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Hertha Berlin climbed out of the Bundesliga relegation places on Thursday with a 3-0 home win over Freiburg in their second match after coming out of a two-week quarantine.

Bundesliga: Hertha down Freiburg to climb out of relegation places

Hertha Berlin climbed out of the Bundesliga relegation places on Thursday with a 3-0 home win over Freiburg in their second match after coming out of a two-week quarantine.
Javi Martinez admits the time is approaching for him to experience “something new”, with the World Cup winner approaching the end of his contract at Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich confirm Javi Martinez will leave in the summer after nine-years

Bayern Munich have confirmed that Javi Martinez will bring the curtain down on his trophy-laden nine-year career at Allianz Arena this summer.
Kevin Akpoguma will be making his 60th overall Bundesliga appearance today should he get to feature for Hoffenheim which play host to VfB Stuttgart at the PreZero Arena.

Hoffenheim’s Kevin Akpoguma ruled out of Stuttgart clash

Nigeria defender Kevin Akpoguma has been ruled out TSG Hoffenheim’s away trip to Stuttgart on Sunday.
RB Leipzig climbed top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 3-0 romp at Freiburg to replace previous leaders Bayern Munich, who later host Dortmund in Germany’s ‘Klassiker’.

Bundesliga: RB Leipzig knock Bayern Munich from top after romp at Freiburg

RB Leipzig climbed top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 3-0 romp at Freiburg to replace previous leaders Bayern Munich, who later host Dortmund in Germany’s ‘Klassiker’.
Union Berlin rose to fourth - into the Champions League places for the first time in the club's history as Awoniyi shines.

Taiwo Awoniyi shines as Union Berlin move into top four position for the first...

Union Berlin rose to fourth - into the Champions League places for the first time in the club's history - after their 2-0 win at Werder Bremen.
Joachim Low has been backed to reverse his fortunes as Germany coach by Jurgen Klopp, with the Liverpool manager professing his belief that the veteran manager can take the nation far at Euro 2020.

Jurgen Klopp urges Germany to back under-fire Joachim Low

Joachim Low has been backed to reverse his fortunes as Germany coach by Jurgen Klopp, with the Liverpool manager professing his belief that the veteran manager can take the nation far at Euro 2020.
Bundesliga fans will be allowed back into stadiums when the new season kicks off with champions Bayern Munich hosting Schalke 04 on Friday.

Bundesliga fans to return as new season begins Friday

This follows a virtual meeting of the federal states’ chancelleries on Tuesday, which approved the return of home fans, but away fans remained banned for now. Aside from that alcohol remains banned while only seated fans will be allowed. Standing is not allowed.
Chelsea have completed the club-record signing of Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen in a deal worth a £70 million ($91m) including add-ons.

Chelsea star not happy with Kai Havertz transfer

Chelsea star Mason Mount is unhappy at the arrival of Kai Havertz, according to reports. The Blues recently signed the Germany international from Bayer Leverkusen in a huge £72million deal. And Mount’s place in...
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday condemned an attempt by protesters to break-in to storm the Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building, as an unacceptable attack on the heart of our democracy.   

German president condemns attempt break-in to Reichstag

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday condemned an attempt by protesters to break-in to storm the Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building, as an "unacceptable attack on the heart of our democracy."   
Swiss Health Minister, Alain Berset, however, warned that the situation could get out of control.

Switzerland records highest daily increase in virus cases since April

The Swiss Office of Public Health, on Wednesday, reported 383 new cases of the coronavirus within 24 hours, the highest daily tally since the peak of the outbreak in April.
German police officers stand guard outside Berlin’s Charite hospital on August 24, 2020, where Alexei Navalny is treated after his medical evacuation to Germany following a poisoning. – Tests carried out on Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny indicate poisoning, according to Berlin’s Charite hospital where he was admitted for treatment at the weekend. “The clinical findings indicate intoxication by a substance from the cholinesterase inhibitor group,” the hospital said in a statement on August 24, 2020. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Kremlin slams German medics’ ‘haste’ on Alexei Navalny poisoning

The Kremlin on Tuesday accused German medics of being too hasty after they said tests on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny indicated he had been poisoned.
Inter manager Antonio Conte has insisted that he does not feel that it is the right time to discuss his future as Inter boss following Inter’s Europa League final loss to Sevilla on Friday night.

