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Currywurst sausage defends title as Germansʼ favorite cafeteria lunch for 26th year in a row Germans love a good sausage, particularly if itʼs covered in a reddish sauce and served with wrinkly chips. And thatʼs the way itʼs been for more than a quarter of a century, according to a new study. "Currywurst" — a long and thick sausage covered in a reddish sauce and sprinkled with curry pepper — is still adored by cafeteria patrons across Germany, according to a new study. Apetito, a catering company from the western German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, published the 2017 edition of its annual analysis of meal popularity in different cafeterias.

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Israel and Turkey ramp up tension with tit-for-tat diplomat dismissals Israel and Turkey have continued tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats over violence in Gaza

Chinese pilot sucked halfway out of airplane "I saw that the co-pilot was already halfway out of the window," said the pilot who landed the airplane after a cockpit window shattered in mid-flight. The co-pilot suffered scratches and a sprained wrist. A Chinese pilot was hailed a hero on social media on Tuesday for successfully landing a commercial aircraft after his co-pilot was sucked "halfway" out of the cockpit in midflight. The incident occurred while the Sichuan Airlines Airbus A-319 was flying at 800-900 kilometers per hour (500-560 miles) at cruising altitude on its way from the central province of Chongqing to the city of Lhasa in Tibet. "The windshield burst suddenly and a loud noise was heard, and when I looked to the side, I saw that the co-pilot was already halfway out of the window," Liu Chuanjian told Chinese newspaper Chengdu Business Daily. "Luckily his seatbelt was tied."

Former Taiwan president gets jail time for information leak Taiwanʼs High Court has overturned a previous not-guilty verdict and charged former Taiwanese President Ma Yingjeou. Ma plans to appeal his sentence but can also avoid prison by paying a fine of €3,370. Former Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou was sentenced to four months in prison on Tuesday for leaking classified information. Taiwanʼs High Court found that "Ma Yingjeou violated the Communication and Surveillance Act," when he leaked information relating to national security and opposition lawmaker Ker Chienming, which should have been confidential. Ma told local media he planned to appeal the High Court sentence, but he could also skip prison if he pays a fine of T$120,000 ($4,020, €3,370), the court said. A former stalwart of major opposition party Kuomintang of China, Ma was Taiwanʼs president from 2008 to 2016 and encouraged closer ties with China.

Five dead in samurai sword attack on Indonesian police

Israel and Turkey have continued tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats over violence in Gaza that has killed at least 60 Palestinians. It comes ahead of a meeting of Arab foreign ministers to discuss "Israeli aggression." Turkey has ordered the Israeli consul general in Istanbul, Yosef LefiSfari, to temporarily leave the country, in the latest development of anongoing spat between the two countries, Turkish state media reported Wednesday. The move comes after Israelʼs Foreign Ministry summoned a top Turkish diplomat to be reprimanded for his countryʼs "harsh" treatment of Israelʼs ambassador in Ankara, Eitan Naeh, who Turkey temporarily expelled on Tuesday. Also on

Wednesday, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Umut Deniz, the Turkish charge dʼaffaires in Tel Aviv, was being summoned because of the "inappropriate treatment" of Naeh. The spat between the two countries has seen Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan exchange heated words on Twitter. Erdogan tweeted that Netanyahu "has the blood of Palestinians on his hands."

Police have shot four men dead during an attack on a police headquarters in Pekanbaru on Sumatra island. The third Islamist militant assault in Indonesia in the past week also left an officer dead and two wounded. Four samurai sword-wielding men were shot dead by Indonesian police on Wednesday after they attacked a police headquarters on the island of Sumatra. National police spokesman Setyo Wasisto said the men attacked officers after driving a minivan into the police compound in Pekanbaru.

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Sweden and North Korea end talks ahead of possible Trump-Kim summit The Swedish and North Korean foreign ministers have wrapped up three days of talks on the security situation on the Korean peninsula. Have they cleared the way for a historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un? Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom and her North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho discussed the "opportunities and challenges for continued diplomatic efforts to reach a peaceful solution to the conflict," Swedenʼs Foreign Ministry said Saturday. The ministry did not comment on whether thethree days of talksin Stockholm hadlaid any groundwork for a possible meetingbetween US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "The main focus for the talks was the security situation on the Korean Peninsula," Wallstrom told reporters, adding that UN sanctions, nuclear weapons, and humanitarian concerns in North Korea were also on the agenda. Ri did not address the media during his visit.

