Bavarian teens spot suspected croc in pond

Bavarian teens spot suspected croc in pond

Two teenage girls swimming in a Bavarian pond spotted what they think may have been a small crocodile. Authorities are investigating.

FDP rules out ‘stoplight’ coalition

FDP rules out ‘stoplight’ coalition

The head of the pro-business Free Democratic Party ruled out a possible coalition with the centre-left Social Democrats and the Green party in an interview published Saturday.

Appliance kickbacks under investigation

Appliance kickbacks under investigation

Two of Germany’s biggest appliance makers, Bosch and Siemens, may have provided illegal kickbacks to retailers willing to push their goods to customers, according to a report in the latest issue of Der Spiegel.

Memory of Jesse Owens lives on in Berlin

Memory of Jesse Owens lives on in Berlin

The US team at the World Athletics Championships, which starts Saturday in a stadium designed by Hitler's architect Albert Speer, has seized upon the legend of black American sprinter Jesse Owens, reports AFP's Luke Phillips.

Captured freighter captain may sue employers

Captured freighter captain may sue employers

The captain of the Hansa Stavenger, which was captured by Somali pirates and held for four months, may sue the shipping company for not trying hard enough to release the ship and its crew, according to a report in Focus magazine.

Parents kill disabled son and commit suicide

Parents kill disabled son and commit suicide

A German couple killed their severely handicapped young son and then committed suicide because they could not accept their child's disability, investigators said Friday.