Germany beats Chile in bruising Confederations Cup final

Jul 3, 2017

Germany beats Chile in bruising Confederations Cup final

Germany’s experimental young side overcame Chile to win the Confederations Cup final 1-0 on Sunday, vindicating Joachim Loew’s decision to leave most of his world champions at home.The only goal in St. Petersburg came in the 20th minute from 28-year-old Lars Stindl, who tapped ...

Germany approves Israel nuclear submarine deal: Der Spiegel

Jun 30, 2017

Germany approves Israel nuclear submarine deal: Der Spiegel

Germany’s national security council has approved a deal to sell three further nuclear-capable submarines to Israel, magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday, the latest act in a defense deal that has been overshadowed by corruption allegations.The $1.5 billion transaction came to public attention when ...

Germany passes same-sex marriage law

/ Jun 30, 2017

Germany passes same-sex marriage law

Germany legalized same-sex marriage on Friday, joining many other Western democracies in granting gay couples full rights, including adoption.The election-year bill was pushed by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s leftist rivals, who pounced on a U-turn she made Monday — a maneuver that left many of ...

Germany whips Mexico in semis

Jun 30, 2017

Germany whips Mexico in semis

Leon Goretzka scored two quick-fire early goals on Thursday as Germany beat Mexico 4-1 to reach the Confederations Cup final.Exploiting Mexico’s defensive frailties, Joachim Loew’s inexperienced squad led 2-0 within 10 minutes. Loew is using the squad to assess his pool of talent, and ...

German teen suspected of shooting toy gun at Thai king

Jun 22, 2017

German teen suspected of shooting toy gun at Thai king

German prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating a 14-year-old boy suspected of shooting plastic bullets from a toy gun at the King of Thailand who was cycling near Munich this month. The king was not hurt.The unidentified youth, together with a 13-year-old who ...

Jun 21, 2017

German teenagers shoot at Thai king with rubber pellets

Thailand’s king was targeted by two teenagers firing rubber pellets while he was cycling in southern Germany’s Bavaria, prosecutors told AFP on Wednesday.“I can confirm that on June 10 at around 11 p.m., two young boys aged 13 and 14 fired rubber pellets with ...

Helmut Kohl, father of German reunification, dies at age 87

/ Jun 17, 2017

Helmut Kohl, father of German reunification, dies at age 87

Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the architect of Germany’s 1990 reunification and mentor to Angela Merkel, has died at age 87, his Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) said on Friday.The mass-selling newspaper Bild reported that Kohl died at 9.15 a.m. Friday morning in bed at ...