Podolski brace lifts Germany to victory

Podolski brace lifts Germany to victory

Germany’s Polish-born striker Lukas Podolski made clear where his allegiance lies after lifting Germany to a 2-0 win over Poland in the country’s first Euro 2008 match on Sunday.

Polish and German fans face off in Klagenfurt

Polish and German fans face off in Klagenfurt

The sleepy Austrian town of Klagenfurt was deafened by football chants and blaring music on Sunday as German and Polish fans in full supporter attire invaded the city centre ahead of their countries' first Euro 2008 match.

German politicians slam Bush legacy

German politicians slam Bush legacy

Leading German politicians have strongly criticised President George W Bush’s terms in office ahead of the US leader’s farewell visit to Berlin next week.

German solar sector pulls in big investors

German solar sector pulls in big investors

Subsidies for Germany's solar energy industry will see smaller cuts and the sector is set for consolidation in what many say is the crucial next step in its development, writes AFP’s Lenaig Bredoux.

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Lesbians shock Krefeld with public sex in the city

Two naked women caused a stir in the city of Krefeld with a public display of passionate sex, making obscene gestures to the police called by shocked passers-by.

German beer sales to climb during Euro 2008

German beer sales to climb during Euro 2008

German breweries are upbeat about the Euro 2008 Championships, expecting higher profits and booming sales much like during the last World Cup.

Germans face massive gas price hike

Germans face massive gas price hike

German consumers may face a dramatic increase of up to 40 percent in gas prices this year due to recent rallies in the oil market, according to the environment ministry.

Germany ready to tackle Poland in Euro opener

Germany ready to tackle Poland in Euro opener

Germany begin their Euro 2008 campaign against neighbours Poland on Sunday with Polish-born striker Miroslav Klose in top form, according to coach Joachim Löw.