German women still earn less than men

German women still earn less than men

German woman continue to earn less than their male counterparts and, although the pay gap widens with age, the disparity is less acute in the states of the former East Germany.

Climbers killed in Mont Blanc avalanche from southern Germany

Climbers killed in Mont Blanc avalanche from southern Germany

Three of the eight mountaineers killed this Sunday in an avalanche on Mont Blanc in the French Alps were from southern Germany, officials announced Tuesday – but the fourth German remains unidentified.

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German police investigate discovery of limbless torso

The discovery of a mutilated woman’s corpse in Füssen has unsettled residents of the idyllic alpine town as local police search for the missing arms, legs and head.

Merkel calls Russian decree on Georgian regions ‘unacceptable’

Merkel calls Russian decree on Georgian regions ‘unacceptable’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday condemned Russian recognition of independence for the breakaway Georgian regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

Cat survives seven weeks behind neighbour’s bathtub

Cat survives seven weeks behind neighbour’s bathtub

It’s no secret cats hate baths, but at least one feline in central Germany now has a good reason – Bonny was sealed behind her neighbour’s bathtub for seven weeks.

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Amateur films flaming plane at Munich airport

A smoking Air Dolomiti plane aborted take off this weekend at the Munich airport – an event the airline said was “not alarming” at the time. But amateur videos of passengers leaping from the flaming plane have scandalized the German media on Tuesday.

German woman found guilty of murdering Swedish children

German woman found guilty of murdering Swedish children

A Swedish court has ordered a German woman suspected of the brutal murder of two toddlers to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, an indication that the court finds her guilty as charged.

German corporations, consumers sceptical about economy

German corporations, consumers sceptical about economy

German economic prospects took two big hits on Tuesday, raising fears of recession as both business sentiment and consumer confidence were reported to be falling further in Europe's biggest economy.

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Drunk riverboat captain arrested while manning Weser tour

The captain of a tourist riverboat was arrested on the job after they found he was extremely intoxicated, police in the German state of Saxony reported Tuesday.

Armed gang rob German financiers on yacht off Corsica

Armed gang rob German financiers on yacht off Corsica

An armed gang targeted a luxury yacht off a Mediterranean island with German financiers in a daring heist, officials said Monday. Masked gunmen stormed aboard the yacht off the French island of Corsica, overpowered crew and guests and made off with €138,000 ($204,000) from its safe.