Germany passes road toll; critics say unfairly targets foreigners

27 March 2015, 5:48 am

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's parliament approved a motorway toll on Friday of up to 130 euros per year from 2016 that critics argue unfairly targets foreigners and may violate European Union laws. A prolonged debate about the toll, which the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) ... Read More »

Germany's Bellarabi, Badstuber out of Georgia qualifier

27 March 2015, 1:49 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany forward Karim Bellarabi and defender Holger Badstuber have been ruled out of their Euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia on Sunday, assistant coach Thomas Schneider said on Friday....... Read More »

Germanwings co-pilot suffered depression–report

27 March 2015, 12:54 am

  BERLIN, Germany--The Germanwings co-pilot said to have deliberately crashed his Airbus with 149 others aboard into the French Alps suffered serious depression six years ago, German daily Bild reported Friday. The co-pilot sought psychiatric help for "a bout of heavy depression" in 2009 and was st... Read More »

Football: Germany will improve against Georgia, promises Loew

26 March 2015, 3:25 am

BERLIN - Germany will be more focused when the World Cup winners take on Georgia in Tbilisi on Sunday for their Euro 2016 qualifier after a lacklustre performance in their 2-2 friendly draw against Australia on Wednesday. Coach Joachim Loew rested half a dozen key players, including Bastian Schweins... Read More »

Germany will improve against Georgia, promises Loew

26 March 2015, 1:39 am

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will be more focussed when the World Cup winners take on Georgia in Tbilisi on Sunday for their Euro 2016 qualifier after a lacklustre performance in their 2-2 friendly draw against Australia on Wednesday. Coach Joachim Loew rested half a dozen key play... Read More »

Soccer-Germany will improve against Georgia, promises Loew

26 March 2015, 1:34 am

By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, March 26 (Reuters) - Germany will be more focused when the World Cup winners take on Georgia in Tbilisi on Sunday for their Euro 2016 qualifier after a lacklustre performance in their 2-2 friendly draw against Australia on Wednesday. Coach Joachim Loew rested half a dozen... Read More »

Germany held 2-2 by Australia in a match of mourning

26 March 2015, 1:08 am

Berlin, March 26 (IANS) During Germany's 2-2 draw against Australia in a FIFA international friendly match, the action on the field was not uppermost in people's minds. It wasn't going to be a normal football match as the country was in a "state of mourning" after the devastating plane c... Read More »

Germany signs deal to return Nazi-looted Matisse painting from Gurlitt trove to lawful owner

25 March 2015, 4:13 am

BERLIN – Germany has signed an agreement to return to its rightful owner an Henri Matisse painting that was seized under Nazi rule. Matisse's "Woman Sitting in an Armchair" was part of a trove of artworks found in the apartment of late collector Cornelius Gurlitt.... Read More »

Germany to honour air crash victims before friendly

24 March 2015, 12:52 pm

Berlin (AFP) - World champions Germany will wear black armbands and there will be a minute's silence before Wednesday's friendly against Australia to honour the victims of the French Alps air crash.... Read More »