Man stabs dog to death after row with wife

Man stabs dog to death after row with wife

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 still missing

13.31 billion Deutsche Marks still missing

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.

Fed bank boss wants deeper cuts

Fed bank boss wants deeper cuts

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.

Man kills himself with illegal firework

Man kills himself with illegal firework

A 27-year-old man apparently killed himself with a homemade firework early Sunday morning in the Swabian Alps region of south-western Germany.

One million kick off 2012 at Brandenburg Gate

One million kick off 2012 at Brandenburg Gate

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.

Investors sue Porsche over failed VW merger

Investors sue Porsche over failed VW merger

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.