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    A German priest with a degree in psychology told a German Catholic news outlet that pornography can be a source of relief for celibate clergy and could have positive effects on the sexual life of married couples. The Rev. Hermann Backhaus, a German priest and psychologist, made the shocking comments during an interview with Katholisch, a German Catholic news website, which asked whether one could be a successful priest or have a happy marriage while consuming pornography. VATICAN WEBSITE DOWN AFTER APPARENT CYBERATTACK Backhaus responded by first admonishing the use of the term "pornographic," which he said has "a bit of a dirty connotation to it," before saying that some pornography use could have "positive effects" for priests and married couples alike. "A certain explicit representation of sexuality in relationships can lead to love life becoming more lively," Backhaus said. "So there are definitely also positive effects of explicit sexuality in relation to partnership and lived sexuality. With regard to celibate people, the consumption of explicit sexual depictions can have a relieving effect — there...
    A contentious goal awarded to Japan in this evening's match against Spain has bundled Germany out of the World Cup in sensational fashion. For the second tournament in a row, the Germans have crashed out during group stages - crushing fans hopes of glory and leaving exhausted players in tears on the pitch.  After failing to win either of their first two matches, Germany needed a victory over Costa Rica tonight and for Spain to beat Japan. While they came from behind to beat Costa Rica 4-2, Japan secured first place in Group E with a 2-1 victory over Spain, leaving Hansi Flick's men in third place and Costa Rica at the bottom of the table. The Germans hit the post three times during Thursday's match in what will no doubt haunt the players as they're sent packing this early in the tournament. But it's one particular call from the Japan-Spain match which is already causing the most controversy. Meanwhile during the Japan-Spain match, one particular call which went the way of Japan is likely to spark outrage among German diehards. Japan...
    PART-TIME German schoolteacher Daniel Siebert had been selected as one of UEFA’s representatives at Euro 2020. It will be his first major international tournament appearance, capping off a successful season officiating in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League. 1Part-time schoolteacher Daniel Siebert will be refereeing at Euro 2020Credit: AFP Who is Daniel Siebert? The 37-year-old started his journey into officiating in 1998 and in 2007 he was appointed a Bundesliga referee by the DFB. Siebert spent three years in the German second tier before making the step up to Germany’s top flight. He is ranked as a UEFA first category referee, a term given to a group of referees classified as among UEFA’s best. In October 2014, Siebert was selected as a FIFA referee, the youngest of the ten German representatives at the time. Siebert has brandished 139 yellow cards and just one red card over 35 games this season covering 10 different competitions. The German refereed Arsenal’s Europa League last-16 second leg victory against Olympiacos in March. Most read in Euro 2020AB ARREST Tampa police issue arrest warrant...
    WORLD CUP fans were full of admiration for Germany star Leon Goretzka after he collided with Spain's Sergio Busquets. The incident occurred during stoppage time at the end of the 1-1 draw between Spain and Germany. 2Sergio Busquets ran straight into Leon Goretzka at a set-piece 2Busquets dropped to the floor clutching his face in pain Hansi Flick's side were awarded a late set-piece and Busquests was given the task of marking Antonio Rudiger, who had a goal disallowed for offside in the first half. But Bayern Munich star Goretzka stopped the midfielder in his tracks and sent him flying to the floor. The Germany midfielder intended to block Busquets to give Rudiger space in the box, but made it look accidental. Busquets had the misfortune of running head first into Goretzka and immediately fell to the floor clutching his face before demonstrating with the referee. READ MORE ON THE WORLD CUPQATAR LATEST Calls for Foden to START for England vs Wales, Spain draw with Germany Fans watching at home found Goretzka's demeanour amusing as he was completely nonplussed after...
    SWITZERLAND are back at the World Cup - and hopeful of building on their last-16 finish in 2018. The talented Swiss are considered as one of the dark horses of the tournament within but face a tough task in a group with Brazil, Cameroon and Serbia. 2 Stoke City's Xherdan Shaqiri offers Switzerland's biggest threatCredit: Reuters What language do they speak in Switzerland? THERE are FOUR main languages spoken across the country. French, Italian and German are the main tongues and are the official langauges, whilst Romansh accounts for 0.6 percent of the population. That is spoken predominantly in the area of Grisons and is descended from the Latin spoken in the Roman Empire. The overwhelming majority of the country is German speaking, which includes the regions of the North West, East, Alps and swathes of Central Switzerland. 2 Xherdan Shaqiri in full flow for SwitzerlandCredit: AFP or licensors What language is the national anthem in? Called the Swiss Palm, the national anthem was composed in 1841 but wasn't adopted until 1961. Originally written in German, it has been translated into Italian, French and...
    Germany's players placed their hands over their mouths during a team photo ahead of their game against Japan in a World Cup Group E match on Wednesday in protest. The action was taken after FIFA threatened sanctions against teams and their captains if they went ahead with their plan to wear the LGBTQ 'OneLove' armband. All German players took part in the gesture in front of dozens of photographers on the pitch in Doha, Qatar - where homosexuality is illegal - ahead of the kickoff. After the protest in the Khalifa Stadium, the German Football Association (DFB) released an statement emphatically supporting its team, saying: 'To ban the armband is like banning our right to speak.' Meanwhile, watching from the stands, Germany's Interior Minister Nancy Fraser wore the banned armband instead. She had disguised it underneath a pink blazer, which she took off as the game began - revealing the band and the heart-shaped logo. Germany's players placed their hands over their mouths during a team photo ahead of their game against Japan in a World Cup Group E match on...
