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Opinion: Froome deserved better treatment

There are reasons many people doubt that cycling is completely free of doping. But DW's Joscha Weber says that Tour de France winner Chris Froome didn't merit the attacks to which he was subjected. Imagine the following scenario. Lionel Messi heads to the corner, sets up the ball on the pitch and a spectator dumps a cup of urine on…

Deutsche Welle

Report: Lufthansa planning ‘budget’ pricing system

Lufthansa is planning a new pricing system to meet challenges from low-budget competitors, a German paper has reported. Meager earnings have spurred the shakeup at Germany's classic airline. Lufthansa's ticket chief Jens Bischof was quoted in the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" newspaper saying that passengers would only pay for what they used, unlike the all-round service that the airline has offered since…

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Wolfburg’s Kevin De Bruyne named Germany’s footballer of the year

Belgian winger Kevin de Bruyne has been voted Germany's footballer of the year by sports journalists. He is just the fifth foreign player to win the award since it was established 55 years ago. Germany's "Kicker" magazine, which organizes the poll of sports journalists, reported that De Bruyne won this year's title easily, receiving 367 of the 814 votes. Bayern…

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FIFA announces 2018 World Cup schedule

Just over a year after Germany clinched its fourth World Cup crown in Brazil, FIFA have announced the match schedule for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Will Germany be at the final again? FIFA have announced the match schedule for the 2018 World Cup in Russia on the eve of the qualifying draw in St Petersburg. Kickoff times for…

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How Germany collaborated with Egypt in arresting Ahmed Mansour

By Jonathan Moremi The arrest in Berlin last weekend of Ahmed Mansour, famous journalist of the Qatar based Al Jazeera network, made headlines all over the world. The fact that Germany with its high reputation as a politically stable democracy acted on behalf of Egypt, a regime that is nationally and internationally accused of ignoring …

Daily News Egypt

Haber’s messages prior to Al-Sisi’s visit to Germany

By Emad El-Sayed “Al-Sisi’s visit to Germany will not be an easy one.” This was my impression after meeting with a journalist delegation and the German ambassador in Cairo, Hansjörg Haber. Haber sent direct messages to Al-Sisi regarding the questions for clarification that he will face during his visit to Germany next month. The messages the …

Daily News Egypt

Why Germany should pay war reparations to Greece

By Dr Cesar Chelala In 1960, the then Federal Republic of Germany paid Greece DM115m on account of compensation for Nazi crimes. Greek governments stated that this was only a fraction of what is due on account of loss of life, damaged infrastructure, and the repayment of a forced loan the Nazis extracted on Greece in 1942. Recent statements by leading …

Daily News Egypt