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Germany in political turmoil as coalition talks fail

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Chancellor Angela Merkel was left scrambling for ways to drag Germany out of crisis Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed, potentially forcing Europe’s top economy into snap elections. Germany now faces weeks, if not months of paralysis with a lame-duck government that …

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New boys impress as England hold Germany

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  England debutants Jordan Pickford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek caught the eye as Gareth Southgate’s injured-ravaged side played out a 0-0 draw with world champions Germany in Friday’s Wembley friendly. Everton goalkeeper Pickford, 23, made a number of smart saves, while 21-year-old Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek, who …

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Adidas leaps to higher profits on strong own-brand sales

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP | German sports gear group Adidas on Thursday reported a jump in third-quarter profits, lifted by strong demand for its own-brand trainers and apparel in China and North America. The Bavarian company, which sponsors English Premier League giants Manchester United, said net profit soared to …

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Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars on airbag fault

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Mercedes-Benz is recalling 400,000 UK cars owing to a fault that may deploy an airbag by error, the company said on Monday. A statement issued by the carmaker owned by German giant Daimler said the situation was not related to the airbags crisis at Japanese …

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Merkel back at the polls before tough coalition talks

Berlin, Germany | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a regional vote test Sunday, after winning a fourth term with a disappointing showing that has forced her to embark on high-stakes coalition talks. Three weeks after German voters handed Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union its worst result in decades, the leader …

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Germany to probe origins of colonial-era Rwandan skulls

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Germany launched a two-year study Thursday to determine the origins of more than 1,000 human skulls, mostly from Rwanda, brought to Europe during the colonial era for racial “scientific” research. Billed as an important first step to understand the provenance of the remains, the study could …

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England, Germany storm 2018 World Cup

Londres, United Kingdom | AFP |  Harry Kane toed in a 94th-minute winner as England secured their place at next year’s World Cup in Russia with a thoroughly lacklustre 1-0 victory over Slovenia on Thursday. Gareth Southgate’s side looked utterly bereft of ideas at a somnolent, two thirds-full Wembley until …

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