    JAMAL MUSIALA came through the ranks with England but represents Germany at international level. The Bayern Munich wonderkid revealed that England 'is home' for him but he plays for Hansi Flick's side internationally - and will face the Three Lions at Wembley. 3Musiala wrote his name in headlines by becoming Bayern's youngest CL scorerCredit: Reuters And having become Bayern's youngest Champions League scorer in 2021, it's understandable why both nations were desperate to get him amongst their squads. But who is Jamal Musiala and was he eligible to play for England? Who is Jamal Musiala? Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Jamal Musiala's mother is a German native whilst his father is British-Nigerian. Musiala, 20, moved to England at the age of seven when his mother began studying her sociology degree at the University of Southampton. Read More on Jamal MusialaMUS BE GREAT Musiala signs first pro deal with Bayern until 2026 after breakthrough seasonIN A JAM England suffer huge snub as Musiala 'picks Germany' following Bayern breakout Which allowed Jamal to answer his football calling courtesy of Chelsea who snapped...
    Chancellor Scholz with Singaporean ministers ahead of his speech on Monday.Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong have taken a united stance on continuing to work with China, but also remain committed to diversification. Scholz, attending the Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business in person for the first time, told a packed room in Singapore on Monday that economies must deepen free trade in the face of geopolitical tension, and not turn to protectionism. "Free and fair trade benefits all parties involved. It remains the foundation of our prosperity," he said. Scholz said Germany is keen to deepen economic ties with Asia-Pacific, not just China, in line with the pursuit of trade diversification.   But diversification, Scholz said, is not decoupling and understanding this at a time when concepts such as "nearshoring," deglobalization and self-sufficiency are gaining traction is crucial. Deglobalization is not an option for any one of us.Olaf ScholzGerman chancellor"Often these are nothing but protectionism in disguise," Scholz said.  "Deglobalization is not an option for any one of us."...
    A German Cold War-era nuclear fallout bunker with 10ft thick concrete walls has gone on sale on eBay for nearly £1.4million. The 850-square-metre apocalypse survival shelter is located in the town of Xanten, in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is up for grabs for the cool price of €1.6million (£1.39million). The eBay classified ad, which has made headlines in Germany, says: 'In the middle of beautiful Xanten is a highly secure haven for you, which will withstand the challenges of protecting a family under the most extreme conditions. 'The huge bunker system extends underground for 850 square metres [9,150 square feet] and convinces with the protection of its three-metre-thick concrete walls. 'At the time, the bunker was used for various operations by the Bundeswehr [the German Armed Forces].' The entrance to a German Cold War-era nuclear fallout bunker which is on sale for for €1.6million (£1.4million) The advert for the bunker on eBay The 850-square-metre apocalypse survival shelter is located in the town of Xanten. Pictured: the stairs leading into the underground nuclear fallout shelter The interior of...
    LIBBY German's mom has broken her silence following the arrest of her daughter's alleged killer, almost six years after the eighth-grader was found dead alongside her best friend in an Indiana woods. The Delphi murders, as the killings of Libby, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, became known, have been shrouded in mystery ever since the two girls' lifeless bodies were discovered on Valentine's Day 2017. 11Carrie, pictured with Libby, has spoken out after the arrest of her daughter's alleged killerCredit: Carrie Timmons 11Delphi murder suspect Richard Allen is shown above behind bars. He has pleaded not guilty to the killings of Abby and LibbyCredit: AP 11Grainy footage of a man walking was among the few clues that law enforcement released over the yearsCredit: Indiana State Police Police have never revealed how the two girls were killed, though documents leaked in the corresponding years suggest their bodies were "posed", both had lost a lot of blood, and trophies had been taken by their killer. The trail to identify the culprit also appeared, from the outside at least, to have grown all...
    A distraught California dog owner was put on suicide watch for a second time after her German Shepherd Zeus was euthanized Friday morning - months after being locked up for biting a stranger and the cop who came to seize him.  Faryal Kabir's 16-month-old puppy Zeus had been locked up and placed in isolation at Elk Grove Animal Shelter since the dog was seized by animal control officials on July 15, 2022 after it was deemed dangerous.    Lawyers Andrew Shalaby and Christine Kelly had prevented the dog from being euthanized twice, but during their third attempt to release the dog after a 105-day lock up the dog was killed. On Friday, an email was sent to both attorney's  informing them that the dog was 'euthanized humanely.' Faryal Kabir, Zeus attorney Andrew Shalaby went to his client's home hours after the execution to share the harrowing news.  Faryal Kabir and her German shepherd Zeus euthanized by the city of Elk Grove on Friday. Kabir was taken to hospital after learning the news and is now on suicide watch  Elk Grove Animal...
    A MAN was arrested on October 28, 2022, in connection to a 2017 cold case. Richard Allen is reportedly believed to have been involved in the killing of two teenage girls from Indiana nearly five years ago. 2A man was reportedly arrested on October 28, 2022, in connection to the 2017 murders of two teenage girls from IndianaCredit: Indiana State Police Who is Richard Allen and what is his connection to the Delphi murders? Richard Allen was allegedly arrested and booked into the Carroll County Jail on suspicion of murder, according to Fox 59 in Indianapolis. The 50-year-old - who has been reportedly moved to a state facility for his safety - is suspected to have been involved in the deaths of Abigail Williams and Liberty German. He is the first arrest made in relation to the 2017 cold case murders. As per the Kokomo Tribune, there will be a press conference held by the Indiana State Police scheduled for 10am on October 31, 2022. More information will be released by police on Monday at Delphi...
