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From The42 German legend Matthaus blasts Mertesacker: 'How can he continue to work in football?' Per For The Course

German legend Matthaus blasts Mertesacker: 'How can he continue to work in football?'

The Arsenal defender recently admitted that the pressure at the top level leaves him feeling sick.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' has died before he could be jailed Oskar Groening

'The Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' has died before he could be jailed

Oskar Groening was found guilty in 2015 of being an accessory to murder.

From TheJournal.ie Germans are divided over a plan to introduce a new Ministry of the Homeland Gegenargument
From TheJournal.ie Germany had a big row this week over whether to make its anthem gender neutral Homeland

Germany had a big row this week over whether to make its anthem gender neutral

Austria and Canada have changed their anthems – but the Germans look unlikely to follow suit.

From TheJournal.ie Germany's Social Democrats clear path for Merkel's fourth term Breakthrough

Germany's Social Democrats clear path for Merkel's fourth term

Merkel has been leading Germany for 12 years.

From TheJournal.ie Polish official says Germany could owe Poland €690 billion for World War II damages Expensive

Polish official says Germany could owe Poland €690 billion for World War II damages

To date, Poland has not made an official demand.

From TheJournal.ie It begins - German court rules that cities can ban diesel cars to combat air pollution Not Suckin' Diesel

It begins - German court rules that cities can ban diesel cars to combat air pollution

The move paves the way for the phasing out of diesel vehicles in a country with a huge automotive industry.

From TheJournal.ie PHOTOS: Many parts of Europe are under snow Beast From The East

PHOTOS: Many parts of Europe are under snow

A snow-ice warning has been issued for seven counties in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie In rural Germany, mobile banking means a bank in the back of a truck visiting different towns Mobile Banking

In rural Germany, mobile banking means a bank in the back of a truck visiting different towns

The closure of branches in rural Germany has led to mobile banking services that visit small towns.

From The42 Watch: Unbelievable scenes as Germany and Canada share gold in thrilling bobsleigh finale Drama This post contains videos

Watch: Unbelievable scenes as Germany and Canada share gold in thrilling bobsleigh finale

It is only the second time in Games history that two teams have dead-heated for the winners’ medal.

From TheJournal.ie 'Terrorists don't care who they kill': Theresa May says Europe must protect citizens Brexit This post contains videos

'Terrorists don't care who they kill': Theresa May says Europe must protect citizens

She called for a “deep and special partnership” to be maintained between the UK and the European Union post-Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Heir donates estate of Hitler's filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl, to cultural museum Leni Riefenstahl

Heir donates estate of Hitler's filmmaker, Leni Riefenstahl, to cultural museum

Leni Riefenstahl always defended her work, saying she knew nothing of Nazi atrocities.

From TheJournal.ie Merkel's chief of staff: We've reached a coalition deal - now we could all do with a shower Marathon Talks

Merkel's chief of staff: We've reached a coalition deal - now we could all do with a shower

After four months, Merkel’s conservatives have sealed a deal with the Social Democrats.

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops to participate in EU Battle Group Joint Action

Irish troops to participate in EU Battle Group

The Cabinet approved the participation in the group which will be on standby from July to December 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Austria is clamping down on a student fraternity that sings about Nazis Anschluss

Austria is clamping down on a student fraternity that sings about Nazis

The Germania zu Wiener Neustadt is connected to some politicians

From TheJournal.ie Angela Merkel thinks a new German government - led by her - is finally within reach Diplomacy

Angela Merkel thinks a new German government - led by her - is finally within reach

The long-time Chancellor is trying to persuade the Social Democrats to get back into government.

From The42 The story of how Germany’s 500-goal sensation came out of retirement to score at Turner’s Cross Legend

The story of how Germany’s 500-goal sensation came out of retirement to score at Turner’s Cross

Uwe Seeler scored over 500 goals for Hamburg and captained Germany in the 1966 World Cup final. Six years after his retirement in 1972 he played one last game — for Cork Celtic.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the public banking model be introduced in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the public banking model be introduced in Ireland?

Sparkasse is the largest banking sector in Germany.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: East German village sells for €140,000 Alwine

Photos: East German village sells for €140,000

Only about 20 mostly retired people still live in the cluster of decaying homes.

From TheJournal.ie Six people seriously injured after commuter train hits freight train in Germany Collision

Six people seriously injured after commuter train hits freight train in Germany

The incident happened in the town of Meerbusch in North Rhine-Westphalia.

From TheJournal.ie Police in Germany investigate possible explosive found near Christmas market Potsdam

Police in Germany investigate possible explosive found near Christmas market

“I’ve always felt safe in Potsdam. Now that feeling of security is ebbing away.”

