Soccer: Ajax show Dutch courage to earn deserved point in Munich

Soccer: Ajax show Dutch courage to earn deserved point in Munich

Ajax’s Noussair Mazraoui and Matthijs de Ligt in action with Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski (REUTERS/Andreas Gebert)   MUNICH, October 3 (Reuters): Fullback Noussair Mazraoui earned a youthful Ajax side a 1-1 draw at misfiring Bayern Munich in their Champions League Group E clash at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.   The visitors had the better […]

Athletics: Golden teenager Duplantis soars to six-metre vault

Athletics: Golden teenager Duplantis soars to six-metre vault

BERLIN, August 13  (Reuters): Armand Duplantis, another of Scandinavia’s phenomenal young athletics talents, brought down the curtain on a breakthrough European Championships with a record-breaking triumph in one of the all-time great pole vault competitions on Sunday.   The U.S.-raised Swedish teenager became the youngest man ever to clear six metres as he set three […]

Merkel’s migrant deal hangs on Social Democrat, EU approval

Merkel’s migrant deal hangs on Social Democrat, EU approval

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Interior Minister Horst Seehofer arrive for a CDU/CSU fraction meeting in Berlin, Germany, July 3, 2018. (REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke)   BERLIN, July 3 (Reuters):  A migrant policy deal struck by Chancellor Angela Merkel to save the German government drew scepticism on Tuesday from her Social Democrat coalition partners, who said more […]

Germany pledges ‘perfect’ Euro 2024 in heart of Europe

Germany pledges ‘perfect’ Euro 2024 in heart of Europe

Germany Football Association President Reinhard Grindel during the draw (REUTERS)   BERLIN, April 24 (Reuters): Germany on Tuesday submitted its official bid book for Euro 2024, saying the tournament would offer “perfect” organisation and an atmosphere to match as it looks to land its first major soccer event since the 2006 World Cup.   Turkey […]

Merkel, Macron meet to plot euro zone reform road map

Merkel, Macron meet to plot euro zone reform road map

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s President Emmanuel Macron hold joint news conference at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium on March 23. (REUTERS File Photo)   BERLIN, April 19  (Reuters):  The leaders of Germany and France meet on Thursday to try to work out a common position on reforming the euro zone, […]

Bayern push past Sevilla

Bayern push past Sevilla

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski in action with Sevilla’s Gabriel Mercado (REUTERS)   MUNICH, APRIL 12 (Reuters): A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory to keep their hopes of a treble-winning season alive.   Bayern, playing in their seventh […]

Struggling Germany urges neighbours to do more to ease refugee crisis

Struggling Germany urges neighbours to do more to ease refugee crisis

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) – Germany told its European partners they must take in more refugees on Monday as it struggles to cope with record numbers of asylum seekers and as police in Hungary used pepper spray on migrants who broke out of a reception centre at the border. [google_ad_728_90_text] Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking after a weekend […]

Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary

Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary

HEGYESHALOM, Hungary/VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday, bussed to the Hungarian border by a right-wing government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers reaching Europe’s frontiers. [google_ad_728_90_text] Left to walk the last yards into Austria, rain-soaked migrants, many […]