Germany prevails against Algeria in extra-time battle

Jul 1, 2014

Germany prevails against Algeria in extra-time battle

Germany had to battle all the way into extra time to beat Algeria 2-1 in their World Cup second-round clash on Monday, crushing the North Africans’ dream of revenge and setting up a quarterfinal duel against fellow former champion France. The Germans were pushed ...

Loss to Germany doesn't keep U.S. from advancing

Jun 27, 2014

Loss to Germany doesn't keep U.S. from advancing

With Thomas Mueller in a perfect position to pounce on a rebound, American cheers for yet another spectacular Tim Howard save didn’t last long. The U.S. goalkeeper was unable to cut down the angle after diving to punch away a deflected ball, and Mueller ...

Mueller's hat trick powers Germany to rout of Portugal

Jun 17, 2014

Mueller's hat trick powers Germany to rout of Portugal

Thomas Mueller scored a hat trick as Germany turned on its style and power to rout 10-man Portugal 4-0 in their World Cup Group G opener on Monday. Mueller, who scored five goals in the 2010 World Cup, was ruthless against a weak Portugal ...

Jun 7, 2014

Missing U.K. pensioner found attending French D-Day events

An 89-year-old British World War II veteran who went missing from his retirement home was found in France enjoying a D-Day anniversary get-together with former comrades, police said Friday. Bernard Jordan slipped out of The Pines care home in the seaside town of Hove, ...

D-Day memories still fresh 70 years later for U.S. veterans

Jun 7, 2014

D-Day memories still fresh 70 years later for U.S. veterans

Seventy years after D-Day, Carl Proffitt Jr. can still remember the bodies of soldiers washing up on France’s Omaha Beach in the Allied invasion that helped turn the tide against Nazi Germany in World War II. One of the dwindling band of World War ...

German criminal probe examines Merkel phone tapping

Jun 5, 2014

German criminal probe examines Merkel phone tapping

Germany’s federal prosecutors said Wednesday they had opened an investigation over alleged snooping on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone by the U.S. National Security Agency. The long-anticipated probe, which follows an explosive allegation last year that U.S. spies had eavesdropped on Merkel’s mobile phone ...

May 27, 2014

Growing number of Germans opting for 'homemade' electricity

Klaus Meier lists three reasons for generating his own electricity in his family hotel in Germany’s southern city of Freiburg: “cost savings, energy efficiency, climate protection.” Like a growing number of German small businesses, homeowners, schools, hospitals and industrial plants, Meier has opted for ...