World Jan 23, 2020

German neo-Nazi group Combat 18 Deutschland banned

Germany is banning the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 Deutschland in what the country's top security official said Thursday was a "clear message" against far-right extremism and anti-Semitism. More than 200 police officers carried out raids in six German states early Thursday, seizing cellphones, computers, unspecified ...

Climate change is killing alpine skiing

World Jan 21, 2020

Climate change is killing alpine skiing

by Catherine Bosley and Boris Groendahl

At the northern edge of the Alps, ski runs near the foot of Germany's highest mountain snake down the greenish-brown slopes in narrow white ribbons of artificial snow. Like other resorts at relatively low altitude, global warming has left its mark on Garmisch-Partenkirchen — the ...

World Jan 14, 2020

European nations launch dispute over Iran's nuclear activity

Britain, France and Germany say they are triggering a dispute mechanism that is part of the nuclear deal with Iran over its failure to live up to terms of the pact. The leaders of the three nations said in a statement Tuesday that they've been ...

Germany's farewell to coal complicated by new plant

World Jan 13, 2020

Germany's farewell to coal complicated by new plant

Germany's plan to scrap coal as a power-generation fuel is off to an inauspicious start with the scheduled opening of a new plant set to spew greenhouse gas pollution for almost two decades. Protesters are already preparing to disrupt the opening of Uniper SE's Datteln-4 ...

World War II bombs defused in Germany after mass evacuation

World Jan 13, 2020

World War II bombs defused in Germany after mass evacuation

Two World War II bombs were successfully defused in the western German city of Dortmund on Sunday, hours after thousands of people were evacuated from the surrounding area, officials said. The bombs were 250-kg (330-pound) American and British bombs. Authorities initially thought they had detected ...

World leaders condemn Iran missile attack targeting U.S. troops

World Jan 9, 2020

World leaders condemn Iran missile attack targeting U.S. troops

World leaders on Wednesday condemned Iran's missile attack on Iraqi bases housing U.S. and other foreign troops and urged an end to the escalating confrontation between Tehran and Washington. Iran said it had acted to avenge the U.S. killing of top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani ...

Germany, NATO moving soldiers out of Iraq amid tensions

World Jan 8, 2020

Germany, NATO moving soldiers out of Iraq amid tensions

Germany moved 35 soldiers serving in Iraq to neighboring Jordan and Kuwait on Tuesday, while NATO said it was also shifting some of its troops out of the country amid tensions over the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in an airstrike in ...