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Adidas to bring production home with robot shoe factory
File photo: DPA

Adidas, the German maker of sportswear and equipment, announced Tuesday that it will start marketing its first series of sportshoes manufactured by robots in Germany from 2017.

Thugs' ‘dream cop’ in court for not investigating 100 cases
Fans at a VfL Bochum match set off flares. Photo: DPA

For three years a police officer in western Germany simply ignored many of the cases he was supposed to investigate. His trial started on Tuesday in Bochum.

Bayern clinch German Cup on Guardiola farewell
An emotional Guardiola is chaired by his players after the victory. Photo: DPA

Pep Guardiola celebrated a dramatic final victory as Bayern Munich coach on Saturday, as his side beat Borussia Dortmund on penalties to win the German Cup final.

German squad target for terrorists at Euro 2016: police
Photo: DPA

Federal investigators have warned that the German national team could be the target of a terror attack at the European football championship this summer.

Euro 2016
Löw names Euro 2016 squad with fresh new faces
Coach Joachim Löw addressing media at a Berlin press conference on Tuesday. Photo: DPA

German trainer Joachim Löw looks to be taking some risks with his provisional Euro 2016 squad.

Euro 2016
Germany slashes late-night noise rules for Euro 2016
Expect scenes like this up and down the land in June. Photo: DPA

Get ready for football fans screaming long into the night: Euro season is almost upon us.

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Lufthansa's Euro 2016 ad takes aim at England
Not all German flights look like this. Photo: Screengrab/Lufthansa-Youtube

Who says the Germans don't have a sense of humour?

Turkish fans brawl at wheelchair match in Germany
A file picture of an unrelated wheelchair basketball match. Photo: DPA

A mass brawl at a wheelchair basketball match in Germany between supporters of Turkish clubs Galatasaray and Besiktas left seven fans needing hospital treatment, police have confirmed.

Refugee influx leads to German cricket boom
With an influx of cricket-mad Pakistan and Afghanistan asylum seekers, the German Cricket Federation has been flooded with a simple question: "Where can I play?" Photo: Ally Middleton, via Flickr

Clubs springing up everywhere.

German footballer killed day after club's relegation
Feierabend had played for Hanover 96's youth team in a game against RB Leipzig on Saturday. Photo: DPA

Having been relegated from the Bundesliga the day before, Hanover 96 were on Sunday mourning their midfielder Niklas Feierabend after the 19-year-old was killed in a car crash.

German swims from Europe to Africa in under 3 hours
Nathalie Pohl swims in the Mediterranean. Photo: DPA

A young German woman has swum from Europe to Africa in a little under three hours, setting a new world record in the process.

Panama Papers
F1 star Rosberg 'was paid through offshore firm'
Photo: DPA

Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg has become the latest celebrity sportsman to be linked to the Panama Papers leak of millions of documents relating to murky offshore business dealings.

Footballers respond to racist attack with blackface photo
Photo: Deinster SV

Members of a small-town football team had a response to a racist attack on two of their teammates that's sure to prove controversial.

Yoga guru helps Germany's Euro 2016 bid
Yoga enthusiast Mario Götze in training with the national team. Photo: Annegret Hilse/dpa

In the macho world of international football, world champions Germany have taken a more spiritual approach and will again employ a yoga teacher, whose pupils include Madonna and Sting, to help prepare for Euro 2016.

Germans left fuming by England fightback
National coach Joachim Löw (r) talks to stand-in captain Sami Khedira during the 3-2 defeat to England in Berlin. Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa

Germany's head coach Joachim Löw admitted he was annoyed to see the world champions squander a two-goal lead in their 3-2 defeat at home to England in Berlin.

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