Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary's border

Mar 2, 2015

Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary's border

Exhausted, hungry and cold, they have been walking for miles. What little they have is carried in plastic bags. They camp in abandoned homes, followed by stray dogs hoping to snag a morsel. Tens of thousands of migrants from the Middle East, Africa and ...

German nurse expresses regret for killing over 30 patients

Feb 20, 2015

German nurse expresses regret for killing over 30 patients

A German nurse who admits to killing more than 30 patients expressed regret for his actions Thursday, telling victims’ relatives that he hoped his conviction would help them come to terms with their loss. Prosecutors had accused the 38-year-old defendant of killing three people ...

Feb 18, 2015

Germany's 'Dr. Death' opens corpse museum in Berlin

German anatomist Gunther von Hagens, who has been dubbed “Doctor Death” for preserving and displaying dead bodies as artworks, opens a museum Wednesday in Berlin to showcase the grisly exhibits. After 20 years of touring the world with his show, and frequently courting controversy, ...

German city cancels parade over 'Islamist attack' threat

Feb 16, 2015

German city cancels parade over 'Islamist attack' threat

The German city of Braunschweig canceled a planned carnival procession Sunday because of a “specific threat of an Islamist attack,” police said. The event, which was to begin at 1120 GMT, was called off two hours earlier following a tip by “reliable state security ...

Dresden bombing 70 years ago is still fresh for survivors

Feb 14, 2015

Dresden bombing 70 years ago is still fresh for survivors

Soviet troops were pressing into Germany from the east and the other Allies from the west, but for 12-year-old schoolboy Eberhard Renner the war seemed far away. Dresden had been spared the destruction suffered by other cities like Berlin and Hamburg, and Renner clung ...

U.S. man gets 70 years in German exchange student's death

Feb 13, 2015

U.S. man gets 70 years in German exchange student's death

A man who shot and killed a German exchange student trespassing in his garage was sentenced to 70 years in prison Thursday, with no parole possible for at least 20 years. Markus Kaarma’s case was closely followed in Germany and brought scrutiny in the ...

Ceasefire agreed on for eastern Ukraine

Feb 12, 2015

Ceasefire agreed on for eastern Ukraine

The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine, participants at the summit talks said on Thursday. The deal, reached after all-night negotiations in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, included a cease-fire that would ...

Germany rejects Greek claim for World War II reparations

Feb 10, 2015

Germany rejects Greek claim for World War II reparations

Germany said on Monday there was “zero” chance of it paying World War II reparations to Athens, following a renewed demand from Greece’s new leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Tsipras, in his first major speech to parliament on Sunday, laid out plans to dismantle ...

West presses Putin to back 'last-chance' Ukraine peace bid

Feb 8, 2015

West presses Putin to back 'last-chance' Ukraine peace bid

Western leaders challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday to prove he wants peace in Ukraine, warning both sides a new Franco-German peace drive may be a “last chance” to stop all-out war. In a dramatic gesture at a gathering of world leaders in ...