• Populist parties gain more victories in European politics

    BERLIN (AP) — Right-wing parties chalked up two more victories in Europe over the weekend, coming second in Austria’s national election and entering another state parliament in Germany, putting further pressure on mainstream conservatives to take a harder line on immigration.

  • Heynckes’ 4th stint at Bayern begins with rout of Freiburg

    BERLIN (AP) — Juppe Heynckes began his fourth stint as Bayern Munich coach with a 5-0 rout of visiting Freiburg on Saturday.

  • ‘Take a knee’ comes to Germany through Hertha solidarity

    BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday.

  • Spy, temptress, victim? Mata Hari still eludes definition

    LEEUWARDEN, Netherlands (AP) — A century ago on Sunday, an exotic dancer named Mata Hari was executed by a French firing squad, condemned as a sultry Dutch double agent who supposedly caused the deaths of thousands of soldiers during World War I.

  • Cologne crisis continues with 7th loss in 8 Bundesliga games

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Cologne’s seemingly cursed start to the Bundesliga continued Friday when video assistance denied the side a late penalty and then Stuttgart scored in the fourth minute of injury time for a 2-1 win.

  • German man in hot water for running taps non-stop for a year

    BERLIN (AP) — A man in the northern German city of Salzgitter is in hot water after police allege that he left his bath and sink faucets running for at least a year, causing “massive damage” to his apartment building.

  • Armisen startled after discovering he’s ‘quarter Korean’

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — American actor and comedian Fred Armisen has just learned that his grandfather was a legendary dancer from Japan who, while living in Germany in the 1930s and ’40s, allegedly volunteered in propaganda work for the Third Reich and moonlighted as a spy for the emperor in Tokyo.

  • Police braced for trouble again as Leipzig revists Dortmund

    BERLIN (AP) — Police are braced for trouble when Leipzig returns to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Saturday for the first time since violent scenes overshadowed their game last season.

  • Davydenko beats Mayer to win BMW Open

    MUNICH (AP) — Nikolay Davydenko won his second BMW Open title on Sunday by beating Florian Mayer of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.