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Petra Wischgoll

German court opens first Syria torture trial

Apr 23 2020

KOBLENZ, Germany Two suspected members of President Bashar al-Assad's security services had charges of torture and sexual assault read out against them on Thursday in a German court, in what lawyers say is the first trial for war crimes by Syrian government agents. | Video

INTERVIEW-Judo-Iran's Mollaei eyes Tokyo Olympic glory, uncertain of Iran return

Sep 12 2019

Sept 12 Iran judoka Saeid Mollaei is hopeful of securing a spot in next year's Tokyo Olympics even though he has refused to return to his country after defying orders from Iranian authorities to pull out of last month's world championships.

Germany's deadliest post-war serial killer: nurse admits killing 100 patients

Oct 30 2018

OLDENBURG, Germany A German nurse admitted in court on Tuesday to being post-war Germany's deadliest serial killer, murdering 100 patients with lethal injections so that he could play the hero by trying to revive them. | Video

Cologne on lockdown as Erdogan wraps up ill-tempered visit to Germany

Sep 29 2018

COLOGNE, Germany Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wrapped up an ill-tempered visit to Germany on Saturday with a visit to Cologne, where a security lockdown kept supporters and protesters away from a ceremony to open the country's largest mosque. | Video

Berlin festival movie tells true story of Cold War rebels with a cause

Feb 16 2018

ESSEN, Germany/BERLIN As Soviet tanks crushed an uprising in Hungary in 1956, a group of children in East Germany began their own protest, taking on a communist regime that would keep their country divided for three more decades.

Germany's Merkel suffers state vote setback as coalition talks loom

Oct 16 2017

BERLIN/HANOVER Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) defeated Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday, a setback for the chancellor as she prepares for tricky coalition talks at the national level this week.

Merkel rounds on German auto executives in opening election rally

Aug 12 2017

DORTMUND, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel kicked off her re-election campaign on Saturday with a stinging attack on German auto executives, pressing them to innovate to secure jobs, and win back trust lost by a diesel emissions scandal.

German town bars asylum seekers from pool after harassment complaints

Jan 15 2016

BORNHEIM, Germany A western German town has barred adult male asylum seekers from its public indoor swimming pool after receiving complaints that some women were sexually harassed there.

Oldest London Olympian going strong after 50 years

Mar 07 2012

Aachen, Germany It has been nearly half a century since Japanese Hiroshi Hoketsu first participated in an Olympic Games. Now, aged 70, he has set his sights on the London Olympics after qualifying as part of Japan's dressage team last week.

Oldest London Olympian going strong after 50 years

Mar 07 2012

Aachen, Germany It has been nearly half a century since Japanese Hiroshi Hoketsu first participated in an Olympic Games. Now, aged 70, he has set his sights on the London Olympics after qualifying as part of Japan's dressage team last week.

World News

World powers urge truce as Israel-Palestinian conflict rages

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) -Israel bombarded Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants resumed cross-border rocket fire on Tuesday after a brief overnight lull during which the U.N. sent a small fuel convoy into the enclave, where it says 52,000 people are now displaced.