Germany

  • Germany storm into Fed Cup final 20-04-2014 12:45 PM

    Brisbane: Germany sealed their place in the Fed Cup final by taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Australia when Angelique Kerber beat Sam Stosur in three sets on Sunday. Kerber overcame a slow start to win 4-6, 6-0, 6-4 and put Germany into their first Fed Cup final since 1992,...
  • Germany lead Australia 2-0 in semi-final in Fed Cup 19-04-2014 05:09 PM

    Brisbane: Andrea Petkovic and Angelique Kerber had straight-set wins on Saturday to give Germany a 2-0 lead over Australia in their Fed Cup semi-final and primed to reach their first final in 21 years. Petkovic opened with a 6-1, 7-6 (7) win over Sam Stosur while top-ranked German player Kerber...
  • Fed Cup semi: Stosur to lead Australia vs Germany 09-04-2014 05:21 PM

    Brisbane: Samantha Stosur will lead Australia in its Fed Cup semi-final against Germany beginning April 19 in Brisbane. Australia captain Alicia Molik said on Wednesday that Casey Dellacqua, Ashleigh Barty and Storm Sanders were also in the team for the two-day contest at Pat Rafter Arena. Australia and Germany have...
  • France beat Germany 3-2 in Davis Cup quarter-final 07-04-2014 12:01 AM

    Nancy, France: France rallied from a 2-0 deficit to beat Germany 3-2 in the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup on Sunday. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga cruised past Tobias Kamke 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to help France even the tie before Gael Monfils secured the winning point by defeating Peter Gojowczyk 6-1, 7-6 (0),...
  • Hitler may have married Jewish woman by mistake, claims report 05-04-2014 06:43 PM

    In what could prove to be one of the biggest ironies of history, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, infamous for the genocide of Jews, may have unwittingly married a Jewish woman, new British research has found. The German Nazi leader known for his persecution of Jews had wed his long-term lover...
  • Germany take 2-0 lead as Gojowczyk stuns Tsonga in Davis Cup 05-04-2014 10:00 AM

    Peter Gojowczyk marked his Davis Cup debut with a big upset, beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a five-set marathon on Friday to give injury-hit Germany a surprising 2-0 lead over France in their Davis Cup quarter-final. Gojowczyk won 5-7, 7-6 (3), 3-6, 7-6 (8), 8-6 after Tobias Kamke had defeated Julien...
  • France favourites against injury-hit Germany in Davis Cup quarter-final 04-04-2014 10:27 AM

    Julien Benneteau will play the inexperienced Tobias Kamke in the opening match of France's Davis Cup quarter-final against injury-hit Germany on Friday. The 12th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga faces Davis Cup newcomer Peter Gojowczyk in the second singles. Even without their highest-ranked player Richard Gasquet, who has a lower back injury, France...
  • Railways takes down curtains from third AC coaches 31-03-2014 11:48 PM

    New Delhi: Citing safety reasons, railways has decided to remove curtains put on pathways of all air- conditioned three-tier (3 AC) coaches of trains. However, the curtains from windows of 3 AC coaches will continue, officials said. Decision to remove curtains was taken on recommendation of Commissioner of Railways Safety...
  • Germany bans managers from calling or emailing staff after work hours 29-03-2014 01:30 PM

    Germany's labor ministry has banned managers from calling or emailing staff out of hours except in emergencies. The ministry says the measure is intended to prevent staff from suffering undue stress by being constantly on call. Daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported Friday that the ministry is following the lead of major...
  • Gasquet, Tsonga to lead France against Germany in Davis Cup 26-03-2014 12:07 AM

    Paris: Ninth-ranked Richard Gasquet and 11th-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will lead France in the Davis Cup home quarterfinal against depleted Germany next week. France's two top players head the four-man lineup announced by the French Tennis Federation on Tuesday for the April 4-6 tie on indoor hard-court in Nancy. Captain Arnaud...
  • I want permanent midfield role, says Germany's Philipp Lahm 04-03-2014 07:09 PM

    Germany captain Philipp Lahm has staked his claim for a permanent central midfield role at the World Cup and beyond but said it was up to coach Joachim Loew to decide where he plays at the tournament in Brazil. Lahm, long considered among the best right backs in the world,...
  • Scientists discover exotic new particle called 'dropleton' that behaves a bit like a liquid droplet 27-02-2014 12:44 PM

    In the field of quantum physics, you could call this a droplet in the bucket. Physicists in Germany and the United States said on Wednesday they have discovered an exotic new type of particle that they call a quantum droplet, or dropleton. Writing in the journal Nature, they said it...
  • Ukraine peace deal halts violence but crowds still angry 22-02-2014 07:10 AM

    Kiev: A breakthrough peace deal for Ukraine halted two days of violence that had turned the center of the capital into a war zone and killed 77 people, bringing sweeping political change that met many demands of the pro-European opposition. Russian-backed President Viktor Yanukovich agreed to give up powers, hold...
  • Naxals have close links with foreign Maoist groups: RPN Singh 19-02-2014 02:32 PM

    New Delhi: Naxals have close links with foreign Maoist organisations in Philippines, Turkey and a few other countries and possibility of their front outfits getting foreign funds cannot be ruled out, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. "The CPI(Maoist) have close links with foreign Maoist organisations in Philippines, Turkey etc....
  • Germany: Indian-origin ex-MP denies wrongdoing in pornography case 17-02-2014 01:27 PM

