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Football: German Cup semi-final results

German Cup semi-final result on Tuesday: Borussia Dortmund 2 (Mkhitaryan 12, Lewandowski 43) VfL Wolfsburg 0 Playing Wednesday: Bayern Munich v Kaiserslautern afp

Remove Soviet tank memorial in Berlin, say German newspapers

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany should remove a pair of World War Two-era Soviet tanks standing on pedestals next to Berlin's Brandenburg Gate in protest at Russia's actions in Crimea and Ukraine, Germany's best-selling newspaper Bild said on Tuesday. Launching a petition to get rid of the two green T-34 tanks that have stood in front of the Soviet war memorial since it was built in 1945, Bild and Berlin tabloid B.Z. urged readers to send letters of protest to parliament against the war symbols.

Nazi memorabilia sale stopped after Jewish protests

Nazi memorabilia that belonged to Adolf Hitler and air force chief Hermann Goering have been withdrawn from a Paris auction following objections from Jewish bodies. Goering's passport and a wooden chest presented to Hitler emblazoned with swastikas were among the items that were to have gone under the hammer in a sale organised by the Vermot de Pas auction house on April 26. Other items included a mat decorated with the Nazi eagle and monogrammed with Hitler's initials and a 17th century manuscript presented to Goering in 1935.

ThyssenKrupp says in talks with Saab over shipyards deal

German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp said on Monday it is in talks with Saab of Sweden over the sale of its Swedish shipywards business. The operations, formerly known as Kockums, employ a workforce of about 900 people and the aim of the talks was to safeguard those jobs and retain activities in Sweden, ThyssenKrupp said. "ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp, and Saab have signed a memorandum of understanding about a sale of Swedish Shipyard ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems," the German group said in a statement.

Football: Bayern humbled at home by Dortmund

German champions Bayern Munich suffered their second successive league defeat as they were thrashed 3-0 at home by Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Reus and Jonas Hofmann condemned ten-man Bayern to their first Bundesliga loss in Munich since October 2012. The reigning European champions have failed to win any of the three league matches they have played since wrapping up the German title last month.

Football: Bayern humbled at home by Dortmund

German champions Bayern Munich suffered their second successive league defeat as they were thrashed 3-0 at home by Borussia Dortmund at the Allianz Arena on Saturday. Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Reus and Jonas Hofmann condemned ten-man Bayern to their first Bundesliga loss in Munich since October 2012. The reigning European champions have failed to win any of the three league matches they have played since wrapping up the German title.

Football: German league table

German league table after Saturday evening's match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Bayern Munich 29 25 3 2 82 20 78 -- champions Borussia Dortmund 29 19 4 7 67 32 61 Schalke 04 30 17 7 6 56 38 58 --------------------------------------------------------- VfL Wolfsburg 30 15 5 10 53 45 50 ---------------------------------------------------------

Football: German league table

German league table after Saturday afternoon's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Bayern Munich 29 25 3 1 82 17 78 -- champions Borussia Dortmund 29 18 4 7 64 32 58 Schalke 04 30 17 7 6 56 38 58 --------------------------------------------------------- VfL Wolfsburg 30 15 5 10 53 45 50 ---------------------------------------------------------

Football: German league table

German league table after Saturday afternoon's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Bayern Munich 29 25 3 1 82 17 78 -- champions Borussia Dortmund 29 18 4 7 64 32 58 Schalke 04 30 17 7 6 56 38 58 --------------------------------------------------------- VfL Wolfsburg 30 15 5 10 53 45 50 ---------------------------------------------------------

Football: German league table

German league table ahead of weekend matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Bayern Munich 29 25 3 1 82 17 78 Borussia Dortmund 29 18 4 7 64 32 58 Schalke 04 29 16 7 6 54 38 55 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Bor. Moenchengladbach 29 14 6 9 51 34 48 -------------------------------------------------------------------
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