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Angela Merkel drops ‘we can do it’ slogan on migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that she will no longer use “we can do it” as her rallying cry to welcome and integrate migrants in the belief it has become a mere slogan.

18 Sep 2016 5:22 AM

Air pollution may lead to diabetes

Long-term exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes — especially for people with impaired glucose metabolism, a new study has warned.

10 Sep 2016 12:27 AM

Angela Merkel allies call for ban on Muslim veils

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Bavarian allies have called for tougher immigration rules in Germany that favour migrants from Europe’s “Christian-occidental cultural sphere”, according to a p

09 Sep 2016 7:11 AM

Joachim Loew aims for a new high

With Manuel Neuer confirmed as his new captain, Joachim Loew plans to blood Germany’s next generation as part of his team’s preparations to defend their World Cup title in Russia.

03 Sep 2016 11:35 PM

Paul Pogba’s financial ripples spread across Europe

Premier League clubs hunting the likes of Paul Pogba spent ten times as much as French Ligue 1 counterparts during the transfer window, but envious rivals are nervously laughing all the way to the ban

02 Sep 2016 11:54 PM


Bastian Schweinsteiger gears up for last bow

Bastian Schweinsteiger will wear the Germany jersey one last time on Wednesday, insisting he has not given up on his dream of playing for Manchester United despite Jose Mourinho’s snub.

31 Aug 2016 11:23 PM

Dogs understand words, intonation of human speech

Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man’s best friend really does understand some of what we’re saying.

31 Aug 2016 2:07 AM

Germany expects 3,00,000 refugees in 2016

Germany expects up to 300,000 asylum seekers to arrive in 2016, less than one-third of the total during 2015’s record influx, the Federal Office for Migrants and Refugees (BAMF) said on Sunday.

29 Aug 2016 6:54 AM

Robert Lewandowski scores hat trick as Bayern rout Bremen

Bayern Munich’s Arturo Vidal attempts an acrobatic kick as Ludovic Lamine Sane of Werder Bremen tries to catch up in their German league match at the Allianz Arena stadium in Munich, Germany, on Friday. Bayern won 6-0. (Photo: AP)

28 Aug 2016 1:56 AM

Store food in case of attack, Germans told

Critics have accused Merkel of scaremongering ahead of key elections.

25 Aug 2016 6:47 AM


Angela Merkel pushes for migrant deals

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Tuesday on the EU and North African countries to do deals modelled on a controversial agreement with Turkey to stem migrant flows to Europe.

24 Aug 2016 6:37 AM

Retire at 69 No way, say Germans

The German central bank’s call for people to work until age 69 has reignited a fierce debate in Europe’s fast-ageing top economy, with analysts backing it while politicians show their opposition ahead

22 Aug 2016 3:51 AM

German minister calls for partial burqa ban

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere came out Friday in favour of a partial burqa ban amid a fierce national debate on integration.

20 Aug 2016 5:12 AM

Donald Trump as US President is ‘frightening’: German FM

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier believes Donald Trump becoming US president would be a “frightening” prospect for the world, his spokeswoman said Wednesday.

11 Aug 2016 3:19 AM

Vikings spread ‘easy-to-ride’ horses worldwide

Horses with special gaits that are more comfortable for riders may have originated in the 9th century medieval England, and were spread all over Europe and Asia by the Vikings, a new study has found.

10 Aug 2016 7:14 AM


Study links sleep problems to stroke risk

Sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea may increase the risk of stroke and hinder recovery from the condition, new research has warned.

06 Aug 2016 2:23 AM

Scientists prove birds can sleep while flying

For the first time, researchers have found that birds can sleep in flight without colliding with obstacles or falling from the sky.

05 Aug 2016 2:04 AM

Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger retires from international football

In a file photo, footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ana Ivanovic in a boat after their wedding in Venice. Germany captain Schweinsteiger, a veteran of 120 caps, announced his international retirement on Friday. (Photo: PTI)

30 Jul 2016 12:38 AM

Maracana final: Bastian Schweinsteiger’s finest hour

A file photo of Germany’s Bastian Schweinsteiger at the end of the Euro 2016 Group C soccer match. (Photo: AP)

30 Jul 2016 12:37 AM

Rare form of hereditary colon cancer identified

Scientists have identified a new rare form of hereditary colon cancer that is caused by a genetic mutation that was previously unknown.

30 Jul 2016 12:17 AM