DORTMUND, GERMANY, Oct 10: Injury-decimated Germany squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Argentina thanks to Lucas Ocampos’s 85th-minute equaliser in a friendly on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: German Vice Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Norbert Barthle is arriving in Kathmandu on Thursday on a three-day visit to Nepal.

Firefighters have freed a deer that got stuck in an empty swimming pool in a German town, with a little help from a hunter.

BERLIN, Sept 20: The German government will raise incentives for buying electric cars under its new climate plan, as well as raising road tolls for trucks from 2023 and pumping money into rail operator Deutsche Bahn, a climate policy document seen by Reuters showed.

BRUSSELS, Sept 12: Google won a victory on Thursday after Europe’s top court said Germany has to notify the European Commission of a rule allowing publishers to demand a copyright fee from the U.S. tech giant for using news snippets.

WARSAW, Sept 2: Germany’s president asked for forgiveness for his country on Sunday for the suffering of the Polish people during World War Two as Poland marked 80 years since the Nazi German invasion that unleashed the deadliest conflict in human history.

BERLIN, Aug 29:  Midfielder Toni Kroos was named in the Germany squad on Thursday for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Northern Ireland, with Emre Can and goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen also making a return to the national team.

BERLIN, Aug 26: A German court on Monday issued an interim injunction suspending a cartel office decision in February which sought to restrict Facebook’s data collection practices in Germany.

BERLIN, Aug 21: Deutsche Post DHL (DPWGn.DE) will no longer deliver fresh food in Germany for Amazon (AMZN.O) as demand for the service launched in 2017 has been disappointing, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

BERLIN, Aug 15: A 9-year-old girl is suing a centuries-old Berlin boys choir, arguing that her bid to join was only rejected because of her gender, in a case that has sparked debate over equal rights versus artistic freedom.

LONDON, August 12: British food delivery service Deliveroo will cease operations in Germany on Friday to focus on other markets in Europe and beyond, a spokesman for the Amazon-backed company said on Monday.

BERLIN, Aug 8: A 92-year old German man will go on trial in October charged with helping to murder 5,230 prisoners, many of them Jewish, at a Nazi death camp in World War Two, prosecutors said on Thursday.

FRANKFURT, July 29: A 40-year-old Eritrean man pushed an eight-year-old boy in front of an oncoming train at Frankfurt’s main train station in Germany on Monday, killing him, police said.

BRUSSELS, July 23: Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China will meet Iran in Vienna on July 28 to discuss how to save the 2015 nuclear deal, the EU’s foreign policy service said in a statement on Tuesday.

FRANKFURT, July 20: Germany on Saturday condemned the “unjustifiable” seizure by Iran of two merchant ships in the Strait of Hormuz and said the move dangerously exacerbated an already tense situation in the area.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Expressing its concern over the long-delayed transitional justice process, Germany, a key European Union (EU) member, has urged Nepal to conclude the remaining aspects of the peace process at the earliest possible.

BERLIN, July 14: U.S. online retail giant Amazon (AMZN.O) plans to open a new warehouse in Germany this year and create more than 2,800 jobs with permanent contracts in what is its second-biggest market after the United States.

KATHMANDU, July 4, The Federal Republic of Germany will provide Rs 3.40 billion grant assistance to the government of Nepal for the implementation of renewable energy, maternal health service, and sustainable development program

Germany’s Green wave

July 4, 2019 00:30 am

With Germany’s traditional parties continuing to hemorrhage voters, public support is swinging to the Greens, whose new leaders have been preparing the party for prime time

UDINE, July 1: A slick Spain side took their revenge on Germany as they lifted the European Under-21 Championship title with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Fabian Ruiz and Dani Olmo on Sunday.

BERLIN, June 13: Authorities say that about 20 people have been injured in eastern Germany by gusty winds and thunderstorms.

KATHMANDU, May 11: A Nepal Day was organized in Germany recently to publicize the Visit Nepal Year 2020. The special event was organized by Germany-Nepal Friendship Association in association with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the Nepali embassy in Berlin and the Nepali Consulate General.

BERLIN, May 5: German police say the body of a 25-year-old American tourist who went missing last month has been found in the Bavarian Alps.

CANICO, April 20: An air force medical plane from Germany landed on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Saturday to take home the injured survivors of a bus crash that killed 29 German tourists earlier this week.

A photo exhibition by photographer Deepak Tolange kicked off on Thursday at IOE, Pulchowk Campus, Lalitpur. The photo exhibition is organized by the Embassy of Germany and Goethe-Zentrum Institute to celebrate 60 years of friendship between Nepal and Germany.

