Germany launches new search for nuclear waste storage site

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has launched a new search for a site to store its most radioactive nuclear waste, eliminating a disputed site at a former salt mine that was earmarked decades ago and has long be...

German bishops set up system for larger sex abuse payments

BERLIN (AP) — The Catholic Church in Germany is setting up a new system to compensate survivors of sexual abuse by clergy that will provide for payments of up to about 50,000 euros ($58,400) each. ...

Germany sets up fund for victims of 1980 Oktoberfest bombing

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is setting up a 1.2 million-euro ($1.4 million) fund to help survivors of a deadly far-right attack on Munich's Oktoberfest in 1980, in what the justice minister de...

Germany apologizes for past military anti-gay discrimination

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister is apologizing for decades of discrimination against gay servicepeople in the military until a change of policy in 2000. A study commissioned...

Merkel slams anti-Semitism 'disgrace' on Jewish group's 70th

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrated the renaissance of Jewish life in Germany but denounced the “disgrace” of increasingly open anti-Semitism and racism as she marked the 70th anniversar...

EU stands united as Brexit trade talks unravel further

BRUSSELS (AP) — The 27 European Union nations on Friday presented a reinforced united bloc in dealing with the United Kingdom and negotiating a trade deal after the British government said it plans to...

Germany's Merkel: Don't link Navalny case to pipeline plan

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has a duty to do what it can to help get to the bottom of the apparent poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday, but she argued...

EU weighs options to pull Greece and Turkey back from brink

BERLIN (AP) — European Union foreign ministers plan to tackle one of the bloc's most urgent and complex challenges Thursday as they try to persuade member nation Greece and its neighbor Turkey to pull...

German governing parties seek reform of electoral system

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing parties have proposed a reform to the country's electoral system to prevent its parliament, already one of the world's biggest, from expanding further. Opposition par...

German FM heads to Greece, Turkey as regional tension mounts

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Germany's foreign minister was heading to Greece and Turkey on Tuesday in an effort to ease increasing tension between the two neighbors, which are at loggerheads over prospectin...

Germany's Merkel says she won't weigh in on successor

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed Tuesday that she will keep out of a debate on who should be her center-right political bloc’s candidate to become Germany’s next leader after a state go...

Germany takes EU hot seat with big challenges, expectations

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, the European Union’s biggest economic power, is taking over the rotating presidency of the 27-nation bloc amid massive challenges and huge expectations as the continent grapples...

Germany to take stake in company working on virus vaccine

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Monday it is taking a 23% stake in CureVac, a German company working on a potential vaccine for the coronavirus, underlining its determination to keep key indu...

Europe's borders reopen but long road for tourism to recover

BERLIN (AP) — Borders opened up across Europe on Monday after three months of coronavirus closures that began so chaotically in March. But many restrictions persist, it's unclear how keen Europeans wi...

Europe reopens many borders but not to Americans, Asians

BERLIN (AP) — Europe is taking a big step toward a new normality as many countries open borders to fellow Europeans after three months of coronavirus lockdowns — but even though Europeans love their s...