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  • Iran expects progress, if no breakthrough, in nuclear talks with EU, US 5 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • France to face Germany in Davis Cup first round September 18, 2014

    Top seeds France were drawn away to Germany on Thursday in the opening round of the 2015 Davis Cup World Group. France, who comfortably beat champions the Czech Republic to set up a clash against Switzerland in this year's final, will play Germany from March 68. Second seeds Switzerland, who knocked out...
  • Germans draw first blood in rivalry with English foes September 18, 2014

    Berlin: German teams scored a point or more accurately, seven in their rivalry with English clubs this week, coming out on top in two of their three Champions League duels, with the third resulting in a share of the spoils. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich certainly had the better of...
  • India slip to 158 in FIFA rankings September 18, 2014

    After not much action barring the 22 draw against Bangladesh in an international friendly in March this year, India slipped eights places to be ranked 158th in the lastest FIFA rankings headed by World Champions Germany. India though can take solace from the fact that all the other subcontinent teams are...
  • Germany still ahead of Argentina in FIFA rankings September 18, 2014

    Zurich: World Cup winner Germany are still No. 1 in the FIFA rankings despite losing to secondplace Argentina in a friendly rematch of their final this month. Colombia climb one place to No. 3 even though they lost to Brazil in a friendly, and trade places with the Netherlands which lost...
  • PM Modi likely to attend technology fair in Germany in April 2015 September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the worldrenowned engineering and technology fair at Hannover in Germany in April next year, an official statement on Wednesday said. India has conveyed its consent to be the 'Partner Country' at the fiveday engineering fair in Germany to be held from...
  • Hockey: India pooled with Germany, Netherlands in Champions Trophy September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team has been drawn in a tough group alongside Olympic champion Germany and World Cup runnerup the Netherlands among others for the Champions Trophy to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 614. Placed in pool B, India will also have 2014 World Cup bronze medallist Argentina...
  • Won't take part in airstrikes on Syria: Britain September 11, 2014

    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 FrankWalter Steinmeier, Philip Hammond said that Britain won't be "revisiting" the issue after Parliament...
  • Polish president commemorates WWII in Germany September 10, 2014

    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 September 10, 2014

    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 21 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 FrankWalter 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 backtoback 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 antiSemitism September 6, 2014

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the country's citizens to attend a rally against antiSemitism next week in Berlin where she will be speaking. Merkel said on Saturday that she will do everything possible to make sure antiSemitism 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 largestever 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 42 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 42 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 30yearold Schweinsteiger, who will miss Germany's next two games because of a lingering knee injury, will take over from his Bayern Munich teammate, who is also 30 but stepped back from international soccer after winning the World...