    Berlin: Indian-origin former German lawmaker facing probe for allegedly possessing child pornography has denied any wrongdoing and said he intends to initiate legal proceedings against the state prosecutor's office for spreading "false information" and "unjustly harassing" him. Sebastian Edathy, 44, said that he received no warnings about an impending investigation...
  • Kejriwal meets German President, discusses Jan Lokpal, elections 07-02-2014 12:04 AM

    New Delhi: In his first interaction with a visiting foreign dignitary, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met German President Joachim Guack during which issues ranging from Jan Lokpal Bill and AAP's plan for the coming Lok Sabha elections were believed to have figured. It is understood that the...
  • Just a bunch of girls hanging out: Photo of women defence ministers of Norway, Sweden, Netherlands and Germany go viral 04-02-2014 02:13 PM

    If you saw this photo out of context, you'd think it's just another bunch of women posing for a group photo during a night out perhaps? Actually, these are the female defence ministers of Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany got together for a group photo at Munich's Bayerischer Hof...
  • Czech Republic, Germany, France reach Davis Cup quarters 02-02-2014 08:53 PM

    Ostrava, Czech Republic: Defending champion Czech Republic reached the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup on Sunday after Tomas Berdych won the first reverse singles to clinch the first-round tie 3-1. Berdych, an Australian Open semifinalist, dispatched Thiemo de Bakker 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 on an indoor hard court at CEZ Arena....
  • Germany, France, Swiss advance to Davis Cup quarters 02-02-2014 10:41 AM

    Germany knocked out Spain in the Davis Cup on Saturday and was rewarded with an even bigger hurdle against France in the quarter-finals in April. Since Germany's last title in 1993, Spain had won the cup five times. But without top-five players Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer, Spain exited in...
  • Flatulent cows start fire at German dairy farm police 28-01-2014 10:11 AM

    Methane gas from 90 flatulent cows exploded in a German farm shed on Monday, damaging the roof and injuring one of the animals, police said. High levels of the gas had built up in the structure in the central German town of Rasdorf, then "a static electric charge caused the...
  • 16-year-old boy robs bank in Germany with fake gun 27-01-2014 12:43 PM

    A 16-year-old boy held up a bank in Germany with his toy gun before making off with a four-figure sum, but was quickly arrested while trying to flee on a bicycle. The teenager tried to escape to Austria after robbing the bank in the Bavarian town of Bad Fuessing, southern...
  • NSA also involved in industrial espionage: Edward Snowden 27-01-2014 07:17 AM

    Berlin: Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claimed in a new interview that the US agency is involved in industrial espionage. In the interview aired on Sunday night on German public television broadcaster ARD, Snowden said if German engineering company Siemens had information that would benefit the US, but had nothing...
  • Google to appeal court ruling on orgy photographs 25-01-2014 02:08 PM

    Berlin: Google says it will appeal a German court's decision that it must block search results linking to images of an orgy involving ex-Formula One chief Max Mosley. Google, which is already appealing a similar ruling last year from a French court, said Friday the Hamburg state court verdict would...
  • Spain to visit Germany in Davis Cup without Rafael Nadal 21-01-2014 10:56 PM

    Madrid: Carlos Moya has named a four-man squad that doesn't include heavyweights Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer or Nicolas Almagro against Germany for his captain's debut in Davis Cup next week. With Nadal and Ferrer focusing on the ATP season and Almagro injured, Moya has called on veterans Fernando Verdasco and...
  • Polar bear cubs playing with their mom is the cutest thing you will see today 20-01-2014 12:46 PM

    It had been 20 years since Munich's Hellabrunn zoo saw the birth of polar bear cubs before Giovanna, one of the female polar bears at the zoo, gave birth to twin cubs. Weighing only 300-400 grams, the two fuzzy cubs are now five-weeks old. Through cameras in the bear's enclosure,...
  • Germany's Tobias Hauke named FIH Player of the Year 18-01-2014 10:58 PM

    New Delhi: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Saturday named Germany's Tobias Hauke as the men's Player of the Year for 2013 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here. The defensive midfielder received his award from FIH executive board member Alberto Budeisky at a special presentation ceremony held during the...
  • We needed such a big win to raise our confidence level: Sardar 17-01-2014 07:44 PM

    New Delhi: Elated after scripting a memorable 5-4 come-from-behind win over world's number one team Germany in the 5-8th place classification tie in Hero Hockey World League Final, India captain Sardar Singh said his team needed this "big win" to raise its confidence level. This is, in fact, India's maiden...
  • India stun World No.1 Germany 5-4 in Hockey World League 17-01-2014 05:56 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team pulled off a sensational come-from-behind 5-4 win over Olympic champions Germany after Mandeep Singh slammed a brilliant hat-trick in their fiercely-contested 5-8th place classification match of the Hockey World League Finals here on Friday. World ranked 10th India rode on Mandeep's (18th, 41st, 53rd)...
  • As it happened: India vs Germany, Hockey World League 17-01-2014 02:41 PM

    Out of title race after a crushing defeat at the hands of Australia, hosts India would be hoping for a miracle when they take on Olympic champions Germany in the fifth-eighth place play-off game of the Hockey World League Final on Friday. Going into the clash, the Indians can take...
  • India aim to upset Germany in Hockey World League Final 17-01-2014 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: Out of title race after a crushing defeat at the hands of Australia, hosts India would be hoping for a miracle when they take on Olympic champions Germany in the fifth-eighth place play-off game of the Hockey World League Final on Friday. Going into the clash, the Indians...