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Protesters gather as G-7 leaders set to arrive in Germany

MUNICH (AP) — About 4,000 protesters gathered in Munich as the Group of Seven leading economic powers prepared Saturday to hold their annual gathering in the Bavarian Alps in Germany, which holds the ...

European mayors duped into calls with fake Kyiv mayor

BERLIN (AP) — The mayor of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv warned Saturday that an imposter is posing as him and communicating with other officials, including three European mayors who were duped into b...

Germany says it helped 21,000 people get out of Afghanistan

BERLIN (AP) — The German government has managed to get more than 21,000 former local employees and other endangered people out of Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power almost a year ago, Germany’...

'A dear friend': Syrian carves model of Cologne cathedral

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — When Syrian refugee Fadel Alkhudr arrived in Germany in 2015, the first thing he saw when he stepped out of the train in Cologne was the city's majestic cathedral. ...

Far from home, Middle Eastern band finds rhythm in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — When Eden Cami closes her eyes and starts singing ancient tunes in Arabic and Hebrew, Jewish-Israeli bassist Or Rozenfeld plays the contrabass, and Syrian band member Wassim Mukdad creat...

Germany reports rise of child sex abuse, depiction of abuse

BERLIN (AP) — German police recorded a significant increase of depictions of sexual abuse against children last year compared to the year before, the country's top criminal police official said Monday...

Germany saw more politically motivated crimes in 2021

BERLIN (AP) — The number of politically motivated crimes reported in Germany rose 23% last year compared to the year before, Germany's top security official said Tuesday. The increas...

Centuries-old passion play returns after pandemic break

OBERAMMERGAU, Germany (AP) — Almost 400 years ago, the Catholic residents of a small Bavarian village vowed to perform a play of “the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ” every ...

Man in Germany gets 90 COVID-19 shots to sell forged passes

BERLIN (AP) — A 60-year-old man allegedly had himself vaccinated against COVID-19 dozens of times in Germany in order to sell forged vaccination cards with real vaccine batch numbers to people not wan...

Holocaust survivors flee from Ukraine to Germany for safety

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — When the bombs started falling on Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, last month, Tatyana Zhuravliova had a horrible deja vu: the 83-year-old Ukrainian Jew felt the same panic she suffe...

Ukrainian children find a welcoming classroom in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Ukrainian refugee Mariia Kerashchenko tightly clasped the hands of her two children as she walked them through the courtyard of a seedy Berlin building, up a graffiti-covered stairway, a...

Across Europe, Ukrainian exiles pray for peace back home

BERLIN (AP) — Alona Fartukhova has been coming to Berlin’s Ukrainian Orthodox Christian community every day since she arrived in Germany five days ago from war-torn Kyiv. The 20-year-old refugee has b...

Berlin train station turns into refugee town for Ukrainians

BERLIN (AP) — Every other hour, another packed train from Poland arrives at Berlin's main train station filled with hundreds of Ukrainian refugees, mostly mothers and their children looking for a safe...

Auschwitz survivor Leon Schwarzbaum dies at 101 in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Leon Schwarzbaum, a survivor of the Nazis' death camp at Auschwitz and a lifelong fighter for justice for the victims of the Holocaust, has died. He was 101. Schwarzbau...

Holocaust survivor Inge Deutschkron dies at 99 in Berlin

BERLIN (AP) — Inge Deutschkron, a Holocaust survivor who hid in Berlin during the Third Reich to escape deportation to Nazi death camps and later wrote an autobiography, has died. She was 99. ...