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German Blitzkrieg

The desperate world champions from Germany were seconds from losing control of their World Cup fate when Toni Kroos whispered to Marco Reus just outside Sweden’s penalty area......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 24th, 2018

German law allows third gender in birth certificates

BERLIN, Germany – The German parliament on Friday, December 14, approved a law allowing a third gender option on birth certificates for people who are not distinctly male or female. Chancellor Angela Merkel's left-right coalition had passed legislation permitting children born intersex to be registered as "miscellaneous". The new measure follows a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News22 hr. 42 min. ago

‘Overheating’ economy to prompt more rate hikes

Monetary authorities will likely continue raising key interest rates next year in a bid to stabilize an “overheating” economy, Deutsche Bank said in a report. The German lender’s view runs…READ The post ‘Overheating’ economy to prompt more rate hikes appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

CJ Perez, Bolick lead 48 hopefuls to 2018 PBA Rookie Draft

THE cast has been set as a total of 48 hopefuls made themselves available for the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft. The University of the Philippines’ Paul Desiderio and Diego Dario were the last ones to submit their names over the weekend as this year’s applicants surpassed last season’s list of 44. The league’s decision to extend the deadline for local players to submit their applications from December 3 to 10 allowed both Desiderio and Dario to make the list at the last minute after playing for the Fighting Maroons in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball finals against eventual champion Ateneo Blue Eagles. Official list of applicants however, won’t be released by the league until Dec. 14 or two days before the draft proceedings to be held at the Robinson’s Place Manila, which formally sets in motion the PBA’s 44th season. All rookie hopefuls will also undergo the traditional Draft Combine scheduled Dec. 12 to 13 at the Hoops Center in Mandaluyong. The trio of CJ Perez, Bobby Ray Parks, and Robert Bolick lead the Class of 2018, with Columbian Dyip owning the right to the year’s no. 1 overall pick. Trevis Jackson, Matt Salem, Bong Quinto, Robbie Manalang, Abu Tratter, John Paul Calvo, Michael Calisaan, Teytey Teodoro, Javee Mocon, and Carlos Isit were among the early players who submitted their applications. Incidentally, three players with the same surname are included in the draft, namely, Kyles Lao of University of the Philippines, Kent Jefferson Lao of University of Santo Tomas, and Edrian Lao of University of the Visayas. Last year, Fil-German Christian Standhardinger was selected by San Miguel as the top rookie pick......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 10th, 2018

‘Joy’ snags Etoile d’Or at Morocco’s Marrakesh film festival

Austrian filmmaker Sudabeh Mortezai's "Joy", an unflinching look at migrant sex workers in Europe, won top prize Saturday at the Marrakesh film festival in Morocco. Italian actress Monica Bellucci presented the trophy for the film, which tells the story of a young Nigerian forced into prostitution in Vienna. Marrakesh's 17th annual festival was attended by top cinema stars like U.S. director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert de Niro. Tunisian Nidhal Saadi won Best Actor for his role in the film "Regarde moi" (Look at me), directed by Nejib Belkhadi. And German Aenne Schwarz won Best Actress for her role in "Alles is gut" (All is good), directed by Eva Trobish. Tribute e...Keep on reading: ‘Joy’ snags Etoile d’Or at Morocco’s Marrakesh film festival.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

German farmers sue government over missed climate targets

VETSCHAU, Germany – Dismayed by the German government's failure to meet climate protection targets, dairy farmer Heiner Luetke Schwienhorst has filed a lawsuit against Berlin to force it into action. "Some describe this as a fight between David and Goliath. To me, that's besides the point," said Schwienhorst, who suffered his ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

The King of the road: German town puts Elvis on traffic lights

FRIEDBERG, Germany – Cross the road, it's now or never. Or that's what residents in the German town of Friedberg may start humming when their traffic light jumps to green to reveal a hip-swivelling Elvis Presley. The jailhouse rocker performed his military service there between 1958 and 1960 and the town ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

German farmers sue government over climate targets

German farmers sue government over climate targets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

