The weekend World Cup roundup
The Local · 13 Jun 2010, 19:38
Published: 13 Jun 2010 19:38 GMT+02:00
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 weekend roundup!
As Germany prepared to take on Australia's Socceroos on Sunday, our bloggers analysed the matchup. We also looked at the supposedly devilish new World Cup ball made by Adidas and detailed the tribulations of Greece's ageing German coach Otto Rehhagel.
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The Interior Ministry is drafting a law which will enable public spaces to be filmed for surveillance purposes as a reaction to deadly attacks in July, according to a newspaper report.
A union representing cabin crews on Lufthansa's budget airline Eurowings has announced that strikes will start as of Thursday if ongoing contract negotiations continue to falter.
Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA.
Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday for internet giants to make public their closely-guarded algorithms, claiming that they are not giving people diverse enough information.
Pegida leader Lutz Bachmann. Photo: DPA.
The leader of the anti-Islam movement reportedly used money from Pegida's coffers to pay for two personal court cases, German media reported this week.
The Dresden Symphony Orchestra. Photo: DPA
Germany's foreign ministry Tuesday scrapped a planned symphony performance on the Armenian "genocide" in its Istanbul consulate, sparking accusations that it was caving in to Turkish pressure.
President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel during a Berlin trip in 2013. Photo: DPA.
The White House announced on Tuesday that US President Barack Obama will be paying one last unexpected visit to the German capital - his last before he leaves office.
A village in southern Bavaria. Photo: DPA.
Hate and hostility towards groups deemed to be different are not just sentiments felt by fringe extremists, a new report on Bavaria shows.
RB Leipzig. Photo: DPA
RB Leipzig's remarkable unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season has seen them suddenly emerge at the head of the pack chasing reigning champions and league leaders Bayern Munich.
A taxi driver had to be hospitalized in Munich on Monday evening after three British tourists refused to pay their fare and then attacked him.
Police outside a building in Jena during raids on Tuesday. Photo: DPA
Police forces in five German states carried out raids on Tuesday morning with the aim of tackling the financing of terror groups, police in Thuringia have reported.