German leader calls coronavirus biggest challenge since WWII

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has not faced a challenge like the new coronavirus outbreak since World War II and every person in the country must help protect those most vulnerable to illness, Chancellor Ange...

Dear Corona Diary: German patient gives updates on Twitter

BERLIN (AP) — On the fifth day after she fell ill with COVID-19 respiratory disease, Karoline Preisler could breathe again without wincing through severe pain in her chest. But the ...

Germany's Social Democrats on course to win in Hamburg vote

BERLIN (AP) — The center-left Social Democrats won the most votes in the Hamburg state election Sunday, according to projections, followed by the environmentalist Green party in a vote that was oversh...

10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Around 10,000 protesters marched through the central German town of Hanau on Sunday to mourn the nine people who were killed by an immigrant-hating gunman four days ago. ...

Berlin starts controversial rent freeze on 1.5 million homes

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin is freezing the rents of 1.5 million apartments for the next five years starting this Sunday in a controversial move to control the exploding costs that have forced many to move o...

Auschwitz survivor who was just 2 at liberation nurses scars

MUNICH (AP) — Only 2 years old and so ill she had to stay on for weeks after liberation, Eva Umlauf was one of the youngest prisoners to be freed from Auschwitz. Although she has no...

AP PHOTOS: Auschwitz, 75 years after its liberation

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — On Jan. 27, 1945, the Soviet Red Army liberated the Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland. The Germans had already fled westward, leaving behind the bodies of prisoner...

Raphael show with famous Madonna paintings opens in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin is opening the first of three Raphael exhibitions this week as the art world celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance master's death next year. Five p...

Americans, Germans far apart in views of bilateral relations

BERLIN (AP) — Almost three years into the U.S. presidency of Donald Trump, Germans and Americans continue to have notably different perspectives on the relationship between their two countries, with A...

Study: Half Europe’s unauthorized migrants in Germany, UK

BERLIN (AP) — At least 3.9 million unauthorized migrants — and possibly as many as 4.8 million — lived in Europe in 2017 with half of them in Germany and the United Kingdom, according to a study publi...

Global debate gets underway over married Catholic priests

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Catholics reacted enthusiastically when bishops from across the Amazon called for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in that region. Such r...

AP reporter recounts covering fall of Berlin Wall in 1989

BERLIN (AP) — After months of overtime writing about upheaval and protests in East Germany, AP's Frieder Reimold settled in on Nov. 9, 1989, to watch a televised evening briefing by Guenter Schabowski...

Lutheran sisters recall nursing those wounded at Berlin Wall

BERLIN (AP) — Sister Brigitte Queisser walks slowly along the decaying remains of the Berlin Wall, its rusty rebar reinforcement exposed where the concrete has crumbled away. The 77-year-old pauses to...

Lutheran sisters recall nursing those wounded at Berlin Wall

BERLIN (AP) — As Germany celebrates the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall next month it also commemorates those who were arrested, injured or killed as they tried to escape communist Eas...

Berlin celebrates postwar visitor program for expelled Jews

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin was the last place Helga Melmed had expected to see again. She was 14 when the Nazis forced her and her family onto a train from their home in the German capital...