Germany’s Jack Sparrow sues Disney in dubbing dust-up

Germany’s Jack Sparrow sues Disney in dubbing dust-up

The voiceover artist who dubbed US star Johnny Depp for the Jack Sparrow character in the German release of "Pirates of the Caribbean" is suing film studio Disney, claiming his contribution to the role is underappreciated.

Swedish queen’s probe shows father was hero, not Nazi

Swedish queen’s probe shows father was hero, not Nazi

A probe launched by Sweden's German-born Queen Silvia into ties between her father and the Nazi regime concludes he may actually have been a hero who helped a Jewish businessman leave Germany.

Berlin MP charged in fight over currywurst

Berlin MP charged in fight over currywurst

A Berlin Green Party parliamentarian has been charged with assault after he allegedly started a fight over the price of currywurst at a city snack stand last Friday.

Rösler calls for eurozone ‘stability council’

Rösler calls for eurozone ‘stability council’

German Economy Minister Philipp Rösler Tuesday called for a eurozone "stability council" with the power to sanction countries that mismanage their finances.

Germany warns citizens about UK riots

Germany warns citizens about UK riots

Germany took the rare step of issuing travel advice for Britain on Tuesday, warning its citizens to exercise ''special caution'' in the wake of massive rioting in London and other major cities.

Stocks gyrate wildly as markets remain skittish

Stocks gyrate wildly as markets remain skittish

German stocks fluctuated wildly on Tuesday amid continuing fears that the world was headed toward another severe recession.

Stink of manure blowin’ in the wind for Erfurt

Stink of manure blowin’ in the wind for Erfurt

The city of Erfurt in the the eastern German state of Thuringia has been shrouded in a cloud of stinking manure odour this week.

Bathtub stuntman busted for road hijinks in Lower Saxony

Bathtub stuntman busted for road hijinks in Lower Saxony

An amateur stuntman and his accomplice could face criminal charges after dragging a bathtub behind a car and dragging it along the streets of Lower Saxony, according to the police.

Man shot after knife attack on cops

Man shot after knife attack on cops

A man armed with a knife attacked two police officers in Gelsenkirchen on Monday night before he was shot. The authorities believe the act was possibly planned in advance.

Air traffic controller strike averted

Air traffic controller strike averted

A strike by German air traffic controllers planned for Tuesday morning was averted at the last minute after the labour dispute was shifted to arbitration talks.

Berlin tries to preserve remaining traces of the Wall

Berlin tries to preserve remaining traces of the Wall

Fifty years after its loathed Wall went up, Berlin has been gripped by a desire to preserve the few remaining traces of its painful division in order to bring the dark chapter of its history to life for visitors. AFP's Laurent Geslin reports.