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Bundesliga: Cold water poured on German football's hopes of bringing fans back to stadiums
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Bundesliga: Cold water poured on German football's hopes of bringing fans back to stadiums

Last week, the 36 clubs in Germany's top two tiers agreed to a four-point proposal by the German Football League (DFL) which could see fans return to stadiums despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Bryan Adams to headline socially distant concert in Germany in September
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Bryan Adams to headline socially distant concert in Germany in September

Bryan Adams will share the stage with artists Sarah Connor, Rea Garvey, The BossHoss, Joris and Michael Mittermeier in Dusseldorf.

France stops ratification of extradition agreement with Hong Kong, says treaty to remain 'as it stands'
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France stops ratification of extradition agreement with Hong Kong, says treaty to remain 'as it stands'

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US suspended similar treaties with Hong Kong last month after China imposed a new national security law on the city

In Berlin, thousands take to streets against coronavirus restrictions; authorities warn of uptick in cases
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In Berlin, thousands take to streets against coronavirus restrictions; authorities warn of uptick in cases

With few masks in sight, a dense crowd marched through downtown Berlin from the Brandenburg Gate.

German footballer Benedikt Howedes, member of 2014 FIFA World Cup side, retires at 32 citing personal reasons
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German footballer Benedikt Howedes, member of 2014 FIFA World Cup side, retires at 32 citing personal reasons

Höwedes played 44 times for the German national team from 2011-17 and played every minute for his team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

DFB-Pokal draw for 2020-21 season goes ahead despite missing teams due to coronavirus-enforced delays
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DFB-Pokal draw for 2020-21 season goes ahead despite missing teams due to coronavirus-enforced delays

Bayern Munich’s title defense of German Cup will begin against one of four teams from the Middle Rhein wine-making region in western Germany – Alemannia Aachen, FC Düren, Viktoria Arnoldsweiler or FC Pesch.

'How could you get used to the horror?': German court convicts 93-yr-old ex-Stutthof concentration camp guard
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'How could you get used to the horror?': German court convicts 93-yr-old ex-Stutthof concentration camp guard

Bruno Dey was convicted of 5,232 counts of accessory to murder by the Hamburg state court, news agency dpa reported

Budget airline SpiceJet gets 'scheduled carrier' designation to operate flights from India to United States
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Budget airline SpiceJet gets 'scheduled carrier' designation to operate flights from India to United States

On Thursday, budget carrier SpiceJet said it has been given the designation of "Indian scheduled carrier" to operate flights from India to the United States.

André Schürrle, World Cup winner with Germany, retires at 29 after Borussia Dortmund ends contract
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André Schürrle, World Cup winner with Germany, retires at 29 after Borussia Dortmund ends contract

“I don’t need any more applause,” André Schürrle told a German magazine after being released from his contract with Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund release 2014 World Cup-winner Andre Schurrle with one year left on contract
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Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund release 2014 World Cup-winner Andre Schurrle with one year left on contract

Borussia Dortmund said the decision to release Andre Schurrle a year before the expiry of his contract was mutually agreed between the footballer and the club.

COVID-19 outbreak: UK opens quarantine-free travel corridors to ‘lower risk’ countries; India, US excluded
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COVID-19 outbreak: UK opens quarantine-free travel corridors to ‘lower risk’ countries; India, US excluded

The list containing countries posing "a reduced risk" from the deadly coronavirus includes European destinations of Germany, France, Spain and Italy as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Bundesliga: Werder Bremen play out 0-0 draw against Heidenheim in first leg of relegation playoff
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Bundesliga: Werder Bremen play out 0-0 draw against Heidenheim in first leg of relegation playoff

Werder Bremen, who finished third from bottom in the top division, will have to do without captain Niklas Moisander for the second leg on Monday after he was sent off late with his second yellow card for a poor challenge.

Former Germany and Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez retires with a goal in last game and promotion for Stuttgart
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Former Germany and Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez retires with a goal in last game and promotion for Stuttgart

Mario Gomez was one of the best German forwards of his time, winning the Bundesliga title in 2007 in his first stint at Stuttgart, then two more with Bayern Munich which he joined in 2009.

Bundesliga: Borussia Monchengladbach qualify for Champions League, Fortuna Dusseldorf relegated
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Bundesliga: Borussia Monchengladbach qualify for Champions League, Fortuna Dusseldorf relegated

Borussia Monchangladbach secured the fourth spot ahead of Bayer Leverkusen on the final day of the Bundesliga season with a 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin.

Coping with the coronavirus: How the world is gradually learning to live with COVID-19
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Coping with the coronavirus: How the world is gradually learning to live with COVID-19

Around the world, governments that had appeared to tame the coronavirus are adjusting to the reality that the disease is here to stay

Coronavirus Outbreak: Germany's ban on public gatherings forces Berlin Marathon organisers to shelve 2020 edition of race
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Germany's ban on public gatherings forces Berlin Marathon organisers to shelve 2020 edition of race

The Berlin Marathon, one of the world’s big six races, will not take place this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers said on Wednesday.

India mulling 'bilateral bubbles' with US, UK, Germany and France for air travel, says aviation ministry
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India mulling 'bilateral bubbles' with US, UK, Germany and France for air travel, says aviation ministry

Scheduled international passenger flights have been suspended in India since 25 March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Package containing smelly durian fruit causes evacuation in Bavarian post office; 12 German postal workers admitted to hospital
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Package containing smelly durian fruit causes evacuation in Bavarian post office; 12 German postal workers admitted to hospital

In a bizarre case, 12 German postal workers had to receive medical attention and dozens of others were evacuated due to the notoriously smelly durian fruit

In Germany's Stuttgart, 24 arrested after drug check sparks attacks on police, widespread vandalism of stores
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In Germany's Stuttgart, 24 arrested after drug check sparks attacks on police, widespread vandalism of stores

Police said 40 businesses were vandalised and nine of them had been looted, while 12 police vehicles were damaged before officers brought the situation under control around 4 am.

Bundesliga: Interim coach Hansi Flick proves his mettle by leading Bayern Munich to eighth consecutive league title
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Bundesliga: Interim coach Hansi Flick proves his mettle by leading Bayern Munich to eighth consecutive league title

Flick has taken his debut season by storm and won his first silverware when the Munich side beat Werder Bremen 1-0 away on Tuesday to secure their eighth consecutive Bundesliga title.