his head and shoved him while yelling, "No Jew in Germany."
Police in the city of Bonn said the assault happened in a park on Wednesday afternoon. A police statement says the professor's companion reported it, but the officers who arrived knocked the professor to the ground and hit him in the face, initially mistaking the victim for the perpetrator.
BERLIN (AP) — German IT services and consulting company T-Systems, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, plans to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide by 2020.
The cuts were announced Thursday at a staff meeting at its headquarters in Bonn.
The dpa news agency reports that about 6,000 jobs will be cut in Germany, with some moving overseas to India and Turkey. T-Systems currently employs 18,000 people in Germany, out of 37,000 employees worldwide.
BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats and environmentalists are gathering in Bonn, Germany, to keep working on the rules governing the Paris climate accord.
The talks starting Monday are part of preparations for December's global climate summit in Katowice, Poland, when the so-called Paris rulebook must be formally approved.
Among the unresolved issues are how to ensure transparent monitoring of what countries do to cut global emissions and the methods used take stock of what countries have achieved.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Social Democrats voted Sunday to open talks on forming a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives after party leaders urged members to overcome their apprehensions for the good of the country and stability of Europe.
Delegates of the center-left party voted 362 to 279 in favor of opening coalition negotiations with Merkel's Union bloc after an emotional daylong debate in Bonn.
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on efforts to create a new coalition government in Germany (all times local):
Germany's Social Democrats have voted to enter coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a key step toward ending political gridlock and forming a new government.
Delegates in Bonn voted 362 to 279 on Sunday in favor of opening the coalition talks.
BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's elite paramilitary unit says it will be increased by a third and will open a second base due to increased terror threats.
Jerome Fuchs told rbb Inforadio Monday that in addition to the GSG-9's base near Bonn in western Germany they will add another base, likely in Berlin, "because if you look at comparable terror situations across Europe, often the capitals were affected."
BERLIN (AP) — The Cologne-Bonn airport in western Germany suspended landings for about three hours on Tuesday to repair minor damage to the runway.
A footprint-sized hole in the asphalt was discovered Tuesday morning. Landings were suspended, although a limited numbers of takeoffs were possible.
The airport said 10 flights were diverted and two arrivals were canceled altogether, while many incoming and outgoing planes were delayed. The runway was back in operation at 1 p.m. (1200 GMT).
BONN, Germany (AP) — Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord.
The two-week negotiations focused on a range of issues including transparency, financial assistance for poor nations and how to keep raising countries' targets for cutting carbon emissions.
BONN, Germany (AP) — The United States is committed to reducing greenhouse gas even though the Trump administration still plans to pull out of the Paris accord on fighting global warming, the top U.S. representative at international climate talks told other delegates Thursday.
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local):
The top U.S. representative at international climate talks says President Donald Trump's administration hasn't changed plans to pull out of the Paris accord on combating global warming, but remains committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Thursday rebuked those who deny the science behind global warming and urged negotiators at climate talks in Germany to avoid falling prey to such "perverse attitudes" and instead accelerate efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Francis issued a message to the Bonn meeting, which is working to implement the 2015 Paris accord aimed at capping global emissions.
UN Climate Change Conference Kicks Off in Bonn
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the climate talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local):
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the issue of when and how to phase out her country's use of coal will be a key issue in talks on forming a new government, but hasn't said whether she backs a firm deadline.
Environmental campaigners had called on Merkel to announce a German exit from coal at global climate talks in Bonn, Germany, this week.
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the global climate talks taking place in Germany (all times local):
The U.S. State Department says its third-ranking diplomat will no longer lead the American delegation to climate change talks in Bonn, Germany, this week. A lower-level official will take his place.
BONN, Germany (AP) — Diplomats began wrapping up negotiations on advancing the Paris climate accord Tuesday at a global conference in Germany, setting the stage for political leaders to fly in and provide a final shot of momentum.
BONN, Germany (AP) — Protesters drowned out speeches by White House advisers and business representatives Monday at an event the U.S. government sponsored at the U.N. climate talks in Germany promoting the use of fossil fuels and nuclear energy.
