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German factory production, exports up in March in good sign

BERLIN (AP) — Factory production and exports increased strongly in Germany in March, according to official statistics released Friday, developments that bode well for the second quarter in Europe's la...

Germany makes AstraZeneca vaccine available to all adults

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is making the AstraZeneca vaccine available immediately to all adults in a push to get as many people inoculated against COVID-19 as quickly as possible, Health Minister Jens Spa...

Germany cancels Oktoberfest 2nd year over coronavirus fears

BERLIN (AP) — Bavarian officials on Monday canceled Oktoberfest festivities for a second year in a row due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, saying that there are too many risks in hosti...

German intel agency starts observing COVID conspiracy groups

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence agency has put under observation some adherents of a disparate group that has attacked the country's lockdown measures, and whose ranks have become increa...

Iran nuclear talks resume in Vienna amid new complications

BERLIN (AP) — World powers resumed high-level talks in Vienna on Tuesday focused on bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran, in their first session since comments surfaced from...

German government raises 2021 economic growth forecast

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is raising its economic growth forecast for the year on the expectation of the gradual lifting of coronavirus restrictions and an anticipated rise in domestic spending, the econo...

Negotiators see signs of progress in Iran nuclear talks

BERLIN (AP) — Diplomats working in Vienna on a solution to bringing the United States back into the nuclear deal with Iran and world powers are taking a break from talks to consult with their leaders ...

Merkel defends German/Russian pipeline construction

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday defended her country's ongoing cooperation with Russia on the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline amid growing criticism of Moscow's treatme...

Delegate: Progress in Iran nuclear talks but end 'far away'

BERLIN (AP) — High-level talks in Vienna aimed at bringing the United States back into the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran are moving ahead with experts working on drafting proposals this week, but a solu...

Germany's Merkel urges lawmakers to support pandemic bill

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged parliament Friday to pass a bill that would mandate a nationwide “emergency brake” when the spread of the coronavirus becomes too rapid, saying that...

EXPLAINER: What are the Iran nuclear talks all about?

BERLIN (AP) — Negotiations to bring the United States back into a landmark nuclear deal with Iran are set to resume Thursday in Vienna amid signs of progress — but also under the shadow of an attack t...

Holocaust survivors harness social media to spread message

BERLIN (AP) — Alarmed by a rise in online anti-Semitism during the pandemic, coupled with studies indicating younger generations lack even basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide, Holocaust survivors fro...

Officials urge vigilance as Germany sees 3rd infection wave

BERLIN (AP) — German health officials warned Friday that the country's latest eruption of coronavirus cases has the potential to be worse than the previous two last year, and they urged people to stay...

Germany's Merkel: EU needs to increase vaccine production

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's problems with getting deliveries of coronavirus vaccines have underscored the need for the bloc to redouble its efforts to produce its own doses, German Chancellor A...

Germany funds vaccine assistance for Holocaust survivors

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has committed millions of dollars in extra funding to help ensure all Holocaust survivors are able to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, an organization that handles claims ...