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Japan's men's and women's gymnastics teams pose for photos during a news conference to announce the team's uniforms for the 2024 Games.
OLYMPICS / Gymnastics
Jun 24, 2024
Leotard vs. unitard debate in gymnastics still raging ahead of Paris Olympics
The German gymnastics team took a stand against sexualization in the sport in 2021, but heading into Paris, the leotard is still very much in vogue in Japan and abroad.
Germany's Niclas Fuellkrug celebrates after scoring against Switzerland during their Euro 2024 match in Frankfurt on Sunday.
Jun 24, 2024
Ilkay Gundogan says Niclas Fuellkrug's Euro 2024 heroics 'liberated' Germany
The result means Switzerland, rather than Germany, will face a tougher assignment in the last 16.
The holding lot of the Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation-Volkswagen joint venture in Shanghai in April 2023. As the European Union moves to impose tariffs on Chinese cars, Germany, with an auto industry deeply enmeshed with China, is stuck in the middle.
Jun 23, 2024
Germany hopes to head off a trade war with China
China’s EV exports threaten European automakers, but companies like Volkswagen have extensive operations in China and fear retaliatory actions by Beijing.
Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan celebrates scoring his team's second goal during host Germany's group-stage win over Hungary on Wednesday in Stuttgart.
Jun 20, 2024
Hosts Germany through to last 16 of Euros as Scotland earns draw
Germany followed up its 5-1 demolition of Scotland in the tournament's opening game by seeing off the Hungarians in Stuttgart.
German and Japanese fighter jets take part in an exercise over Japan. Germany's air force plans to send three of the fighters to Japan next month for the first-ever joint aerial exercise between the Luftwaffe and Air Self-Defense Force.
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 19, 2024
Germany laser-focused on Indo-Pacific despite hurdles, top envoy to Japan says
German Ambassador Clemens von Goetze expects soaring ties with Japan to continue to reach unprecedented heights.
President of the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Thomas Haldenwang, speaks at a presentation of the 'Constitution Protection Report 2023' in Berlin on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 18, 2024
Russia buying spies to make up for expelled diplomats, German agency says
Germany's domestic security service said Russia has proved adaptable in finding ways of influencing events in Germany.
Germany's Florian Wirtz scores his team's first goal in the opening match of Euro 2024 on Friday.
Jun 15, 2024
Another summer to remember? For Germany: So far, so great.
After a dominant opening win over Scotland, German fans may already be wondering if this will be another summer to remember.
Ukrainian fans attend a training session for the national team ahead of the start of Euro 2024, on Thursday in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Jun 14, 2024
Ukrainians in Germany rally to support team at Euros
More than 1,000 Ukrainians came out to cheer on the team at a public training session in the western city of Wiesbaden on Thursday ahead of the start of the tournament.
Alternative for Germany (AfD) party co-leaders Alice Weidel and Tino Chrupalla react to results after the polls closed in the European Parliament elections in Berlin on June 9.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 13, 2024
How the far right gained traction with Europe's youth
In short, being more proficient than their mainstream counterparts in young voters' preferred channels of communication — apps such as TikTok, YouTube and Telegram.
Germany's Toni Kroos during a friendly against the Netherlands on March 26
Jun 13, 2024
Germany braced for Euro 2024 kickoff with France and England favored
The hosts will be looking to make a surprise run on home soil despite the apparent strength of the French and English sides.
Soldiers stand at attention on the day German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier attends a Bundeswehr training exercise in Munster, Germany, on April 18.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 11, 2024
Infighting over budget imperils Germany’s defense upgrade
Uncertainty is growing about how to achieve a key spending goal when topped-off funds are exhausted in 2028.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends a news conference in Berlin on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 11, 2024
EU centrists work to build coalition after far-right parties gain in vote
The rightward shift may make it tougher to pass new legislation to respond to security challenges, climate change or industrial competition from China and the U.S.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz delivers a joint press conference with Chile's president after talks at the Chancellery in Berlin on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 11, 2024
Scholz heading for another election rout in eastern Germany
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his allies in government have little choice now but to go into survival mode.
Alternative for Germany party co-leaders Alice Weidel and Tino Chrupalla react to results after the polls closed in the European Parliament elections, in Berlin on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 10, 2024
In EU elections, the center holds, but far right still wreaks havoc
Balloting indicates that the prevailing winds have grown chill for some of Europe’s political establishment.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban applauds after the announcement of the partial results of the European Parliament and municipal elections, in Budapest on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 10, 2024
Europe's far right seeks policy influence to match seat gains
Their election wins reflect a rising trend in the West to turn toward more far-right alternatives.
French President Emmanuel Macron during U.S. President Joe Biden's visit to the Elysee Palace in Paris on Saturday
WORLD / Politics
Jun 10, 2024
Macron and Scholz get trounced by far-right in EU elections
Far-right parties made gains that could sway the European Parliament to take a harder line on migration and upset work to protect the environment.
A man votes at a polling station during the European Union's parliamentary elections in Athens on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 9, 2024
Voters head to the polls on final day of EU elections
Centrist parties are projected to hold most of the incoming European Parliament's 720 seats, but polls suggest they will be weakened by the far right bloc.
French President Emmanuel Macron awards two U.S. World War II veterans with the Legion of Honour during the International commemorative ceremony at Omaha Beach on Thursday, marking the 80th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy, France.
May 27, 2024
Why we commemorate D-Day, 80 years later
This year's D-Day anniversary was marked by a grand commemoration and was especially poignant as only a few survivors are left to share their stories of that fateful day.
The European Union has repeatedly warned while heading into the June 6 to June 9 vote that Russia would ramp up disinformation campaigns in the 27-country bloc.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 5, 2024
France, Germany, Poland facing 'permanent' Russian disinformation attacks: EU
The European Union has repeatedly warned while heading into the June 6 to June 9 vote that Russia would ramp up disinformation campaigns in the 27-country bloc.
President of the French far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National-RN) party Jordan Bardella and Marine Le Pen, parliamentary party leader of the French far-right National Rally, attend a political rally to launch the party's campaign for the European elections, in Marseille, France, on March 3.
Jun 4, 2024
A surging hard right stumbles over its own divisions
Immigration is an issue that has laid bare the contradictions for nationalist parties of trying to forge an international alliance.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world