Publisher slammed as Hitler appears in ʼgreat leadersʼ book The book "would bring tears of joy to neo-Nazis," a Jewish human rights organization has said. Adolf Hitler carries a certain fascination in some parts of the world that is largely untouched by his atrocities. Indian publisher Pegasus landed itself in hot water this week when it emerged that itʼs "Great Leaders" book for children included Adolf Hitler. Pictured alongside freedom fighters Mathama Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, the book chose Hitler as one of the "powerful world leaders who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of their countries and the people living in them." Also included in the book are current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, controversial Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi and former US President Barack Obama. "Dedicated to the betterment of countries and people? Adolf Hitler? This description would bring tears of joy to the Nazis and their racist neo-Nazi heirs," said Abraham Cooper of the Jewish human rights organization the Wiesenthal Center. "Placing Hitler alongside truly great political and humanitarian leaders is an abomination that is made worse as it targets young people with little or no knowledge of world history and ethics," Cooper said. 2

Secret pages in Anne Frankʼs diary reveal her reflections on sex Researchers have deciphered two pages of Anne Frankʼs diary that she had pasted over with masking paper

Canada to deploy troops, helicopters to Mali Canada will send troops and helicopters to Mali to join a UN peacekeeping mission there, Canadian media have reported. The helicopters are expected to replace a German contingent. Canada will soon take part in its first peacekeeping mission to Africa since Rwanda in 1994, sending peacekeepers, backed by helicopters, to join UN Blue Helmets in Mali before autumn, Canadian media reported late on Friday. The commitment comes amid pressure on Canada from Germany and the Netherlands to send peacekeepers, with the Canadian helicopters expected to replace a German contingent, CBC News said, citing a senior government official. The deployment would be for a planned 12 months, according to the report.

Four jokes she considered "dirty" and a candid explanation of sex, contraception and prostitution were revealed. Using digital technology, Dutch researchers have revealed why Anne Frank once taped over two pages in her diary with brown sticky paper "Anyone who reads the passages that have now been discovered will be unable to suppress a smile," said Frank van Vree, director of the Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, in reference to the jokes contained in the newly deciphered di-

Donald Trump signs Taiwan Travel Act, drawing Chinaʼs ire US President Donald Trump has signed a law promoting official exchanges between the US and Taiwan. The move could further strain US-China ties. US President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation promoting contacts between Washington officials and their Taiwanese counterparts, angering China, which considers Taiwan as part of its territory. The Taiwan Travel Act will allow unrestricted two-way travel for officials from the United States and Taiwan, thus restoring direct official US contacts with the self-ruled is-

ary pages. "The ʼdirtyʼ jokes are classics among growing children. They make it clear that Anne, with all her gifts, was above all also an ordinary girl," van Vree added. Frank and her family hid in a cramped secret annex above a canal-side warehouse in Amsterdam from July 1942 to August 1944, along with four other Jews. They were betrayed and arrested by the Nazis in August 1944. land, which were cut in 1979 when Washington switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing. The White House said the bill, which was passed unanimously by Congress, would go into effect on Saturday morning even without the presidentʼs signature. The United States still does not have formal ties with Taiwan, but is required by lawto help it with selfdefense.

Syria: Al-Qaida and IS increasingly lose territory to Assad With the exception of Idlib, Syriaʼs government has recovered control of most major cities from rebels and ter-

ror organizations. Are the "Islamic State" and al-Qaida being beaten out of Syria? With Syriaʼs civil war now in its eighth year, the "Islamic State" (IS) and al-Qaida — two of the most prominent terror organizations active in the fighting — are on the decline. DW takes a closer look at their roles in the conflict. IS drew international attention when it swept across Iraq and Syria in 2014, making Raqqa, Syria, its capital and taking control of Iraqʼs second-largest city, Mosul. In Syria, IS now only really controls some area near Iraqʼs border, as well as some parts of the countryside. The organization does not currently have a central headquarters. In October, the US military estimated that the group still had about 6,500 members. AlQaida operates most prominently as Hayʼat Tahrir al-Sham, a Salafist group that is concentrated near and in the major Syrian city of Idlib.