    A SUSPECT in relation to a 2017 cold case was allegedly arrested on Friday, October 28, 2022. Richard Allen is reportedly believed to have killed two teenage girls from Indiana nearly five years ago. 2A man was reportedly arrested on October 28, 2022, in connection to the 2017 murders of two teenage girls from IndianaCredit: Indiana State Police Who is Delphi murder suspect Richard Allen? Richard Allen was allegedly arrested and booked into the Carroll County Jail on suspicion of murder, according to Fox 59 in Indianapolis. The 50-year-old - who has been reportedly moved to a state facility for his safety - allegedly killed two girls years ago. He is the first arrest made in relation to the 2017 cold case murders. As per the Kokomo Tribune, there will be a press conference held by the Indiana State Police scheduled for 10am on October 31, 2022. More information will be released by police on Monday at Delphi United Methodist Church. Read More on Delphi murdersLOST INNOCENTS Delphi murders: What happened to Abigail Williams and Liberty...
    A German heir said she is 'annoyed' that she is set to inherit billions of dollars from her grandparents and said she wants nearly all of her inheritance taxed away. Traudl Engelhorn-Vechiatto died in September aged 94, leaving billions of dollars in tax-free inheritance to her granddaughter and heiress, Marlene Engelhorn.  However, the 30-year-old, who now lives in Austria, said she is not interested in inheriting the windfall that came from the family's chemical company. 'The dream scenario is I get taxed,' Ms Engelhorn told the New York Times.  Ms Engelhorn has committed to giving away 90 percent of her inheritance and wants the tax to go towards the state for redistribution. Ms Engelhorn also spoke to Vice News last year and told them: 'nobody should have that much tax-free money and power.' Knowing that she would one day inherit the fortune, Ms Engelhorn has spent the last decade campaigning for tax policies that would see her wealth heavily taxed and redistributed by the government. Ms Engelhorn is the co-founder of Tax Me Now, a group of wealthy people...
    A top German doctor who was jailed for killing his married lover by sprinkling cocaine on his penis before she performed oral sex on him has been ordered to pay £11,500 to cover the cost of medics' doomed bid to save the victim's life. Surgeon Dr Andreas David Niederbichler, 46, was jailed for nine years in 2019 for aggravated rape and bodily harm leading to death after making his lover, identified as Yvonne M., 38, take an overdose of cocaine that he had placed on his private parts. During his trial, Niederbichler had claimed that Yvonne, who died after suffering shortness of breath and collapsing, knew that he had put cocaine on his penis before she performed oral sex. But a German court rejected those claims and now a judge in Magdeburg, Germany, has ruled that Niederbichler must pay £11,500 (13,280 euros) to medical insurers IKK Gesund Plus who paid for Yvonne's medical treatment before she died. Niederbichler had previously refused to pay Yvonne's family £25,000 in compensation, with £9,000 each going to the dead woman's husband and son, and...
    The lawmaker accused of the stabbing death of a Las Vegas reporter broke down in tears in court while being denied bail on Tuesday as his wife and mother watched from the galley. An attorney for Las Vegas Democratic lawmaker Robert Telles, 45, had requested a 'reasonable' bail for his client accused of murder. A criminal complaint reads that Telles was 'lying in wait' to kill Jeff German, 69, of the Las Vegas Review-Journal on September 3. A judge on Tuesday denied Telles, who appeared to be praying in court, bail. His attorney had argued Telles was a 'danger to no one.' Visible were scars from Telles' alleged suicide attempt, which took place as a SWAT team zeroed in on his house in September following German's murder.  District Attorney Steve Wolfson previously said Telles was a 'flight risk and a danger to the community' and that he would argue for a 'very high bail,' according to Fox5. Telles' attorney unsuccessfully argued that 'this isn't a no bail case.' 'In this case, the safety of the community argument, Mr. Telles is...
    A mass grave containing the remains of 11 people tortured and executed by the Nazis during WWII has been found in a Polish 'forest of death'. The grisly discovery near the town of Jedwabne was made by researchers looking for the remains of a father and son who were allegedly shot and buried in the woodland in 1943. Instead, the researchers found a grave containing the remains of 11 Poles with their hands tied behind their backs and signs of torture. A mass grave containing the remains of 11 people tortured and executed by the Nazis during WWII has been found in a Polish 'forest of death' Nazis are seen posing outside Jedwabne's St. James the Apostle church in Poland where they are accused of carrying out atrocities The grisly discovery near the town of Jedwabne was made by researchers looking for the remains of a father and son The researchers say they now expect to find 'many more'. The mass grave in the north of Poland also contained bullet casing from a German Mauser, a weapon widely used by...
    A California woman was put on suicide watch after threatening to kill herself when her German shepherd puppy was put on doggy death row for biting a stranger - and the cop who came to seize him.  Faryal Kabir declared she wished to end her own life after the 16 month-old dog, named Zeus, was seized by Elk Grove animal control on July 15. He bit an unidentified man in May, leaving the victim with multiple bad scratches on his legs. Zeus then struck again in July, nipping an Elk Grove Animal control officer who turned up to seize him. That bite broke the unidentified man's skin.   The doomed dog was scheduled to be euthanized at Elk Grove Animal Shelter on Friday, but a lawsuit filed by Kabir, 46, on Wednesday has delayed the execution.  She filed it after being slapped with a court order forcing her to spend five days at Sacramento Behavioral Hospital from October 6 over fears she'd harm herself.  Speaking to DailyMail.com, Kabir revealed she's now suing the city after an ordeal she says has given...
