Midfielder Thomas Delaney takes on Wales' Connor Roberts in Cardiff. Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix Denmark climbed into the top tier of the Nations League with a 2-1 win over Wales in Cardiff on Friday. Victory saw Denmark top Group B4 and secure promotion to League A. Nicolai Jørgensen finished off a superb counter-attack to put the visitors in front three minutes before half-time at the Cardiff City Stadium before Martin Braithwaite's 88th-minute strike doubled the Danes' lead. There was still time for Wales to pull one back through Gareth Bale's 31st international goal, but five minutes of stoppage time proved insufficient for Ryan Giggs' men to find an equaliser. The promotion will see Denmark compete with Europe’s elite footballing nations in League A in the next Nations League cycle. “It’s quite unique,” talismanic playmaker Christian Eriksen, who captained the team in the absence of regular skipper Simon Kjær, told TV2 … [Read more...] about Denmark gain Nations League promotion with Wales win
Tariq Ramadan in a 2012 file photo. Photo: AFP Tariq Ramadan, a leading Islamic scholar held in France since February on charges of raping two women, was released on bail Friday after he persuaded judges he was not a flight threat. The 56-year-old Swiss academic, who took leave of his teaching post at Oxford University late last year to fight the rape claims, won bail on his fourth request to be freed from Fresnes prison near Paris. He denies charges he raped a disabled woman identified in media reports as "Christelle" in 2009 and a feminist activist, Henda Ayari, in 2012. But last month Ramadan was forced to rescind his claim he had no sexual contact at all with the women after an expert recovered 399 text messages between him and "Christelle", some of which detailed violent sexual fantasies. Ramadan subsequently admitted to what he called "consensual" sexual contact. The 56-year-old has also been accused of raping a woman in Switzerland but has yet to be formally charged in … [Read more...] about Swiss scholar Tariq Ramadan released from French jail
Protesters at an AfD march in Freiburg carry a banner that says: 'protect borders, save lives'. Photo: DPA Germany is examining if Syrians convicted of crimes in Europe's biggest economy or who are deemed dangerous can be sent back to their conflict-torn country. "That is being looked at closely in our ministry," Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told newspaper group RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) on Friday. Tens of thousands of Syrians have sought asylum in Germany, with the biggest influx taking place in 2015. A ban on expulsions to Syria has been in place as war rages there, but the restriction runs out at the end of the year. Germany would then need to consider whether to extend the ban, and the foreign ministry's assessment of the situation in Syria would be crucial in the decision. But several high-profile crimes involving migrants have soured the public mood in Germany, prompting interior ministers of several states to push for the expulsion of asylum seekers who … [Read more...] about Germany considers expelling convicted Syrians
The display easily set the Guinness world record for the number of postcards. Photo: AFP A massive collage of 125,000 drawings and messages from children around the world about climate change was rolled out on a shrinking Swiss glacier on Friday, smashing the world record for giant postcards. The mosaic of postcards, measuring 2,500 square metres (26,910 square feet), was laid out in the snow on the Aletsch glacier in the Swiss Alps, at an altitude of 3,400 metres. The event aims to "boost a global youth climate movement ahead of the next global climate conference (COP24) in Poland", next month, said the WAVE foundation, which organised the event in cooperation with Swiss authorities. The display easily set the Guinness world record for the number of postcards strung together in a single image, beating the last record held by a collage of 16,000 individual postcards, WAVE said. Photo:AFP The individual postcards feature children's drawings … [Read more...] about Record-breaking Swiss Alps postcard sends message against climate change
A very German couple. Photo: DPA Think you could pass as a German? Or are you obviously an Ausländer? We've designed a highly scientific and serious quiz to determine just how German you are. An issue that many people face when moving to a new country is that of settling in to a new culture. How much should you adapt your old habits? Which cultural quirks are desirable and which should be avoided? How much do you actually like the new society you're in? And Germany is no different. If you know what to do with a Pfand, know how to party like a German, and think you actually understand the German recycling system, take our quiz to see how German you really are. … [Read more...] about Quiz: Just how German have you become?