No anonymity for sperm donors, court rules

HAMM, Germany, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Children of sperm donors have the right to know the identity of their fathers, a regional appeals court in Hamm, Germany, ruled.

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Jordanian killed, election results out

Jordanian killed, election results out

AMMAN, Jordan, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- One Jordanian was killed and three others injured just hours after the country held national elections to decide its next government, Jordanian police said.

Bomb plot prompts talk of more cameras

BONN, Germany, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- German officials have called for more surveillance cameras at Bonn central train station after an attempted bomb attack at the station.

Nord Stream touted as EU savior

VYBORG, Russia, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Europe can't position itself as a major global competitor without securing natural gas from Russia, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said.

European Commission 'pushed aside'

BONN, Germany, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A former president of the European Commission says the body is being "pushed aside" in agreements about institutional organization in eurozone countries.

Couple accused of spying for Russia

MARBURG, Germany, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Russian couple suspected of spying in Germany for the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service for more than 20 years has been detained, reports said.
Does the Taliban need a diplomatic voice?

Does the Taliban need a diplomatic voice?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Giving the Taliban diplomatic influence is a much-needed step in political reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan, a U.S. foreign policy expert said.

Germany tops in hunting Nazis, center says

JERUSALEM, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Germany for the first time received the top grade by the Simon Wiesenthal Center for its efforts to prosecute Nazi war criminals, the center said.
Germany's Merkel visits Afghanistan

Germany's Merkel visits Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan Saturday to visit German soldiers deployed in the NATO anti-insurgent mission.
534 victims of Bosnia massacre buried

534 victims of Bosnia massacre buried

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina, July 12 (UPI) -- About 20,000 mourners attended a funeral for 534 recently identified victims of the massacre of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica.

Germany lobbies for rival gas pipelines

BERLIN, July 8 (UPI) -- Germany has employed two former high-ranking officials to lobby for rival pipeline options to secure natural gas for Europe.

Germany begins weekend of peace marches

BERLIN, April 10 (UPI) -- Good Friday marks the start of four days of traditional Easter peace marches throughout Germany.

Madagascar minister quits after shootings

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Madagascar's defense minister says she is stepping down in protest against police shootings of at least 28 anti-government demonstrators.

EU, NATO clash over Russian proposal

MUNICH, Germany, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The European Union and NATO are clashing over Russia's call for a new European security architecture, analysts say.

Pirates seize German tanker

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Pirates off the Somali coast have kidnapped a German liquefied petroleum gas tanker and its crew of 13.

France wants common EU policy on Gitmo

PARIS, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The French Foreign Ministry said Friday it wants European Union members to reach a common policy regarding Guantanamo Bay prisoners.

German court clears euthanasia docs

HAMBURG, Germany, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Two German doctors charged with manslaughter after helping a terminally ill British man die in 2004 have been acquitted, observers said.

Germany's Nazi-hunting agency turns 50

BERLIN, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Germany's Central Office, an agency that tracks down suspected Nazi war criminals, is still functioning 50 years after its founding, officials say.

Red Army Faction's Klar to be freed

STUTTGART, Germany, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- One of the last imprisoned members of the Red Army Faction, a 1970s German militant group, will soon be released, officials said Monday.

Rwandans protest leader's German arrest

KIGALI, Rwanda, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Rwandan protesters say they're outraged over the arrest in Germany of Rose Kabuye, one of President Paul Kagame's top aides.

Merkel observes Kristallnacht anniversary

BERLIN, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Germans need to be aware of and fight anti-Semitism on the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Chancellor Angela Merkel says.
NATO's Afghanistan will said wavering

NATO's Afghanistan will said wavering

LONDON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The West's will to continue fighting in Afghanistan is wavering and reluctance to send troops into tough war zones is rising, a NATO military chief says.

Thousands pay respects to Austria's Haider

KLAGENFURT, Austria, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Thousands of people attended a memorial service Saturday for right-wing Austrian leader Jorg Haider, who died in a car crash last weekend, officials said.
Germany approves $674B bank bailout plan

Germany approves $674B bank bailout plan

BERLIN, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A German official says President Horst Kohler and Parliament members approved a bank bailout plan Friday worth more than $674 billion.
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