Allianz sells Dresdner Bank to Commerzbank

Allianz sells Dresdner Bank to Commerzbank

German insurance giant Allianz said on Sunday it would sell the nation's third-largest private bank, Dresdner Bank, to number two Commerzbank for €9.8 billion ($14.4 billion).

2,000 anti-nuclear protestors target Büchel airforce base

2,000 anti-nuclear protestors target Büchel airforce base

Around 2,000 people demonstrated against what they fear are American nuclear weapons stored at the airforce base in Büchel in the German state Rhineland-Palatinate at the weekend.

Thief steals car complete with sausage dog on back seat

Thief steals car complete with sausage dog on back seat

A thief who stole a car in Dresden drove it off complete with the owner’s dog in the back.

Probe launched into possible Bundesliga match fixing

Probe launched into possible Bundesliga match fixing

Investigations have been launched into possible match fixing in Germany's Bundesliga to profit a betting ring, after allegations were published at the weekend.

Porsche drivers expected to be cute and sporty – and male

Porsche drivers expected to be cute and sporty – and male

Waiting for traffic lights to go green, drivers checking each other out expect to see good looking people behind the wheels of Porsche, Audi and Mini cars, while Mercedes are expected to be piloted by older people.

Berlin gradually bans patio heaters

Berlin gradually bans patio heaters

Mid-winter outdoor eating and drinking – and smoking – in the warm thanks to the power of patio heaters looks to have its days numbers in Berlin at least, with several city districts set to ban them.

Files show amateur UK diplomat tried for deal with Hitler

Files show amateur UK diplomat tried for deal with Hitler

A British amateur diplomat tried to stop World War II by offering Nazi Germany rule over Europe if the British Empire could rule the rest of the world, according to secret files declassified on Sunday.