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Germany reaffirms Iran nuclear deal but business worries abound A day after the US pulled out, Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed that Germany and other EU nations support the agreement. But can the European Union offer Iran enough guarantees to convince leaders to stay the course? Less than 24 hours afterUS President Donald Trump announced the United States would reinstate sanctions on Iran, effectively withdrawing his country from the nuclear containment deal, Berlin was keen to project an atmosphere of calm. Chancellor Angela Merkel held her weekly Cabinet meeting as scheduled and only briefly interrupted a meeting with regional conservative leaders to restate Germanyʼs commitment to the nuclear agreement. "I think yesterday showed us that we in Europe will have to take

Angela Merkel hints at increased military spending Germanyʼs chancellor has hinted that defense spending is likely to increase in years ahead, saying reaching NATOʼs target was "not completely beyond the imagination." It comes amid budget talks and pressure from allies. Merkel said on Monday that it was important to stand by Berlinʼs commitments to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and noted that Germany had in the past spent much more than the current 1.24 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) without any difficulty. Reaching NATOʼs target of 2 percent of GDP was "not completely beyond the imagination," Merkel said. She was addressing top military officers in Berlin, alongside her defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, on the eve of the budget debate in Germanyʼs parliament. Von der Leyen told the officers military spending would increase to about 1.3 percent of GDP by 2019, with a goal of 1.5 percent by 2025. US President Donald Trump in March singled out Germany for failing to meet a defense spending target of 2 percent of GDP agreed upon between NATO members.

more responsibility, " Merkel said. "Germany, France and the UK have decided that we will abide by the agreement, and we will do everything we can to see that Iran also abides by its responsibilities in the future." Merkel acknowledged that Iran is, in some respects, a destabilizing force in the Middle East. But she called the 2015 agreement, in which Iran agreed to discontinue any nuclear weapons development in return for the easing of sanctions, "an important pillar we donʼt want to do without."

German court confirms sentences for ex-Deutsche Bank fraudsters

The 2016 verdicts handed down to exDeutsche Bank employees for their part in a sales tax fraud scheme have been largely confirmed by federal judges, meaning that one former manager faces a three-year jail term. A former Deutsche Bank employee on Tuesday failed to see his three-year jail sentence revised by Germanyʼs Federal Court of Justice. In 2016,he and five other former Deutsche Bank workers were accused by prosecutors in Frankfurt of

taking part in a scheme involving the trading of carbon emission permits. The latter were designed to curb global warming, but were used to fraudulently collect tens of millions of euros of sales taxes. The case stemmed from an investigation into so-called carousel trades in the European Unionʼs carbon market in 2009 and 2010 in which some buyers imported emissions permits into an EU country without paying value-added tax.

European markets plunge at opening bell as stock market dip deepens Global markets continue to wobble precariously. European markets took a big hit as Tuesdayʼs trading began, following major losses across Asia and particularly in Japan. Wall Street fared no better on Monday. European markets opened on Tuesday awash with red, with the main benchmark indices all down around 3 percent followingWall Streetʼs Monday rout. Minutes after the bell to signal the start of trading, Germanyʼs DAX index dropped 3 percent to 12,308 points. It was a similar story in France and the UK, whose indices opened 3 and 2.5 percent lower respectively.


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Chinese migration brings social change to Italyʼs Alps Home to the largest concentration of Chinese residents in Europe, two mountain villages have become the unlikely setting of an integration experiment. Giulia Saudelli and Matteo Civillini report from northern Italy. At midday, the fog is so thick one can barely see the mountainside. From the vast space that opens out below, all one can hear are the Chinese workers busily hitting large slabs of stone with their chisels. The quarryʼs owner paces around them, making sure the precious material is handled with care. A few meters away a truck is ready to load the rough-cut stones, which, after a journey down a steep mountain road, will be delivered to the workshops in the tiny villages of Bagnolo Piemonte and Barge. This is the daily routine in the Infernotto Valley, in northern Italy, home to the largest Chinese community in terms of concentration in Europe. Since the early 1990s more than 1,300 of them have settled in this remote area, making up around 10 percent of the total population. The Chinese presence is so strong that Hu has now become the most common surname in Barge. Their arrival initiated what can be described as a 20-yearlong migration experiment, unintentionally providing a testing ground for integration policies in Italy and beyond. What brought them to this unlikely place is the Luserna stone.

