Griezmann scores twice as France advances to quarterfinals

Jun 27, 2016

Griezmann scores twice as France advances to quarterfinals

France, Germany and Belgium secured places in the quarterfinals of the European Championship on Sunday as three of the pre-tournament favorites lived up to their promise. There was a scare for the host nation after Ireland scored a second minute penalty, but Antoine Griezmann ...

German police kill masked armed man holding hostages in cinema

Jun 24, 2016

German police kill masked armed man holding hostages in cinema

A masked man was shot dead Thursday after entering a movie theater in southwestern Germany with what appeared to be a rifle and taking several hostages, authorities said. No one else was hurt. The armed man entered the Kinopolis movie theater in the town ...

Jun 13, 2016

Angela Merkel raises trade concerns in Beijing

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met China’s Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Monday amid concerns over trade and the ability of German firms and foreign non-governmental organizations to operate in China. Merkel met Li following a formal welcoming ceremony and was scheduled to meet ...

Germany takes opener; England, Russia get ban warnings

Jun 13, 2016

Germany takes opener; England, Russia get ban warnings

Germany began its campaign to add the 2016 European Championship to its 2014 World Cup with a promising 2-0 victory over Ukraine on Sunday, while England and Russia were threatened with expulsion from the tournament. Shkodran Mustafi’s header set Germany on its way to ...

Merkel pushes rule of law, NGO access in China

Jun 13, 2016

Merkel pushes rule of law, NGO access in China

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the role of an independent judiciary and the need for a level playing field for foreign firms as she begun her ninth trip to China since taking office. Merkel arrived in China on Sunday amid growing pressure from industry ...

Germany beats Hungary in tuneup

Jun 5, 2016

Germany beats Hungary in tuneup

Germany had a comfortable if uninspiring 2-0 win over Hungary in its final warmup for the European Championship on Saturday. An own goal from Adam Lang toward the end of the first half and a poacher’s effort from Thomas Mueller early in the second ...