Germany wrote a new chapter in the history of international football as they became the first European team to lift the World Cup in South America, clinching a hard-fought 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, their triumph coming on the back of steely resolve and blood on the pitch here.
Germany`s decision to ask the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country was an inevitable response to fresh allegations of US spying on Berlin, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Friday.
German politicians reacted angrily on Wednesday to news of a suspected US spy in the defence ministry, which came days after the arrest of a German foreign intelligence agency worker as a suspected CIA informant.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the issue of human rights publicly in China on Tuesday unlike many Western visitors invoking the fall of the Berlin Wall and telling students their country needed "free dialogue".
The German leader, who grew up in the former East Germany, noted in her carefully worded remarks at the elite Tsinghua University in Beijing that China and Germany have a forum to discuss rights.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that if reports that a German intelligence employee spied for the United States are proven true, it would be a "clear contradiction" of trust between the allies.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday allegations that a German man worked as a double agent for US intelligence were serious and, if true, were a clear contradiction of what cooperation between partners is supposed to be about.
Germany`s Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has said that an explanation has been sought from the US intelligence services over its contact with a German man arrested last week on suspicion of being a double agent, the media reported Sunday.
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton called Chancellor Angela Merkel "the greatest leader in Europe" during a visit to Berlin on Sunday and said it was high time America had a woman leader too, though without confirming she would seek the job.
A German intelligence chief warned, as Chancellor Angela Merkel embarks on her latest visit to China, that some firms in Europe`s biggest economy face a growing threat from industrial espionage by Chinese government agencies with huge resources.