Germany stun Portugal to advance to semis

Germany stun Portugal to advance to semis

A transformed Germany marched into the Euro 2008 semifinals after Portugal pressed the self-destruct button in a five-goal thriller in Basel on Thursday.

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Peacekeepers die in Bosnia chopper crash

Two German and two Spanish members of the EU peacekeeping force in Bosnia died when their helicopter crashed in the central part of the country, the Spanish Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

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German petrol prices hover near record highs

Gasoline prices will remain just below record highs as prime vacation time begins in the German states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, the Hamburg energy information service EID reported on Thursday.

Berlin Mitte goes Bilbao

Berlin Mitte goes Bilbao

Is downtown Berlin the next Bilbao? Daniel Miller reports on plans for a massive creative development at the heart of Germany’s capital including a modern art museum rivalling Frank Gehry’s flashy Guggenheim.

Lidl store manager faces jail in Greece for mouse in beer bottle

Lidl store manager faces jail in Greece for mouse in beer bottle

A manager at German-owned discount chain Lidl was sentenced by a Greek court Thursday to 10 months in prison after a customer found a mouse in his beer bottle, a judicial official said.

Germany jails Iraqi for al-Qaida recruiting

Germany jails Iraqi for al-Qaida recruiting

A German court jailed an Iraqi man Thursday for three years for distributing al-Qaida propaganda on the internet in a landmark case on recruiting for extremist groups.

Speedy German woman steals police radar camera

Speedy German woman steals police radar camera

A German woman was caught stealing a police speed radar unit after it snapped her racing by in the German state of Hesse, police reported on Thursday.

EU approves EON bid for Viesgo and parts of Endes

EU approves EON bid for Viesgo and parts of Endes

The EU's competition watchdog on Thursday approved a bid by German energy group EON for Viesgo, a Spanish affiliate of Italian energy group ENEL, and parts of Spanish rival Endesa.

Nick Hornby prefers reading to Germans

Nick Hornby prefers reading to Germans

Star British author and essayist Nick Hornby says he prefers reading his work to Germans over his countrymen in Britain, according to UK daily The Times on Thursday.

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Most Germans think EU reform should go on without Ireland

Just 25 percent of Germans believe the EU should let Ireland's failure to approve the Lisbon Treaty stop the EU reform momentum, according to a recent poll released by pollster Forsa for German broadaster N-TV.

What’s on in Germany: June 19-25

What’s on in Germany: June 19-25

Merkel says Lisbon Treaty must be approved by all EU states

Merkel says Lisbon Treaty must be approved by all EU states

German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed Thursday talk of a "two-speed" European Union, saying the Lisbon Treaty rejected by Irish voters must be approved by all 27 members - and soon.

Scientists develop helmet to control toy cars via brain waves

Scientists develop helmet to control toy cars via brain waves

German scientists in Braunschweig have developed a helmet that can control model cars using only brain waves, opening exciting new possibilities for people with physical disabilities.

Termites attack German base on Afghan border

Termites attack German base on Afghan border

Pilots supporting NATO's battle with the Taliban from a German airbase just north of Afghanistan are facing a new and dangerous enemy: termites.

Hamburg airport faces delays amid Lufthansa strike

Hamburg airport faces delays amid Lufthansa strike

A limited strike by Lufthansa personnel is likely to cause check-in delays at Hamburg’s Fuhlsbüttel airport on Thursday.