Dirt really stresses out Germans on holiday

Dirt really stresses out Germans on holiday

For vacationing Germans, a dirty hotel room or an untidy beach is a primary stress inducer, according to new survey results announced on Tuesday. They’re also worried about possibly getting sick while at the beach or on the slopes.

German investor confidence at 17-year low

German investor confidence at 17-year low

German investor confidence hit a record low point in July, a key survey showed on Tuesday, but analysts skirted any recession forecast as high oil prices and the euro weigh on the economy.

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Group of German youth attack elderly man

A group of unprovoked young people assaulted a 63-year-old foreign man on Monday in Munich. The incident comes just after two young men were sentenced for an attack on a pensioner in a Munich subway station last December.

Man brings WWII grenade to police in shopping bag

Man brings WWII grenade to police in shopping bag

Elsterwerda police had to secure their station for two hours after an elderly man who found a World War II-era grenade laid it in their yard in an Aldi discount grocery store bag on Monday afternoon.

German man charged with killing wife with hunting bow

German man charged with killing wife with hunting bow

The public prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig on Monday began legal action against a Bad Harzburg man who allegedly killed his wife with a hunting bow and arrow.

Three Iraqis jailed in Germany for assassination plot

Three Iraqis jailed in Germany for assassination plot

Three Iraqi men were sentenced to long jail terms Tuesday for plotting in 2004 to kill Iraq's then prime minister Iyad Allawi during a visit to Germany.

German man arrested for gas explosion murder attempt

German man arrested for gas explosion murder attempt

German police have arrested a man for allegedly causing an intentional gas explosion meant to kill his wife and father.

Sweet deal for German sugar refiner Nordzucker

Sweet deal for German sugar refiner Nordzucker

Danish food group Danisco announced Monday it had agreed to sell its sugar division to German sugar refiner Nordzucker AG for 5.6 million kroner (€750 million, $1.2 billion).

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Psychological problems increasing for German jobless

Health expert for the Social Democrats (SPD) Karl Lauterbach has called for health insurance companies to “rethink” their policies for the unemployed, for whom psychological problems are on the rise.

Germany threatened by traffic overload

Germany threatened by traffic overload

Germany is threatened by a “traffic infarction,” unless measures are taken to regulate heavy truck transportation, Transport Minister Wolfgang Tiefensee warned Tuesday.