Germany

Bayern hit seven past Bochum to go top of Bundesliga

Bayern Munich topped the Bundesliga for the first time this season with a 7-0 thrashing of Bochum on Saturday as Robert Lewandowski scored for a record 13th consecutive home league game

Bayern Munich's players celebrate the sixth goal for Munich during the German first division Bundesliga football match between FC Bayern Munich and VfL Bochum in Munich, southern Germany, on 18 September, 2021

Champions League

Man City survive Nkunku hat-trick to overwhelm Leipzig 6-3

Manchester City, last season's Champions League runners-up, crushed RB Leipzig 6-3 in a thrilling Group A game on Wednesday as Christopher Nkunku scored a hat-trick for the German side

Manchester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (2nd L) celebrates scoring his teams third goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League 1st round Group A football match between Manchester City and RB Leipzig at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on 15 September, 2021

Key things to know about the German election

After 16 years in power, Angela Merkel is set to retire as chancellor following a general election on 26 September, leaving a gaping hole in German politics

Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves the stage after her speech after the announcement of poll results in the German general election (Bundestagswahl) in CDU headquarters in Berlin, Germany, 24 September, 2017.

Champions League

Bayern thrash Barcelona again as Lewandowski hits double

Bayern Munich gave Barcelona a brutal demonstration of how far their opponents have fallen by strolling to a 3-0 win in the Champions League on Tuesday, with Robert Lewandowski scoring twice in a ...

Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski (R) celebrates his goal with his teammates during the UEFA Champions League first round group E football match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on 14 September, 2021

Afghanistan

Taliban legitimacy will have to be ‘earned’: Blinken

Blinken and Maas both criticised the caretaker government announced in Afghanistan on Tuesday, which has no women or non-Taliban members

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken greets with a hand gesture prior to boarding an aircraft as he departs Ramstein Air Base in Germany on 8 September 2021

World Cup qualifier

Italy, Germany win, England held by Poland

Moise Kean grabbed his first international goals since March 2019 as Italy thrashed Lithuania 5-0 in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday, as Damian Szymanski's late header forced England to settle for ...

Italy's players celebrate their team's fifth goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C qualification football match between Italy and Lithuania at the Citta del Tricolore Stadium in Reggio Emilia on 8 September, 2021

Germany wants Apple to offer iPhone updates for 7 years: Report

Smartphone producers, including Apple, should be required to provide security patches and spare parts for iPhones and other devices for seven years, according to a proposal from the German government ...

A woman holds up the iPhone 6 Plus at the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district 19 September 2014.

The Afghan minister who became a bicycle courier in Germany

Sayed Sadaat used to be communications minister in the Afghan government before moving to Germany last December in the hope of a better future. Now he is a delivery man in the eastern city of Leipzig

Former Afghan Communication Minister Sadaat works as a bicycle rider for the food delivery service Lieferando in Leipzig

Joshua Kimmich extends contract at Bayern Munich till 2025

German international Joshua Kimmich has signed an extension to stay at Bayern Munich till 2025, the club announced on Monday

Joshua Kimmich and Bayern Munich sporting director Oliver Kahn posed after the contract extension was signed at Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany on 23 August, 2021

Putin says world must prevent 'collapse' of Afghanistan

Russian president Vladimir Putin on Friday called on the global community to prevent the "collapse" of Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover.

Russian president Vladimir Putin speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor after their talks at the Kremlin in Moscow, 20 August, 2021
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