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German leader confident that a surging far-right party will shrink again before the next election

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz expressed optimism Friday that support for a far-right party which has been surging in the polls lately will shrink to previous levels again by the time of ...

Climate talks chief, who also heads oil company, says world must 'attack all emissions, everywhere'

BERLIN (AP) — The head of this year’s United Nations climate talks called Thursday for governments and businesses to tackle global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in all regions and secto...

German opposition leader takes aim at migration, but largely rules out working with far right

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's conservative opposition leader said Tuesday that large-scale migration is one of the country's biggest problems and the main reason for a recent surge in support for the far ri...

As temperatures soared in Europe last year, so did heat-related deaths, study finds

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say crushing temperatures that blanketed Europe last summer may have led to more than 61,000 heat-related deaths, highlighting the need for governments to address the health i...

DNA testing leads to former US Army soldier in 1978 killing of woman in Germany

DNA testing has led to the arrest of a Nebraska man who was repeatedly questioned over decades in the 1978 stabbing death of a woman while he was stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany, authorities s...

UN report finds Russia tortured, executed civilians in Ukraine; Kyiv also abused detainees

BERLIN (AP) — Russian forces carried out widespread and systematic torture of civilians who were detained in connection with its attack on Ukraine, summarily executing dozens of them, the United Natio...

Ex-Audi boss convicted of fraud in automaker's diesel emissions scandal

BERLIN (AP) — Former Audi boss Rupert Stadler was convicted of fraud Tuesday in connection with the automaker's diesel emissions scandal, making him the highest-ranking executive found guilty over car...

Looking back, sub tourist calls himself 'naive' for taking 2021 dive to the Titanic

BERLIN (AP) — As an international search determined the implosion of a vessel setting out for the underwater wreckage of the Titanic, a man who was one of the submersible company’s first customers cha...

Germany sees opportunity in nuclear fusion, but funding for research remains uncertain

BERLIN (AP) — The German government announced draft plans Thursday to boost domestic research into development of nuclear fusion, a technology some hope will provide abundant clean energy in the futur...

As far right party surges, Germany's intelligence agency warns of growing extremism

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency warned on Tuesday of a growing threat of extremism, particularly from the far right, with the number of politically motivated crimes ca...

Germany marks 70th anniversary of uprising against Communist dictatorship in east

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament on Friday commemorated the 70th anniversary of a popular uprising in the Communist east that was brutally crushed by its Soviet-backed dictatorship. Wo...

American arrested for pushing 2 US tourists into ravine at German castle, leaving one woman dead

BERLIN (AP) — An American man has been arrested over the death of one U.S. tourist and an assault on another near Neuschwanstein castle in southern Germany after he allegedly pushed the two women down...

UN chief says fossil fuels 'incompatible with human survival,' calls for credible exit strategy

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations launched a tirade against fossil fuel companies Thursday, accusing them of betraying future generations and undermining efforts to phase out a product he c...

Oil producers say tech will soon handle climate-wrecking fumes. US envoy Kerry says be skeptical

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry on Tuesday urged the world to be “very skeptical” about claims from oil and gas producers that emerging technology soon will allow people to adequat...

More companies setting 'net-zero' climate targets, but few have credible plans, report says

BONN, Germany (AP) — A growing number of companies are pledging to cut their greenhouse gas emissions to " net zero " as part of global efforts to tackle climate change, but that goal is rarely suppor...