Deutsche Post rejects EU demand to repay €1 bln

Deutsche Post rejects EU demand to repay €1 bln

Deutsche Post, Europe's largest mail carrier, said Wednesday it would appeal against an EU order to repay up to €1 billion ($1.3 billion) in state aid because it broke anti-trust rules.

Man dismembered and cooked after sex games

Man dismembered and cooked after sex games

The dismembered, partially cooked corpse of a missing man has been found in a Berlin apartment, where prosecutors believe he was killed after a sex game spiralled out of control.

Police pinch pug-pilfering pensioner

Police pinch pug-pilfering pensioner

A 93-year-old Frankfurt lady was overjoyed to welcome home her pug Tuesday, after police found it in the home of a 74-year-old woman who had offered to take the dog for a walk.

Business confidence gets early 2012 boost

Business confidence gets early 2012 boost

The German economy, Europe's biggest, got off to a good start in the new year, with business confidence rising for the third month in a row, the Ifo economic institute said on Wednesday.

Gigantic crack spooks officials on Baltic island

Gigantic crack spooks officials on Baltic island

A crack over two kilometres long and up to a metre deep has been discovered on the Baltic island of Hiddensee. Large areas of the German island’s coastline have been blocked off amid fears of a huge landslide.

Poland aims to boost tourism at Hitler’s lair

Poland aims to boost tourism at Hitler’s lair

Polish authorities have announced plans to boost tourism at Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's notorious "Wolf's Lair" headquarters in what was once East Prussia.

Hollywood arsonist accused of 100 fires

Hollywood arsonist accused of 100 fires

Los Angeles prosecutors have announced 63 more charges against a German man accused over a four-day arson spree which gripped Hollywood over the year-end holidays.

Man cites Christian faith for kidnapping children

Man cites Christian faith for kidnapping children

A 38-year-old German man who kidnapped his four children and took them to North Africa last year told a court Tuesday that his Christian beliefs drove him to the crime. He remains unrepentant.

Kim Dotcom denied bail in New Zealand

Kim Dotcom denied bail in New Zealand

Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom will stay behind bars awaiting possible extradition to the United States after a New Zealand judge Wednesday said the Internet millionaire poses a serious flight risk.

Leftists suggest legal cannabis clubs

Leftists suggest legal cannabis clubs

Germany’s socialist Left party is calling an expert hearing on “legalizing cannabis through the introduction of cannabis clubs” in the German parliament on Wednesday. The idea has met widespread rejection.