A German woman who allegedly joined Islamic State has gone on trial accused of letting a five-year-old Yazidi girl she kept as a slave die of thirst while chained outside in the "scorching heat".

MAINZ, March 19: Germany launched its 5G mobile spectrum auction on Tuesday, finally going ahead after a court threw out legal challenges and regulators resisted U.S. pressure to ban Chinese network vendors from building out next-generation networks.

Change the game

February 17, 2019 00:30 am

In today’s winner-takes-all economy, the bulk of newly created wealth accrues to those who innovate the fastest

Berlin woos US in Europe gas battle

February 12, 2019 11:22 am

BERLIN, Feb 12: Germany will put on a show of unity with the United States Tuesday in talks on importing natural gas, as Berlin battles accusations an under-construction pipeline deepens European energy dependence on Russia.

What happens when a German butcher opens a hotel? A vegetarian’s Wurst nightmare. There are pictures of sausages on the wallpaper, sausage-shaped pillows on the beds and bratwurst hanging from the ceiling. The room numbers are printed on butcher’s knives and even the soap looks like sausage.

When the body goes back to normal it is just fantastic, it feels like champagne, and for hours you feel like you are walking on air. I can’t really describe it, but that is what it is.

LONDON, Jan 18: German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s protege appealed to the British on Friday to stay in the European Union, saying her compatriots had not forgotten how Britain welcomed Germany back as a sovereign nation after World War Two.

Two frontrunners with opposing visions are vying to succeed Angela Merkel as leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in a crucial vote for the future of the EU's dominant country.

GERMANY, Nov 20: Netherlands scored twice in the last five minutes to recover from two goals down and earn a 2-2 draw against relegated Germany in the Nations League on Monday to secure a spot in next year’s finals ahead of world champions France.a

A farewell remark

November 14, 2018 00:30 am

Unlike many European countries, Germany has enjoyed solid economic growth over the past decade. But Merkel can scarcely take credit for that

GERMANY, Oct 30: German car giant Volkswagen reported soaring profits Thursday for a third quarter free of massive payouts for diesel emissions cheating but the results were still weighed down by new pollution tests.

BERLIN, Oct 29: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would not seek re-election as party chairwoman and that her fourth term as chancellor would be her last, heralding the end of a 13-year era in which she has dominated European politics.

ISTANBUL, Oct 27: The leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey gathered in Istanbul on Saturday for a summit on Syria, where violence this week in the last remaining major rebel stronghold highlighted the fragility of a deal to avert a massive government offensive.

GERMANY, Oct 2: The German government will Tuesday present its compromise on the way forward for millions of people with older, more polluting diesel cars, with manufacturers potentially facing a steep bill for the crisis precipitated by an emissions cheating scandal.

BERLIN, Aug 16: Germany’s Cabinet approved a bill Wednesday that would allow people to register as a third gender in official records, making the country one of only a few that legally recognize non-binary people’s identities.

Football star felt he was singled out as scapegoat for World Cup exit due to Turkish heritage and Erdogan meeting.

Glimpses of Germany

July 13, 2018 12:15 pm

As one of the major hubs in Europe, Germany offers many interesting opportunities for photography. But it’s not always easy to take pictures due to privacy concerns. In the beginning, I was excited to take pictures as easily as I did in Nepal. But, in no time, I realized it was going to be a lot more complicated than that. I had taken a picture of a supermarket building in Berlin to sell via stock images. The stock image company denied to put it up online because the building was a private property.

MUNICH, July 11: A member of a German neo-Nazi gang was jailed for life on Wednesday for her part in the murders of 10 people during a seven-year campaign of racially-motivated violence.

BERLIN, July 10: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang held talks on Monday in Berlin, and stressed their commitment to a multilateral trade system in the wake of trade disputes with Washington.

BEIJING, July 10: Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning political dissident Liu Xiaobo, left China for Germany on Tuesday, in news welcomed by rights groups who had long pressed for her release from what was effectively house arrest.

GERMANY, July 5: Germany has deported 69 Afghan nationals, whose asylum requests were rejected, back to their home country, German and Afghan officials say.

RUSSIA, June 28: After suffering a shocking 2-0 loss to South Korea, the Germans failed to advance to the knock-out round of the World Cup. This is the first time since 1938 that a German team didn’t make it out of the group stage of the tournament.

YEKATERINBURG, June 27: Sweden thumped Mexico 3-0 on Wednesday, overcoming their opponents after a scoreless first half in a result that means both teams advance to the World Cup last 16 at the expense of defending champions Germany.

All four teams can still progress from Group F, Germany have never been eliminated at the group stage

SOCHI, June 24: A stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a dramatic 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to reignite their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.