From The42 World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off Eastern Promise

World Cup 2018: Germany start against Mexico as Russia face Saudi Arabia in big kick-off

The Iberian derby between Spain and Portugal is the pick of the World Cup 2018 group stage draw, with Germany starting against Mexico.

From The42 Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia Road To Russia

Here's the full draw for next summer's Fifa World Cup in Russia

Vladimir Putin addressed the audience before Gary Lineker hosted the draw in Moscow.

From TheJournal.ie 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' (96) deemed fit to serve four-year jail term Oskar Groening

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' (96) deemed fit to serve four-year jail term

During his trial, Groening acknowledged “moral guilt” for the role that he played at the concentration camp.

From TheJournal.ie Angela Merkel looked a dead cert to lead Germany again but she's now fighting for her political life Bunde-snag

Angela Merkel looked a dead cert to lead Germany again but she's now fighting for her political life

“As chancellor… I will do everything to ensure that this country comes out well through this difficult time.”

From The42 Stoppage time equaliser extends Germany's unbeaten run to 21 games Friendly

Stoppage time equaliser extends Germany's unbeaten run to 21 games

Germany extended their unbeaten run to 21 games as Lars Stindl rescued a 2-2 draw against France on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie Male nurse in Germany jailed for killing two patients 'murdered more than 100' New Charges

Male nurse in Germany jailed for killing two patients 'murdered more than 100'

Police have consistently revised up their estimates of the number of victims.

From TheJournal.ie Germany's top court rules that a 'third gender' can be recognised from birth Intersex

Germany's top court rules that a 'third gender' can be recognised from birth

The ruling has been hailed as “historic”.

From TheJournal.ie How Germany's public banking model could make Ireland's sector more customer-friendly Sparkasse

How Germany's public banking model could make Ireland's sector more customer-friendly

Sparkasse is the largest banking group – and therefore market leader – in Germany.

From TheJournal.ie Looted paintings owned by a Nazi-era art dealer have gone on display Hildebrand Gurlitt

Looted paintings owned by a Nazi-era art dealer have gone on display

The works are just a small fraction of the pieces discovered in 2012 in possession of his son Cornelius Gurlitt.

From The42 Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales request permission to wear poppies FIFA

Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales request permission to wear poppies

The four nations were fined by Fifa in 2016 for displaying poppies on their shirts.

From TheJournal.ie Suspect arrested after four people stabbed in Munich knife attack Arrest

Suspect arrested after four people stabbed in Munich knife attack

A detained suspect “very strongly resembles” the perpetrator of the attacks, according to the Munich police.

From The42 Jupp Heynckes has been officially announced as the new manager of Bayern Munich Jupp Jupp

Jupp Heynckes has been officially announced as the new manager of Bayern Munich

The 72-year-old will take charge until the end of the season following the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti.

From The42 World Cup holders secure spot at Russia with comfortable win over Northern Ireland Nine From Nine

World Cup holders secure spot at Russia with comfortable win over Northern Ireland

Sebastian Rudy scored his first international goal to help Joachim Low’s side make it nine wins from nine in qualifying.

From TheJournal.ie German police arrest 55-year-old after man poisoned baby food and demanded millions Stuttgart

German police arrest 55-year-old after man poisoned baby food and demanded millions

The blackmailer had poisoned five baby food products and alerted police to the store they were placed in.

From TheJournal.ie Germany on alert after blackmailer threatens to poison food Alert

Germany on alert after blackmailer threatens to poison food

To press the demand, the blackmailer poisoned five baby food products.

From TheJournal.ie Co-leader of far-right party quits just hours after German election breakthrough Afd

Co-leader of far-right party quits just hours after German election breakthrough

Citing “dissent” with more hardline colleagues, Petry dropped her bombshell at a morning party press conference.

From TheJournal.ie 'Stop the Nazis': Protests in Germany as far-right party secures 13% of national vote Afd

'Stop the Nazis': Protests in Germany as far-right party secures 13% of national vote

World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder described AfD’s success as “abhorrent”.

From TheJournal.ie How Germany's complex electoral system could cause problems for Angela Merkel Winner Takes Some

How Germany's complex electoral system could cause problems for Angela Merkel

Germany has a few unique quirks to its electoral system that could force Merkel into a difficult coalition.

From TheJournal.ie There have been some weird, weird moments in the lead up Germany's election Crunch Time

There have been some weird, weird moments in the lead up Germany's election

Promises of nudist areas, Calvin Klein-esque posters, and a satirical political party – the bizarre bits of Germany’s election campaigns.