Beckenbauer cancels Swiss trip amidst investigation

Sep 2, 2016

Beckenbauer cancels Swiss trip amidst investigation

Franz Beckenbauer on Friday canceled a public appointment in Zurich, amidst the ongoing investigation by Swiss prosecutors into corruption allegations over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany. The German soccer legend, who owns a South African winery, cancelled an appointment to ...

Sep 2, 2016

Japan hockey team falls to Germany

Japan’s men’s ice hockey team lost 5-0 against Germany in the final qualifiers for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics on Thursday. Japan, ranked 21st in the world, had no answer to 10th-ranked Germany and faces a tough task to make its way to the Games ...

Sep 1, 2016

Refugee in Germany dies while trying to set his wife on fire

A refugee in a German shelter died Thursday while trying to set his wife on fire, leaving the woman seriously injured and part of the building ablaze, police said. The 45-year-old man, whose nationality was not given, was previously known to police, said authorities ...

Schweinsteiger bows out in Germany's victory over Finland

Sep 1, 2016

Schweinsteiger bows out in Germany's victory over Finland

Bastian Schweinsteiger let the tears flow on Wednesday as Germany’s captain made his final appearance for die Mannschaft in their 2-0 friendly win at home over Finland. Schalke’s Max Meyer and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil scored Germany’s second-half goals, but the night belonged to Schweinsteiger, ...

Aug 25, 2016

Germany revamps national crisis plan for first time in 20 years

Germany has told its citizens to stock up on water and food in the event of a terrorist attack or national catastrophe and may even consider re-introducing conscription in its first overhaul of civil defenses in two decades. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved the ...

Germany defeats Sweden to claim gold in women's soccer

Aug 20, 2016

Germany defeats Sweden to claim gold in women's soccer

With her arms raised in victory, coach Silvia Neid ran onto the field to join the celebration of Germany’s first Olympic gold medal — even jumping onto the players’ dogpile. What a way to go out. Dzsenifer Marozsan scored early in the second half ...

Munich boosting Oktoberfest security after terrorist attacks

Aug 18, 2016

Munich boosting Oktoberfest security after terrorist attacks

Organizers of the world’s biggest beer festival, Munich’s Oktoberfest, have raised security after Islamist attacks in Germany last month, including banning rucksacks, introducing security checks at all entrances and erecting fencing. Drawing some 6 million tourists, the Oktoberfest is a major highlight of the ...

Aug 14, 2016

Brexit may be delayed until 2019, report says

Britain’s departure from the EU could be delayed until late 2019 as civil servants struggle with the task and French and German elections may hold up the start of exit negotiations, a report said Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has indicated that it ...

Germany agonizes over role of army at home after attacks

Aug 12, 2016

Germany agonizes over role of army at home after attacks

Heavily armed soldiers have been a common sight in Paris since France was hit by deadly attacks, but in neighboring Germany, talk about troops patrolling at home for the first time since World War II has sparked an emotional debate. For many, Defense Minister ...