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Watch: Germany, Norway advance to Round of 8 in Women’s World Cup

Watch: Germany, Norway advance to Round of 8 in Women’s World Cup

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June 22 (UPI) -- Germany and Norway advanced to the Women's Soccer World Cup quarterfinals after earning victories in the Round of 16 on Saturday. Germany continued its unbeaten run at the World Cup with a 3-0 victory over Nigeria. Norway beat Australia 4-1 in penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time. Norway reached the Women's World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 2007 with Saturday's victory. "I'm really content with how we handled all this pressure and stress," Norway coach Martin Sjogren told reporters. Norway's Isabell Herlovsen opened the scoring at the 31-minute mark. Norway held the lead until Elise Kellond-Knight's goal 83 minutes in. Australia missed the first two spot-kicks in the shootout before Noway's Ingrid Engen scored the game-winning penalty. Germany...
Eighteen-nation BALTOPS exercise wraps up in Germany

Eighteen-nation BALTOPS exercise wraps up in Germany

Business
June 21 (UPI) -- A 12-day, 18-nation naval training exercise, led by the U.S. Navy's Second Fleet, concluded on Friday in Kiel, Germany. The 47th annual Baltic Operations [BALTOPS] involved NATO allies 8,600 personnel in training "enhancing flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations," a Navy statement said. Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as NATO partner nations Finland and Sweden, participated in the exercise. "It is imperative that allies and partners unite to confront today's challenges," said Vice Adm. Andrew Lewis of Naval Forces Europe, who commanded the exercises. "Our combined efforts during BALTOPS demonstrate...
Women’s World Cup 2019: France and Germany top respective groups, Norway and Spain finish second, plus more

Women’s World Cup 2019: France and Germany top respective groups, Norway and Spain finish second, plus more

Sports
The final round of group matches are upon us at the 2019 Women’s World Cup.On Monday, host nation France were looking to secure top spot in their group while tournament heavyweights Germany were also in action. Nigeria Women 0-1 France Women The video assistant referee helped hosts France to victory over Nigeria at the World Cup to seal top spot in Group A. Getty Images - Getty This game will be remembered for the VAR use The game in Rennes remained goalless until the final 15 minutes, with Wendie Renard scoring a penalty at the second attempt to secure a 1-0 win. Referee Melissa Borjas awarded a spot-kick after consulting VAR and adjudging that Viviane Asseyi had been taken down by Ngozi Ebere – who was shown a second yellow card for the challenge. Renard
EU Commission: France and Germany differ on Brussels’ top job

EU Commission: France and Germany differ on Brussels’ top job

World
France and Germany have disagreed on who should take one of the EU's key roles as leaders from the bloc met following parliamentary elections.The vote saw the big centrist blocs lose their majorities with Greens and nationalists gaining ground.German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants centre-right candidate Manfred Weber as the next EU Commission president.But French President Emmanuel Macron did not even mention Mr Weber as a contender for the influential position.Their comments came at a meeting on Tuesday in Brussels, which was a chance for EU leaders to discuss the new political landscape and who might take over the top jobs.The elections left the EU more fragmented with the chances of reaching consensus more difficult.The Presid...
Germany 'gets away with a black eye' as it dodges recession

Germany 'gets away with a black eye' as it dodges recession

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The German economy has narrowly missed tumbling into recession but recorded output growth of just 0.02% in the final quarter of 2018.In preliminary figures, which could yet be revised, the country's statistics agency said construction and business spending helped Europe's largest economy avoid two consecutive quarters of negative GDP (gross domestic product) growth - a technical recession. Output in the previous three months, July to September, had been measured at -0.2% as demand in Germany's export-led economy tumbled amid the world economic slowdown, mostly linked to China's trade war with the US.The updated figures meant Germany's economy grew at its slowest rate for five years in 2018 as a whole.Production in the country's car industry continued to drag on growth given weaker demand -...