Bayern shocked at home by Mönchengladbach

Bayern shocked at home by Mönchengladbach

Star-studded Bayern Munich started the new season with a shock 1-0 home defeat to Borussia Möchengladbach on Sunday thanks to a mix-up between new signings Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng.

CSU flags Left party ban, sparking war of words

CSU flags Left party ban, sparking war of words

A bitter dispute has erupted between the Christian Social Union, sister party to the ruling Christian Democratic Union, and the Left party, after CSU General Secretary Alexander Dobrindt called for an investigation into banning the leftists.

Pensioner held for killing and dismembering wife

Pensioner held for killing and dismembering wife

A 79-year-old man from the village of Nindorf in Lower Saxony has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his 72-year-old wife, dismembering her and leaving parts of her body on fire by the side of a road.

Report: higher tobacco tax only helps smugglers

Report: higher tobacco tax only helps smugglers

Raising tobacco tax only encourages smokers to buy illegal cigarettes, according to a new customs report leaked to the media.

Germany says eurozone can’t save Italy

Germany says eurozone can’t save Italy

Advisors in the German government think the eurozone's bailout fund won't be enough to save Italy from its current crisis, according to a media report.

Dismantling an East German nuclear reactor

Dismantling an East German nuclear reactor

All of Germany's nuclear power reactors are to close by 2022, but clean-up work at one such plant still continues after 15 years, a sign of how long a real end to the atomic age here will take.

Stuttgart off to a flyer in the Bundesliga

Stuttgart off to a flyer in the Bundesliga

Germany's Brazil-born striker Cacau warmed-up for Wednesday's friendly against the South Americans with a goal as 2007 German champions VfB Stuttgart beat Schalke 3-0 to open their season on Saturday.