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Merkel bolstered by refugee decline ahead of election campaign

BERLIN — Germany’s influx of asylum seekers fell by about two thirds…

 

A man prays next to flowers and candles that have been placed in front of the main entrance of the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum in Munich, Germany, on Monday. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)

IS attacker: Germans ‘won’t be able to sleep peacefully’

ANSBACH, Germany — A Syrian man who tried unsuccessfully to claim asylum…

 

Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann, center, briefs the media in Ansbach, Germany, on Monday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Police: Bavarian official says attacker was denied asylum

ANSBACH, Germany — A man who blew himself up and injured 12…

 

People gather to mourn with flower tributes near to the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead the day before in Munich, Germany, on Saturday.  (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Munich shooter was bullied loner, planned attack for a year

MUNICH — The teenager behind the deadly shooting rampage in Munich was…

People gather to mourn with flower tributes near to the Olympia shopping center where a shooting took place leaving nine people dead the day before in Munich, Germany, on Saturday.  (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Children gather outside a school tent set at a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, on May 2, 2016. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)

Why should we care about refugees?

"As people of faith, we wish to join our voices to speak…

Children gather outside a school tent set at a makeshift camp crowded by migrants and refugees at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece, on May 2, 2016. (Gregorio Borgia/AP)
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech during the opening of the Hannover Messe industry fair in Hannover, northern Germany on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Obama pushes for global trade deals in face of opposition

HANNOVER, Germany — President Barack Obama mounted a strong defense of international…

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a speech during the opening of the Hannover Messe industry fair in Hannover, northern Germany on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren, above, said that newly obtained files containing personal data on members of the extremist Islamic State group could help the coalition fight the Islamic State group by aiding in a crack-down on IS' foreign fighter networks. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Germany: Files listing Islamic State fighters are authentic

BERLIN — Thousands of files have surfaced with personal data on members…

U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren, above, said that newly obtained files containing personal data on members of the extremist Islamic State group could help the coalition fight the Islamic State group by aiding in a crack-down on IS' foreign fighter networks. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
A convoy of humanitarian aid waits in front of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency offices before making their way into the government besieged rebel-held towns of Madaya, al-Zabadani and al-Moadhamiya in the Damascus countryside, as part of a U.N.-sponsored aid operation, in Damascus, Syria, on Wednesday. (AP PHOTO)

German leader renews call for Syria no-fly zone

DAMASCUS, Syria — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday renewed her proposal…

A convoy of humanitarian aid waits in front of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency offices before making their way into the government besieged rebel-held towns of Madaya, al-Zabadani and al-Moadhamiya in the Damascus countryside, as part of a U.N.-sponsored aid operation, in Damascus, Syria, on Wednesday. (AP PHOTO)
Aerial view of rescue teams at the site where two trains collided head-on near Bad Aibling, Germany, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80

BAD AIBLING, Germany — Crews using helicopters and boats rescued dozens of…

Aerial view of rescue teams at the site where two trains collided head-on near Bad Aibling, Germany, on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
In this Aug. 10, 1999 file photo Guenter Netzer, Fedor Radmann, Wolfgang Niersbach, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, Franz Beckenbauer, head of the German bid committee, Horst R. Schmidt, secretary general of the German Football Association (DFB) and Michel Zen-Ruffinen, Fifa secretary general, from left, pose during the presentation of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Bid of Germany at the Fifa headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.  (Christoph Ruckstuhl/Keystone via AP, 1999)

German football federation denies 2006 World Cup bribe claims

BERLIN — The German football federation is denying allegations it used bribes…

In this Aug. 10, 1999 file photo Guenter Netzer, Fedor Radmann, Wolfgang Niersbach, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, Franz Beckenbauer, head of the German bid committee, Horst R. Schmidt, secretary general of the German Football Association (DFB) and Michel Zen-Ruffinen, Fifa secretary general, from left, pose during the presentation of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Bid of Germany at the Fifa headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.  (Christoph Ruckstuhl/Keystone via AP, 1999)
Refugees coming to Germany can expect a roof over their head, a bed to sleep in and three meals a day. But with authorities struggling to find housing for tens of thousands of people each month, many new arrivals will find their lodgings a squeeze. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)