About 200 protesters stood up 10 minutes into the event and began singing an anti-coal song to the tune of "God Bless the U.S.A." They were ushered out of the room without further incident.
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Germany (all times local):
About 200 protesters have disrupted a U.S. government-hosted event on coal and nuclear energy at the U.N. climate talks in Germany.
The mostly young protesters stood up 10 minutes into the event in Bonn and began singing an anti-coal song to demonstrate against the use of fossil fuels.
The event late Monday was the only one organized by the U.S. delegation at the talks.
BONN, Germany (AP) — Movie star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants environmental activists to give more attention to immediate health hazards like air and water pollution.
Schwarzenegger spoke Sunday at a global climate meeting in Bonn, Germany, where diplomats from around the world are discussing implementing the Paris climate accord.
He said: "It's time we wake up and talk about what really matters: 25,000 people dying every day because of pollution."
BONN, Germany (AP) — A group of U.S. states, cities, businesses and universities said Saturday they are still committed to curbing global warming even as U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is walking away from the Paris climate accord.
But the alliance, which has an economy larger than Japan and Germany combined, says it won't be able to achieve the necessary cut in greenhouse gas emissions without some efforts at the federal level.
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the global climate change conference in Bonn, Germany (all times local):
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says every country needs to pitch in to keep global temperatures from rising.
Merkel said in her weekly podcast on Saturday that climate change was an urgent problem, and that every country has to help limit global warming to below "2 or, even better, 1.5 degrees Celsius" — the target set by the 2015 Paris climate accord by the end of the century.
BONN, Germany (AP) — Environmental activists protested at a German coal-fired power plant on Friday — the same day that Italy became the latest country to announce a deadline for ending its use of the heavily polluting fossil fuel.
Protesters projected images of Pacific islanders threatened by climate change onto the cooling tower of the lignite-fuelled power station in Neurath, in western Germany, along with the words "coal destroys our future."
WASHINGTON (AP) — How's this for awkward? The United States has a delegation at international climate talks in Bonn that will be telling other nations what they should do on an agreement that the president wants no part of.
BONN, Germany (AP) — Syria plans to join the Paris climate accord, an official from the war-ravaged country said Tuesday, a move that leaves the United States as the only United Nations member state not supporting the agreement.
While the United States ratified the 2015 Paris Agreement last year, President Donald Trump announced in June that he wants to pull out unless the U.S. can get a better deal.
BONN, Germany (AP) — Fiji's prime minister called for a sense of urgency in the fight against global warming Monday, telling negotiators "we must not fail our people," as he opened two weeks of talks on implementing the Paris accord on combating climate change, which is already affecting his Pacific island nation.
BONN, Germany (AP) — The Latest on global climate change talks in Bonn, Germany (all times local):
A senior U.S. diplomat says Washington will continue to take part in talks about implementing the Paris climate accord, despite President Donald Trump's threat to pull out of the pact.
Trump announced in June that the United States will withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement unless he can get a better deal for the United States.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Each time the ocean surged through their coastal Fijian village, residents would use rafts to move from house to house. They watched crops die as saltwater contaminated the soil. Finally, in 2014, the entire village of Vunidogoloa moved inland in what the government described as a pioneering relocation project driven by global warming.
BERLIN (AP) — More than 2,500 anti-coal demonstrators protested in the western German town of Kerpen and at a nearby surface-mining site before an upcoming global climate conference in Bonn.
The dpa news agency reported Sunday that a large group of the initial protesters split off to march on the mining site behind a banner reading "We Are Nature Defending Itself."
Riot police scuffled with some of the demonstrators but there were no major incidents reported.
Protest Held in Bonn Ahead of UN Climate Summit
BONN, Germany (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators have marched through Bonn to protest the use of fossil fuels ahead of a global climate conference being held in the western German city next week.
Participants in Saturday's event carried banners with slogans that included "Revolution Not Pollution," ''Frack Off Our Land" and "Trump: Climate Genocide."