Deutsche to raise €10 bln to swallow Postbank

Deutsche to raise €10 bln to swallow Postbank

Germany's leading financial outfit, Deutsche Bank, announced the largest rights issue in its history Sunday, saying it would raise around €10 billion ($13 billion) to take over retail bank Postbank.

Three-year-old bitten to death by Rottweiler

Three-year-old bitten to death by Rottweiler

A three-year-old child was bitten to death by a Rottweiler dog in Saxony-Anhalt on Saturday evening, authorities have confirmed.

Ballack determined to play for Germany despite broken knee cap

Ballack determined to play for Germany despite broken knee cap

Germany captain Michael Ballack has said he will fight to win back his place in the national side, despite being left out of the squads for the last two Euro 2012 qualifiers and picking up a new injury on Saturday.

Reports of Sarrazin’s pay-off provoke fury

Reports of Sarrazin’s pay-off provoke fury

Reports that the Bundesbank agreed to increase disgraced board member Thilo Sarrazin’s pension payments by €1,000 a month to accelerate his departure have been greeted with fury and denials.

Pay lagging behind economic growth as unions demands ignored

Pay lagging behind economic growth as unions demands ignored

German statistics show pay rises lagging behind the country's growth rate, and the situation will likely last, despite calls from trade unions and trade partners for higher wages.

Duisburg mayor seems safe in office despite Love Parade tragedy

Duisburg mayor seems safe in office despite Love Parade tragedy

Efforts to remove Duisburg Mayor Adolf Sauerland in the wake of the Love Parade disaster in which 21 people were killed and around 500 injured, seem set to fail.

Hunt for missing boy stepped up as trousers and bike found

Hunt for missing boy stepped up as trousers and bike found

A week-long hunt for a 10-year-old boy has been intensified after his trousers were found in a field, heightening fears he may have been the victim of a crime.