    An Irish woman raped at knifepoint in Portugal 18 years ago by a man she believes is Christian Brueckner - the chief suspect in Madeleine McCann's disappearance - has spoken of her 'delight' after he was charged.  Hazel Behan, now 39, was attacked inside a holiday apartment in Praia da Rocha - 10 miles from Praia da Luz, where Maddie vanished - in June 2004 by 'a German man with piercing blue eyes' who broke in via the balcony.  Brueckner, who German prosecutors believe abducted Madeleine in May 2007, has now been charged with Ms Behan's rape and four other sex crimes carried out in the same area between 2000 and 2017. Ms Behan, who previously waived her right to anonymity to speak about her ordeal, said yesterday that she had believed there was 'zero chance' Brueckner would ever face court over the allegations and she is 'delighted' at her chance to get justice. Hazel Behan, now 39, was raped aged 20 inside a holiday apartment in Praia da Rocha, Portugal, by a man she believes is the main suspect in...
    Madeleine McCann prime suspect Christian Brueckner has been charged with a series of sex crimes but crucially not the disappearance of the British toddler. Convicted rapist Brueckner, 45, was named as the man responsible for Madeleine's May 2007 abduction two years ago by German police in a fanfare sparked worldwide media attention. But since then eyebrows have been raised as no charges have come and the investigation has failed to positively link him despite prosecutors giving the heart-breaking news they had 'concrete evidence' the little girl was dead and he was the culprit. Instead today investigators charged Brueckner with the rapes of two unknown women in Portugal, the rape of Irish tour guide Hazel Behan in 2004, sexual abuse in April 2007 on a Portuguese beach close to where Madeleine vanished just a month later and a further sexual abuse case in 2017 again in Portugal. The offences are said to have taken place over a period between December 2000 and June 2017 when Brueckner was travelling between his native Germany and Portugal. German prosecutors have named Christian Brueckner (L),...
    The wreck of a long-lost World War I German U-boat that sank a century ago was discovered by a sleuthing diver off the coast of Virginia.  The SM U-111, which was a 235-foot ship that sank three Allied merchant ships in the Atlantic Ocean during its time with the German Imperial Navy, sank on August 31, 1922 in waters that U.S. Navy said were 1,600 feet deep. Over Labor Day, diver Erik Petkovic was on board the R/V Explorer about 40 miles off Virginia's coast peering into a video monitor linked to a remotely operated vehicle searching 400 feet below when he yelled out: 'That's it! There it is!' ABOVE: An open hatch on the conning tower of U-111 shows an interior ladder ABOVE: A deck gun mount on U-111 with the utility claw of the remote operated vehicle in the foreground ABOVE: The first footage of the U-111 from June 2022 shows a portion of it covered in fishing nets. The wreck is accessible by underwater robots and a small number of technical divers.  The shipwreck enthusiast started diving...
    A Las Vegas official who is accused of fatally stabbing a journalist who exposed his martial affair has been charged with murder and could lose his $130,000 salary.  Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, 45, was arraigned on Tuesday, officially being charged with the 'unlawful, heinous, senseless murder of [Las Vegas Review-Journal] reporter Jeff German.'   'The Clark County District Attorney, on behalf of the state of Nevada, has officially filed a criminal complaint charging you with a crime of murder,' Judge William D. Jansen said.  Telles, who has not publicly denied the murder, will be represented by a public defender. He will also continue to be held without bail.  German, 69, was found stabbed to death outside his home on September 3, a day after a straw hat-wearing suspect was found on surveillance footage near the journalist's home.  German - who worked in Sin City for most of his career - died of 'multiple sharp force injuries' in a homicide, the Clark County Office of the Coroner Medical Examiner said earlier this month.  His death came after a series of articles...
    Russian-born Anna Sorokin went by the name of Anna Delvey and posed as a wealthy German heiress to scam her way into New York's high society from 2013 to 2017.  Sorokin, 31, was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison after being convicted of eight grand larceny and theft of services charges for swindling banks, hotels and friends out of $275,000 in a 10-month spree. After serving nearly four years, she was released in February 2021 for good behavior. In no time the 'German heiress' went back to her previous posh lifestyle. She rented a swanky apartment in Chelsea, Manhattan, and did the media circuit, boldly telling one reporter 'crime pays, in a way.'  She signed a deal with Netflix to advise on its production of Inventing Anna, a miniseries based on her life. A judge allowed her to sign the lucrative deal as a way to pay back her victims. Just six weeks after enjoying her freedom, she was arrested by immigration agents for allegedly overstaying her visa and has been in ICE custody in Orange County, New York, ever since. ...
    Soldiers drive a "Marder" infantry fighting vehicle of the German armed forces Bundeswehr during the informative educational practice "Land Operation Exercise 2017" at the military training area in Munster, northern Germany.Afp Contributor | Afp | Getty Images Ukraine's relations with Germany have soured this week, with Kyiv asking why Berlin reneged on its promise to provide heavy weaponry. Tensions over Germany's provision of Leopard tanks and infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine — or lack thereof — came to a head this week when Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba publicly asked why Berlin was backtracking on a pledge made to send these weapons to Ukraine. "Disappointing signals from Germany while Ukraine needs Leopards and Marders now — to liberate people and save them from genocide," Kuleba said on Twitter, adding that there was "not a single rational argument on why these weapons can not be supplied, only abstract fears and excuses." "What is Berlin afraid of that Kyiv is not?" he added. The Marder is a German infantry fighting vehicle designed to be used alongside Leopard battle tanks in combat. Kuleba's...