Antonio Conte: Why Sevilla defeated Inter Milan in Europa League final

Inter Milan coach, Antonio Conte, has disclosed that his side lost 3-2 to Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday night because of Romelu Lukaku’s unfortunate own goal.
Learning from Robert Lewandowski (l.) and playing in the Bundesliga at 18- Joshua Zirkzee (c.) feels fully vindicated by his decision to join Bayern Munich.

Bayern reject delay offer, ready to open new Bundesliga season

Champions League finalists and Bundesliga title holders Bayern Munich on Friday waived the German league’s offer to delay their start to the 2020/21 domestic season by insisting they keep with tradition and host the opening game.
Pope Francis speaking at the Nagasaki hypocenter memorial. Ciro Fusco-EPA

Vatican rejects deviations from approved baptismal wording

Pope Francis has decreed there could be no changes to the baptismal wording used by the Catholic Church, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday.
Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick wants his side to “seal the deal” and wrap up an eighth consecutive Bundesliga title on Tuesday with victory at relegation-threatened Werder Bremen.

Hansi Flick urges Bayern Munich to secure Bundesliga title

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick wants his side to “seal the deal” and wrap up an eighth consecutive Bundesliga title on Tuesday with victory at relegation-threatened Werder Bremen.
Timo Werner of RB Leipzig celebrates the second goal of his hat-trick during RB Leipzig’s thrashing of Mainz. Kai Pfaffenbach-Getty Images

Timo Werner bags hat-trick as Leipzig trounce Mainz

Sweet-toothed striker Timo Werner bagged a hat-trick as RB Leipzig thrashed Mainz 5-0 on Sunday to climb back to third in the Bundesliga and keep their dwindling title hopes just about alive.
May 16, 2020 - General view before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Carsten Lappe-Pool via REUTERS

Bundesliga: Jamilu Collins helps Paderborn to away draw

Super Eagles left-back Jamilu Collins was in action for struggling Paderborn who held Fortuna Dusseldorf to a 0-0 draw away, as the German Bundesliga returned on Saturday after it was suspended in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Borussia Dortmund are hosting Schalke 04 at their Signal Iduna Park at 14-30.

Bundesliga returns today, timetable for other Euro leagues

Football is back. The German Bundesliga this weekend becomes the first major European league to resume following the two-month coronavirus shutdown.
As things stand, the DFL have insisted Bundesliga games will go ahead this weekend before play is stopped on Tuesday until April.

German Bundesliga restarts with ‘ghost’ derby

Borussia Dortmund host Schalke 04 in Germany’s fiercest derby on Saturday but no more than 300 people will be in and around the 80,000 capacity arena due to COVID-19 restrictions as the Bundesliga gets back to business after a two-month break.
The European Union is locking down its borders with all other nations. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced today that all external borders for countries within the group will close for 30 days for nonessential travel.

Number of people applying for asylum in Germany drops again

The number of foreigners applying for asylum in Germany was down in the first four months of 2020 against the same time frame last year, the Sunday newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported, citing statistics from the Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

European Union marks 70th anniversary amid divisive crisis

The European Union on Saturday marked the 70th anniversary of its foundation in low-key fashion thanks to the coronavirus lockdowns still in place in much of the continent.
The number of employees of a meat-packing plant in the German town of Coesfeld that have tested positive for the novel coronavirus has risen to 180, a local official said on Saturday.

Coronavirus cases at Germany’s meat-packing plant rise to 180

The number of employees of a meat-packing plant in the German town of Coesfeld that have tested positive for the novel coronavirus has risen to 180, a local official said on Saturday.

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Manchester United striker, Mason Greenwood, set a new record featuring in Thursday’s Europa League clash at Roma.

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1. President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the 44th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC).

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The weekly meeting holding at the First Lady’s Conference Hall at the State House, Abuja, is being attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.
The kidnapped wife of a traditional ruler in Oyo State, Funbi Ojo, has regained freedom from her abductors.

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An unknown number of university students have been kidnapped in the south-eastern Nigerian state of Abia.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: If Nigeria breaks up, minority groups will be exterminated

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The final of the Europa League in Gdnansk later this month can take place with up to 9,500 fans, European football ruling body UEFA said on Monday.

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The final of the Europa League in Gdnansk later this month can take place with up to 9,500 fans, European football ruling body UEFA said on Monday.

Taraba: Youths mobilise, rescue 15 kidnapped farmers

What could have been another breakthrough for gunmen who abducted 15 farmers while working on a farm in Donga local government area of Taraba state on Saturday, was however averted by youths of Suntai and adjoining villages in Donga who mobilised and rescued the farmers from their abductors.