Supermodel Auermann fined for tax evasion

Supermodel Auermann fined for tax evasion

A court fined German former supermodel Nadja Auermann €90,000 ($118,600) for tax evasion Tuesday over a villa she owned in Berlin.

Mortgage lender trip included Rio brothel visit

Mortgage lender trip included Rio brothel visit

German financial services company Wüstenrot & Württembergische (W&W) has suspended two senior contractors after being accused of sponsoring a 2010 trip for top workers to Brazil that included visits to prostitutes.

Incest family was village’s ‘open secret’

Incest family was village’s ‘open secret’

An incestuous relationship between a man and his daughter was an open secret in a Bavarian village since at least 1982, according to testimony Tuesday in the trial of Adolf B. – accused of raping and fathering three disabled kids with his victim.

Eurozone deal boosts investor confidence

Eurozone deal boosts investor confidence

The outcome of last week's EU euro crisis summit has given German investor confidence an unexpected boost, data showed on Tuesday, but the positive surprise could prove short-lived, analysts warn.

Scorn for ‘Googleberg’s’ new EU internet role

Scorn for ‘Googleberg’s’ new EU internet role

Former German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who was dubbed Dr. Googleberg when caught plagiarizing his PhD thesis, has been appointed EU advisor on internet freedom, inviting much derision.

EON takes €3-billion charge as prospects dim

EON takes €3-billion charge as prospects dim

EON, Germany's biggest power supplier, has taken a charge of some €3 billion ($4 billion) due to the diminished value of its assets because of the dim economic outlook in southern Europe.

Scientists create world’s smallest steam engine

Scientists create world’s smallest steam engine

German researchers have developed a super-tiny steam engine that’s just a few thousandths of a millimetre wide.

German president grilled over private loan

German president grilled over private loan

German President Christian Wulff is facing questions over a private loan of €500,000 he received in February 2010, during his time as state premier of Lower Saxony. He is accused of deceiving the state parliament about it.

Five dogs found skinned

Five dogs found skinned

Police in Viersen, near Düsseldorf in western Germany, are searching for the killer of five dogs that were skinned, had their stomachs slit open and their ears cut off before being dumped into a river.

Priceless medieval armour up for sale

Priceless medieval armour up for sale

A German octogenarian puts his lifelong fascination with armour under the hammer Tuesday when the largest private collection of medieval weapons goes on sale for millions of euros.