It’s now or never pedestrians

BERLIN — Keep your blue suede shoes behind the curb: the central German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a US soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon. The red shows an image of the singer striking a pose at a microphone and the green […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

Merkel passes torch to new leader | The Manila Times Online

HAMBURG: German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party on Friday after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputyREAD The post Merkel passes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 8th, 2018

End of an era: Merkel passes torch to new party leader | The Manila Times Online

HAMBURG: German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party Friday after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputy andREAD The post End of an er.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Merkel defends legacy as divided party picks new leader

HAMBURG, Germany – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, December 7, offered a staunch defense of her moderate course during 18 years as party leader, as her Christian Democratic Union chose between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival to succeed her. Accepting a lengthy standing ovation from delegates, many tearful ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Germany looks beyond Merkel as party elects successor

BERLIN, Germany – A knife-edge vote Friday, December 7, will determine Angela Merkel's successor as head of her party after 18 years at the helm, with the German chancellor's own political fate and legacy on the line. Merkel, the European Union's most powerful leader, stunned observers in October with the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Man City faces repercussions for misleading UEFA on finances

By Rob Harris, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — European soccer's leadership has an initial conclusion on leaked Manchester City correspondence: The club has been misleading UEFA over its finances. With the power to ban clubs from the Champions League, the consequences from UEFA could be severe for the Premier League champions. UEFA discovered from reading internal emails from City, which were published by German media outlet Der Spiegel last month, the extent of schemes by the club to allegedly cover up the true source of income in a bid to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation publicly while UEFA conducts a review of the City case. City has been transformed into an English soccer power in the decade since being bought by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and a member of Abu Dhabi's royal family, winning the Premier League three times since 2012. But unfettered spending on players has been restricted by European soccer's governing body — regardless of the owners' wealth. City has already been punished by UEFA for violating FFP, striking an agreement in 2014 that saw the team fined rather than banned from the Champions League for inflated sponsorship deals with companies linked to the club or its ownership. UEFA publicly said last month that evidence from "Football Leaks" could lead to past cases being re-opened. The person with knowledge of the situation said it was more feasible to use the leaks to re-assess the candor of club executives and as a basis to judge City's compliance with FFP in the current three-year assessment period. That covers 2015 when Der Spiegel said emails were being sent internally at City showing the manipulation of sponsorship revue from Etihad Airways, the state-owned airline from Abu Dhabi, which is the naming rights sponsor of City's stadium and training campus as well as appearing on jerseys. The sponsorship was said to generate 67.5 million pounds (about $85 million) annually for City. But City's holding company — the state-backed Abu Dhabi United Group — channeled 59.9 million pounds back to Etihad, according to Jorge Chumillas, the club's chief financial officer, in an internal email to club director Simon Pearce. City has not disputed the authenticity of any emails published by Der Spiegel over the last month. Given the fresh insight into City's financial dealings, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has said there was a "public interest" in the correspondence being leaked, while questioning how it was obtained. "We are assessing the situation. We have an independent body working on it," Ceferin said Monday. "Very soon you will have the answers on what will happen in this concrete case." FFP was the flagship policy of Michel Platini, Ceferin's predecessor as UEFA president, and introduced at the height of the global financial crisis in attempt to prevent clubs from becoming unsustainable. Since July 2011, UEFA has monitored the accounts of all clubs entering its two club competitions. The first period UEFA assessed clubs for compliance with FFP was 2011-13, when owners were allowed to cover losses up to 45 million euros. The leaks showed how City allegedly tried to artificially raise its revenue, in one case by 30 million euros, according to emails from 2013 reported by Der Spiegel. Abu Dhabi United Group was alleged to be sending cash to a shell vehicle which was created to supposedly buy the right to use players' images in marketing campaigns. There were further examples that Sheikh Mansour could have been the source of sponsorship revenue for Abu Dhabi state-owned companies like investment firm Aabar. Der Spiegel cited a 2010 email to Aabar from Pearce, the City director who also works for Abu Dhabi's Executive Affairs Authority. "As we discussed, the annual direct obligation for Aabar is GBP 3 million," Pearce wrote. "The remaining 12 million GBP requirement will come from alternative sources provided by His Highness." Seeing internal City correspondence has given UEFA a greater insight into the conduct of the club and its officials. A 2014 email from City lawyer Simon Cliff to a colleague showed the death of UEFA's lead FFP investigator being celebrated: "1 down, 6 to go." UEFA is examining whether to open disciplinary cases against individuals at City involved in attempts to provide a misrepresentation of club finances to the governing body's FFP accessors, another person with direct knowledge of the situation said. The person, who did not identify any individuals, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the City case. A challenge for UEFA is getting City to provide information from related companies in Abu Dhabi that the leaks show are central to compliance with FFP. City has repeatedly declined to respond to the specific allegations in the leaks, dismissing a month of negative headlines by saying: "The attempt to damage the club's reputation is organized and clear." But City has had no such qualms using its website to cast aspersions on the reputations of other clubs over their ability to comply with FFP. City has used the media watch section on its website to cite unsubstantiated news reports, including a claim in 2016 that "Inter Milan are looking to circumnavigate FFP" and speculation this year that if Paris Saint-Germain "are found to have broken FFP regulations they face being booted out of the Champions League." Those pages were deleted from its website after City was approached for comment by the AP......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Kuzma, James lead Lakers rout of Suns for 3rd straight win

