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Poland bids to reclaim forgotten past as haven for Jews

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WARSAW - Poland, the country on whose soil Nazi Germany carried out the darkest acts of the Holocaust, is starting to re-connect with its other role in Jewish history, as a home for 1,000 years to one of the world's biggest Jewish communities.

Germany calls for clarification on Ukraine cluster bomb accusations

BERLIN - Germany called on Wednesday for closer examination of allegations that Ukraine government forces used cluster munitions in their military campaign against pro-Russian separatists.

Russia, World 22 Oct 2014

Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

WASHINGTON - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

U.S., Turkey 21 Oct 2014

Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

WASHINGTON - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Turkey, U.S. 21 Oct 2014

Germany blames pro-Russian rebels for MH17 passenger plane crash: Spiegel

BERLIN - Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency has concluded that pro-Russian rebels are to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airline MH17 in Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel weekly reported on Sunday, the first European agency to say so.

German train strike leaves millions stranded

BERLIN - Millions of passengers were left stranded across Germany on Saturday after train drivers began a 50-hour strike that halted two thirds of long-distance trains in a dispute over pay and negotiation rights.

World, 18 Oct 2014

Germany to seize ID cards to keep would-be jihadists from Syria

BERLIN - Germany said on Friday it would seize the personal identity cards of German radical Islamists it suspects of planning to travel to Syria or Iraq to join jihadist forces there.

World, Syria, Iraq 17 Oct 2014

German foreign minister denies arming PKK is an option

BERLIN - Germany's foreign minister ruled out the possibility of arming the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Thursday, after a senior ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested this could help efforts to defeat Islamic State (IS) militants.

World, 16 Oct 2014

Airbus CEO says may shun Germany for helicopter programs

BERLIN - Airbus is seriously considering building new helicopter programs in France rather than Germany in the future due to a restrictive export policy in Europe's largest economy, the chief executive of the group told Reuters.

German green power surcharge to ease 1.1 percent in 2015: sources

DUESSELDORF/BERLIN - Germany's green energy surcharge will fall 1.1 percent next year, sources close to the process said on Tuesday, reflecting expectations for lower power prices for consumers after the government scaled back support for renewable power.

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Iraqi security forces and Kurds gain ground against Islamic State

BAGHDAD/ARBIL Iraq - Iraqi government forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of the strategic town of Jurf al-Sakhar near Baghdad from Islamic State on Saturday and Kurdish fighters made gains in the north after heavy coalition air strikes against the Sunni militants.