Germany

  • Hockey: India pooled with Germany, Netherlands in Champions Trophy 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team has been drawn in a tough group alongside Olympic champion Germany and World Cup runner-up the Netherlands among others for the Champions Trophy to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 6-14. Placed in pool B, India will also have 2014 World Cup bronze medallist Argentina...
  • Won't take part in airstrikes on Syria: Britain 5 days ago

    Berlin: Britain's foreign secretary says his country won't participate in airstrikes on Syria, following an announcement from Washington that it would begin hitting targets inside the country. Speaking on Thursday after talks with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Philip Hammond said that Britain won't be "revisiting" the issue after Parliament...
  • Polish president commemorates WWII in Germany 1 week ago

    Berlin: Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has commemorated the outbreak of World War II in a speech to the Germany parliament. Komorowski spoke at a ceremony Wednesday marking 75 years since Germany's attack on Poland on September 1, 1939. He recalled the incredible sufferings World War II brought to millions of people in...
  • Massive blast hits northern Germany chemicals plant 1 week ago

    Berlin: A massive blast has rocked a chemicals plant in northern Germany, a spokesman for the fire service said, with no details yet on casualties. The explosion was heard many kilometres away and several buildings of the factory were on fire, the spokesman said. Quoting a local police source, Bild...
  • India, Germany to cooperate in skill development, river cleaning September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Germany on Monday agreed to prepare a roadmap for cooperation in skill development, solid waste management and cleaning of rivers as visiting Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who described the two nations as "made for each other". During the meeting in New...
  • Germany win, Portugal lose in Euro qualifiers September 8, 2014

    London: Two months after winning the World Cup, Germany opened their 2016 European Championship campaign with a 2-1 victory over Scotland on Sunday, while Portugal and Greece both slumped to defeats in their qualifying matches. Thomas Mueller scored both Germany's goals - a difficult backward header in the 18th minute and...
  • German foreign minister Steinmeier visits Gandhi Smriti September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Visiting German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Smriti. Steinmeier, who is on a trip to New Delhi from September 6 to 8, reached the memorial, where Gandhi was assassinated in 1948, at 4:00 PM and went straight to the spot where the...
  • Germany open Euro 2016 qualifying campaign September 7, 2014

    Berlin: World Cup winner Germany open their 2016 European Championship qualification campaign against Scotland in Dortmund on Sunday, hopeful of taking the first step towards back-to-back titles. Scotland are arguably fighting out with Poland and Ireland for second place in Group D, though third place would also leave open the...
  • Merkel : Germany no place for anti-Semitism September 6, 2014

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the country's citizens to attend a rally against anti-Semitism next week in Berlin where she will be speaking. Merkel said on Saturday that she will do everything possible to make sure anti-Semitism has no chance in Germany. Her remarks came after recent protests in...
  • Things to know about Euro 2016 qualifiers September 6, 2014

    Qualifying for the largest-ever European Championship should be a cruise for the continent's heavyweights. For once, though, the weaker nations aren't just there to make up the numbers. The Euros have been expanded from 16 to 24 teams for the 2016 tournament in France, with the top two countries from nine groups...
  • Germany call up forward Sidney Sam for Scotland match September 4, 2014

    Berlin: Germany coach Joachim Loew has called up Schalke forward Sidney Sam for a European Championship qualifying match against Scotland. Loew called up Sam after Germany lost to Argentina 4-2 in a friendly on Wednesday. Germany will be without Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler as well as Mats Hummels and Mesut Ozil for...
  • Di Maria dazzles as Argentina crush World Champions Germany September 4, 2014

    A brilliant performance from Angel Di Maria spurred Argentina to a crushing 4-2 friendly win over world champions Germany on Wednesday in an entertaining rematch of July's World Cup final. Despite the absence of injured captain Lionel Messi, Argentina ran circles around the World Cup winners on their home turf in...
  • German defenders Boateng, Hummels out of Argentina game September 2, 2014

    Duesseldorf: Germany coach Joachim Loew has called up Hoffenheim midfielder Sebastian Rudy for Wednesday's friendly with Argentina after defenders Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels withdrew with injury. Loew says Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira is doubtful due to a knee problem and he called up Rudy because "we have a shortage...
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger named Germany captain September 2, 2014

    Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named Germany captain to replace the retired Philipp Lahm. The 30-year-old Schweinsteiger, who will miss Germany's next two games because of a lingering knee injury, will take over from his Bayern Munich team-mate, who is also 30 but stepped back from international soccer after winning the World...
  • Injured Lionel Messi ruled out of friendly against Germany September 1, 2014

    Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Wednesday's international friendly against World Cup winners Germany with a right-leg injury. The Argentine Football Association said Monday that Messi will be held out of the game as a "precaution." The match in Dusseldorf is a chance for Argentina to avenge a 1-0 loss to...
  • Germany's Mesut Ozil doubtful for Argentina friendly September 1, 2014

