October 3, 2003 |
Germany scored three goals in a five-minute span of the second half yesterday to rout Russia, 7-1, in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup last night. The Germans, who have outscored their World Cup competition by 20-3 while going 4-0, play the United States in the semifinals on Sunday, also at Portland's PGE Park. Birgit Prinz and Kerstin Garefrekes each scored twice for Germany, which had six second-half goals. Sandra Minnert began Germany's goal flurry with a header off a corner kick by Stefanie Gottsclich that made it 2-0 in the 57th minute.
July 1, 2011 |
BOCHUM, Germany - Although France and host Germany qualified for the Women's World Cup quarterfinals yesterday, only one team was celebrating before the two meet to decide which tops Group A. France eliminated Canada with a resounding 4-0 victory to advance for the first time, while Germany stumbled over the line with a hard-fought, 1-0 win over Nigeria. Like Canada in the earlier game, Nigeria needed at least a point to stay in the tournament, and its players were given extra incentive with their regular match bonus doubled if they managed to beat the tournament host.
April 6, 2001 |
Germany issued six stamps Wednesday, including a commemorative on the famous Rendsburg Railway Bridge that spans the Kiel Canal. The 100-pfennig stamp, which continues Germany's significant-bridge series, depicts the bridge, also called a viaduct, which was considered a technical marvel when completed in 1913. In addition to the regular denomination of 100 pfennigs, the stamp is printed with the corresponding value in 51 euros. Other European nations also are including the euro values on stamps to prepare their people for the conversion to euros on Jan. 1, 2002.
November 11, 2003 |
After crossing the Atlantic on the Queen Mary in February 1945 with 15,000 other soldiers, I went into combat as a rifleman in Germany. Within a month, I was wounded, and spent a month in a hospital in Paris. Then I spent time in various cities in occupied Germany. After VJ Day, I arrived in Stolberg, Germany. Very soon I met a lovely German girl, Mary, and we became very close. I was 19, and she was 17. But in mid-1946, after I had spent four months in Stolberg, it was my turn to return to the United States to be discharged.
June 25, 2014 |
Second part in a series previewing the top prospects coming to Philadelphia for this week's NHL draft . MAKING HIS way to Madison Square Garden in New York 2 weeks ago to take in his first-ever NHL game - and Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final, at that - Leon Draisaitl was surprised to see the number of Rangers shirts and hats lining the street. In his native Germany, the streets are filled with soccer paraphernalia. "It's all about soccer," Draisaitl said with a laugh.
September 5, 2004 |
Just 10 years ago, the German unions were a source of power in the country's economy, setting the European standard for wages and work time, putting politicians into office. Now, the nation's seven unions are crippled, having lost clout and members. That's because Germany's once-thriving economy has faltered and its unions are losing ground as they face issues long familiar to unions in the United States: How do unions push for worker-friendly policies in government and on the job when the economy has soured?
July 20, 2001 |
Just as the deutsche mark nears the end of its existence, Germany has struck its first gold coin in 86 years, a replica of the circulating one-mark piece. Germany, like other European Union nations, will change to the euro next year. The new coin will be identical in size to the mark but will be struck from 0.999 pure gold. The words on the reverse of the circulating mark, Deutsche Bundesbank, will be replaced by Bundesrepublik Deutschland, a reminder that Germany exists even after European currencies are merged in the euro.
July 2, 1995 |
AFTER THE WALL Germany, the Germans and the Burdens of History By Marc Fisher Simon & Schuster. 350 pp. $25 Marc Fisher's After the Wall promises a book-length take on recent Germany by the Washington Post's Bonn and Berlin bureau chief from 1989 to 1993. As such, it adds to a checkered, yet hallowed genre, the valedictory book by a returned American foreign correspondent. Like many books by journalists, "FCVs" receive disproportionate review attention from other journalists, beneficiaries of the false principle that if a book treats a subject prominent in the news, it must be high-priority news to book people (in fact, book people are more likely to care about a fresh translation of Robert Musil's The Man Without Qualities than, say, another second-rate book about politics)
May 7, 2001 |
Venus Williams hammered fellow American Meghann Shaughnessy, 6-3, 6-0, yesterday in Hamburg, Germany, to capture the Betty Barclay Cup in her first tournament since winning the Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., a month ago. Williams has a chance in the French Open later this month to pass Martina Hingis and become the world's top female player. Andy Roddick overpowered South Korea's Hyung-Taik Lee, 7-5, 6-3, to win his second title in as many weeks at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston.
November 14, 1989 |
Albert Hodkinson told me to watch for him. He'd be in the second group marching, the one forming at Downing Street behind the first brigade, which was the seriously wounded from World War II. He was tall, he said, and he would be wearing an English cap. He was in London again this year, as he'd come back for so many years, to march in the Remembrance Day parade with - as he put it - "the lads. " Albert Hodkinson, retired engineer and now U.S. citizen living in Philadelphia, was once a navigator in the British Bomber Command, Royal Air Force.