Upset of Sakkari 'pretty awesome' for veteran player Maria
Tatjana Maria's Wimbledon run appeared to be in trouble when Maria Sakkari was a point away from going up 5-1 in the second set of their third-round match. Then Maria turned it around — in a hurry. The 34-year-old German won the next three points to get to 4-2 and later rattled off five games in a row to beat the fifth-seeded Sakkari 6-3, 7-5 at the All England Club.news.yahoo.com
Five CT police officers on leave after New Haven man paralyzed in transport van ride
Five Connecticut police officers are now on paid leave after a New Haven man was paralyzed on the way to jail. Footage from the June 19 incident shows 36-year-old Randy Cox, in handcuffs, slamming against the wall of a police transport van after the officer behind the wheel made a sudden stop. Cox is still in the hospital. National correspondent Jericka Duncan reports.news.yahoo.com
Germany's Scholz: No apology for reporter snubbed at G7
A spokeswoman for Olaf Scholz says the German Chancellor doesn’t feel the need to apologize to a reporter for curtly dismissing her question at the end of the Group of Seven summit he hosted this week, prompting widespread criticismwashingtonpost.com
Enchanted Forest festival offers 3 weekends of magical family fun
VASSAR, MI – The Mid-Michigan Enchanted Forest will open to merrymakers for three weekends in July to celebrate German history and fairytales. The wish gave birth to the festival. This year, the gates to the renaissance festival will open on Saturday, July 16, at 7464 Frankenmuth Road in Vassar. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31. Four stages will offer entertainment, including a rescue pirate puppy show, fire dancers, belly dancers, comedy shows, live music and more.mlive.com
Philippine militants accused of beheading tourists surrender
Two long-wanted Abu Sayyaf militant commanders accused of beheading two kidnapped Canadian tourists and a German in the southern Philippines have surrendered to authorities, officials said Friday. Almujer Yadah and Bensito Quitino gave themselves up to military officials in Jolo town in southern Sulu province and surrendered their assault rifles, Sulu military commander Maj. Gen. Ignatius Patrimonio and other security officials said. Sulu provincial police chief Col. Jaime Mojica said they will face multiple murder and other criminal charges, including violation of the country’s anti-terrorism law.news.yahoo.com
Ex-Michigan basketball star Moe Wagner in new Netflix movie ‘Hustle’
In what has to be a dream come true for former Michigan basketball star Moe Wagner, an NBA executive referred to him as “the German M.J.”Of course, the line was delivered in a movie in which Wagner portrays a fictional player. Wagner, who in real life plays for the NBA’s Orlando Magic, appears in the Netflix movie “Hustle,” starring Adam Sandler. Wagner plays Haas (his first name is not mentioned), a 19-year-old German basketball star who is being considered as the top NBA draft pick. Wagner, 25, recently wrapped his fourth season in the NBA and first playing with his younger brother Franz, another Michigan basketball alum. His character shares the same last name as former Purdue center Isaac Haas, whom Wagner faced several times in college.mlive.com
Norway ends contract for NH90 helicopters, wants full refund
NATO-member Norway terminated its two-decade-old contract with a France-based manufacturer for 14 maritime helicopters, citing delays, errors and time-consuming maintenance, The Norwegian defense minister said Friday that the government will return the NH90 helicopters it received so far and expects a refund of $525 million.
North student wins prestigious scholarship
Courtesy photoGrosse Pointe North junior Marc Mueller. Grosse Pointe North High School junior Marc Mueller is one of 250 high school students from across the United States who recently received a 2022-23 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship. The program — funded by the U.S. Congress and German Bundestag to strengthen ties between Germany and the Unitedgrossepointenews.com
How to Watch the French Open Men’s Final - Rafael Nadal vs. Casper Ruud | Channel, Stream, Start Time
Watch the French Open on FuboTV(5) Rafael Nadal vs. (8) Casper RuudWhen: Sunday, June 5Time: 9 a.m. ETChannel: NBCStream: FuboTV, Sling, DirecTV Stream, PeacockNadal is looking to win an incredible 14th French Open title, and all-time leading 22nd Grand Slam Championship on Sunday. Watch the French Open on FuboTVThis has been unquestionably Ruud’s best Grand Slam performance of his career. However, his play early this year, and his strong showing at Roland-Garros, Ruud has a shot to win his first Grand Slam title. Find the full French Open draws and results heremlive.com
Report: Merkel slams war in Ukraine, hints at next role
Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed Russia's attack on Ukraine and suggested a possible return to the limelight in her first semi-public comments since leaving office, the country's dpa news agency reported Thursday. Speaking at a trade union event late Wednesday, Merkel reportedly said she felt the need to address the war in Ukraine despite not wanting to provide any commentary from the sidelines, having stepped down as chancellor last December. Dpa quoted the former long-time leader saying she supported “all efforts by the German government as well as the European Union, the United States, our partners in the G-7, in NATO and the U.N. to stop the barbaric war of attack by Russia.”news.yahoo.com
President Biden promises action as mourning Uvalde residents urge him to "do something"
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited Uvalde, Texas, on Sunday, where they met with families of the victims of last week's mass shooting that killed 19 schoolchildren and two teachers. It was the president's second trip to the site of a mass shooting this month. He was met with demands for more than just his sympathy. Omar Villafranca reports.news.yahoo.com
Red Wings’ Moritz Seider steps up in Germany’s loss to Canada at Worlds
Moritz Seider flourished as a rookie with the Detroit Red Wings and on Friday carried that strong play over to the World Championship. Seider led Germany with five shots on goals and in ice time (24:13). Canada led 2-0 after one period and 5-1 after two. Seider scored on the power play with 7:25 remaining in the third period to cut Germany’s deficit to 5-3. Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice for Canada while Kent Johnson (University of Michigan), Cole Sillinger and Noah Gregor each scored a goal.mlive.com
This super chic Corktown restaurant will have you feeling like you’re touring Europe
With an eclectic menu ranging from a Mediterranean-inspired fish dish to some Georgian soup dumplings -- plus a sophisticated cocktail program to match -- Supergeil has all the ingredients for a fun night out. Michelle Oliver takes us there to Dine in the D.
Benedict woes come as German church reform pressure rises
A report on decades of sexual abuse in Germany that shone an unflattering spotlight on retired Pope Benedict XVI has come on top of already strong pressure in Germany to reconsider Catholic rules on issues including homosexuality and women’s roles.
Germany expands pensions to more Holocaust survivors
The organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis says Germany has agreed to extend compensation to Jewish survivors who endured the World War II siege of Leningrad and two other groups who had not received any monthly pensions from Germany.