Germany's central bank, the Bundesbank, raises its forecasts for German economic growth in 2013 and 2014.
Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels is ruled out until January after injuring an ankle while playing for Germany.
England suffer their second friendly defeat at Wembley in five days as Per Mertesacker gives Germany victory.
Germany is under review by the European Commission to see if its international trade surplus is hampering Europe's economic recovery.
Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez gets his first England call-up for the friendlies against Chile and Germany at Wembley.
The German Football Association will be bidding to host Euro 2024 - 18 years after the country staged the World Cup.
Bosnia-Hercegovina qualify for their first World Cup finals as an independent nation after beating Lithuania 1-0.
Republic of Ireland interim manager Noel King reveals delight with his team's display despite losing 3-0 to Germany.
The Republic of Ireland's faint hopes of making the World Cup qualifying play-offs end with defeat by Germany, who seal their place in the finals.
Stefan Kiessling could be offered a recall to the Germany squad despite saying he would never play under Joachim Low again.
Germany recover from a goal adrift to beat France 2-1 and claim the first win over Les Blues by a Germany side for 26 years.
Injury-doubt Robbie Keane travels with the Republic of Ireland to the Faroe Islands but Andy Keogh is out of the game.
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni insists he will stay on in the job despite Friday's humiliation by Germany.
Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni says they are battling for second place behind Germany in World Cup qualifying.
The Republic of Ireland crumble to a humiliating 6-1 defeat as a ruthless Germany maintain their 100% record in Group C.
Discontent is rising among Republic of Ireland fans ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Germany
Jonathan Walters gets the nod ahead of Shane Long as the Republic of Ireland's lone striker against Germany in Dublin.