SPD moots €300 rebate for not filing income tax returns

SPD moots €300 rebate for not filing income tax returns

In a sure sign Germany’s September election is inching closer, the country’s political parties are starting to dangle campaign promises in front of voters – the Social Democrats even want to give you €300 not to file a tax return.

‘Phantom killer’ turns out to be Polish granny

‘Phantom killer’ turns out to be Polish granny

German police have identified the DNA of the person they had mistaken for the “Phantom Killer from Heilbronn” in six murders and a string of other crimes. She is a 71-year-old Polish granny, daily Bild reported on Friday.

Defence lawyer steps down as No Angels star remains jailed

Defence lawyer steps down as No Angels star remains jailed

The criminal defence lawyer representing No Angels member Nadja Benaissa stepped down on Friday, jeopardising the singer's chances of being released from jail while under investigation of knowingly exposing her lovers to HIV.

German ISPs blocking child porn sites

German ISPs blocking child porn sites

The German government has signed agreements with key internet service providers (ISP’s) to block access to child porn sites, Family Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday.

Entertainment industry hails Pirate Bay guilty verdict

Entertainment industry hails Pirate Bay guilty verdict

Calling it a victory for artists, the German entertainment industry has welcomed Friday’s guilty verdict in the case against four men behind Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay for copyright infringement.

Heidi Klum expecting fourth child

Heidi Klum expecting fourth child

German supermodel Heidi Klum on Friday confirmed she was expecting her fourth child with her pop singer husband Seal.

Hookers offer discounts amid limp sex trade

Hookers offer discounts amid limp sex trade

The recession has reached the German sex industry, with many brothels offering specials to keep business pumping, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Friday.

German freighter saves 75 from sinking ship

German freighter saves 75 from sinking ship

A Hamburg container ship saved 75 people from a sinking passenger ship off the coast of Tanzania on Thursday evening, a spokesman from the Komrowski shipping company said.

Germany starts Hypo Real Estate takeover bid

Germany starts Hypo Real Estate takeover bid

Germany launched Friday its bid to nationalise troubled mortgage lender Hypo Real Estate (HRE), offering to buy 100 percent of the firm's shares at what it termed an "attractive price."

Tokio Hotel twin attacks fan

Tokio Hotel twin attacks fan

One of the twin stars of German rock band Tokio Hotel, 19-year-old Tom Kaulitz, “flipped out” at a gas station, punching a female fan in the face after throwing a lit cigarette at her, daily Bild reported on Friday.

Train collision injures two dozen in Berlin

Train collision injures two dozen in Berlin

A train collision in Berlin’s Pankow district injured 24 people – five of them severely – early on Friday morning.

Schweinsteiger back as Bayern preps for Wolfsburg match

Schweinsteiger back as Bayern preps for Wolfsburg match

Bayern Munich welcome back Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger for Saturday's Bundesliga clash at Bielefeld as they look to put their Champions League heartbreak behind them and chase league leaders Wolfsburg.