Stupid stunt causes bomb scare chaos

Stupid stunt causes bomb scare chaos

Staff at a German computer company were left red-faced when a stunt to promote their company caused a string of bomb scares in offices across the country.

Jihadist songs loved by US airmen’s killer banned

Jihadist songs loved by US airmen’s killer banned

A series of extreme Islamist songs sung by a convert whose most infamous fan shot dead two American soldiers at Frankfurt Airport last year, have been put on the German censorship index, it was reported on Friday.

Fat cat pay packets raise German hackles

Fat cat pay packets raise German hackles

Nearly three-quarters of Germans do not think that CEOs deserve multi-million-euro salaries, even if they steer the company to record profits, a survey published on Friday found.

Priceless posters stolen by Nazis returned

Priceless posters stolen by Nazis returned

A valuable collection of posters stolen in 1938 by Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels will be returned to a Jewish family in the United States, Germany's supreme court ordered on Friday.

Forget sex: dirty dishes cause most couple fights

Forget sex: dirty dishes cause most couple fights

German couples fight not over sex or money but untidiness, a new survey has revealed. Nearly a third of people asked listed mess as their number one point of conflict.

Millionaire couple ‘kept girl like Cinderella’

Millionaire couple ‘kept girl like Cinderella’

A real-life Cinderella story unfolded in a villa in an exclusive Hamburg suburb, where a millionaire couple kept an Ecuadorian teenager as a slave for 18 months before she escaped.

Lift mechanic crushed after wrong decision

Lift mechanic crushed after wrong decision

A German lift repair man was crushed to death in an accident – after he and his workmate followed their instincts and ran rather than taking shelter in a specially made escape hole.

Corruption ‘will cost Germany €250 billion’

Corruption ‘will cost Germany €250 billion’

Corruption will blow a quarter-trillion-euro hole in Germany's economy in 2012, despite the country being near the top of Transparency International's anti-corruption index, an alarming new study has estimated.

Merkel wants her finance minister in euro top job

Merkel wants her finance minister in euro top job

Chancellor Angela Merkel has tipped German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble to take over as head of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers, a newspaper reported on Friday.

Scientist seeks deposits for elephant sperm bank

Scientist seeks deposits for elephant sperm bank

Elephants in captivity are becoming too inbred, so a German researcher has amassed a sperm bank of wild elephant semen for zoos to draw on. There’s just one small problem – sperm is not a commodity bull elephants give up lightly.