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‘Get lost!’: Germany’s ‘enraged’ hope to shout down Merkel

‘Get lost!’: Germany’s ‘enraged’ hope to shout down Merkel

Germany – Ostseebad Binz, Germany: Chancellor Angela Merkel may appear to be cruising to a victory in next week’s elections, but her campaign rallies across Germany have been plagued by rowdy protesters who have been jeering, booing and even flinging tomatoes at her. From the western university town of Heidelberg to the picturesque southern city […]

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Germany return to top of FIFA rankings

Germany return to top of FIFA rankings

Zurich – World champions Germany pushed Brazil back into second place to return to the top of the Fifa rankings, which was published today. Germany’s 2-1 win away to the Czech Republic and their 6-0 drubbing of Norway in the World Cup qualifiers lifted them over the already-qualified Brazil, who dropped points in a draw […]

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Germany rout Norway, but wait for Russia berth

Germany rout Norway, but wait for Russia berth

Germany – Timo Werner netted twice on Monday as Germany routed Norway 6-0 in a World Cup qualifier, but Joachim Loew’s team must wait until next month to confirm their Russia 2018 place. The world champions have won all eight of their qualifiers so far to top Group C. However Northern Ireland’s 2-0 win over […]

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Klopp, Liverpool back in Germany for Champions League play-offs

Klopp, Liverpool back in Germany for Champions League play-offs

Paris – Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to his native Germany this week to face Hoffenheim as they target a return to the group stage of the Champions League. It is three years since the Anfield outfit, five times European champions, last graced the group stage of the continent’s elite club competition. A fourth-place […]

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Chelsea sign Germany defender Rudiger

Chelsea sign Germany defender Rudiger

London – German international defender Antonio Rudiger joined Chelsea from Italian club Roma for a reported fee of £29 million ($37.3m, 32.7m euros), the buying club announced on Sunday. The 24-year-old – whose fee with add-ons could rise to £33.3m – signed a five-year contract a week after helping his country win the Confederations Cup. […]

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Four million working poor in Germany – Study

Four million working poor in Germany – Study

The number of the working poor in Germany has more than doubled between 2004 and 2014, according to an analysis by the trade union-linked Hans Boeckler Foundation, China’s Xinhua news agency reported. The study defines the working poor as individuals who are at risk of poverty despite being employed. Estimated at a total of four […]

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Germany’s Loew delighted with progress of his young team

Germany’s Loew delighted with progress of his young team

Germany coach Joachim Loew heaped lavish praise on his young, experimental team after they beat Chile 1-0 to win the Confederations Cup on Sunday. Loew left behind players such as goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos and Thomas Mueller yet his side still managed to beat the Asian, African, CONCACAF and South […]

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Soaked Loew hails Germany’s rising Confed Cup stars

Soaked Loew hails Germany’s rising Confed Cup stars

Joachim Loew has hailed Germany’s next generation of stars after beating Chile 1-0 in Sunday’s Confederations Cup final but says the challenge is to defend the World Cup next year. Lars Stindl’s simple tap-in was enough to seal Germany’s victory in Sunday’s final in St Petersburg as the youthful world champions lifted the Confed Cup […]

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Germany set to legalise same-sex marriage

Germany set to legalise same-sex marriage

Germany is set to legalise same-sex marriage as early as this week, it emerged Tuesday, after an election-year shift on the issue by Chancellor Angela Merkel sparked a rapid push for a parliamentary vote. The reform would grant full marital rights, including being able to jointly adopt children, to gay and lesbian couples, who in […]

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Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany

Sanchez makes history as Chile draw with Germany

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez became Chile’s all-time top-scorer with his 38th international goal in Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Germany at the Confederations Cup. The Gunners’ star, the man of the match, wrote himself into the record books by capitalising on an early mistake in the German defence. “I’m very happy to be Chile’s top-scorer now, our […]

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