Chocolate leak covers German street (CNN)

In a scene that could be straight out of a children’s book, around a ton of liquid chocolate flowed out of a factory and caked a street in a west German town on Monday. Firefighters said a storage tank overflowed…

England avoid Germany in Euro 2020 draw (BBC)

England have avoided Germany in Euro 2020 qualifying but Northern Ireland must face the three-time winners and the Netherlands in Group C. At 42 in the world, the Czech Republic are the next highest ranked team in England’s group, which…

German who bombed Dortmund football team bus faces verdict (Guardian)

A German man who launched a shrapnel bomb attack on the team bus of football club Borussia Dortmund last year, wounding two people, faces his verdict and sentence on Tuesday. Sergej Wenergold, 29, had hoped to profit financially from the…

Teen loses driving licence 49 minutes after passing test (BBC)

A teenager managed to lose his driver’s licence just 49 minutes after getting it, German police said. The 18-year-old was returning from his successful driving test when officers in the town of Hemer checked his car with a laser speed…

Dutch beat France to relegate Germany (BBC)

The Netherlands deservedly beat France in the Uefa Nations League to end the world champions’ 15-game unbeaten run and relegate Germany. Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum struck from close range after Hugo Lloris parried a Ryan Babel shot. Lloris made a…

Why Germany didn’t mark WWI centenary (CNN)

On the streets of Berlin, you can’t help but be reminded of the horrors of World War II. The stark concrete slabs of the Holocaust memorial stand just outside the city’s Brandenburg Gate. Then there are the thousands of brass…

Lagos International Poetry Festival begins 4th edition with a bang! -Gabriella Opara

The fourth edition of the Lagos International Poetry Festival, otherwise known as LIPFest, began on Wednesday with guests from different countries. Some of these countries include; Senegal, Ghana, Germany, Uganda, United Kingdom, South Africa, USA, and of course, Nigeria. Themed…

Niels Högel: German ex-nurse admits killing 100 patients (BBC)

An ex-nurse in Germany has admitted at the start of his trial that he murdered 100 patients, making him one of the world’s most prolific serial killers. Detectives say Niels Högel, 41, administered fatal doses of medication to the people…

Angela Merkel says she will not seek re-election as German Chancellor (CNN)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Monday that she would not seek re-election when her term expires in 2021. Merkel, who has been Chancellor since 2005, made the announcement during a news conference today in Berlin. “It is time today…

Protesters chained to rail tracks escape death as train driver applies emergency brake (Punch)

A tragedy was narrowly averted during a protest against coal mining in Germany when a train applied its emergency brakes to avoid two demonstrators who had chained themselves to the tracks. The railcar almost ran over the two demonstrators, but…

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