A 39-year-old man stabbed his own dog to death after a fight with his wife on New Year's Eve, police reported Sunday.
13.31 billion Deutsche Marks in cash remain unaccounted for on the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the euro, according to a newspaper report.
German Federal Bank President Jens Weidmann has called on the government to make bigger budget cuts than planned so far, because of the country's "special responsibility" to the euro.
A 27-year-old man apparently killed himself with a homemade firework early Sunday morning in the Swabian Alps region of south-western Germany.
The official New Year's celebrations in the German capital drew over a million people on Saturday night. Overcrowding meant that the two-kilometre "party-mile" in front of the Brandenburg Gate was closed at 10 p.m.
A group of investment funds is suing Porsche for €2 billion ($2.6 billion) in damages after the German luxury sports car firm's merger with the Volkswagen group failed in 2008, the fund's lawyers said Saturday.