GERMANY

  • German leftists set to head first regional state 2 days ago

    Berlin: Germany's left-wing parties have reached a historic deal to form their first coalition government at state-level, 25 years after the collapse of communism in the country. The leaders of the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Green party and the Left party set their seal for a new government in...
  • Joachim Loew on a high after Germany sink Spain in Vigo 5 days ago

    Beating Spain was the perfect way to end a stellar year, Germany coach Joachim Loew said after the world champions recorded a 1-0 victory in a friendly on Tuesday. The European heavyweights were clashing for the first time since Spain's win by the same scoreline in the 2010 World Cup semi-finals...
  • Fledgling Spain face stern test against world champions 6 days ago

    Barcelona- An all-conquering Spain side were on the crest of a wave last time they faced Germany on the way to winning the 2010 World Cup but they now meet on Tuesday in what will be a stern test for a new fledgling team. The indefatigable Carles Puyol scored the only...
  • India, Germany keen on strengthening ties; a series of bilateral visits planned in 2015 1 week ago

    Brisbane: India and Germany are keen on deepening their bilateral relations and leaders of both the nations are likely to make several visits in this regard, said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Germany early in 2015, India can...
  • Waiting for your visit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells Modi November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday had a much-anticipated bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of the G20 Summit. At the meeting, Merkel told Modi that "our relations are deepening...Waiting for your visit," according to tweets posted by the external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. Just ahead of the...
  • Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to miss Spain friendly November 15, 2014

    Berlin: Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been ruled out of Tuesday's friendly against Spain with a right knee injury. The German football federation says Neuer left the team hotel in Nuremberg following his side's 4-0 European qualifying win over Gibraltar and will not rejoin the squad in Munich on Sunday ahead...
  • Get your mind off World Cup ceremonies, Loew tells Germans November 15, 2014

    Germany have seen a dip in form since winning the World Cup in July and a 4-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win over Gibraltar on Friday was proof the players need to get their mind off the awards and start playing again, coach Joachim Loew said. The Germans had pledged a goal...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo claims Euro goals record, Germany toil November 15, 2014

    Berlin: Cristiano Ronaldo became the European Championships' all-time top scorer by giving Portugal a 1-0 victory over Armenia, while Germany could only beat Gibraltar 4-0 as their World Cup victory hangover continued on Friday. Portugal captain Ronaldo broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute to take his tally across Euro finals...
  • Euro Qualifiers: Germany, Portugal, Dutch out to regain lost ground November 14, 2014

    Qualifying for the largest-ever European Championship in 2016 was supposed to be a simple task for the continent's top teams. It's not turning out that way. World champion Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands have made disappointing starts to their campaigns and are all outside the top two in their groups after three...
  • Europe makes space history as Philae probe lands on comet November 12, 2014

    Berlin/Frankfurt: The European Space Agency (ESA) landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a decade-long mission to get samples from what are the remnants of the birth of Earth's solar system. The box-shaped 100-kg (220-pound) lander, named Philae, touched down on...
  • 1st World War gave concept of daylight savings time November 12, 2014

    Even as First World War is remembered for Germany's crushing defeat, it also gave the world the concept of daylight savings time. It's now been 100 years since the First World War began. ...
  • Recovering Andre Schuerrle to miss Germany internationals November 10, 2014

    Winger Andre Schuerrle will miss Germany's Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar this week and the friendly against Spain after a nagging infection led him to miss a significant amount of training in recent weeks. Coach Joachim Loew, however, has not called up a replacement for Schuerrle. The Chelsea forward would also not...
  • Watch: When the Berlin Wall fell November 10, 2014

    Germany marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall, 28 years after it was constructed to divide the East and West Germany. ...
  • Czech Republic beat Germany 3-1 in Fed Cup final November 9, 2014

    Prague: The Czech Republic claimed their third Fed Cup title in four years after Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova fought hard to overcome Angelique Kerber of Germany in the opening reverse singles match on Sunday. In a matchup of two top-10 players, Kvitova prevailed 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 in nearly three hours...
  • Fed Cup: Czech Republic lead Germany 2-0 in final November 9, 2014

    Prague: Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova won the opening singles matches to give the Czech Republic a commanding 2-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup final on Saturday. Kvitova, the Wimbledon champion, cruised past Andrea Petkovic 6-2, 6-4 and Safarova stretched the lead by defeating the 10th-ranked Angelique Kerber 6-4,...
  • Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall's fall November 9, 2014

    Berlin: Germany on Sunday celebrates the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the start of the country's emergence as the major power at the heart of Europe. A 15-kilometer (nine-mile) chain of lighted balloons along the former border will...
  • Germany after Berlin Wall: Not always best in west November 7, 2014

