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Merkel seeks new party term amid concern over migrants

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:29:03 GMT2016-12-06T11:29:03Z

BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday stressed her determination to ensure that there's no repeat of last year's huge migrant influx as she seeks a new two-year term in charge of her conservative party....

German court paves way for nuclear compensation claims

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:16:01 GMT2016-12-06T10:16:01Z

BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's highest court opened the way on Tuesday for potentially costly compensation claims from electricity companies over the government's abrupt decision in 2011 to shut down several nuclear reactors and accelerate the closure of the rest....

German factory orders beat forecasts, up strongly in October

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:48:10 GMT2016-12-06T07:48:10Z

BERLIN (AP) -- German factory orders were up a far stronger-than-expected 4.9 percent in October compared with the previous month, led higher by orders for cars and vehicle parts....

Top US diplomat tells anxious allies: 'We're going to be OK'

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:04:08 GMT2016-12-05T20:04:08Z

BERLIN (AP) -- U.S. envoy John Kerry had a message for America's allies in Berlin, rattled by the recent political upheaval in Europe and the United States: "We're going to be OK."...

Train dispatcher in Germany jailed over crash that killed 12

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 14:10:39 GMT2016-12-05T14:10:39Z

BERLIN (AP) -- A train dispatcher was convicted of negligent homicide and bodily harm on Monday over his role in the collision of two commuter trains in southern Germany earlier this year that killed 12 people and injured nearly 90. He was sentenced to 3½ years in prison....