States of Germany http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24421/all en Soccer-Dortmund to continue youth-based policy, says Klopp http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-dortmund-continue-youth-based-policy-says-klopp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund will continue to rely on developing young players rather than copying Bayern Munich's policy of expensive transfers, coach Juergen Klopp said on Tuesday.</p> <p>"I read somewhere that we are planning a 40-million euro counter-attack," Klopp told the Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA) in an interview at the team's winter training camp in Spain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-dortmund-continue-youth-based-policy-says-klopp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport in Germany Sports States of Germany War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:15:14 +0000 5731706 at http://www.globalpost.com German efficiency in doubt after airport debacle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/german-efficiency-doubt-after-airport-debacle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Erik Kirschbaum</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Germans take pride in their engineering and organisational skills but their country's reputation for efficiency has been exploded by a farcical series of delays in building Berlin's new international airport.</p> <p>Although the postponements in opening what is ostensibly a completed marvel of architecture have drawn the most attention, Germany's stifling bureaucracy, red tape and planning rules have also blighted dozens more big projects.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/german-efficiency-doubt-after-airport-debacle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> City-states Europe States of Germany Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:15:36 +0000 5732665 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/merkel-coalition-centre-left-neck-and-neck-state-vote-exit-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MERKEL'S CENTRE-RIGHT COALITION SEEN NECK AND NECK WITH OPPOSITION CENTRE LEFT IN GERMANY'S LOWER SAXONY STATE VOTE - EXIT POLL</p> States of Germany Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:30:17 +0000 5736932 at http://www.globalpost.com Leader of Merkel's FDP allies keeps party post http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/blank-headline-received-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The leader of Angela Merkel's Free Democrat (FDP) coalition partners, Economy Minister Philipp Roesler, will keep his job as party chief despite offering to quit on Monday following a state election.</p> <p>But in a sign of unhappiness with Roesler, despite a strong FDP showing in the the Lower Saxony vote, a party spokesman said veteran parliamentary leader Rainer Bruederle would take charge of the FDP campaign for September's federal elections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/blank-headline-received-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Free Democratic Party Germany Government States of Germany Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:45:15 +0000 5737173 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Sunday Jan 27 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/reuters-sports-schedule-at-1400-gmt-saturday-jan-26 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Sunday:</p> <p>TENNIS</p> <p>Australian Open men's final</p> <p>Djokovic clinches third successive Australian title</p> <p>MELBOURNE - Novak Djokovic became the first man to win three successive Australian Open titles in the professional era when he beat third seed Andy Murray 6-7 7-6 6-3 6-2 in a battle of attrition (TENNIS-OPEN/ (PIX), moved, by Nick Mulvenny and Greg Stutchbury, 500 words plus sidebars)</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>SOCCER</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/reuters-sports-schedule-at-1400-gmt-saturday-jan-26" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics Association football Lindsey Vonn Marcel Hirscher Sports States of Germany Winter Olympic Games Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:15:41 +0000 5739826 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Dortmund boss calls for courts at German stadiums http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-dortmund-boss-calls-courts-at-german-stadiums <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In the fight to rid Germany's football grounds of violence, Borussia Dortmund chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has called for law courts to be held at stadiums to immediately jail offenders.</p> <p>"It would help unbelievably if you could look up violent offenders immediately," Dortmund's managing director Watzke told west German newspaper Der Western.</p> <p>"Anyone offending would have to explain himself if he didn't turn up for work (on Monday)."</p> <p>Last October, more than 200 fans were arrested after rival Borussia and Schalke fans clashed in Dortmund before the Ruhr derby.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/football-dortmund-boss-calls-courts-at-german-stadiums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Borussia Dortmund Dortmund Hans-Joachim Watzke Social Issues States of Germany AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 15:30:36 +0000 5744014 at http://www.globalpost.com Two German states to challenge 'Robin Hood' scheme http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/two-german-states-challenge-robin-hood-scheme <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two German states decided on Tuesday to lodge a complaint with the country's top court against a programme under which they and other wealthy regions transfer funds to poorer ones.</p> <p>Officials in the western state of Hesse, home of the financial capital Frankfurt, and Bavaria, where Munich is located, said after a joint meeting of their cabinets that they would take their case to the Federal Constitutional Court, Hesse's premier Volker Bouffier said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/two-german-states-challenge-robin-hood-scheme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Germany Social Issues States of Germany Volker Bouffier AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:15:53 +0000 5746634 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Dominant Bayern rout Schalke to go 15 points clear http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/football-dominant-bayern-rout-schalke-go-15-points-clear-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bayern Munich moved closer to their first title in three years after extending their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to 15 points on Saturday following their 4-0 rout of Schalke 04 at the Allianz Arena.</p> <p>With neither of their rivals Dortmund nor Bayer Leverkusen having picked up wins earlier, Bayern were irresistible in Munich with 20-year-old Austrian 'wunderkind' David Alaba claiming two goals.</p> <p>"The most important thing was picking up the three points," said left-back Alaba.</p> <p>"We had fun and joked in the dressing room and you could see that on the pitch."