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In this Jan. 24, 2008 file picture, actor Maximilian Schell acknowledges the applause during the Diva Entertainment Awards 2008 in Munich, southern Germany. Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won the best actor Oscar in the early 1960s for his portrayal of a defense attorney in the drama "Judgment at Nuremberg," has died. He was 83. Schell's agent Patricia Baumbauer said Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 that Schell died overnight at a hospital in Innsbruck following a "sudden and serious illness," the Austria Press Agency reported. Born to a Swiss writer and an Austrian actress, he was the younger brother of Maria Schell, an icon of the German-speaking film world, who died in 2005. (AP Photo/Diether Endlicher,File)

Oscar-winning actor Maximilian Schell dies at 83

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell, a fugitive from Adolf Hitler who became a Hollywood favorite and won an Oscar for his role as a defense attorney in “Judgment at Nuremberg,” has died. He […]

02/01/2014

German President Joachim Gauck speaks during the opening of the 50th Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. The conference on security policy takes place from Jan. 31, 2014 until Feb. 2, 2014.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Ukrainian opposition leader pushes for support

MUNICH (AP) — A top Ukrainian opposition leader said Friday that his country needs more than “vocal support” from the West and that he would push at a security conference for more active involvement to […]

01/31/2014

Google map of Germany outlined.

Google apologizes for “Hitler” name on maps

BERLIN (AP) — Google apologized Friday after a Berlin intersection briefly regained its Nazi-era name, Adolf-Hitler-Platz, on the Google Maps service. Google spokeswoman Lena Wagner said the company quickly took down the name after the […]

01/10/2014

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Privacy advocate exposes NSA spy gear at gathering

LONDON (AP) — A well-known privacy advocate has given the public an unusually explicit peek into the intelligence world’s tool box, pulling back the curtain on the National Security Agency’s arsenal of high-tech spy gear. […]

12/30/2013

A drone with a small parcel flies in front of journalists in Bonn Germany, Monday Dec. 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/dpa,Oliver Berg)

German firm testing drones to deliver goods

  FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany’s express delivery and mail company Deutsche Post DHL is testing a drone that could be used to deliver urgently needed goods to hard-to-reach places. The small pilotless helicopter flew […]

12/09/2013

Nearly 200 skydivers, from all over the world, perform a group jump, a day after two skydivers were killed after colliding in midair during a jump from Skydive Arizona, at Eloy Municipal Airport, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in Eloy, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Skydivers return to Arizona site where 2 died

ELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Skydivers from around the world returned to the air Wednesday at a popular Arizona skydiving location that was the site of a deadly mishap involving two parachutists a day earlier. Two […]

12/04/2013

In this Oct. 28, 2009 file photo Heinrich Boere, a former member of Adolf Hitler's Waffen SS, sits in the dock of a court at the start of his trial in Aachen, Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Nazi murderer Heinrich Boere dies at 92

BERLIN (AP) — Heinrich Boere, who murdered Dutch civilians as part of a Nazi Waffen SS hit squad during World War II but avoided justice for six decades, died in a prison hospital while serving […]

12/02/2013

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Germans commemorate 1938′s ‘night of broken glass’

BERLIN (AP) — Germans across the country on Saturday commemorated the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht — the night of broken glass — during which the Nazis staged a wave of attacks on Jews in Germany […]

11/09/2013

A painting from Otto Dix is projected on a screen during a news conference in Augsburg, southern Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, on the art found in Munich. A hoard of more than 1,400 art works found last year at a Munich apartment includes previously unknown pieces by artists including Marc Chagall, German investigators said Tuesday, adding that they face a hugely complicated task to establish where the art came from. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

German art hoard held unknown Chagall, Matisse

AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — It started with a routine check by German tax inspectors — and resulted in the discovery of an art hoard so vast and spectacular that no one yet knows how the […]

11/05/2013

In Germany babies can be registered as neither sex

BERLIN (AP) — A new law has gone into effect allowing German parents to register their newborn babies as neither male nor female if they were born with traits of both sexes. The German Parliament […]

11/01/2013

Opposition Greens lawmaker Hans-Christian Stroebele,  shows  a letter  to the media,  he claims  he received from  Edward Snowden, prior to a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Snowden seeks the world’s help against US charges

BERLIN (AP) — Edward Snowden is calling for international help to persuade the U.S. to drop its espionage charges against him, according to a letter a German lawmaker released Friday after meeting the American in […]

11/01/2013

The US  flag flies  on top of the US embassy in front  of the  Reichstag building  that houses the German  Parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

Germany, France want US to agree to curb spying

BRUSSELS (AP) — Indignant at reports of U.S. electronic espionage overseas, the leaders of Germany and France said Friday they will insist the Obama administration agree by year’s end to limits that could put an […]

10/25/2013

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