Man killed in police skirmish had surprise corpse in his bathtub

Man killed in police skirmish had surprise corpse in his bathtub

Police in Dattenberg, Germany were surprised to find that a man they shot and killed in an altercation on Saturday had been keeping the corpse of another man who he apparently killed in his apartment, the district prosecutor in Koblenz announced on Monday.

Back in black, red, and gold

Back in black, red, and gold

The German football team has booked its first Euro 2008 victory and Germany is once again awash in black, red, and gold. But the country isn’t merely attempting to regain the good vibes of the World Cup from two years ago, writes The Local’s Marc Young.

Joop’s cemetery ‘penis statue’ irks German mourners

Joop’s cemetery ‘penis statue’ irks German mourners

German fashion designer Wolfgang Joop is stirring up a bizarre controversy at the Bornstedter cemetery in Potsdam with a well-endowed statue at his family burial site, German daily Bild reported on Monday.

Neo-Nazi NPD party takes hold in municipal vote in Saxony

Neo-Nazi NPD party takes hold in municipal vote in Saxony

The neo-Nazi NPD party has representatives in every county council in the eastern German state of Saxony after it increased its share of the vote in municipal elections on Sunday.

Police force Polish hooligans back over Frankfurt border bridge

Police force Polish hooligans back over Frankfurt border bridge

Police narrowly avoided a massive brawl in the eastern city of Frankfurt an der Oder on Sunday night between Polish and German hooligans after they forced 300 Poles back over a border bridge.

Germany coach Löw: ‘The Euro is a marathon’

Germany coach Löw: ‘The Euro is a marathon’

Joachim Löw, the coach of the German national football team, discusses the team’s first match on Sunday against Poland and looks forward to the rest of the Euro 2008 tournament.

Lufthansa adds Asia Pacific routes, but not fuel surcharges

Lufthansa adds Asia Pacific routes, but not fuel surcharges

German airline Lufthansa said on Monday it had launched two new routes from China and Singapore, but it would not burden customers with a surcharge despite increasing fuel prices.

German trade surplus jumps in April

German trade surplus jumps in April

German exports in April were up by a substantial 14 percent, according to the German national statistics office, Destatis, on Monday.

Merkel pledges backing for French EU presidency

Merkel pledges backing for French EU presidency

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged French President Nicolas Sarkozy her full support when Paris assumes the EU presidency next month despite ongoing differences, in an interview published Monday.

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German gender wage gap among EU’s worst

According to the European Union, German women are paid 22 percent less than their male counterparts.