Family dispute turns deadly in court room

Family dispute turns deadly in court room

A 60-year-old man shot and killed his sister-in-law and injured two others before killing himself at around 10:15 am on Tuesday morning at a district court in Landshut, Bavaria.

Poldi faces anonymous charge for Ballack slap

Poldi faces anonymous charge for Ballack slap

German footballer Lukas Podolski faces a charge from an anonymous plaintiff for slapping Germany captain Michael Ballack during the national team’s 2:0 victory over Wales last week, daily Express reported on Tuesday.

Three German anti-NATO protesters get jail time

Three German anti-NATO protesters get jail time

Three German NATO protesters have been given prison sentences of up to six months by a court in Strasbourg, a spokesperson from the German-French police centre in Kehl confirmed on Tuesday.

Eco-bank profits from financial crisis

Eco-bank profits from financial crisis

The ecologically-minded UmweltBank based in Nuremberg is doing well out of the global financial crisis, it said on Tuesday.

Nic Cage blames economic crisis for sale of Bavarian castle

Nic Cage blames economic crisis for sale of Bavarian castle

Oscar–winner Nicolas Cage has been forced to sell his Bavarian castle because of the global economic crisis, celebrity magazine Bunte reported on Tuesday.

Steel production drops by half

Steel production drops by half

The world economic crisis has officially reached the German steel industry. New statistics published on Tuesday revealed that only half as much steel was produced in March as in the same month last year.

Bad weather spurs Merkel home from Afghanistan early

Bad weather spurs Merkel home from Afghanistan early

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was forced to cut short a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Tuesday due to bad weather, the government said.

Milk prices threaten 30,000 dairy farms

Milk prices threaten 30,000 dairy farms

German dairy farmers fear that their numbers will be massively reduced in the next year as milk prices continue to go down, daily Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung reported on Tuesday.

‘Ivan the Terrible’ Nazi guard extradition saga continues

‘Ivan the Terrible’ Nazi guard extradition saga continues

Suspected Nazi guard John Demjanjuk will fight to the bitter end against a ruling to extradite him to Germany to be tried for alleged complicity in the murder of thousands of Jews during World War II, his lawyer said Monday.

Study says rare high-tech metals creating international problems

Study says rare high-tech metals creating international problems

As demand booms for ever dwindling stockpiles of rare metals used in high-tech appliances, industries and countries are scrambling to secure their supplies, according to German research.