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Veteran keeper Lehmann exits German national squad

Germany's veteran goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is handing in his international gloves after 10 years' service, the German Football Association (DFB) said on Friday.

Merkel calls for end to South Ossetia violence

Merkel calls for end to South Ossetia violence

Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday called for violence to end in South Ossetia, as her foreign minister held spoke with his Russian counterpart and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.

German aid workers shot at in Afghanistan

German aid workers shot at in Afghanistan

A gunman on a motorbike shot at a jeep carrying German aid workers near the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Friday, but there were no injuries, the German state development bank KfW said.

Priceless expressionist artworks stolen in Gelsenkirchen

Priceless expressionist artworks stolen in Gelsenkirchen

Police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia said three expressionist works of art worth tens of thousands of euros were stolen from a museum in Gelsenkirchen on Friday.

ECB sees euro-zone credit squeeze easing

ECB sees euro-zone credit squeeze easing

A squeeze on lending to home buyers and businesses that followed the US subprime crisis has shown slight signs of easing in the last three months, the European Central Bank said on Friday.

Klinsmann demands patience as Bayern faces roughs season start

Klinsmann demands patience as Bayern faces roughs season start

After watching FC Bayern Munich’s final warm-up match against Inter Milan this week, Ben Knight believes the German champions are not so much swaggering as stumbling into the new Bundesliga season.

Bild: Russians ruining German holidays with ‘whores and vodka’

Bild: Russians ruining German holidays with ‘whores and vodka’

Germany‘s best-selling daily newspaper Bild on Friday opened a second front in what could be called the holiday war by attacking Russian tourists for spoiling German vacations in Turkey with “whores and vodka.”

Heavy storms slam northern Germany

Heavy storms slam northern Germany

Bad weather including lightning, strong winds, and heavy rain swept across northern Germany on Thursday night, uprooting trees and disrupting road and rail traffic.

Ceremonies mark darker side of German Olympic history

Ceremonies mark darker side of German Olympic history

As the Beijing Olympics start, small ceremonies in Berlin on Friday will remember the fate of two athletes persecuted under the Nazis, one of whom survived a concentration camp to go on to train Indian athletes.

Lufthansa cancels 140 flights on Friday

Lufthansa cancels 140 flights on Friday

Lufthansa demanded pilots from its regional unit CityLine come back to the negotiating table, as the German airline was forced to cancel at least 140 flights on Friday due to a strike.