Kirsten Grieshaber, The Associated Press

Kirsten Grieshaber

The Associated Press

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Kirsten:

Neo-Nazi's burial in Jewish gravesite causes stir in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — The burial of a Holocaust denier in the gravesite of a Jewish music professor has caused an uproar in Germany. The top German government official tasked with combating antisemitism, Commissioner for Jewish Life Felix Klein, criticized the action Wednesday, joining expressions of disbelief from some of the country's leading Jews. "This is obviously a very unfortunate mistake that… → Read More

Germany finds more people got COVID vaccine than thought

Germany has vaccinated millions more people against the coronavirus than previously thought → Read More

Former Nazi camp secretary, 96, caught after fleeing German trial

A 96-year-old former secretary for the Stutthof concentration camp SS commander has been caught after skipping her German trial on Thursday. → Read More

Germany urges vaccine shots; warns of fall COVID-19 surge

Germany’s top health official is urging more citizens to get vaccinated, warning Saturday that if the vaccination numbers don’t go up the country’s hospitals may get overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients toward the end of the year. → Read More

Germany urges vaccine shots; warns of fall COVID-19 surge

Germany’s top health official has called on more citizens to get vaccinated → Read More

EU eyes talks with Taliban but no plans to recognize them

The European Union has no immediate plans to recognize the Taliban after their sweeping victory in Afghanistan but will talk with the militants to ensure that European citizens and Afghans who have worked with the EU can leave safely, the bloc’s top diplomat said Tuesday. → Read More

Germany to end free coronavirus tests in October

Germany is ending free coronavirus tests for its citizens beginning in October, in part to encourage people to get vaccinated → Read More

German court sets trial date for former Nazi guard, aged 100

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has set a trial date for a 100-year-old man who is charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he served as a Nazi SS guard at a concentration camp on the outskirts of Berlin during World War II. A spokeswoman for the Neuruppin state court said Monday that the trial is set to begin in early October. The centenarian's name wasn't released in line… → Read More

1 person dead, 4 still missing in German chemical explosion

BERLIN (AP) — Company officials say a body has been recovered after an explosion at a German chemical plant. At least 16 people were injured and four remain missing following the accident in the western city of Leverkusen. “We are deeply concerned about this tragic accident and the death of our employee,” the head of Chempark, Lars Friedrich, said in a written statement. → Read More

Diplomats: Progress made in Vienna at Iran nuclear talks

VIENNA — Top diplomats said Sunday that further progress had been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was abandoned by the Trump administration. They said it was now up to the governments involved in the negotiations to make political decisions. → Read More

Diplomats: Progress made in Vienna at Iran nuclear talks

Top diplomats say further progress has been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to negotiate and restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was later abandoned by the Trump administration → Read More

Germany starts rolling out a digital EU vaccination pass

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Thursday started rolling out a digital vaccination pass that can be used across Europe as the continent gets ready for the key summer travel season. The country's health minister said starting this week vaccination centers, doctors practices and pharmacies will gradually start giving out digital passes to fully vaccinated people. → Read More

Progress noted at diplomats' talks on Iran nuclear deal

VIENNA (AP) — High-ranking diplomats from China, Germany, France, Russia and Britain made progress at talks Saturday focused on bringing the United States back into their landmark nuclear deal with Iran, but said they need more work and time to bring about a future agreement. → Read More

German mother of 11 kids fights virus with discipline, love

One year into the coronavirus pandemic, Katja Heimann, a mother of 11, is still trying to keep her spirits up — despite several lockdowns and months of homeschooling seven of her children → Read More

Germany: police clash with protesters against virus measures

Police in central Germany have used water cannons, pepper spray and batons against people trying to break through barriers during a protest against coronavirus restrictions → Read More

Germany: police clash with protesters against virus measures

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters in Germany clashed with police Saturday over coronavirus measures, with officers using water cannons, pepper spray and batons against people trying to break through police... → Read More

Germany: Police clash with protesters against virus measures

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters in Germany clashed with police Saturday over coronavirus measures, with officers using water cannons, pepper spray and batons against people trying to break through police barriers, German news agency dpa reported. Protests against government measures to rein in the pandemic also were reported in several other European countries, including Austria, Switzerland and… → Read More

Germany: Police clash with protesters against virus measures

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters in Germany clashed with police Saturday over coronavirus measures, with officers using water cannons, pepper spray and batons against people trying to break through police barriers, German news agency dpa reported. Protests against government measures to rein in the pandemic also were reported in several other European countries, including Austria, Switzerland and… → Read More

German church abuse report faults serving archbishop, others

A report commissioned by the Cologne archdiocese on church officials’ handling of past cases of sexual abuse finds 75 cases in which eight high-ranking officials, among them a serving archbishop, neglected their duties → Read More

Report on Catholic church abuse to be released in Germany

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — A highly anticipated report commissioned by the Cologne archdiocese on church officials' handling of past cases of sexual abuse by clergy is set to be released Thursday. Cologne's archbishop, Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, has infuriated many local Roman Catholics by keeping a first report on how local church officials reacted when priests were accused of sexual abuse… → Read More