Policeman shoots woman dead in Munich

Policeman shoots woman dead in Munich

A Munich policeman shot a 49-year-old woman on Thursday evening, after she reportedly threatened him with a knife. The woman died in hospital not long afterwards.

Porsche wins legal battle over failed takeover

Porsche wins legal battle over failed takeover

German sportscar maker Porsche said Friday a US court has thrown out a lawsuit brought by US hedge funds claiming more than two billion dollars in damages over its failed 2008 attempt to acquire Volkswagen.

No room for tax cuts, says ‘wise man’

No room for tax cuts, says ‘wise man’

Wolfgang Franz - chairman of Germany's so-called 'wise men' on the German Council of Economic Experts - has said that the government should balance its books before considering tax cuts.

Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks

Politicians call on unemployed not to buy fireworks

Two politicians have caused outrage in Berlin by demanding that recipients of the unemployment benefit known as Hartz IV not waste their money on fireworks.

Deep freeze to lift in the New Year

Deep freeze to lift in the New Year

After the sub-zero temperatures of New Year's Eve, the weather is likely to get milder in the first few days of January, but dangerous ice is expected to form on roads.

Merkel urges euro-faith in New Year’s address

Merkel urges euro-faith in New Year’s address

Chancellor Angela Merkel used her New Year's address to stress the importance of the euro to Germany, after polls showed voters going cool on the single currency following the Greek and Irish debt crises.