Demjanjuk vows to fight death camp charges

Demjanjuk vows to fight death camp charges

An 89-year-old former Nazi death camp guard, John Demjanjuk, arrived in Germany on Tuesday after his deportation from the United States, vowing to fight charges that he assisted in the murder of over 29,000 Jews.

Low income earners face high tax, social contribution burden

Low income earners face high tax, social contribution burden

Not much left of your paycheque at the end of the month? Workers in Germany have the second highest tax and social contribution burden of 30 nations, according to a new study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Porsche under investigation for market manipulation

Porsche under investigation for market manipulation

German financial regulator Bafin confirmed Tuesday that it had filed a formal investigation against luxury sports car maker Porsche for possible market manipulation.

Homemade bomb found in teen school attacker’s room

Homemade bomb found in teen school attacker’s room

Investigators have found a homemade bomb in the room of a 16-year-old girl who planned to torch her school and attacked another student with a knife near Bonn, the website of magazine Focus reported on Tuesday.

Study says teens familiar with pornography and alcohol

Study says teens familiar with pornography and alcohol

A study by Germany’s most popular youth magazine Bravo says that two-thirds of teenagers in the country have already viewed pornographic films or images and every second 14-year-old has been drunk at least once.

Berlin thanks airlift pilots 60 years later

Berlin thanks airlift pilots 60 years later

The city of Berlin on Tuesday kicked off celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of the Soviet blockade of West Berlin.

Former cop fined for decapitating Hitler wax figure

Former cop fined for decapitating Hitler wax figure

A former police officer who ripped off the head of a Madame Tussauds waxwork of Adolf Hitler last year was fined €900 in damages by a Berlin court on Tuesday.

Tongues wagging over ‘torture’ sheikh’s Bavarian second home

Tongues wagging over ‘torture’ sheikh’s Bavarian second home

The picturesque Bavarian town of Dietramzell gained unwanted attention this month as the second home of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Issa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan – recently exposed on tape viciously torturing a man. The Local spoke with Mayor Leni Gröbmaier.

German Jews slam Pope Benedict’s Yad Vashem visit

German Jews slam Pope Benedict’s Yad Vashem visit

The German Jewish Council has slammed Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem “disappointing” and lacking “credibility” in light of the pontiff’s failure to address concerns about the controversial Pius Brotherhood.

Nazi guard Demjanjuk lands in Munich

Nazi guard Demjanjuk lands in Munich

Former Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk arrived in Germany from the United States on Tuesday to face charges that he assisted in the murder of over 29,000 Jews.

Böhmer says low naturalisation figures need explanation

Böhmer says low naturalisation figures need explanation

Falling numbers of immigrants seeking German citizenship require a thorough investigation, the government’s integration representative Maria Böhmer told broadcaster ARD on Tuesday.

Ex-Nazi guard deported to Germany for trial

Ex-Nazi guard deported to Germany for trial

Former Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk was taken from his Ohio home Monday and deported to Germany where he faces charges of helping murder 29,000 Jews in World War II.