Klinsmann says he turned down coaching job for US Soccer

Klinsmann says he turned down coaching job for US Soccer

Former Germany star Jürgen Klinsmann revealed on Tuesday that he turned down the chance to coach the United States after the World Cup having failed to agree terms with the US Soccer Federation.

Merkel says developing world needs better governance

Merkel says developing world needs better governance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a UN summit on Tuesday that developing nations needed better governance and urged them to take more responsibility for building up their economies to combat poverty.

Schalke boss backs beleaguered Magath

Schalke boss backs beleaguered Magath

Schalke 04's chairman Clemens Tönnies said on Tuesday he has every confidence in manager Felix Magath, despite the Royal Blues suffering their worst start to the Bundesliga in the club's history.

Consumers in west still ignore eastern German brands

Consumers in west still ignore eastern German brands

Twenty years after reunification, eastern German products remain virtually unknown in western Germany, illustrating a lingering economic gap between the two sides to the formerly divided nation.

Munich breweries reap Oktoberfest PR bonanza

Munich breweries reap Oktoberfest PR bonanza

Though rivers of beer are consumed each year at Oktoberfest, it's just a fraction of Munich breweries' overall sales. For them the festival is not just tradition, it's also a massive public relations event fuelling their international business.

Autopsy reveals Lörrach woman smothered son

Autopsy reveals Lörrach woman smothered son

Post-mortem results revealed on Tuesday that Sabine R. suffocated her five-year-old son with a plastic bag and that police halted her deadly rampage in Lörrach by shooting her 17 times.

Wind energy trade fair opens in Husum

Wind energy trade fair opens in Husum

The world's leading wind energy trade fair opened in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein on Tuesday, with close to 1,000 exhibitors from around 70 countries expected to draw some 30,000 visitors.

Scientists discover rare ape species in Southeast Asia

Scientists discover rare ape species in Southeast Asia

German scientists said Tuesday they had discovered a new rare and endangered ape species in the tropical rainforests between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia by its distinctive song.

German Media Roundup: Removing weapons from the home

German Media Roundup: Removing weapons from the home

Following another shooting rampage with a legally owned sporting weapon that left four dead in the southern German city of Lörrach Sunday, newspapers in The Local’s Media Roundup questioned whether protecting the rights ofgun owners outweighs the risks.

Explosives cache found in apartment building

Explosives cache found in apartment building

Police have uncovered a hobby bomb maker’s large cache of explosives in an apartment building in the Baden-Württemberg town of Merdingen after the man severely injured himself in a botched detonation.

Von der Leyen under fire for Hartz IV changes

Von der Leyen under fire for Hartz IV changes

Opposition parties on Tuesday blasted Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen’s announcement about changes to Hartz IV unemployment benefits, saying she had dodged the question about the precise rise in rates.

Boy, 12, attacks mother with knife over truancy row

Boy, 12, attacks mother with knife over truancy row

A 12-year-old boy stabbed his mother in the head and neck in Hannover because he didn’t want to go to school, police announced late Monday.

Shootings spark debate over sports weapons

Shootings spark debate over sports weapons

A senior government lawmaker rejected calls on Tuesday for a ban on keeping sports and hunting weapons in private homes after it emerged the Lörrach gunwoman was a recreational shooter who owned the murder weapon legally.

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