    Germany's Mesut Ozil is unlikely to play in the friendly against World Cup finalists Argentina on Wednesday but could be fit for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland on Sunday, team manager Oliver Bierhoff said on Monday. Arsenal midfielder Ozil did not join team mates on Monday in Duesseldorf for the...
  • Marco Reus, Mario Gomez in German squad for Argentina friendly August 29, 2014

    Frankfurt: Germany have recalled 18 World Cup players for next week's friendly against Argentina, a repeat of the final in Brazil. The friendly in Duesseldorf on September 3 is the first match for both teams since the July 13 final at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, when Mario Goetze scored in...
  • Russia responsible for violence in eastern Ukraine: Obama August 29, 2014

    Washington: Blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, US president Barack Obama has said that Moscow was deliberately and repeatedly violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. "If there was ever any doubt, that Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine. The violence is encouraged by...
  • Germany's Manuel Friedrich to power Mumbai Franchise in ISL August 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Striving to build a formidable outfit with world-class football players on board, the Mumbai Franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) announced on Friday the signing of Germany's Manuel Friedrich for the inaugural season of the upcoming league. Friedrich comes to the Mumbai Franchise with over 15 years of professional...
  • Argentina name 20 World Cup players for Germany friendly August 20, 2014

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino was true to his word and named predecessor Alejandro Sabella's World Cup players on Tuesday for next month's friendly against Germany in Duesseldorf. Martino's squad list posted on the Argentine FA website (www.afa.org.ar) has 20 European-based players, all part of the squad that lost the World Cup...
  • Miroslav Klose retires from German national team August 11, 2014

    Frankfurt: Miroslav Klose, the top scorer in World Cup history, has retired from Germany's national squad a month after the team won the title for the fourth time. The 36-year-old Klose scored twice in Brazil, making him the highest-scoring player in the tournament's history with 16 goals, one ahead of Ronaldo....
  • German court ends Bernie Ecclestone bribery trial August 6, 2014

    Bernie Ecclestone is free to concentrate on running Formula One after a German court dropped a bribery case against him on Tuesday in exchange for a $100 million payment. After hearing more than three months of evidence, the Munich state court cited significant doubts that Ecclestone could be convicted on charges...
  • G7 warns Russia, faces more sanctions July 31, 2014

    London: The G7 leaders in a joint statement on Wednesday said Russia will face further economic sanctions if it continued to support rebels in Ukraine. The warning came after the EU added eight more Russians to its sanctions. The G7 nations of economic powers, comprising the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan...
  • Florian Mayer of Germany pulls out of US Open July 25, 2014

    New York: Florian Mayer has pulled out of the US Open. The 62nd-ranked German hasn't played since March, when he withdrew from his match against Novak Djokovic at Key Biscayne because of a groin injury. He missed the French Open and Wimbledon. His withdrawal from the US Open was announced on...
  • Germany coach Joachim Loew to lead team to Euro 2016 July 23, 2014

    Germany World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew remains committed to leading the side through to the European Championship in 2016, the 54-year-old said on Wednesday. Loew was contracted to the German football federation (DFB) until July 2016, but said he had needed to take some time following his side's 1-0 World Cup...
  • 'Sex tax' levied on brothels and swinger clubs also applies to tantric massages that provide sexual pleasure: German court July 22, 2014

    Berlin: Tantric massages provide sexual pleasure and are subject to the same tax levied on brothels and swinger clubs in a German city, a state court said Monday. The decision by an administrative court in Baden-Wuerttemberg state followed a complaint by the owner of a massage parlour who had been billed...
  • Don't copy Germany, Harry Redknapp urges England July 19, 2014

    Harry Redknapp believes England need to stop trying to emulate other international teams and focus on creating their own footballing identity, the Queens Park Rangers manager said on Friday. England endured a terrible World Cup campaign, winning just one point from three games against Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica to finish...
  • Germany captain Philipp Lahm retires from international football July 18, 2014

    Germany captain Philipp Lahm stunned his homeland on Friday by quitting international football at the age of 30, five days after leading his side to World Cup victory in Brazil. "During last season I made a decision to end my international career after the World Cup," Lahm wrote in an open...
  • World Cup 2014: Kramer was disoriented after blow to head, says referee July 17, 2014

    The World Cup final referee says Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer was disoriented and confused after taking a heavy blow to the head early in Sunday's match. Nicola Rizzoli told the Gazzetta dello Sport, "Shortly after the blow, Kramer came to me asking 'Ref, is this the final?' I thought he was...
  • FIFA rankings: Germany No.1 after World Cup triumph July 17, 2014

    Zurich: Germany have climbed to the top of the FIFA rankings after winning the World Cup for the first time in 24 years. The four-time champions, who beat Argentina 1-0 at the Maracana on Sunday, have replaced Spain in first place as well as succeeding them as world champions. Argentina and the...