WTO rules against Airbus in subsidies row with Boeing The global trade body has found the EU is still ignoring requests to stop its illegal subsidies for Airbus, handing a victory to its US rival Boeing and paving the way for potentially billions in punitive tariffs. In its ruling on Tuesday, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said the European Union had failed to remove support in the form of preferential government loans for AirbusʼsA380 superjumboand A350 twin-aisle jet programs, causing losses for Boeing and US aerospace workers. At the same time, however, the appellate division of WTOʼs Dispute Settlement Body dismissed a US claim that loans for Airbusʼs most popular models, the A320 and A330, were costing Boeing significant sales. The ruling was not subject to appeal, WTO said, potentially clearing the way for the US to seek billions of dollars in retaliatory tariffs against European exports. But its decision on the A320 and A330 models is seen narrowing the scope of punitive tariffs in one of the worldʼs longest and costliest trade disputes. 4

Japan economy shrinks for first time in 2 years The worldʼs third-largest economy has slid into reverse for the first time in two years as a result of sluggish consumption and seasonal factors. But experts said it was not the beginning of a longer downswing. Japanʼs economy contracted by 0.2 percent quarter on quarter in the January-March period, the Cabinet Office reported Wednesday. This brought to an end a series of eight consecutive quarters of growth — a streak not seen since the heady days of the miracle boom in the 1980s. The slight decline at the beginning of the year came as a blow to the economic policies of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is already under pressure over a series of scandals. The economy was hit by stagnant private consumption, fresh data showed. "Consumers will keep purse

United Kingdom waits to see how the post-Brexit winds will blow The UK is the current world leader in offshore wind capacity. But with the country heading for the EU exit door, can the renewable energy boom last? Lying unpainted on its side, the greenish curve of a 75meter (246 feet) long wind turbine blade bears a passing resemblance to a whale. Itʼs twice the length of a blue whale but at 25 tons, is much lighter than the earthʼs largest creature. For employees at the state-ofthe-art Siemens Gamesa factory in the port city of Hull in northern England, another comparison is more apt. "Four bull elephants, thatʼs how we equate it," said Alison Maxwell, the head of communications at the facility. Siemensʼ £160 million ($223 million/182 million euros) plant has manufactured these great fiberglass beasts for wind farms in Britain since it opened at the end of 2016 in the economically deprived city. And itʼs a good time to be in business.

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Nissan, Dongfeng to invest heavily in e-cars in China Together with its joint venture on the ground, Japanese automaker Nissan is to make a multi-billion-dollar investment in the production of e-cars in China. Beijingʼs e-car quota system goes into effect next year. Japanese carmaker Nissan and its Chinese joint venture partner Dongfeng Motor Company announced Monday they would invest $9.5 billion (€7.6 billion) in China to increase annual sales by 1 million vehicles andboost the production of electric cars. The move came as China was rolling out new regulations to limit gas vehicles in a bid to reduce air pollution across the Asian nation. Authorities in Beijing will implement a complex quota system as of 2019, requiring carmakers to produce a minimum number of electric vehicles. They are also looking at plans to completely ban fossil fuel cars at a date that has yet to be decided.

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strings tight unless the pace of wage increases shows a clear acceleration," said SMBC Nikko Securities Chief Market Economist Yoshimasa Maruyama. Other pundits mentioned special factors that impacted growth in the first quarter. "There were one-off factors ranging from stock market selloffs to higher vegetable prices due to bad weather," said Takeshi Minami, chief economist at Norinchukin. Also, the yen strengthened against other major currencies on safe-haven buying,clouding the prospects for Japanese exporters.

Seattle council to tax Amazon and other big companies to fight homelessness

Companies such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a levy for each full-time worker they have in Seattle. The city authority approved a compromise tax plan to fund services for those struggling to afford housing. In a compromise reached in the Seattle City Council on Monday, approval was given for a yearly "head tax" charge of $275 (€230) for each full-time worker at the cityʼs major companies. The council approved the tax, which is expected to raise about $48 million annually to pay for affordable housing and services for homeless people. Last year the city spent $68 million on homeless services. Nearly 600 employers with gross revenues of more than $20 million —including Starbucksand Amazon — will be expected to pay the charge in Seattle from next year onwards.

