Articles by David McHugh



German and Muslim Leaders Meet

  • 28 September 06
  • The Associated Press
German government officials and Muslim leaders opened a summit Wednesday to launch a two-year dialogue on how to better integrate the country's 3 million Muslims.

Millions Unemployed, Nobody to Hire

  • 08 August 06
  • The Associated Press
With almost 5 million people out of work, Germany's labor market might seem a manager's dream when it comes to filling jobs -- easy pickings from a sea of desperate applicants.

Meeting Leaves German Leadership Unresolved

  • 29 September 05
  • The Associated Press
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder and conservative challenger Angela Merkel held talks Wednesday that both sides called helpful -- but they did not resolve their dispute over who should be Germany's next leader.

Survivors, State Leaders Gather at Auschwitz

  • 27 January 05
  • The Associated Press
A spate of vandalism on Jewish graves in western Europe. Far-right legislators walking out of an Auschwitz remembrance in Germany. Comments by France's main rightist leader downplaying the evils of the Nazi occupation.

Brewer Takes On German Purity Law

  • 06 July 04
  • The Associated Press
Helmut Fritsche is Germany's beer outlaw.

Saakashvili Makes His Case At Davos

  • 22 January 04
  • The Associated Press
Georgian President-elect Mikheil Saakashvili used a forum of business and political leaders Wednesday to ""make our case"" that the country was emerging from years of disorder and was a good place for Western aid and investment.

Damp Mood Clouds Paris Air Show

  • 16 June 03
  • The Associated Press
Tough times in the aviation business meant that a festive mood was among the no-shows at Saturday's opening of the 45th Paris Air Show.

Euro Surges Past $1.18, Close to a Record High

  • 26 May 03
  • The Associated Press
The euro surged above $1.18 Friday, coming within a penny of its all-time high against the dollar in a rapid climb fed by signals that U.S. officials welcome a weaker currency to spur exports.

Grocer Tests Digital Fruit Sorter, Wireless Cashier

  • 30 April 03
  • The Associated Press
German retail giant Metro AG unveiled this week what it thinks is the high-tech supermarket of the future -- featuring smart shelves that alert staff to expired cream cheese.

Sleek Is Chic at CeBIT Tech Fair

  • 19 March 03
  • The Associated Press
The combined printer-scanner-copier makes no great technological leap, but it's sleek and small enough to cut the clutter and wires in your computer nook.

BasEl Bids for Fairchild Dornier

  • 22 October 02
  • The Associated Press
A Russian consortium backed by billionaire aluminum mogul Oleg Deripaska has made an offer to take over bankrupt German aircraft maker Fairchild Dornier, the court-appointed administrator overseeing the company said Monday.

Weird Ride Through Ulitsa Pravdy Newsroom

I've worked in bigger places, with better carpet and important meetings and 401K plans and all that. But never a better one.

Summit Tackles Economy, East

  • 17 September 02
  • The Associated Press
Shielded from demonstrators by riot police, European political and business leaders launched a two-day summit on their lagging economy and the last snags to expanding the European Union into Eastern Europe.

Bunker Fit for Bankers and Brokers

  • 13 September 02
  • The Associated Press
Tenovis Databurg's disaster center looks like an office where the employees just stepped out for a staff meeting. Rows of computer screens glow with screen savers, and the pushed-back chair at the generic reception desk looks only temporarily unoccupied.

Germany Battles With Freak Floods

  • 19 August 02
  • The Associated Press
The muddy waters of the swollen Elbe River eased back from their peak Saturday, raising hope that the city's historic buildings -- painstakingly rebuilt since World War II -- might be spared more damage from the disastrous flooding that has swept much of Europe.

Swiss Turned Off Air Warning System

  • 04 July 02
  • The Associated Press
Swiss authorities said a collision-warning system was out of service in the Zurich tower when it took control of a Bashkirian Airlines Tu-154 and a cargo jet shortly before they collided at 10,500 meters, killing 71 people, mostly children headed for a summer vacation.

Tu-154 Carrying Children Collides With 757

  • 03 July 02
  • The Associated Press
Forty-four children were among the 71 killed when a chartered Bashkirian Airlines Tu-154 jetliner and a Boeing 757 cargo plane collided over Germany just before midnight Monday.

Euro Makes Traveler's Life Easier

  • 04 December 01
  • The Associated Press
It is billed as the biggest currency switch in history, the culmination of a dream born in the ashes of World War II, a milestone on Europe's march to peace and brotherhood, a pledge of prosperity for more than 300 million people.

Bush Wins Putin's Praise As Easy Person to Talk To

  • 19 July 01
  • The Associated Press
Putin thinks of Bush as ""a colleague"" who is well prepared, easy to talk to and even ""sentimental"".

Bush Wins Putin's Praise As Easy Person to Talk To

  • 19 July 01
  • The Associated Press
Putin thinks of Bush as ""a colleague"" who is well prepared, easy to talk to and even ""sentimental"".

Struggling Kaliningrad Catches EU's Worried Eye

  • 27 February 01
  • The Associated Press
His muddy hatchback loaded with contraband cigarettes, Vyachelsav Melnikas has waited all night to make his smuggling run from the Kaliningrad region into neighboring Poland.

9 Injured in Metro Explosion

  • 06 February 01
  • The Associated Press
A bomb went off in a busy subway station in central Moscow during the evening rush hour Monday, injuring at least nine people and stoking the Russian capital's terrorism jitters.

Russia Asks To Meet Defector

  • 02 February 01
  • The Associated Press
The Foreign Ministry has demanded a meeting with a diplomat said to have defected from Russia's United Nations mission last year and chided U.S. officials for refusing.

Russia Faces Fight For More IMF Debt Help

  • 31 January 01
  • The Associated Press
Shackled by heavy debts, Russia is angling for help from the International Money Fund to squeeze concessions from foreign creditors.

Navy Finds 2nd Note About Kursk Sinking

  • 09 November 00
  • The Associated Press
Another note from a dead man reminded Russians on Wednesday of the ordeal their sailors suffered in the sunken nuclear submarine Kursk.

Sergeyev Slams Kvashnin Missile Plan as 'Criminal'

U.S. Test of Missile Defense a Flop

Nazi Invasion Remembered

Ekho Moskvy Puts Focus on Private Life

Stronger Economy Inspires Investment