Neo-Nazi link to rabbi death in Zurich probed

Neo-Nazi link to rabbi death in Zurich probed

Investigators suspect that a neo-Nazi terror group responsible for a series of murders in Germany may also have been behind the unexplained killing of a 70-year-old Israeli rabbi in Zurich a decade ago.

Berlin minister resigns after 11 days in office

Berlin minister resigns after 11 days in office

Berlin’s newly sworn-in Justice and Consumer Affairs Minister Michael Braun has been forced to step down following revelations about bad property deals during his previous job as notary.

‘Joseph of Nazareth’ takes Nativity to Twitter

‘Joseph of Nazareth’ takes Nativity to Twitter

An anonymous German man has taken the online message service Twitter by storm by impersonating Joseph from the Bible in order to put his own modern spin on the story of Christmas.

ThyssenKrupp sells shipyards business

ThyssenKrupp sells shipyards business

German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp said on Monday it had agreed to sell its non-military shipbuilding activities Blohm + Voss to British investment fund Star Capital Partners.

Consumers to lose out to energy-guzzlers

Consumers to lose out to energy-guzzlers

Dozens of German energy-guzzling companies have applied for special exemption from grid charges, meaning that private consumers will end up paying more for their electricity.

Life expectancy sinks for poorer Germans

Life expectancy sinks for poorer Germans

Though the German population is steadily getting older, it is leaving its low income earners behind. A new report says their life expectancy has gone down two whole years since 2001.

Ukrainian minister driving stolen Mercedes

Ukrainian minister driving stolen Mercedes

A Mercedes reported as stolen in Germany and apparently smuggled to Ukraine has become the official auto of Ukraine’s justice minister after being confiscated by the authorities, according to media reports.

50 trains damaged in Munich’s ‘farewell drink’

50 trains damaged in Munich’s ‘farewell drink’

Munich’s public transport authorities reported that more than 50 of their trains had to be taken to the workshop on Sunday after around 2,000 people gathered to make merry Saturday night before an alcohol ban came into effect.

130 informants hinder neo-Nazi NPD party ban

130 informants hinder neo-Nazi NPD party ban

The German intelligence agency has more than 130 active informants in the National Democratic Party (NPD), making a ban on the neo-Nazi party potentially difficult, it was reported on Sunday.

Bayern bounce back to take top spot

Bayern bounce back to take top spot

Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes said Sunday he was pleased with his team's 2-1 win at Stuttgart after they came from behind to claim victory and are set to finish 2011 top of the German league.