    Drew Angerer/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump praised Mathias Döpfner after a report that a leaked email had revealed the German media magnate invited his top staffers to join him to pray for a Trump victory in 2020. Oh, and the ex-president tossed in a claim that he had won that election, because of course he did. Döpfner is the CEO and 22% owner of Axel Springer SE, the global media company with holdings that include Politico, Politico Europe, Business Insider, and German publications like Die Welt, Bild, and the German edition of Rolling Stone. As first reported by the Washington Post, Döpfner sent an email to several of his “closest executives” a few weeks before the 2020 presidential election praising Trump and inviting them to join him for a prayer for his re-election. According to the Post, Döpfner wrote that Trump had made the right decisions regarding five out of six policy areas, only missing the target regarding climate change. “Mehr hat keine amerikanische Regierung der letzten 50 Jaren geschafft,” he wrote. (“No other American administration has done more in...
    A Las Vegas sheriff shut down questions from a reporter asking whether former President Donald Trump has any connection to the killing of a local journalist, pointing to Trump’s past criticism of the profession. Las Vegas police arrested a county government official on Wednesday in connection to the fatal stabbing of Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German, although a motive remains unclear. Officials updated the media on the details of the homicide on Friday, prompting a local reporter to ask whether there was a connection to Trump and his “normalization of violence against journalists.” “I think this is probably an inappropriate venue to speculate on that or opine on that. I think it needs to be stated and noted that it is troublesome because it is a journalist, and we expect journalism to be open and transparent and a watchdog for government,” said Sheriff Joseph Lombardo. POLICE SERVE SEARCH WARRANTS IN CONNECTION WITH LAS VEGAS REPORTER'S HOMICIDE “And when people take it upon themselves to create harm associated with that profession, I think it’s...
    The sheriff of Clark County, Nevada was asked by a reporter on Friday if former President Donald Trump was in any way to blame after a local journalist was murdered this week. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported one of its own journalists, Jeff German, was stabbed to death Wednesday outside of his Las Vegas home. The paper noted Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, a Democrat German had written extensively about while chronicling “public wrongdoing,” has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The Review-Journal reported: The stunning development came a day after Las Vegas police asked for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the case. An early morning search of Telles’ home on Wednesday provided the first indication that the Friday killing might be related to German’s work exposing public wrongdoing. The investigative reporter was pursuing a potential follow-up story about Telles in the weeks before he was killed. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo updated the public about the homicide Friday at a press conference. One reporter noted the presser was probably not an “appropriate” time to talk about “politics.” Lombardo responded,...
    Jeff German’s articles exposed alleged bullying and favoritism within Clark County’s government, and as he had expected, they had immediate impact. The work of the Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter was widely viewed as contributing to the June election loss of Robert Telles, whose office oversaw the estates of people who died without estate plans. But that sort of work was nothing extraordinary for German, who for decades had taken on police, judges, casino executives and mob bosses. That’s why German’s murder over the Labor Day weekend, which police say was committed by the slight, unimposing man German reported on, resonated profoundly with the writer’s colleagues in Las Vegas and around the country. A journalist had been murdered, apparently for speaking truth to power, and it seemed to many in the news business to epitomize an increasingly perilous environment for their work. Jeff German, an investigative reporter for the Las Vegas Review-Journal shown in June 2021, was found fatally stabbed outside his home Saturday.(K.M. Cannon/ Las Vegas Review-Journal) German, 69, loved to regale friends with the story of how...
    The murder of a Vegas reporter might be linked to a sordid video he published exposing a Democrat official leaving the backseat of his car with a woman he was having an affair with.  Investigative reporter Jeff German, 69, who worked for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, was found dead outside his home on Saturday morning. Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, 45, was arrested on Wednesday in connection to the death.  Telles refused to deny he was involved in the killing to reporters outside his home, shortly before he was picked up by cops. Telles failed to win reelection after German published numerous exposes about the turmoil in his office. A particularly damaging revelation was about an affair Telles was having with a colleague after German published a video of him exiting a vehicle with his lover.     Staffer Roberta Lee-Kennett, 45, left the backseat of the car at the same time as the official, and can be seen hoisting her skirt down.  The clip was published by the late investigative reporter in May.     Telles' home was searched by Las Vegas...
    A POLITICIAN has been arrested after a reporter who allegedly conducted a "smear" campaign against him was mysteriously stabbed to death. Clack County Public Administrator Robert Telles was booked on suspicion of murder Wednesday evening. 1Jeff German was mysteriously killed while working on a story about a public officialCredit: AP This comes after Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German was killed on Friday He had been working on a follow-up story on Telles the week of his death. "The arrest of Robert Telles is at once an enormous relief and outrage for the Review-Journal newsroom," said Executive Editor Glenn Cook. "We are relieved Telles is in custody and outraged that a colleague appears to have been killed for reporting on an elected official." More to follow...For the latest news on this story, keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video.Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    Christian Sewing, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank, has acknowledged that a recession in Germany is inevitable, and urged leaders to accelerate its decoupling from China.Denis Balibouse | Reuters Deutsche Bank CEO Christian Sewing warned Wednesday that a recession in Germany is inevitable, and urged the country's leaders to accelerate its decoupling from China. In a speech at the Handelsblatt Banking Summit in Frankfurt, Sewing noted that Russia's war in Ukraine had "destroyed a number of certainties" on which the global economic system was predicated over the past few decades.related investing newsPositioning for a 'bullish shock' to oil markets? Here's one strategist's top stocks to cash inWeizhen Tan8 hours agoHe cited a halting of globalization due to major geopolitical tensions, which is unlikely to abate any time soon and has disrupted global value and supply chains, along with a bottleneck in the labor market and a scarcity of gas and electricity leading to soaring costs, as key reasons why euro zone inflation is at record highs. "As a result, we will no longer be able to avert a recession in...
