Brisbane has long been home to Irmgard and Dieter Hoffmann. Now they’re rediscovering Germany for themselves, in the hilly region of northern Bavaria known as the Fränkische Schweiz, or Franconian Switzerland.
A fresh study looking at the innovativeness of 126 different countries sees Switzerland coming out on top again. Out of the top-25 creative pioneers, Israel, China and Iceland have the biggest upward momentum.
A deflected goal put Sweden into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time since 1994. Switzerland huffed and puffed but couldn't blow down Sweden's defensive wall.
Australia's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Philip Wilson, has been sentenced to a year's detention for covering up child sex abuse by a priest. It is a landmark case and has been hailed by survivors of abuse.
Angelique Kerber is the first German to win the title since Steffi Graf's victory in 1996. She previously won the 2016 Australian Open and 2016 US Open.
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