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German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

Angela Merkel defends UN migration pact as policies scrutinised in debate

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, spoke in defence of the UN migration pact as she said the policies were scrutiny in the Bundestag during a debate on the 2019 draft budget.

Sunday Oliseh celebrates Borussia Dortmund’s victory over Bayern Munich

Sunday Oliseh has celebrated Borussia Dortmund’s Der Klassiker win over Bayern Munich with a slight dig at the Bavarian club on social media.
Bayern Munich's midfielder Serge Gnabry celebrates after scoring during the German first division Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg in Munich, southern Germany, on November 3, 2018. (Photo by Christof STACHE - AFP)

Bayern Munich held at home to lose ground to Borussia Dortmund

Bayern Munich leaked a late equaliser in Saturday's 1-1 home draw to Freiburg to leave them four points adrift of Borussia Dortmund before next weekend's Bundesliga showdown.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

State poll threatens second blow to weakened Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday faces a second regional election within a fortnight set to inflict more pain on her shaky coalition and strengthen centrifugal forces that could yet tear it apart.
Angela-Merkel

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.

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Mozambique government finds 30,000 ghost workers costing $250 million

Mozambique’s government said on Monday that it had identified 30,000 “ghost employees” in its civil service who cost $250 million between 2015 and 2017.

Christmas: Enugu announces free ride for indigenes

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has announced free transportation for indigenes of the state living in other parts of the country, who intend to return home to celebrate the festive season with their loved ones.

Presidency: PDP spreading fake news

Apparently irked by allegations from the opposition that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the raid of the home of Aliyu and Mustapha, sons of the People Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the Presidency has advised Nigerians to ignore such claims.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed: Olusegun Obasanjo’s candidate will be defeated roundly in 2019

The federal government says though it is the constitutional right of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support a candidate for an election, his endorsement, however, does not guarantee victory.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili urges Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral bill

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018.