    Harry and Meghan may no longer be senior royals but their trip to Germany on Tuesday certainly felt like a state visit. German media rolled out the red carpet for the 'super celebrities' and the pair, who seemed visibly relaxed and in good humour, were greeted by hordes of screaming fans. The Duchess and Duke were in Düsseldorf to promote next year's Invictus Games, a paralympic-style sporting event for armed forces veterans of which Harry has long been a patron. The Prince immediately endeared himself to fans and media in attendance, kicking off the press conference in German before cracking a joke about Düsseldorf's famous Altbier. 'I heard the beer here is better than in Cologne. Is that true?' Harry joked, poking fun at the Kölsch beer brewed just 25 miles further south.  'We have to find out. What could be a better reason than this hot day.'  The Prince immediately endeared himself to fans and media in attendance, kicking off the press conference in German before cracking a joke about Düsseldorf's famous Altbier German media rolled out the red...
    watch nowVIDEO6:0706:07Uniper CEO: The worst is still to come after Russia halts gas flows to EuropeStreet Signs Europe German energy giant Uniper on Tuesday warned the worst is still to come as concerns over Russian gas supplies to Europe through fall and winter continue to push up prices. "I have said this a number of times now over this year and I'm educating also policymakers. Look, the worst is still to come," Uniper CEO Klaus-Dieter Maubach told CNBC's Hadley Gamble at Gastech 2022 in Milan, Italy. "What we see on the wholesale market is 20 times the price that we have seen two years ago — 20 times. That is why I think we need to have really an open discussion with everyone taking responsibility on how to fix that," he added. Russia's state-owned energy giant Gazprom on Friday indefinitely halted gas flows to Europe via a major pipeline, stoking fears that parts of Europe could be forced to ration energy through winter. Uniper, as Germany's biggest importer of gas, has been hit hard by vastly reduced gas flows via...
    A German businessman who ran one of Cologne's oldest carnival societies has been named as the pilot of the 'ghost plane' which crashed into the Baltic Sea yesterday. Karl-Peter Griesemann, 72, the head of private air ambulance company Quick Air, was flying from Jerez in Spain to Cologne when he diverted in to the Baltic Sea and spiralled into the water near Latvia, according to Bild. His wife, Juliane, daughter Lisa, 26, who is a trained pilot, and her boyfriend Paul were also on board the Austria-registered Cessna 551. Aviation experts said the drop in pressure could have caused the pilot and passengers to all pass out.  NATO jets scrambled to intercept the plane which stopped responding to controllers' calls after problems were reported in the cabin. Karl-Peter Griesemann, 72, pictured with his wife Juliane, has been named as the pilot of the plane which crashed near Latvia yesterday Daughter Lisa, 26, who is a trained pilot and a keen horse rider, and her boyfriend Paul (pictured together) were also on board the Austria-registered Cessna 551 The plane turned twice, at...
    IT CAN be challenging to know what dog breed to pick as a pet if you've never had one. Luckily, one former dog groomer has revealed the five dog breeds she wouldn't own after working with them for three years. 6TikTok user Jozadak revealed the five dog breeds she wouldn't ownCredit: TikTok/@jozadak 6After spending years grooming dogs, she said German Shepherds were high maintenance to keep cleanCredit: Getty TikTok user Jozadak, from Florida, US, uploaded a video of the five breeds, and first recommended steering clear of German Shepherds as they can be such high maintenance. She explained: "These are beautiful dogs, I love German Shepherds. "But the maintenance that comes with owning one of these - either you're doing it poorly or you're not doing it well enough." She adds you will be eating fur for breakfast, lunch and dinner, that washing them will clog your bathtub and in general too much maintenance. READ MORE ON DOGSPAMPERED POOCH I let my dog get away with more than my boyfriend - and she eats better tooOH MY DOG! Here's what...
    A seven-year-old Italian girl was crushed to death by a 440lb marble statue on Friday while she was on holiday in Germany with her parents. Lavinia Trematerra from Naples, south-western Italy, was playing in the hotel courtyard with a boy when the unfixed statue toppled on top of her from the pedestal it had been perched on for around 20 years. The tragic accident took place in Munich, south-western Germany, on Friday at around 7.30pm. She was crushed by the statue in full view of her father, reports said. Seven-year-old Lavinia Trematerra (pictured) from Naples, south-western Italy, was playing in the hotel courtyard with another boy when the unfixed statue toppled on top of her from the pedestal it had been perched on for around 20 years Three people in the hotel heard Lavinia's screams, ran to her aid, and lifted the statue off her. Paramedics arrived on the scene in Munich's Isarvorstadt district and tried to resuscitate the youngster while taking her to a local hospital. But sadly, almost two hours later, Lavinia succumbed to her severe injuries. Munich Police,...
    Dortmund, Germany (CNN Business)People on the frontlines of Europe's gas crisis are scrambling to get solar panels for their homes and businesses as they confront a "perfect storm" that's sending energy prices to record levels. In the first six months of this year, Germany saw a 22% jump in the installation of solar systems, compared with the same period last year, according to data shared with CNN Business by the German Solar Association. This included residential and commercial uses, from small installations on private rooftops to large solar farms, the group said.For companies in the renewable energy industry, that has created a major rush in sales — and an additional strain on supply chains.Demand for solar power was already on the rise in Europe's biggest economy, as energy prices surged, policy incentives were introduced and adoption of the technology became more mainstream. But more recently, consumers have also faced ever higher utility bills, scorching temperatures, and renewed anxiety over whether they'll be able to keep the heat on this winter. Why UK energy prices are rising much faster than...
