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AP signs distribution deal with Germany's dpa

Associated Press Published: November 14, 2012

The agreement "ensures that international AP content will be available in Germany and other European countries on a long- term basis," Segbers said.

The deal goes into effect Jan. 1.

At the same time, AP announced in a separate statement that it was ending its cooperation agreement with dapd. Parts of dapd filed for insolvency court protection last month.

AP spokesman Paul Colford said in a statement that the news cooperative had terminated its license and distribution agreement with dapd for text and photos in Germany "due to the financial issues facing some of the German companies within the dapd group."

Investors established dapd after buying the German language service of The Associated Press in late 2009 and merging it with the news agency ddp to form Germany's second-largest news agency.