The daily World Cup roundup

The daily World Cup roundup

The Local’s World Cup blog offers an outsider’s perspective on German football as Die Mannschaft goes for glory in South Africa. Don’t miss our daily roundup!

Adidas expecting football sales of €1.5 billion in 2010

Adidas expecting football sales of €1.5 billion in 2010

German sportswear and equipment group Adidas said Monday that it expected record 2010 football-related sales thanks to the World Cup in South Africa.

Sons confront doctor over UK man’s death

Sons confront doctor over UK man’s death

The sons of a British man killed by an overdose administered by a German locum doctor in 2008 have been taken into police custody after confronting him at a medical conference, media reports said on Monday.

Nobel laureate Krugman slams Bundesbank’s Weber as risk to euro

Nobel laureate Krugman slams Bundesbank’s Weber as risk to euro

Nobel Prize-winning US economist Paul Krugman launched a withering attack on Monday on Axel Weber, the head of Germany's central bank and the most likely successor to European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet.

Dresden Albertinum reopens with ‘art ark’ for future flooding

Dresden Albertinum reopens with ‘art ark’ for future flooding

Dresden’s historic Albertinum fine art museum has reopened following almost six years of renovations after being damaged in the catastrophic flooding of the Elbe River in 2002.

German satellite blasts off to create new 3-D earth model

German satellite blasts off to create new 3-D earth model

A Russian rocket has successfully launched a new German earth observation satellite with plans to acquire a 3-D model of the planet, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) announced on Monday.

Niebel renews criticism of Israel

Niebel renews criticism of Israel

Development Minister Dirk Niebel on Monday renewed his criticism of the Israeli government for being refused entry into the Gaza Strip, but welcomed signs the country's blockade of the Palestinian area could soon be weakened.

Indian banker touted as potential Deutsche CEO

Indian banker touted as potential Deutsche CEO

Anshu Jain already captains Deutsche Bank's cricket team, and a boardroom reshuffle last week means that the Indian big-hitter is now seen as a prime candidate to become chief executive too.

Fire kills four at home for addicts

Fire kills four at home for addicts

Four people at a home for addicts in the state of Lower Saxony died night in fire, authorities there reported on Monday.

Secret Mixa file details alcohol and sexual abuse

Secret Mixa file details alcohol and sexual abuse

Secret documents contain serious allegations of alcoholism and sexual abuse against controversial former Augsburg bishop Walter Mixa, media reports said on Monday.

Merkel praises diversity of national football team

Merkel praises diversity of national football team

Chancellor Angela Merkel has hailed the diverse German national football team as a force for acceptance of immigrants and integration of foreigners in the country.