LOS ANGELES --- Moritz Wagner drove for a layup to put the Los Angeles Lakers up by 31 points, and his teammates erupted off the bench in spontaneous glee for their German rookie's first NBA field goal. "He learned how to ride a bike!" LeBron James said afterward. "That was that moment. You guys never rode a bike before? Yeah, we were excited. Very excited." The Lakers had plenty of time for fun and frivolity after making easy work of the Phoenix Suns during the next win in an increasingly impressive season. Kyle Kuzma scored 23 points and James had 22 before both sat out the fourth quarter of the Lakers' third home victory in four days, 120-96 over the struggling Suns on Su...Keep on reading: Kuzma, James lead Lakers rout of Suns for 3rd straight win.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

Russia flexes muscle on border

KIEV — Russia is building up its land forces and weapons along the border, Ukraine’s President said Saturday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia not to block Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov. Tensions between Russia and Ukraine were still escalating a week after a naval clash in the Black Sea on 25 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Russia massing troops, weapons at Ukraine border - Kiev | Inquirer News

KIEV, Ukraine --- Russia is building up its land forces and weapons along the border, Ukraine's president said Saturday as German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia not to block Ukrainian port.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

‘Rupturing’ breast implants suit won

NANTERRE, France — A French court on Thursday ordered the German safety certifier that approved the use of defective breast implants to compensate around 400 Swedish women who received the devices behind a global health scare. The court in the Paris suburb of Nanterre ordered TUV to pay 4,600 euros ($5,200) to each of the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Germany detects new cyber attack by Russian hacker group—Spiegel

BERLIN — German security officials have detected a fresh cyber attack on the email accounts of German lawmakers, the military and several German embassies by the Russian hacker group Snake, Der Spiegel reported on Thursday. The news magazine, citing security sources, said the latest cyber attack was detected on Nov. 14 but it was not yet […] The post Germany detects new cyber attack by Russian hacker group—Spiegel appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

German police raid Deutsche Bank in Panama Papers graft probe

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany – German prosecutors raided several Deutsche Bank offices in the Frankfurt area Thursday, November ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships amid standoff with Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine --- The Ukrainian president has urged NATO to deploy naval ships to the Sea of Azov, a proposal that has been sharply criticized by Russia as a provocation that could further inflame tensions between the two countries.   In an interview in the German daily Bild, published Thursday, President Petro Poroshenko laid out his hope that NATO would "relocate naval ships to the Sea of Azov in order to assist Ukraine and provide security" against the expansionist ambitions of Russian President Vladimir Putin.   His call follows the weekend incident in which the Russian coast guard fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels and their cre...Keep on reading: Ukraine urges NATO to deploy ships amid standoff with Russia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018