Eating sausage standing saves taxes

Eating sausage standing saves taxes

Eating a sausage or kebab while standing rather than sitting down could end up saving hungry Germans tax on their tasty snack, following a court ruling on Wednesday.

Bin laden documents detail terror threat

Bin laden documents detail terror threat

Data seized from al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden’s compound by US forces in May included plans to destabilize Europe’s economy with specific terrorist attacks on Germany.

Da Vinci portrait looted by Nazi returns to Berlin

Da Vinci portrait looted by Nazi returns to Berlin

Leonardo da Vinci's treasured painting "Lady with an Ermine," a work belonging to Poland that was stolen by the Nazis, has gone on display in Germany for the first time since World War II.

Kohl slams Germany’s ‘unreliable’ foreign policy

Kohl slams Germany’s ‘unreliable’ foreign policy

Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl on Wednesday offered a blistering assessment of Germany’s current foreign policy, saying the country had become an erratic and unreliable partner to its closest allies.

Business confidence drops to 14-month low

Business confidence drops to 14-month low

German business confidence fell sharply this month, the Ifo economic research institute said Wednesday as it released the latest in a series of bleak indicators for the top eurozone economy.

Wulff attacks ECB for bond purchases

Wulff attacks ECB for bond purchases

German President Christian Wulff criticised measures taken by the European Central Bank (ECB) to beat back a debt crisis in the eurozone, saying on Wednesday it was "asking for trouble" by buying government bonds.

Man’s torture chamber awaited captive woman

Man’s torture chamber awaited captive woman

A man who kidnapped a young woman in Hamburg is suspected of preparing an elaborate torture chamber for her in his apartment, police said.

Merkel urges eurozone budgets court enforced

Merkel urges eurozone budgets court enforced

German Chancellor Angela Merkel would like to see the European Court of Justice (ECJ) play a role in enforcing the rulebook for the eurozone, particularly on limits for public deficits, deputies say.

US prosecutors: Deutsche Bank was aware of mortgage fraud

US prosecutors: Deutsche Bank was aware of mortgage fraud

Germany's Deutsche Bank was aware of fraud being committed by a US subsidiary that issued thousands of bad mortgages before the 2008 financial crisis, US prosecutors have alleged.

Unpopular tuition fees could soon be history

Unpopular tuition fees could soon be history

German universities have been allowed to charge tuition fees since 2007. But many states have decided to ditch them, soon leaving only Bavaria and Lower Saxony still taking money from their students. Hannah Cleaver reports.

Rhineland cops under investigation for faking attack

Rhineland cops under investigation for faking attack

Two police officers in North Rhine-Westphalia have been suspended while officals investigate whether they faked a violent attack which put them in the hospital.