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/football-dominant-bayern-rout-schalke-go-15-points-clear-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport in Germany Sports States of Germany AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 20:31:07 +0000 5751343 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Frankfurt's Veh angered by Zambrano's Peru odyssey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/football-frankfurts-veh-angered-zambranos-peru-odyssey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Eintracht Frankfurt coach Armin Veh has reacted angrily after Peru defender Carlos Zambrano only returned from international duty on Saturday morning, hours before playing 90 minutes of Bundesliga football.</p> <p>The 23-year-old Zambrano played in Eintracht's goalless draw at home to Nuremberg having only landed at Frankfurt airport on the morning of the match after being heavily delayed in Caracas, Venezuela, on the journey home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/football-frankfurts-veh-angered-zambranos-peru-odyssey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Baseball Carlos Zambrano Football in Germany States of Germany AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 21:02:08 +0000 5751364 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Leverkusen beat Augsburg to reclaim second spot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/soccer-leverkusen-beat-augsburg-reclaim-second-spot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Striker Stefan Kiessling scored one goal and set up the other as Bayer Leverkusen beat Augsburg 2-1 on Saturday to reclaim second place in the Bundesliga.</p> <p>Kiessling headed in a Gonzalo Castro free-kick in the 26th minute, to join Bayern Munich's Mario Mandzukic as top scorer with 15 goals this season.</p> <p>The forward, who has been regularly snubbed by Germany coach Joachim Loew, then set up Lars Bender in the 77th to lift Leverkusen to 41 points with their first win in four games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130216/soccer-leverkusen-beat-augsburg-reclaim-second-spot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport in Germany Sports States of Germany Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:00:16 +0000 5757628 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Munich launches bid to host Euro 2020 matches http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/soccer-munich-launches-bid-host-euro-2020-matches <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Bavaria, its capital Munich and Bayern Munich launched a joint bid on Thursday to host Euro 2020 soccer matches at the club's Allianz Arena.</p> <p>The plans will be unveiled at a news conference later on Thursday.</p> <p>"The issue of the news conference will be the official candidacy of the state of Bavaria, the city of Munich and Bayern Munich with the Allianz Arena for games of the European championship of 2020," the bidders said in a statement.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/soccer-munich-launches-bid-host-euro-2020-matches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FC Bayern Munich Munich States of Germany Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:00:04 +0000 5761988 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Bremen hoping Bayern suffer Arsenal hangover http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-bremen-hoping-bayern-suffer-arsenal-hangover <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bayern Munich host Werder Bremen on Saturday in the Bundesliga looking to extend their unbeaten run in all matches to 20 while their guests are hoping the Bavarians suffer a Champions League hangover.</p> <p>With a 15-point lead, Bayern are running away with this season's title and 11th-placed Bremen last tasted victory at Munich's Allianz Arena back in September 2008.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-bremen-hoping-bayern-suffer-arsenal-hangover" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bayern Human Interest Sport in Germany Sports States of Germany AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 02:00:50 +0000 5762824 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Dortmund out to shatter Bayern's 'perfect' season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/football-dortmund-out-shatter-bayerns-perfect-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Holders Borussia Dortmund are aiming to shatter Bayern Munich's "perfect season" when Germany's top two teams collide in Wednesday's crunch German Cup quarter-final in a repeat of last season's final.</p> <p>"For them, it's a perfect season, for us it is like a Champions League away game," said Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp with Bayern a commanding 17 points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, with Borussia second in the league.</p> <p>"We know that we are one of the few clubs on the planet who can beat Bayern.</p> <p>"We have ambitions in this competition, but we need a good performance.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/football-dortmund-out-shatter-bayerns-perfect-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bayern Disaster Sport in Germany Sports States of Germany AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 01:16:22 +0000 5766543 at http://www.globalpost.com Best-selling French author Stephane Hessel dies at 95: wife http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/best-selling-french-author-stephane-hessel-dies-at-95-wife <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Best-selling French writer, veteran diplomat and concentration camp survivor Stephane Hessel has died at the age of 95, his wife announced Wednesday.</p> <p>Hessel, whose 2010 work "Time for Outrage" inspired the "Occupy Wall Street" movement which began in New York's financial district and spread worldwide, died overnight, Christiane Hessel-Chabry told AFP.</p> <p>The German-born Hessel, who became a naturalised French citizen in 1939, was a prominent Resistance figure during World War II. He was arrested by the Gestapo and later moved to the Buchenwald and Dora concentration camps.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/best-selling-french-author-stephane-hessel-dies-at-95-wife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Social Issues States of Germany St├ęphane Hessel Time for Outrage! AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:30:45 +0000 5768219 at http://www.globalpost.com Lufthansa trims services to Berlin as airport woes drag on http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/lufthansa-trims-services-berlin-airport-woes-drag <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, said Friday it will cut back flights to and from Berlin in face of the seemingly never-ending debacle surrounding the German capital's new airport.</p> <p>From the end of March, the carrier will scrap services between Berlin and a number of European cities, including Manchester in Britain, Lyon in France and the Hungarian capital Budapest, a Lufthansa spokesman told AFP.</p> <p>It will also halve flights to Geneva, Milan and Stockholm and also scale back services to the German cities of Stuttgart, Cologne and Duesseldorf, he added.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/lufthansa-trims-services-berlin-airport-woes-drag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Business Lufthansa States of Germany AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 14:47:06 +0000 5770955 at http://www.globalpost.com