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White-sand Lupa Beach reopens outside Budapest for summer From today, May 11th, Lake Lupa is welcoming sunseekers for the summer season

Launched a year ago, this freshwater facility, referred to as Budapest’s beach, features soft white sand, comfy loungers, cocktails, parties, palm trees and plenty of aquatic attractions, including multiple sites for swimming, a wakeboard and diving centre. From today, May 11th, Lake Lupa is welcoming sunseekers for the summer season. Previously marked as a prohibited zone for swimming, a Budapest pit lake is now the city’s most coveted summertime destination. This clear-water haven is divided into two revamped areas: Bay Beach for bathers on a budget, Premium Beach for more exclusive visitors. This well-equipped facility with the lake comprises Lupa Beach where, at any one time, 10,000 people enjoy a real

seaside experience along a shore stretching over two kilometres. Having received yet another makeover for the season ahead, Lupa Beach now welcomes guests not only with water and sand. Two dozen restaurants sell barbecued delights, burger and wine – even Costes is here with fine food inspired by Michelin-awarded Costes Downtown. The extensive spit jutting out into the water, aka ‘long island’, features themed bars along the waterfront.

German university hospital defends auto firmsʼ nitrogen dioxide test ethics No experiments on animals or humans can take place in Germany without a go from an authorized ethics committee. Dr. Thomas Kraus from Aachen University Hospital says this was the case in the most recent NO2 scandal. The European Research Group on Environment and Health in the Transport Sector (EUGT) "did not impinge in any way on the nitrogen dioxide (NO2) research it commissioned Aachen University Hospital to do," Professor Thomas Kraus from the hospital told the German press agency DPA on Monday. The EUGT is a now defunct organization that was funded by German carmakers Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW plus partsmaker Bosch, thus raising questions of possible conflicts of interest. In 2013, 25 healthy volunteers were exposed to NO2 pollution for three hours, Kraus said. "None of them had any negative health effects," he went on, adding that the tests were meant to measure the impact of pollutants in the workplace.

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Russian accused of running spam network extradited to US Suspected Russian hacker Pyotr Levashov pleaded not guilty before a US judge after being extradited from Spain. Prosecutors claim he ran a massive computer network that sent out spam and installed malicious software. Spanish authorities have extradited to the US a Russian man suspected of carrying out cybercrimes using bulk spam emails and malicious software, US officials announced Friday. Pyotr Levashov, a 37-year-old from St. Petersburg, pleaded not guilty to the charges of wire and email fraud, hacking, identity theft and conspiracy after appearing before a federal judge in the US state of Connecticut. He re-

mains in detention. Levashov was arrested in Aprilwhile vacationing with his family in Barcelona. In October, Spainʼs National Court granted the US extradition request, rejecting a counter-extradition request from Russia. US prosecutors say Levashov ran the sprawling Kelihos botnet — a network involving up to 100,000 infected computers that sent spam emails, harvested usersʼ logins and installed malicious software that intercepted bank account passwords. According to the indictment, the network generated and distributed more than 2,500 spam emails a day and allegedly victimized thousands of people in the US.

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Gergő Szinyova: Comfortable/Comfortless The new exhibition at Kisterem, Comfortable/Comfortless, presents Gergő Szinyova’s latest series. The paintings’ extremely thin, print-like painted surfaces are similar to silk screen printing, and echo aesthetic characteristics of risograph printing. The artist developed a technique that makes it possible for him to paint print-like surfaces that are unique, unrepeatable and not multipliable, however, the repetition of digitally pre-drawn motifs in the pictures is a reference to the possibilities of reproduction. Gergő Szinyova (born 1986), one of the most prominent talents of his generation, participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the past years in Budapest, Graz, New York and Los Angeles. The artist developed a technique that makes it possible for him to paint print-like surfaces that are unique, unrepeatable and not multipliable, however, the repetition of digitally pre-drawn motifs in the pictures is a reference to the possibilities of reproduction. Gergő Szinyova (born 1986), one of the most prominent talents of his generation, participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the past years in Budapest, Graz, New York and Los Angeles. however, the repetition of digitally pre-drawn motifs in the pictures is a reference to the possibilities of reproduction. Gergő Szinyova, one of the most prominent talents of his generation, participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in the past years in Budapest, Graz, New York and LA.