    Dresden, Germany: In the German city of Dresden, trumpet player Ludwig Guettler takes pride in the soaring spires of the Baroque Frauenkirche church, rebuilt from the ruins of World War II, and sees them as a symbol of his city's vibrant economic and cultural life. Some 275 miles (440 kilometers) away...
  • Watch where the Berlin Wall once stood November 5, 2014

    This November, Germany is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that separated East and West Berlin. Once an iconic symbol of the Cold War, it is difficult to find any evidence of it in Berlin today. ...
  • Suspicious envelopes sent to foreign missions in Istanbul October 24, 2014

    Istanbul: Suspicious envelopes containing a yellow powder were sent on Friday to the Belgian, Canadian and German consulates in Istanbul, prompting a security alert, officials said. One person who opened the envelope at the Canadian mission was directly exposed to the unknown substance, which was now being analysed by experts, Turkey's...
  • Iran expects progress, if no breakthrough, in nuclear talks with EU, US October 14, 2014

    Vienna: Iran does not expect a breakthrough in high-level nuclear talks with the United States and the European Union this week but hopes they will help pave the way for a final deal, its foreign minister said on Tuesday. Mohammad Javad Zarif, quoted by Iran's Fars news agency, was speaking after...
  • Hitler was asexual and climaxed just by looking at Eva Braun rather than touching her, new book claims October 13, 2014

    Adolf Hitler probably had sex with his mistress Eva Braun without touching her, author Martin Amis has said in a new book 'The Zone of Interest', set during the Holocaust, according to a report in the Telegraph. In all the records about the Nazi dictator, his sex life remains a hazy...
  • Germany's coach Loew blames sloppy finishing for Poland loss October 12, 2014

    World Cup winners Germany will need to improve their finishing after they dominated Poland but failed to find the back of the net despite a dozen clear chances in a shock 2-0 loss in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Saturday. The Germans, who take on Ireland in Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday, had...
  • Poland stun world champions Germany in Euro qualifier October 12, 2014

    Warsaw: Poland struck twice on the break to stun wasteful World Cup winners Germany 2-0 on Saturday, earning their first ever victory over their illustrious neighbours and taking control of Euro 2016 qualifying Group D. Arkadiusz Milik put them ahead with a well-timed header in the 51st minute and Sebastian Mila...
  • German Chancellor Merkel voices 'cautious optimism' for Russia-Ukraine gas deal October 9, 2014

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced "cautious optimism" on Thursday that the EU will broker an end to the Russian-Ukrainian gas standoff despite the "fragile" situation in the conflict-torn country. She pointed to ongoing violations of a ceasefire agreed early last month in Minsk between the Western-leaning government in Kiev and...
  • Euro 2016 Qualifying: No late call-ups for injury-hit Germany October 9, 2014

    Germany have enough strength in depth and coach Joachim Loew will not call up reinforcements for their Euro 2016 qualifier in Poland on Saturday despite a growing injury list, assistant coach Thomas Schneider said. Midfielder Mesut Ozil, ruled out on Wednesday for three months with a knee ligament tear, was the...
  • Mesut Ozil undergoes scan, doubtful for Euro 2016 qualifiers October 8, 2014

    Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil travelled to Munich on Wednesday to undergo a scan on his left knee, leaving his participation in their euro 2016 qualifier against Poland in Warsaw on Saturday in doubt. Ozil, who played the full 90 minutes in Arsenal's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday, could be the...
  • Syrian refugees join Mozart opera to deliver message of peace October 7, 2014

    London: Appeals for peace in Syria are usually made by politicians and activists calling for ceasefires, negotiations and aid supplies. However, in southwest Germany dozens of Syrian refugees who have, for now, found safe haven after fleeing civil war in their homeland, are delivering a message of peace through opera. A special...
  • Nepal Prime Minister backs India's bid for permanent seat on UN Security Council September 27, 2014

    United Nations: Nepal gave its backing on Friday for India's bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, saying it was needed to reflect the changed times and make it more effective. Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told the UN General Assembly on Friday that the UN, including the...
  • German electronic firms interested in India, says Ravi Shankar Prasad September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to launch 'Make in India' programme to boost local manufacturing, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said that German electronic firms have shown interest in India. "I had gone for a week to see electronic manufacturing...
  • German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash September 21, 2014

    Berlin: German relatives of three people killed in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17 plan to sue Ukraine for negligence, a lawyer for the families said on Sunday. Weekly Bild am Sonntag reported that lawyer Elmar M Giemulla intends to file a suit at the European Court of Human Rights...