09/19/2013 3:08amPeer Steinbrueck knows the view from the heights of German politics: Over four decades, he's worked at the chancellery, run the country's most populous state and helped steer Germany through the 2008 financial crisis as finance minister.
09/19/2013 3:17amGermany says it's giving 2 million euros ($2.7 million) to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to help it oversee the destruction of Syria's arms stocks.
09/19/2013 4:20amIt's been called the Merkel mystery: How did a pastor's daughter who once marched in the uniform of East Germany's communist youth end up leading a conservative, male-dominated party from West Germany to become the country's first female chancellor?
09/19/2013 8:07amIn Austria, hunting deer and wild boar is a hallowed way of life, one that follows age-old codes of honor and requires a license bestowed only after passing rigorous exams. In that exalted world, Alois Huber was a brazen outlaw even before he went on a murderous rampage that left four people dead.
09/19/2013 9:03amPope Francis, the first Jesuit pope, reflected on his style, influences and priorities as pope in an interview with La Civilta Cattolica, the Jesuit journal in Rome, which published the remarks Thursday. Here are some highlights:
09/19/2013 10:34amSome of the main issues in Sunday's German election:
09/19/2013 10:37amA Spanish official says a 5-month-old baby has died in an accident after being placed on a baggage conveyor belt at the Alicante airport in southeast Spain.
09/19/2013 10:43amGerman authorities say a tiger attacked and killed his keeper at a zoo in the country's northwest.
09/19/2013 12:05pmA new study suggests a huge risk for global businesses: Local communities are disputing almost a third of the land involved in commercial land deals in 12 countries in Africa, Asia and South America.
09/19/2013 12:39pmThe organizers of the Rhodes Scholarships say a Canadian philanthropist is giving 75 million pounds ($120 million) to the prestigious program, the largest single donation since it was founded more than a century ago.
09/19/2013 1:21pmPresident Vladimir Putin denied Thursday that gays face discrimination in Russia, saying that a new law that has drawn protests worldwide does not infringe on their rights.