A dominating Croatia stunned an unfocused Germany 2-1 on Thursday in one of the biggest surprises of the Euro 2008 tournament so far.
The atmosphere was peaceful in Klagenfurt on Thursday just hours before the Germany v Croatia Euro 2008 Group B match, as German supporters struggled to match the Croatians' numbers.
According to German pet psychic Anna Katinka Witte, the Berlin Zoo's famous money-making polar bear Knut is unhappy.
Germany's left-right coalition said on Thursday it had agreed on plans to tax new vehicles on how much they pollute instead of engine size in a bid to encourage the production of greener cars.
Three Germans were killed in a rafting accident in southeastern France as violent storms caused a flash flood in a canyon.
A 25-year-old went on trial for indecent exposure in Cologne on Wednesday for dropping his pants and masturbating in front of three teenage girls last October, Cologne tabloid Express reported.
German Defence Minister Franz-Josef Jung said on Thursday the Bundeswehr must increase the number of troops it has in Afghanistan so Germany can lead a NATO rapid reaction force starting July 1.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will travel to China on Friday where he will meet Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and visit earthquake-hit Sichuan province.
The parliamentary state secretary for the Economy Ministry, Hartmut Schauerte, has said he sees no real poverty in Germany, and there is no need to increase spending for social benefits.
Thousands of whooping, flag-waving Turkish-Germans took to the streets on Wednesday night to celebrate Turkey’s 2:1 victory over Switzerland in the teams’s first Euro 2008 match.
Croatia needs to put together a much more convincing performance against Euro 2008 co-favourites Germany on Thursday if they are to reflect the confidence their coach Slaven Bilic has that they can win the title.