Sailing to America: Teen to bring her climate activism to US

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against clima...

Germany to step up surveillance of far-right 'Identitarians'

BERLIN (AP) — The German domestic intelligence agency said Thursday it is stepping up observation of the far-right Identitarian Movement in Germany, a group that campaigns against immigrants and Islam...

Investment report finds many companies wanting on climate

BERLIN (AP) — Many companies in high-emission industries aren't doing enough to respond to climate change, according to a report produced for some of the world's biggest institutional investors that w...

Green wave: Europe wakes up to climate concerns after vote

BERLIN (AP) — Green parties in Germany, France, Britain and elsewhere were celebrating big gains in elections for the bloc's 751-seat European Parliament amid growing voter concerns over climate chang...

Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote

LANGEOOG, Germany (AP) — Hungry tourists stream into the glass-fronted balcony of Michael Recktenwald's restaurant on the German island of Langeoog, with its splendid view of the North Sea and the blu...

Chimpanzees spotted cracking open tortoises for meat

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have observed wild chimpanzees tucking into an unusual snack: tortoises, whose hard shells they cracked against tree trunks before scooping out the meat. ...

German port a battleground for EU's fragile political center

BREMERHAVEN, Germany (AP) — If Joachim Schuster is worried about his job, he's not letting on. A jolly German in his mid-fifties with spiky greying hair and a broad smile, Schuster w...

Just add water: salt battery could help renewable energy use

BERLIN (AP) — Amid the hum and heat of Berlin's Reuter thermal power station stands a shining contraption that looks out of place in the decades-old machine hall. Its silver pipes an...

New exhibit reconsiders the Weimar Republic, 100 years later

BERLIN (AP) — A divided nation grappling with rising inequality, new mass media and the growth of populist politics. Sounds familiar? Germany's first democracy, the...

Students worldwide skip class to demand action on climate

BERLIN (AP) — Students in more than 1,000 cities worldwide are planning to skip class Friday to take to the streets in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming. ...

Consumer goods companies preparing for climate change impact

BERLIN (AP) — Companies behind some of the best-known consumer products are beginning to factor climate change into their business equation. A report published Monday by the non-prof...

AP Explains: How Germany hopes to quit using coal

BERLIN (AP) — Germany wants to stop using coal, a major source of the carbon emissions that drive climate change. But finding the least disruptive way to get there has been a challenge. ...

AP Explains: Why are France and Germany renewing their vows?

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of France and Germany are poised to sign a treaty Tuesday renewing their friendship and pledging greater cooperation between their two nations. German Chanc...

Nations at climate talks back universal emissions rules

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Nearly 200 countries at the U.N. climate talks have agreed upon universal, transparent rules on how nations can cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming, putting th...

Splits deepen as UN climate talks near crunch time

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Splits are deepening at the U.N. climate talks between rich and poor countries, oil exporters and vulnerable island nations, and those governments prepared for radical action o...