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U.S. judge approves transfer of jailed former VW executive to Germany

Jul 16 2020

WASHINGTON/MUNICH A U.S. judge in Detroit on Thursday approved the transfer to Germany of a former Volkswagen AG executive imprisoned in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal.

Germany's surging far-right promises to disrupt cozy parliament

Sep 22 2017

MUNICH/POTSDAM, Germany More than 8,000 people -- including hecklers blowing whistles -- showed up in Munich for one of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's final speeches before Sunday's national election that is expected to sweep her into a fourth term. | Video

German court rebuffs VW complaint over prosecutors' searches

Apr 03 2017

MUNICH A German court has rebuffed Volkswagen's attempt to prevent prosecutors from using information seized during searches of the law firm which the carmaker had hired to investigate its emissions scandal.

Macedonia's ex-leader, ousted after scandal, seeks re-election

Nov 18 2016

MUNICH Macedonia's former prime minister, who resigned in January after a wiretap scandal, said he would seek to return to the post at an election on Dec. 11.

Germany hands ex-Yugoslav spies life sentences for dissident murder

Aug 03 2016

MUNICH Two former Yugoslav intelligence chiefs were jailed for life by a German court on Wednesday for masterminding the murder of a Yugoslav dissident in the southern German state of Bavaria more than three decades ago.

Fervent jihadist or suicidal refugee: the many faces of Bavarian bomber

Jul 28 2016

ANSBACH, Germany Mohammad Daleel made a mess of his escape from Syria to Europe three years ago - he was detained and fingerprinted in Bulgaria before a mysterious benefactor gave him a free plane ticket to help him get to Germany.

'Islamist terrorism has arrived in Germany': Bavarian premier

Jul 26 2016

ST. QUIRIN, Germany Germany must face the fact that Islamist terrorism has arrived and respond with tougher security and tighter immigration policies, Bavaria's state premier said on Tuesday.

Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties

Jul 24 2016

MUNICH A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday. | Video

Man kills one at Munich station

May 10 2016

MUNICH A German man suffering from psychiatric problems stabbed four people at a train station near Munich early on Tuesday, killing one man and wounding three more in an attack investigators said did not appear to be politically motivated. | Video

Syrian, Iraqi militants said to have planned New Year attack in Munich

Jan 01 2016

MUNICH Germany received a tip hours before midnight that militants from Iraq and Syria were planning New Year attacks in Munich but police could not find the suspects and are not even sure if they exist or are in the country, the city's police chief said on Friday. | Video

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