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German museum returns looted art to indigenous Alaskans
by David Rising - May 17, 2018 - 1:15am
A Berlin museum has returned ancient wooden masks, an idol and other spiritually significant artifacts plundered from graves by an explorer to indigenous Alaskans, ending an odyssey in which many of the items were...
German Social Democrats debate coalition talks with Merkel
by David Rising - January 22, 2018 - 2:19am
Social Democratic leader Martin Schulz urged party members yesterday to vote for opening coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives
Germany's Social Democrats consider opening govt talks
by David Rising - January 21, 2018 - 5:41am
The leaders of Germany's Social Democrats made a final push yesterday to try and convince party members to approve opening talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a new coalition governme...
New Austrian government will see country shift to the right
by David Rising - December 16, 2017 - 11:04pm
A new Austrian government will shift the country to the right with members of a nationalist party in several key ministries, while conservative party head Sebastian Kurz will become Europe's youngest leader, according...
Merkel supports German coalition with Greens, Free Democrats
by David Rising - October 7, 2017 - 6:08pm
German Chancellor Angela Merkel lobbied party members yesterday to stand behind efforts to build a new coalition with the Free Democratic Party and Greens, saying it's the best suited to govern the country.
In final push, Merkel seeks to reach undecided German voters
by David Rising - September 24, 2017 - 12:00am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her supporters to keep up the momentum in the final hours before Sunday's national election, urging a last push to try to sway undecided voters.
Merkel challenger remains confident of unseating chancellor
by David Rising - August 13, 2017 - 6:37pm
Angela Merkel's main challenger in the country's upcoming general election said yesterday he remains confident he can unseat the chancellor despite her wide lead in the polls.
Al-Qaida leader claims German Sept. 11 suspect has died
by David Rising - August 8, 2017 - 8:48pm
A German man believed to have provided logistical support to the Hamburg-based Sept. 11 hijackers has died, according to a newly-released audio message from the leader of al-Qaida.
Anti-G-20 activists riot for second night in Hamburg
by David Rising - July 8, 2017 - 7:48pm
Anti-globalization activists rioted violently for a second night as Hamburg hosted Group of 20 leaders, setting up street barricades, looting supermarkets and attacking police with slingshots and firebombs on y...
Scholars fret about fate of 'holy grail' German abbey books
by David Rising - December 27, 2016 - 5:44am
It was filthy, cramped and in major disarray, but when art historian Eva Lindqvist Sandgren entered the library in Altomuenster Abbey, off-limits to all but the German monastery's nuns for more than five centuries,...
German financial giant Allianz slashes coal investments
by David Rising - November 24, 2015 - 11:44am
Germany's Allianz SE, one of the world's largest financial asset managers, said yesterday it would over the next six months decrease investments in companies using coal and boost funding on those focused on wind...
APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man
by David Rising - July 31, 2015 - 10:50pm
Foreign ministers gather in Berlin to seek Ukraine progress
by David Rising - January 13, 2015 - 6:08am
Germany's foreign minister sounded a cautious note as he headed into a meeting yesterday evening with his counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and France, saying he did not know whether the talks would produce the "needed...
US allies condemn torture; praise report on CIA
by David Rising - December 12, 2014 - 1:00am
Two important U.S. NATO allies on Thursday condemned the CIA's harsh treatment of terrorist suspects detailed in a report this week, but praised the decision to make the Senate investigation public.
US orders its Europe troops to keep low profile
by David Rising - November 19, 2014 - 6:45am
The US military's European Command said yesterday it has ordered its troops to avoid wearing their uniforms when off base, and to ensure the security settings and geolocation functions on their social media pages...
Widespread flight cancellations in German strikes
by David Rising - March 29, 2014 - 6:32am
Hundreds of flights were canceled at airports across Germany on Thursday after ground crews, baggage handlers and other public workers walked off the job to press their demands for higher pay.
Iran says serious about long-term nuclear deal
by David Rising - February 3, 2014 - 3:28am
Iran's foreign minister said yesterday his country is prepared to move ahead in negotiations over its nuclear program, assuring Western diplomats that Tehran has the political will and good faith to reach a "balanced"...
US: No word yet from Taliban on peace talks
by David Rising - June 25, 2013 - 6:06am
KABUL — The United States and Afghanistan are still waiting to hear from the Taliban about opening peace talks, but remain willing to go ahead with negotiations despite a stir the militant group caused in opening...
Death toll hits 10 in European flooding
by David Rising - June 5, 2013 - 2:40am
Germany dispatched thousands of soldiers yesterday to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rain-soaked Danube and other southern rivers — reinforcements that came a day after the Bavarian city...
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