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Erik Kirschbaum

Erik Kirschbaum

    Nigeria, Algeria face Europe's giants
    Nigeria, Algeria face Europe's giants
    Three-time World Cup winners Germany face Algeria in a last-16 clash tinged with history on Monday, while France and Nigeria square off in another...
    Germany's lack of a 'tough guy' nearly costs them again
    Germany's lack of a 'tough guy' nearly costs them again
    Germany's 2-2 draw against Ghana on Saturday once again exposed the team's lackof a true leader, a charismatic player who will take charge...
    Dutch Nazi fugitive dies at 90
    Dutch Nazi fugitive dies at 90
    Faber, number two on the Simon Wiesenthal Centre's list of most wanted Nazi criminals, was sentenced to death in 1947 in the Netherlands for...
    Abortion: A road to Damascus
    Abortion: A road to Damascus
    I started my medical studies in 1972 as an ardent born-again Christian with conservative views about sex and women. I became president of the...
    Merkel dodges bullet with euro vote victory
    Merkel dodges bullet with euro vote victory
    Angela Merkel won her toughest challenge yet as German chancellor by pushing through changes to a rescue fund for the eurozone debt crisis on...
    Merkel's popularity takes a knock with euro backlash
    Merkel's popularity takes a knock with euro backlash
    Germany's Angela Merkel faces the biggest challenge to her leadership since coming to power in 2005, with traditionally loyal conservative allies...
    Berlin Wall Trail a surreal journey into city's past
    Berlin Wall Trail a surreal journey into city's past
    It was once one of the world's most deadly frontiers but has since been converted into one of the planet's most fascinating bicycle paths -- a...
    Greek debt crisis: Europe feels shockwaves
    Greek debt crisis: Europe feels shockwaves
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday Greece's international bail-out must be accelerated for the sake of the entire eurozone, as the...
    Europe divided on aid to Greece before summit
    Europe divided on aid to Greece before summit
    European leaders sent out conflicting signals at the weekend over aid to Greece, with Germany's Angela Merkel urging Athens to solve its debt...
    German critics mock wrinkled rockers on tour trail
    German critics mock wrinkled rockers on tour trail
    Rock stars from the 1960s and 1970s have been hitting Germany's lucrative concert circuit but many of the grandpa-generation acts have disappointed...
    Police injured in clashes with protesters at G8
    Police injured in clashes with protesters at G8
    Anti-capitalist protesters clashed with police on Wednesday, injuring eight, as they tried to blockade routes to a summit of major powers in...
    Media mayhem makes film festival a scrum
    Media mayhem makes film festival a scrum
    Covering one of the world's top film festivals may seem like an enviable assignment, filled with leisurely afternoons spent in plush cinemas and...