Germany ousted from World Cup by Japan

Germany ousted from World Cup by Japan

Hosts and defending champions Germany were knocked out of the women's World Cup on Saturday as they were beaten 1-0 by Japan after extra-time in the quarter-finals.

Pensioner saves 7-year-old girl from stranger

Pensioner saves 7-year-old girl from stranger

An 85-year-old woman in the western city of Duisburg rescued a young girl on Friday, after a man tried to pull the child into the bushes. She was able to save the seven-year-old, but not without suffering a broken arm and multiple scrapes.

Merkel to stand for chancellor in 2013

Merkel to stand for chancellor in 2013

German Chancellor Angela Merkel intends to run for a third mandate in 2013 elections, she said on television on Saturday.

RWE said to be in investment talks with Russia’s Gazprom

RWE said to be in investment talks with Russia’s Gazprom

The head of German energy giant RWE, Jürgen Großmann, is mulling a partnership with Gazprom, the largest company in Russia, according to a Saturday news report.

Spider shuts down Saarland supermarket

Spider shuts down Saarland supermarket

Experts in the western German town of Bexbach are still searching a supermarket for a spider that jumped out of a Colombian fruit crate on Friday. The eight-legged escape artist is thought to be a highly venomous banana spider.

De Maizière rejects Saudi tank deal criticism

De Maizière rejects Saudi tank deal criticism

The German government has yet to confirm a controversial tank deal with Saudi Arabia, but Berlin is on the defensive, with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Defence Minister Thomas de Maizière emphasising the Arab kingdom's "stabilising" role.

Germany face soccer showdown with Japan

Germany face soccer showdown with Japan

Germany take on Japan on Saturday looking to book a place in the Women's World Cup semi-finals with the whole country behind them.