Mini-shoe fetishist busted for stealing 112 pairs of kid’s shoes

Mini-shoe fetishist busted for stealing 112 pairs of kid’s shoes

Bavarian police have arrested a 39-year old man who stole 112 pairs of children’s shoes for sexual pleasure, officers reported on Friday.

Dead Polish man found in back seat by border police

Dead Polish man found in back seat by border police

Police officers discovered a dead Pole in the back seat of a van on Thursday morning, during a routine check near the town of Pomellen on the Polish border in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

One-third of German firecrackers found to be dangerous

One-third of German firecrackers found to be dangerous

With end-of-year festivities just two weeks away, the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM) in Berlin has announced that tests on new firework products determined almost one-third to be dangerous.

Passau police chief released from hospital

Passau police chief released from hospital

Almost a week after what appears to have been a revenge attack by neo-Nazis, Passau police chief Alois Mannichl was released from the hospital on Friday.

Berlin approves new anti-terror law

Berlin approves new anti-terror law

The controversial new "BKA-law," which gives the Federal Criminal Police (BKA) extra powers in the fight against terrorism, was passed by the Bundesrat, Germany's upper parliamentary house on Friday morning.

Hypo Real Estate to cut one-third of workforce

Hypo Real Estate to cut one-third of workforce

Troubled German property lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE) plans to restructure its activities in a move that would eliminate one third of its workforce, a press report said on Friday.

Ex-RAF terrorist Klar released from prison

Ex-RAF terrorist Klar released from prison

Christian Klar, a former leader of the Red Army Faction terrorist group who was convicted of multiple murders, has been released after 26 years in prison, his lawyer said on Friday.

Wowereit accuses Merkel of stupidity

Wowereit accuses Merkel of stupidity

Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit has called comments by German Chancellor Angela Merkel about increasing funding to western states 'stupid' in a recent television interview for broadcaster N24.

German hostages freed by Yemeni tribesmen

German hostages freed by Yemeni tribesmen

Three German hostages being held by Yemeni tribesmen were freed early on Friday after a five-day ordeal, a tribal source said.

Merkel reveals details of second economic stimulus package

Merkel reveals details of second economic stimulus package

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has named details of a second economic stimulus package, according to daily Neue Presse on Friday.

Schumacher sues over Tour de France doping charges

Schumacher sues over Tour de France doping charges

German cyclist Stefan Schumacher, who failed two drugs tests at the Tour de France, confirmed here Thursday he was suing the French anti-doping authorities (AFLD) for defamation.