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Mesut Özil and Ilkay Gündogan criticized for Erdogan meeting

Germany players Mesut Özil and Ilkay Gündogan have been criticized for meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Both are of Turkish heritage, but chose to represent Germany in international football. The Premier League stars, who were joined by a third player, Everton striker Cenk Tosun, met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Londonʼs Four Seasons hotel on Sunday. President Erdogan, who is up for re-election on June 24, is in the British capital for a three-day state visit, where he is to be received by Queen Elizabeth II and meet with Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday.

Löw unveils preliminary World Cup squad, signs new deal

Autopsy confirms Michael Goolaerts died of heart attack An autopsy carried out on the body of Michael Goolaerts has confirmed that the Belgian rider died of cardiac arrest. He suffered the heart attack and fell off his bike during a race on the weekend. Remy Schwartz, the state prosecutor for the northern French commune of Cambrai said the autopsy following Michael Goolaertsʼ death on Sunday, confirmed that the Belgian had died of cardiac arrest, as had been widely speculated. "The autopsy confirms the previous hypothesis that death was due to a heart attack and not a crash," Schwartz told the AFP news agency on Wednesday. "He suffered an attack while racing. His heart stopped, and thatʼs why he crashed." The 23-yearoldGoolaerts crashed in the early stages of the Paris-Roubaix oneday classicand shortly afterwards he was found unconscious and not breathing along the side of the road. He was rushed to a hospital in Lille, but the Verandaʼs Willems team rider was pronounced dead late on Sunday. Toxicology and other tests are now to be conducted on his body in an effort to determine an exact cause of the heart attack. The results of these may not be known for several weeks.

Mario Götzeʼs omission no real surprise as Joachim Löw shows his hand Itʼs no secret that Germany have an embarrassment of riches

Despite the temptation to go with the man who scored the World Cup winner in 2014, Joachim Löw was left with little choice but to leave Mario Götze out. As the names rolled across the screen at the announcement ofGermanyʼs 27-man provisional squadin Dortmund on Tuesday, the surprises were largely those of absence rather than selection. Doubts over the fitness of Manuel Neuer and the recentpersonal choices of Mesut Özil and Ilkay Gündogannever seriously threatened their places, meaning the selection of uncapped Freiburg

striker Nils Petersen was the only real shock among a host of familiar faces. Petersen may still miss out on Russia, with four players to be cut by June 4, but the man indelibly associated with Germanyʼs 2014 World Cup win will definitely have the summer off. As indeed will Andre Schürrle, his current Borussia Dortmund teammate and the man who provided the assist in Rio.

Bayern Munich confirm appointment of Miroslav Klose as U17 coach Germany head coach Joachim Löw has named his preliminary squad for the World Cup, which kicks off in Russia next month. The DFB has extended the head coachʼs contract through to the World Cup in 2022. Head coach Joachim Löw named a squad of 27 players, who will accompany him to the national teamʼs training camp in Austria next week. This means he will have to cut four players from the roster before departing for the tournament. 6

Former Germany striker Miroslav Klose has returned to Bayern Munich as coach of the clubʼs under-17 team. Klose played for Bayern between 2007 and 2011, winning two Bundesliga titles and two German Cups. Fridayʼs announcement of the appointment ofMiroslav Kloseas Bayern Munichʼs under-17 coach came as little surprise, as the club hadconfirmed last month that it was negotiating with the 39-year-old former strikerwith a view to him taking the job. The statement issued via Bayernʼs website said

that Klose has signed a two year contract, which will take him through to the summer of 2020. "Iʼm very much looking forward to the task at FC Bayern, and Iʼll do everything to justify the faith shown in me by the way I coach the young players," Klose said. "Itʼs our philosophy to secure the services of successful and valued former players. So Iʼm very glad that Miro Klose will pass on his enormous wealth of experience to our young talents, and that he will help us as a coach," said Bayernʼs sporting director, Hasan Salihamidzic.