German states lower housing standards amid migrant influx

BERLIN — Refugees coming to Germany can expect a roof over their…

Refugees coming to Germany can expect a roof over their head, a bed to sleep in and three meals a day. But with authorities struggling to find housing for tens of thousands of people each month, many new arrivals will find their lodgings a squeeze. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, file)
Hungarian police officers guard the area as a rail wagon prepared with barbwire arrives to seal the border fence between Serbia and Hungary in Roszke, southern Hungary on Monday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Razor-lined boxcar marks Hungary’s new border for migrants

ROSZKE, Hungary — Hungary deployed a boxcar bristling with razor wire to…

Hungarian police officers guard the area as a rail wagon prepared with barbwire arrives to seal the border fence between Serbia and Hungary in Roszke, southern Hungary on Monday. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Migrants arrive from Munich at Schoenefeld train station near Berlin on Sunday. ( Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)

Germany implements temporary border checks to limit migrants

BERLIN — Germany introduced temporary border controls Sunday to stem the tide…

Migrants arrive from Munich at Schoenefeld train station near Berlin on Sunday. ( Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)
A Hungarian nationalist, center, gets into a skirmish with migrants and refugees in front of the Keleti train station in Budapest, Serbia.  (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic, File)

Migrants finding little sympathy in Hungary for their plight

BUDAPEST, Hungary — A makeshift camp of thousands from the Middle East,…

A Hungarian nationalist, center, gets into a skirmish with migrants and refugees in front of the Keleti train station in Budapest, Serbia.  (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic, File)
People walk along the railway tracks that connect Horgos and Szeged near the Hungary-Serbia border. (Zoltan Gergely Kelemen/MTI via AP)

UN warns Hungary it faces a wave of 42,000 more migrants

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Leaders of the United Nations refugee agency warned Tuesday…

People walk along the railway tracks that connect Horgos and Szeged near the Hungary-Serbia border. (Zoltan Gergely Kelemen/MTI via AP)
In this Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, Syrian refugees cross into Hungary underneath the border fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, Hungary.  (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)

Migrants flow west on Hungarian trains; 13,000 reach Austria

HEGYESHALOM, Hungary — Hungarian police stood by as thousands of migrants hopped…

In this Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, Syrian refugees cross into Hungary underneath the border fence on the Hungarian-Serbian border near Roszke, Hungary.  (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, speaks with, from left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French President Francois Hollande and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel during a meeting of eurozone heads of state at the EU Council building in Brussels on Sunday. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Greece faces pressure to back deal or consider leaving euro

BRUSSELS — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and skeptical European leaders negotiated…

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, speaks with, from left, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French President Francois Hollande and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel during a meeting of eurozone heads of state at the EU Council building in Brussels on Sunday. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
New Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, right, looks at outgoing Finance Minister as he speaks during a hand over ceremony in Athens, Monday. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

After vote win, Greek leaders face pressure to restart talks

ATHENS, Greece — Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece's…

New Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, right, looks at outgoing Finance Minister as he speaks during a hand over ceremony in Athens, Monday. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
In this Feb. 27, 1953 file photo, the German Debts Agreement is signed in London.  (AP)

The case for Greece: when it forgave Germany’s debt

LONDON — Forgiving debt, if done right, can get an economy back…

In this Feb. 27, 1953 file photo, the German Debts Agreement is signed in London.  (AP)
United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammate Ali Krieger (11) after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany in the Women's World Cup semifinal on Tuesday. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Lloyd pushes U.S. past favored Germany for berth in Cup final

MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and…

United States' Carli Lloyd (10) celebrates with teammate Ali Krieger (11) after scoring on a penalty kick against Germany in the Women's World Cup semifinal on Tuesday. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)