Germany has decided to suspend its noise pollution laws during the World Cup to allow late-night public viewing. The government made the decision due to the time difference with Brazil, the host of the tournament.
Starting next year, German parties in the Bundestag will receive an additional €25 million in taxpayer funding. It's not the first time the Bundestag has passed a costly bill during a major soccer tournament.
Hooligans, hackers and discrimination: These are the things that have been making the headlines ahead of the 2018 World Cup. Russian officials, though, say fans should feel welcome and safe. So what should they expect?
Video assistant referee technology (VAR) will make its debut at the World Cup in Russia this summer, despite opposition from fans. The technology has had mixed success since its introduction in Germany last year.
Berlin is walking a fine line in the row between London and Moscow over a nerve agent attack on an ex-spy. Germany has accepted Russia was "probably" behind the attempted murder but stopped short of direct confrontation.
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