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Tactical shift: Europe seeks vaccine 'overdrive' to catch up

BERLIN (AP) — Slow off the blocks in the race to immunize its citizens against COVID-19, Germany faces an unfamiliar problem: a glut of vaccines and not enough arms to inject them into. ...

Europeans get 'right to repair' for some electrical goods

BERLIN (AP) — Companies that sell refrigerators, washers, hairdryers or TVs in the European Union will need to ensure those appliances can be repaired for up to 10 years, to help reduce the vast mount...

Germany: 1st verdict expected in Syria torture trial

BERLIN (AP) — Human rights campaigners and torture survivors are closely watching a verdict expected from a German court Wednesday in the trial of a former member of the Syrian secret police, hoping t...

Beam me up? Bavarian governor eyes top job after Merkel

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Markus Soeder is many things: the state governor of Bavaria, a conservative who believes in combating climate change, and a Star Trek fan. The question Germ...

Merkel says German vaccine centers will be full by April

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back Friday against critics of the country's slow COVID-19 vaccine rollout, saying vast vaccination centers set up last year will be full to capaci...

Virus variant accounts for 6% of cases in Germany, rising

BERLIN (AP) — A more contagious variant of the coronavirus first detected in Britain now accounts for almost 6% of all cases in Germany, officials said Friday. The head of Germany's ...

Merkel says Germany past 'crest of 2nd wave,' urges patience

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Germany is over the peak of its latest surge in coronavirus cases but she wants to wait for data on the spread of new variants before deciding...

EU seeks to boost credibility despite slow vaccine rollout

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday sought to prop up the credibility of its flagging coronavirus vaccine program, which has been under pressure from the World Health Organization and EU memb...

UK sees smooth vaccine supplies after EU addresses 'mistake'

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Saturday that it does not expect any disruptions to its orders for coronavirus vaccines after the European Union emphasized it would not trigger an emergency ...

Pushed by pandemic, Germany seeks to boost technology use

BERLIN (AP) — The German government on Wednesday agreed on a strategy to boost the use of data for commercial purposes and signed a deal with state education authorities to fund laptops for teachers w...

Chaos mars over-80s vaccine start in major German state

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of elderly Germans faced online error messages and jammed up hotlines Monday as technical problems marred the start of the coronavirus vaccine campaign for over-80s in the coun...

World leaders laud US return to climate fight under Biden

BERLIN (AP) — World leaders breathed an audible sigh of relief that the United States under President Joe Biden is rejoining the global effort to curb climate change, a cause that his predecessor had ...

Merkel, governors to meet amid fears over virus variants

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding a virtual meeting Tuesday with the governors of Germany's 16 states to discuss the country's pandemic measures amid concerns that new mutations of the...

German government defends slow vaccination campaign

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s health minister on Wednesday defended the government's decision to procure and approve vaccines against the coronavirus along with the rest of the European Union amid criticism...

Bodies pile up at crematorium in Germany's virus hot spot

MEISSEN, Germany (AP) — The caskets are stacked three high in the Meissen crematorium's somber memorial hall, piled up in empty offices and stored in hallways. Many are sealed with plastic wrapping, o...