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Experts notice pandemic's mental health toll on German youth

BERLIN (AP) — Pollina Dinner returned to school in Berlin for the first time this week after two months of lockdown. The 9-year-old third-grader was thrilled to see her classmates and teachers again b...

As the virus crisis drags on, hard-hit French youth struggle

PARIS (AP) — On a recent evening, Leïla Ideddaim waited to receive a bag of food, along with hundreds of other French young people who are unable to make ends meet. She saw the chitchat that accompani...

Berlin festival announces this year's competition film slate

BERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival on Thursday announced 15 films that are part of this year's competition and will compete for the top Golden and Silver Bear awards. The festival is...

German children suffer from psychological issues in pandemic

BERLIN (AP) — A new survey of children in Germany suggests that the stress and depravations of the coronavirus pandemic are taking a toll on their mental health, especially among those from underprivi...

Merkel, state governors to decide on lockdown extension

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's 16 state governors are to decide Wednesday whether to extend a lockdown beyond mid-February, as overall infection numbers are declining ...

Syrian who fled to Germany 5 years ago runs for parliament

BERLIN (AP) — Five years ago, Tareq Alaows crossed the Mediterranean in a flimsy rubber dinghy and trekked north through the Balkans toward Germany, fleeing the civil war in his homeland of Syria to s...

Heavy snowstorm pounds Germany, upends travel

BERLIN (AP) — A snowstorm and strong winds pounded northern and western Germany on Sunday, forcing trains to cancel trips and leading to hundreds of road accidents. Police said 28 people were injured ...

Germany remembers Auschwitz liberation in parliament

BERLIN (AP) — A survivor of the Holocaust and a young Jewish immigrant spoke about their lives in Germany at a special parliamentary session Wednesday commemorating the victims of the Holocaust 76 yea...

Shoah survivors to get vaccine on Auschwitz liberation day

VIENNA (AP) — Hundreds of Holocaust survivors in Austria and Slovakia were poised to get their first coronavirus vaccination Wednesday, acknowledging their past suffering with a special tribute 76 yea...

Germany's Merkel, state leaders ponder tougher virus rules

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...

French vaccine rollout slowed by focus on elderly, red tape

PARIS (AP) — The few hours it took to give the first coronavirus vaccine shots to 14 residents of the John XXIII nursing home — named after a pope and not far from the birthplace in eastern France of ...

France launches service to make deadbeat parents pay

PARIS (AP) — France is launching a new government service empowered to take money directly from the bank accounts of parents who fail to pay child support, aiming to help many families — the vast majo...

Siegfried, meet Ahmet: German weather systems get makeover

BERLIN (AP) — Move over, Siegfried. Ahmet is on the way. A journalists' group named a low pressure system bringing frigid temperatures, dark clouds and snow to Germany on Tuesday the...

Germany set to extend hard lockdown as daily deaths mount

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's disease control center on Tuesday reported 944 more COVID-19 deaths, fueling expectations that Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's 16 state governors will extend the cou...

More EU nations ban travel from UK, fearing virus variant

BERLIN (AP) — A growing list of European Union nations barred travel from the U.K. on Sunday and others were considering similar action, in a bid to block a new strain of coronavirus sweeping ac...