Field for 24-team Euros filling out

Soccer Nov 17, 2019

Field for 24-team Euros filling out

The Netherlands, Germany and World Cup finalists Croatia expanded a list of big hitters to qualify for Euro 2020 on Saturday as the trio booked their places at next summer's finals. Austria also made it through to the tournament, which kicks off in Rome on ...

Ghostly Nazi-era freeway resurfaces in German forest

World Nov 15, 2019

Ghostly Nazi-era freeway resurfaces in German forest

In the middle of a dense Bavarian forest, amateur historian Dieter Stockmann points to the ghostly shapes of an abandoned freeway from the Nazi era. The remains of Route 46 have always been known about but the area was once "taboo," according to Stockmann, who ...

Divisions rife as Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

World Nov 10, 2019

Divisions rife as Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Germany on Saturday marked 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall that ushered in the end of communism and national reunification, as the Western alliance that helped secure those achievements is riddled with divisions. Two days before the date that brought epochal change, ...

Oldest known upright ape found in Germany

World / Science & Health Nov 7, 2019

Oldest known upright ape found in Germany

The remains of an ancient ape found in a Bavarian clay pit suggest that humans' ancestors began standing upright millions of years earlier than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday. An international team of researchers says the fossilized partial skeleton of a male ape that lived ...

Lufthansa scrubs 1,300 flights over two-day German strike

Business Nov 7, 2019

Lufthansa scrubs 1,300 flights over two-day German strike

Lufthansa said Wednesday it was scrapping 1,300 flights as German cabin crew pressed ahead with a two-day strike, plunging passengers into travel chaos amid an escalating row over pay and conditions. "As a result of the strike, around 180,000 passengers will be affected by 1,300 ...

French Resistance figure Yvette Lundy dies aged 103

World Nov 4, 2019

French Resistance figure Yvette Lundy dies aged 103

Yvette Lundy, a French Resistance figure who taught reconciliation after surviving the horrors of a Nazi concentration camp, has died aged 103 in the northern French town of Epernay, authorities there said Sunday. "Still today, I think of the camp at one point each day ...

World Nov 3, 2019

Dresden declares 'Nazi emergency'

The eastern German city of Dresden has declared a "Nazi emergency" as officials warned of a rise in far-right support and violence. The city is the birthplace of the Islamophobic Pegida movement, which holds weekly rallies here, while the anti-immigration Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party ...