In this July 19, 1980 file photo, Soviet basketball player Sergei Belov runs with the Olympic flame to light the torch during the opening ceremonies of the summer Olympics in Moscow.  (AP Photo, File)

Former Soviet great Sergei Belov dies at 69

  MOSCOW (AP) — Sergei Belov, the Soviet basketball great who helped his team beat the United States in the epic 1972 Olympic final in Munich, died Thursday. He was 69. His death was announced […]


Justin Bieber performs at the O2 Arena in east London. (AP Photo)

Germany to Bieber: Pay monkey bill, or else

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have posted a public notice urging Justin Bieber to get in touch with them about an unpaid bill for his former pet monkey Mally. Bieber failed to produce the necessary […]


No tax, no blessing: German church insists on levy

BERLIN (AP) – The road to heaven is paved with more than good intentions for Germany’s 24 million Catholics. If they don’t pay their religious taxes, they will be denied sacraments, including weddings, baptisms and […]


German authorities detonate 550-pound WWII bomb

BERLIN (AP) – Explosives experts in Germany have detonated the remains of a 550-pound World War II bomb in central Munich. The dapd news agency cited a police spokesman as saying the bomb was successfully […]



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