    German prosecutors have charged a 98-year-old man with war crimes after discovering he was a former soldier who manned the watchtowers at one of the Nazis' notorious prisoner of war camps. The accused, who resides in Berlin and was not named due to German privacy laws, was a member of the Wehrmacht and was deployed at the 'Stalag-365' POW camp in the city of Volodymyr-Volynsky, in modern day western Ukraine. It is said he was complicit in the murder of a staggering 809 Soviet POWs who were held in horrific conditions at the camp between November 1942 and March 1943. The POWs were among the 3 million Soviets who died by execution, forced labour, starvation, thirst and exposure while in captivity during WWII. The Berlin court is awaiting further information on the man's supposed involvement in the deaths before it proceeds with trial. But if the case is called, it could set a precedent for many more prosecutions for Nazi war crimes, which have historically been limited only to SS guards linked to concentration camps and the Holocaust rather than...
    A veterinarian has shared the simple test she conducts to find out if a dog is safe for adoption or not, and all you need is a stick and a bowl of food. American TikTok account 'doggyregion' shared a video of a vet conducting a test with two different dogs, placing a bit of food down in front of each to see their reaction when someone tries to take it away. She used a 'fake hand' on the end of a stick to show the different behaviours of both dogs, with one animal launching for the hand when she tried to move its bowl and the other not reacting at all.  American TikTok account 'doggyregion' shared a video of a vet conducting a test with two different dogs, placing a bit of food down in front of each to see their reaction when someone tries to take it away @doggyregion Click link in the bio to claim your free training guide #dogtraining #dogtrainingtips #dogobedience #dogtraining101 #balanceddogtraining #packleader  #puppiesoftiktok #dogsofttiktok #puppytrainingtips #dogtrainingtips #dogtrainingtricks #puppies #retrievers #fypシ #puppytraining101 // C:  thinkingcanine // DM for removal ♬ original sound - doggyregion 'In real life people will try...
    Under the darkness of night while the people of Konstanz, Germany, slept, a 29.5-foot-tall statue weighing 18 tons was brought to the port and erected in mid-August 1993. The statue and its design were created by sculptor Peter Lenk and remained physically “under wrap” for five days until April 24 when it was unveiled. People gathered in the harbor that day and bit by bit, the dark wrapping around the statue revealed a striking woman with a large bosom barely hidden by her dress. More scandalous though was that she held two tiny naked figures in her hands—Pope Martin V and Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund. One could only imagine what was going on in the minds of the people of Konstanz as they watched the statue rotate on her axis, completing a circle in four minutes. Perhaps in learning that the statue was a sex worker called Imperia did things start to make sense. NEWSLETTERSBeast Travel DigestGet the entire world in your inbox.SubscribeBy Clicking "Subscribe" you agree to have read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy Imperia sits on...
    Dortmund/London (CNN Business)Germany's Rhine river is getting too dry, snarling supply chains and creating more problems for its struggling economy.Water in the river has dropped to "exceptionally low" levels in some areas, disrupting shipping on the country's most important inland waterway, German officials told CNN on Friday. A lack of rainfall in recent months means that cargo ships are now carrying lighter loads, transport costs are soaring, and economic and power supply risks are worsening.Last month, Germany's Federal Institute of Hydrology warned that water flows at the Kaub gauge, located to the west of Frankfurt, were already at just 45% of average levels for this time of year. The agency said that had created "frequent obstructions" for ships.Now, water levels are expected to fall even further before rising "very slightly" in the coming weeks, the Rhine Waterways and Shipping Authority said Friday.Read MoreThe situation is reminiscent of 2018, when similar problems with the river led to a "standstill of freight shipping" and reduced German economic growth by an estimated 0.2%, according to Deutsche Bank economists.Higher costsAlthough water levels this year...
    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz inspected a mechanical turbine at the center of a natural gas dispute and declared Wednesday “there are no problems” with the part besides information from Russia’s state-controlled gas company. Russian energy giant Gazprom last week halved the amount of natural gas flowing through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to 20% of capacity, citing delays with the turbine’s repair and delivery. But Scholz insisted the needed part was is ready to be shipped to Russia at any time. German partner Siemens Energy earlier this year sent the turbine to Canada for an overhaul. The German government says the finished piece was meant to be installed in September and alleges that Moscow is using misleading technical explanations in a political ploy and to push up gas prices. The turbine is now stored at a Siemens Energy facility in Germany’s western city of Mulheim an der Ruhr. “This thing is perfect. Its installation can be done immediately,” Scholz said while standing in front of the large piece of machinery. “It is here. It’s ready...
    THE BBC had to apologise after Jill Scott let off a passionate expletive filled outburst during England's Euro 2022 win. England Women won 2-1 in a tense Wembley final thanks to Chloe Kelly's extra-time winner. 2Jill Scott gave Sydney Lohmann a piece of her mindCredit: Reuters 2Scott had the last laugh as she helped England Women to a famous winCredit: Reuters But minutes before that crucial goal tempers flared in what became a physical game between two top sides. After Scott was fouled by Germany's Syndey Lohmann she immediately sprang to her feet to give her opponent a piece of her mind. The 35-year-old could be seen saying: "F*** off you f***ing p****". BBC commentator Robyn Cowen apologised to offended viewers straight away as it was clear what Scott said, even without sound. READ MORE IN FOOTBALLPARTY TIME England heroes dance on press conference table and belt out It's Coming Home Cowen said: "Apologies to any lip readers. "Not sure you need to be one to figure out what Jill Scott thought of that." But many viewers loved the passion...
