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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

The Oct. 22, 2009 photo shows Hans Riegel, the longtime boss of German candy maker Haribo who took the gummi bear to international fame. (AP Photo/dpa, Rolf Vennenbernd)

German gummi bear baron Hans Riegel dies at 90

BERLIN (AP) — Hans Riegel turned little gold bears into a global candy juggernaut. In a career spanning almost seven decades, Riegel was the driving force that made Haribo’s gummi bears a sugary staple in […]

10/15/2013

Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, talks to Nick Young before an NBA preseason basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in Ontario, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Kobe progresses, but still weeks away from playing

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Although Kobe Bryant is making steady progress in his recovery from a torn Achilles tendon, he’s still a few weeks away from playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant is […]

10/09/2013

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France to sanction Google over privacy rules

PARIS (AP) — France said Friday it will fine Google up to 300,000 euros ($402,180) for breaking rules on data privacy. The French agency that regulates information technology says Google Inc. hadn’t satisfactorily responded to […]

09/27/2013

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Merkel triumphs in German vote but allies crushed

BERLIN (AP) – Official results confirm that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives have won Germany’s election but indicate that they have finished short of an absolute majority. Her center-right coalition partners crashed out of Parliament. Merkel’s […]

09/22/2013

An iceberg melts off Ammassalik Island in Eastern Greenland, July 19, 2007. (AP Photo/John McConnico, File)

Warming lull haunts authors of key climate report

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scientists working on a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling to explain why global warming appears to have slowed down in the past 15 years even though greenhouse gas emissions […]

09/19/2013

Artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet Sergei Filin, center, speaks at a traditional annual meeting of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Bolshoi’s Filin returns to theater after attack

MOSCOW (AP) — The Bolshoi ballet’s artistic director has returned to the famed Moscow theater after months of treatment in Germany for burns he suffered to both eyes when a man threw acid in his […]

09/17/2013

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