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Angela Merkel vows to ‘win back trust’ after Bavaria poll debacle

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Monday to "win back trust" from voters after squabbling within her three-party coalition was blamed for severe election losses in the state of Bavaria.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during a joint press conference with the Croatian Prime Minister in Berlin on August 28, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tobias SCHWARZ

Germany eases immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers

Worker-starved Germany will ease immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers, including giving well-integrated irregular migrants in employment a shot at staying, ministers said Tuesday.
James Rodríguez

Real Madrid’s James Rodriguez to seal Bayern deal

Long-term Manchester United and Chelsea target James Rodriguez is set to complete a permanent move to Bayern Munich.
German refinery explosion

Eight injured in German refinery explosion

A fire erupted Saturday at a refinery in southern Germany following an explosion, injuring at least eight people and forcing authorities to evacuate almost 2,000 local residents, police said.
James Rodríguez

James Rodriguez: Bayern have to be Champions League contenders

James Rodriguez is targeting Champions League glory with Bayern Munich, with the Bundesliga giants expected to challenge for every major honour available to them in 2018-19.
Bastian Schweinsteiger

Bastian Schweinsteiger expects tears on his Bayern Munich farewell

Bastian Schweinsteiger expects to shed a few tears on Tuesday on his final Bayern Munich appearance during his testimonial against current club Chicago Fire.
Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski: Why I wanted to leave Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski has taken a shot at the directors of Bayern Munich, claiming they failed to protect him when he was being heavily criticised.
German chancellor Angela Merkel

Germany set to ease laws to fill skilled labour gaps

The German cabinet will soon decide on a proposal to make it easier for skilled workers from outside the European Union to move to Germany to take a job, a paper seen by Reuters shows, as Germany seeks to alleviate chronic labour shortages.
germany fire

Firefighters resume efforts to quench fire in Germany

German firefighters resumed efforts to douse a fire that broke out the day before in a wooded area in Upper Bavaria, a spokesman said on Friday.
Munich-based manufacturer Sono Motors has built the new prototype, dubbed Sion, to help Germany hit its national target of 1 million electric cars on the road by 2020. Reuters

Germany tests solar car which charges as being driven

A Munich-based start-up has taken advantage of the strong Bavarian sun this summer to test the final development of the charging system of its Sion car, an all-electric solar vehicle that lets you charge as you drive.
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery required medical attention after running into a goalpost.

Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery injured after colliding with goalpost in training

Franck Ribery expects to resume training in the coming days after he collided with a goalpost in Bayern Munich's first training session of their last preseason camp.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski going nowhere

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said Robert Lewandowski is not for sale — at any price — amid reports Chelsea are the latest top club chasing the Poland striker.

Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron to talk EU reform in shadow of migrant crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday hosts French President Emmanuel Macron for joint cabinet talks on EU reform, especially the flashpoint issue of immigration that divides the bloc and heaps domestic pressure on Merkel.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: If anyone can beat Real Madrid, then it’s Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has thrown down the gauntlet to Real Madrid ahead of next Wednesday’s home Champions League semi-final, first leg.

Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal set to miss Real Madrid semi-final after knee operation

Arturo Vidal is a major doubt for Bayern Munich's Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid after coach Jupp Heynckes revealed on Monday that he needs minor knee surgery.

Germany WWII bomb defused after 12,000 evacuated

An ordnance disposal team on Friday defused a 500 kilogramme (1,200 pound) World War II bomb which had forced the evacuation of more than 12,000 people in southern Germany, police said.

Immigration row overshadows start of Angela Merkel’s fourth term

A scuffle over immigration has marred the first weeks in office of Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth coalition, promising anything but smooth sailing in the years ahead for the loveless left-right alliance.

Hans-Joachim Watzke: Matthias Sammer, not Pep Guardiola, sparked Bayern Munich’s dominance

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke believes that Matthias Sammer, and not Pep Guardiola, was the trigger for Bayern Munich's ongoing dominance.

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Edo government assures teachers on release of promotion letters

The Edo State Head of Service, Mrs. Gladys Idahor, has said the state government has approved promotion of teachers in primary and secondary schools in the state, noting that the affected teachers will soon get their letters.