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…

European shares fall to lowest levels in nearly two years (Nation)

European shares fell to their lowest levels in nearly two years on Tuesday as a new batch of third-quarter earnings failed to offset growing concerns on Brexit, Italy’s budget, Saudi isolation, trade wars, Chinese growth and U.S. interest rates. The…

Ballack ‘surprised’ Loew kept Germany job after woeful World Cup (Punch)

Michael Ballack believes Germany coach Joachim Loew should have lost his job in the wake of their woeful World Cup performance in Russia. Ballack, 42, who captained ‘die Mannschaft’ between 2004-2010, is the first senior figure in German football to…

Euro 2024: Germany beats Turkey to host tournament (BBC)

Germany has beaten Turkey to host Euro 2024 after a vote by Uefa’s executive committee on Thursday. The two countries made final bid presentations before voting took place in Nyon, Switzerland. The decision means Germany will stage the European Championship…

Jim Ovia: Putting the shine on Africa’s rise -Magnus Onyibe

When Emmanuel Macron , President of France, Theresa May, prime minister of the United Kingdom,UK and Angela Merkel, president of Germany recently embarked on state visits to major African countries back-to-back, it was a clear testament to the fact that…

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