Two people have been killed and several experienced a psychologically damaging shock in a train accident near the western German city of Cologne.
Police say a motorist has driven at pedestrians and rammed parked cars in a parking garage at Cologne-Bonn Airport in western Germany, injuring three people slightly.
A 45-year-old German man who had offered babysitting services online has been convicted of sexually abusing children.
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of revelers took to the streets across Germany Monday to celebrate Carnival dressed up in colorful costumes, amid an abundance of candy, flowers and alcohol.
Tens of thousands of revelers are dancing in the streets of Cologne and other cities and towns across the Rhineland as they celebrate the traditional start of Carnival in Germany.
BERLIN (AP) — German police said Tuesday they have arrested a suspect exactly 35 years after the killing of a young woman during the annual Carnival celebrations in the western city of Cologne.
BERLIN (AP) — No Isco, no problem.

Union Berlin moved back to the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday after beating Mainz 2-1, days after its bold move to sign former Real Madrid star Isco Alarcón fell apart.
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić has criticized forward Serge Gnabry for an “amateurish” trip to Paris Fashion Week in between games as Bayern’s new year got off to a mixed start with two draws.
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich needed a late goal from Joshua Kimmich to salvage a 1-1 draw at home against Cologne in the Bundesliga on Tuesday as the 10-time defending champion was left waiting for its first win of 2023.
German news agency dpa is reporting that Swedish climate activist Great Thunberg and several other protesters have been carried away by German police from the edge of an open coal pit mine.
Several hundred climate activists have tried to prevent heavy machinery from reaching an abandoned village in Germany that’s due to be cleared for the expansion of a coal mine.
Climate activists are pledging to defend a tiny village in western Germany from being bulldozed for the expansion of a nearby coal mine.
An unprecedented crisis of confidence is shaking a historic center of Catholicism in Germany. Catholic believers have protested the deeply divisive archbishop of Cologne and are leaving the archdiocese in droves over allegations that he may have covered up clergy sexual abuse reports.
Police in western Germany are appealing for help in cracking a potentially very cold case. Authorities say about 60 containers of bull sperm were stolen from a farm in the town of Olfen late Monday or early Tuesday.
BERLIN (AP) — A 45-year-old German man who had offered babysitting services online went on trial Tuesday in the western city of Cologne accused of almost 100 counts of child sexual abuse.
Germany’s federal prosecutor’s office says a Moroccan citizen has been arrested in the western Cologne area in for possible spying and that his premises have been searched.
BERLIN (AP) — Despite some promising performances, Hertha Berlin is back where it finished last season — in the Bundesliga’s relegation playoff spot.
BERLIN (AP) — Moussa Diaby scored again as Bayer Leverkusen came from behind to beat Cologne 2-1 in their Rhine derby on Wednesday, giving coach Xabi Alonso his second successive Bundesliga win.
UKERSKÉ HRADIŠTĚ, Czech Republic (AP) — After a day’s delay caused by thick fog, Cologne beat Slovácko 1-0 in the Europa Conference League on Friday.
MAINZ, Germany (AP) — Five different players scored for Mainz as it routed 10-man Cologne 5-0 to strengthen its bid for the European places in the Bundesliga on Friday.
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — The Islamic call to prayer was sounded in public for the first time from one of Germany’s biggest mosques on Friday, but at limited volume, as part of a project agreed with authorities in Cologne, which has one of the country’s largest Muslim communities.
BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund failed to capitalize on Bundesliga leader Union Berlin’s first defeat when it conceded a one-goal lead and lost to Cologne 3-2 on Saturday.
A family-run bakery in the German city of Cologne is turning off its ovens for good after 90 years because it can no longer afford rising energy prices resulting from Russia’s war in Ukraine.
BERLIN (AP) — Union Berlin is reveling in the view from the top of the Bundesliga for the first time this week.
BERLIN (AP) — American forward Jordan Pefok had a penalty saved but Union Berlin held on to win 1-0 at previously unbeaten Cologne to move top of the Bundesliga for the first-ever time on Sunday.
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — German soccer club Cologne has urged its fans to submit photos and videos to a police “evidence portal” to identify those responsible for violence at the Europa Conference League game in Nice.
PARIS (AP) — The public prosecutors’ office in Nice launched investigations into the violence that marred a Europa Conference League match and left 32 people injured.
NICE, France (AP) — The start of a match between Nice and Cologne in the Europa Conference League on Thursday was delayed because of fights among supporters in the stands at Allianz Riviera stadium.
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Luka Doncic was asked Tuesday about whether he or Greece’s Giannis Antetokounmpo had the better chance of setting a EuroBasket scoring record.
HELSINKI (AP) — Human remains and debris have been found in the Baltic Sea during a search operation off Latvia’s coast where a private jet crashed in mysterious circumstances, likely killing all four occupants.