Germany keep their unbeaten run intact

Germany defeated Korea Republic 2-0 at Sir John Guise Stadium tonight in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

German backline, led by Captain Rebecca Knaak, Pia Sophie Wolter, Isabella Hartig and Dina Orschmann, withstood their rival's attack.

Both teams had many chances in the second half to score but failed to hit the back of the net in front of 7,218 screaming fans.  

The two goals scored in the first half of the match were from the boots of Dina Orschmann and Stefanie Sanders.

Korea trails behind Germany

A defeat will affect the Asian team’s chances of making it to the next stage of the U20 Women’s World Cup.   

Playing under the flood lights at the Sir John Guise Stadium tonight, the Koreans felt the might of the Germans as they were put under extreme pressure from the start.

Germany turned pressure into points in the 12th minute.

Dina Orschmann put a well-timed kick into the back of the net. 

Korea Republic and Mexico hopeful for top eight

Korea Republic will take on reigning champions and unbeaten Germany at the Sir John Guise Stadium while Mexico will play Venezuela at Bava Park. Both games kick off at 7pm local time.

Both teams currently share three points however Korea Republic is second on the ladder ahead of Mexico in third place due to the total number of goals scored so far in the tournament.

They each have registered a win and a loss so far in the tournament and played each other in their first match where Mexico left Korea Republic scoreless 2-0.

Germany records first win in U-20 FIFA World Cup

The Germans defeated Venezuela 3-1 in the first match for Group D on Day Two in front of 1 858 supporters.

Germany wasted no time opening up the score board through Madeline Gier with the first goal just two minutes into the game.

Venezuela fought back after 23 minutes to level the score 1-1 through Mariana Speckmaier.

16 minutes later Venezuela's Idalys Perez again attempted to score from a back flip kick few meters out but failed to find the net.

Trump's rude awakening for Germany

Berliners were marking the anniversary of Kristallnacht (when Jewish people and their businesses were violently attacked in 1938).

It was barely noted amid the febrile howl of international reaction to the US election. Neither was the 27th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which shares the same date.

But both events - and all that they represent of this country's past - explain, partially at least, why Germans were so repulsed by Donald Trump's election rhetoric and why so few (4% by one poll's reckoning) wanted him in the White House.

Tesla ordered to dump Autopilot brand in Germany

The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) confirmed it had told Tesla to scrap the "misleading" term.

It said the term gave customers "incorrect expectations" that they could stop concentrating on the road and let Autopilot take over completely.

Tesla said it had always told drivers to keep their hands on the wheel.

The Autopilot software helps cars:

Syrian terror suspect Jaber al-Bakr commits suicide in cell in Germany

The website of Der Spiegel said Jaber al-Bakr had been on hunger strike and was under round-the-clock surveillance.

He had been turned in to police on Monday by three Syrian refugees after being on the run for two days.

German police had been watching him for months, but failed to arrest him when they raided his flat on Saturday.

Al-Bakr, 22, had been granted asylum after coming to Germany last year.

German intelligence received reports last week that he might be planning an attack, and they alerted police in the eastern state of Saxony.

Germany drops Turkey President Erdogan insult case

The prosecutors in the western city of Mainz said they had not found sufficient evidence to continue the inquiry against Jan Boehmermann.

In March, Boehmermann recited a satirical poem on TV which made sexual references to Mr Erdogan.

Mr Erdogan then filed a complaint alleging that he had been insulted.

In a statement on Tuesday, the prosecutors said that "criminal actions could not be proven with the necessary certainty".

Germany arrests three Syrian men 'on IS mission'

The men - aged 17, 18 and 26 - were detained after a series of pre-dawn raids in the states of Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony on Tuesday.

Police are reported to have seized "extensive material".

But no concrete missions or orders had so far been found, the Federal Public Prosecutor's office said.

In a statement, it said investigations so far suggested the three had come to Germany in November 2015 with the intention of "carrying out a previously determined order [from IS] or to await further instructions".

Manuel Neuer named Germany captain

The Bayern Munich goalkeeper assumes the armband with immediate effect, his first game leading the national team set to be Germany's opening match of World Cup qualifying against Norway on Sunday.

Schweinsteiger's illustrious international career came to an end on Wednesday as Germany beat Finland 2-0 in Monchengladbach, the midfielder winning his 121st and final cap.