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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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Germany joins US in blaming Assad for attack

BERLIN (AP) – Germany has joined the United States and ten other members of the Group of 20 biggest economies in blaming the Syrian government for a chemical attack against civilians last month. Germany had […]

09/07/2013

France's President Francois Hollande, right, and German President Joachim Gauck, left, comfort Robert Hebras, one of the last survivors of the World War II Oradour-sur-Glane's massacre, as they visit the ruins of the church, in Oradour-sur-Glane, southwestern France, Sept. 4, 2013. Holding hands in quiet tribute, the presidents of Germany and France are visiting the scene of the largest massacre in Nazi-occupied France nearly seven decades ago.  (AP Photo/Jean Pierre Muller, Pool)

German and French leaders visit site of WWII massacre

ORADOUR-SUR-GLANE, France (AP) — With hugs and hand-holding in a solemn tribute to those killed, the presidents of Germany and France on Wednesday visited a ghost town left behind after the largest massacre in Nazi-occupied […]

09/04/2013

Director Rick Ostermann, left, poses with actor Levin Liam during the photo call for the movie 'Wolfschildren' at the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Venice: Ostermann reveals wolf children plight

VENICE, Italy (AP) — A piece of family history led German director Rick Ostermann to revisit some long-forgotten victims of the chaos immediately following World War II: German children, who lost their parents, struggling to […]

09/02/2013

In this citizen journalism image provided by the United media office of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, black smoke leaps the air from government forces shelling in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/United media office of Arbeen)

A look at Syria developments around the world

The United States is considering launching a punitive strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, blamed by the U.S. and the Syrian opposition for an Aug. 21 alleged chemical weapons attack in a […]

09/02/2013

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Merkel says far-right extremists remain threat

BERLIN (AP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel says anti-Semitism and racism remain a threat to democracy in Europe almost 70 years after the end of World War II. Merkel cited the ongoing trial of five […]

08/17/2013

This undated photo provided Monday, Aug.12, 2013, by Abri Peyrony Project shows people working at the excavation of the Neanderthal site of Abri Peyrony, southwestern France, where bone tools known as lissoirs, were recently discovered. (AP Photo/Image courtesy: Abri Peyrony Project)

Study suggests Neanderthals were more advanced

PARIS (AP) — Researchers have found what they say are specialized bone tools made by Neanderthals in Europe thousands of years before modern humans are thought to have arrived to share such skills, a discovery […]

08/12/2013

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