German house of horror: bodies dissolved in acid

German house of horror: bodies dissolved in acid

A family of five used a house of horror in Germany to cut up the bodies of two men they had killed – one stabbed with an ice pick, the other shot to death - and dissolve them in acid, before flushing the remains away, a Dutch court heard.

Kaiserslauten’s Kuntz kicks out Kurz

Kaiserslauten’s Kuntz kicks out Kurz

Bundesliga bottom club Kaiserslautern sacked coach Marco Kurz on Tuesday to avoid relegation, with just eight games left this season.

Pensioners will be allowed to earn more

Pensioners will be allowed to earn more

As the German population ages, leaving fewer working people to support the growing number of pensioners, rules governing how much they can earn on top of their pension are set to be relaxed.

Politician’s ‘sandwich dash’ sparks online jokes

Politician’s ‘sandwich dash’ sparks online jokes

Video of a German politician rushing out of last weekend’s presidential election – just as it was announced that the post-vote buffet was open - has become a hit on the internet, with viewers suggesting she was keen to get the first sandwich.

BMW and Guggenheim scared off Berlin project

BMW and Guggenheim scared off Berlin project

German car maker BMW and New York's Guggenheim Museum have axed plans to bring an urban design showcase to a Berlin district over threats of attacks, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday.

Germany’s top myths and legends

Germany’s top myths and legends

This week’s Local List explores the more mysterious side of Germany’s dark and winding past, as we share with you our favourite myths and legends.

Crumbling Cologne cathedral drops stones

Crumbling Cologne cathedral drops stones

Cologne cathedral, one of Germany’s most famous landmark buildings, is crumbling and dropping stones on people’s heads – leaving one man with cuts to his head which needed hospital treatment on Monday.

Most fertilizers ‘contain too much uranium’

Most fertilizers ‘contain too much uranium’

Fertilizers used in German gardens and farms contain up to 27 times the recommended levels of the radioactive and toxic heavy metal uranium, which easily reaches drinking water, according to a report on the ZDF television station.

Deutsche Börse disputes NYSE merger veto

Deutsche Börse disputes NYSE merger veto

German stock market operator Deutsche Börse said on Monday it would challenge a European Union veto against a merger with NYSE Euronext that would have created the world's largest exchange operator.

East German payments ‘no longer needed’

East German payments ‘no longer needed’

Mayors in the struggling Ruhr area in west Germany want to end their “solidarity” payments to eastern Germany, saying the east no longer needs the money and their cities are heavily in debt, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.