    Berlin, London (CNN Business)The German city of Hanover has banned hot water in public buildings and has introduced measures to reduce heating and energy usage as Europe faces a potential natural gas crisis this winter. "Every kilowatt-hour saved saves the gas storage tanks," said the mayor's office in a news release on Wednesday. It's the first city in Germany to switch to cold showers in public buildings, making hot water unavailable for handwashing and other uses in government facilities, gyms, and swimming pools. The city, located in the country's northwest, will also reduce heating in public buildings, as well as stop lighting up public buildings during the evenings. Hanover will also turn off public fountains. "The goal is to reduce our energy consumption by 15%," said Mayor Belit Onay. "This is a response to the looming gas shortage, which is a big challenge for municipalities — especially for a big city like Hanover." Read More"The situation is unpredictable, as just the last few days have shown," he added. "Nevertheless, the state capital is trying to prepare as best it can."Across...
    MICHAEL Schumacher's wife Corinna Betsch has stood steadfastly by her stricken husband ever since his tragic skiing accident back in 2013. But while her husband found fame as a Formula One champ, here's a little about his wife. 3 Michael and Corinna have been married since 1995Credit: Getty - Contributor Corinna's life and times The 50-year-old German was born on March 2, 1969 in Halver in what was West Germany and is also keen on sports. In 2010 she won the European Championship in western style horse riding. She married the seven-times F1 champ in August 1995 in Germany and the couple live in Switzerland. The couple own horse ranches in Texas and Switzerland. After Michael's skiing accident Corinna has kept out of the spotlight. F1 legend Michael, a seven times world champion, was put in a medically induced coma after a fall in the French Alps in December 2013. He was skiing with his son Mick, when he hit his head on rocks. And, despite wearing a helmet, the German star fell into a coma for six months after...
    BERLIN (AP) — A German woman was convicted Tuesday of membership in the Islamic State group and other offenses for traveling to Syria to join the organization with her young son. She was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. The Duesseldorf state court said Verena M., whose full name wasn’t released in line with German privacy rules, was convicted of membership in a foreign terrorist organization and abduction of a minor, among other charges. The court found that the defendant traveled to Syria in 2015 with her son, then aged 5, without the knowledge of the child’s father. It found that she ran the household and brought up her son in line with IS ideology while her new husband fought for the group, and that the couple had two Kalashnikov rifles. The child was lucky to emerge unscathed from two bombing attacks during their time with IS, judges found. The defendant surrendered to Kurdish forces in 2019. She and her three children — two more were born in Syria — were repatriated to Germany in October last year. The...
    A piece by famed British artist Damien Hirst was taken down after animal rights campaigners complained that a UV light inside was killing flies. 'A Thousand Years' (1990) features two connected glass cases, one with a box where flies and maggots hatch and another which contains a UV light. Flies hatch and make their way toward the light before being zapped. The iconic work was removed from display at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, northern Germany this week after PETA and the city's veterinary office expressed opposition. A tamer version of 'A Thousand Years' than has previously been displayed, PETA and Wolfsburg's veterinary office nevertheless campaigned for the work to be removed - and won Famed artist Hirst, 57, is reportedly Britain's wealthiest living artist (file image) They claimed the piece violated Germany’s Animal Welfare Act, which outlawed the killing or harming of animals 'without good reason'. A PETA representative said: 'Killing animals has nothing to do with art, it just shows the arrogance of people who literally will stop at nothing for their own interests.' Museum director Andreas Beitin said: 'We thought that...
    A giant swastika has been uncovered mowed into a field near Berlin. The Nazi symbol, which is banned under German law, was spotted by an eagle-eyed journalist who happened to be flying over Brandenburg state on Tuesday. Julian Röpcke, who edits the policy desk for tabloid Bild, posted images of the field to Twitter - alerting police who are now investigating. Police are investigating after this giant swastika was discovered mowed into a field in Brandenburg state, near Berlin, on Tuesday Mr Röpcke said officers went to the area on Tuesday evening and found the field, but the swastika was gone. The owner of the field admitted it had been recently mowed and is now being investigated for breaking German law on banned political symbols. Mr Röpcke wrote: 'Apparently, because of these tweets, there is now one less 20m swastika less in the world. 'The fact that it had already disappeared when the police arrived last night probably speaks against the thesis that someone just mowed badly here. 'In the meantime, criminal proceedings have been initiated under Section 86 A of...
    MICK SCHUMACHER believes his dad Michael is the greatest of all time and admitted he's OK with comparisons between the pair. The 23-year-old is aiming to follow in his father's footsteps and become an F1 champion. 3Mick Schumacher made his F1 debut this year 3The German claimed his seven-time world champion father Michael is the best driverCredit: Getty - Contributor Haas driver Mick's dad Michael is a seven-time world champion - tied with Lewis Hamilton who also beat his legendary 91-race win record. Yet the German claimed his old man remains the best after insisting that he understands the constant comparisons with the 53-year-old. Speaking last year to Bild, he said: “I’m OK with that; all the questions and comparisons with my father do not bother me. “For me, he is the all-time best in this sport, to which he has given his all. I don’t see why I should disregard that.” READ MORE IN F1HORROR CRASH Zhou Guanyu's car ROLLS OVER in British GP crash as Russell rushes to his aid Schumacher Jr made his debut for Haas last...