Fake fancy phone buyer set for compensation

Fake fancy phone buyer set for compensation

A man who bought a fake luxury mobile phone via Ebay for €782 stands to get €23,000 in damages after the German Supreme Court ruled that the €1 price was no indication that it was not a real one.

Women push politician to take parental leave

Women push politician to take parental leave

A top German politician has reacted angrily to an open letter from a group of women asking whether as a new father he will be able to do his job properly, and how soon after the birth of his child he will return to work.

Fuming fans show team where goal is

Fuming fans show team where goal is

Fans of Magdeburg football club, languishing at the bottom of the fourth tier of Germany's league, came up with an innovative way to try and turn the team's fortunes – big, multi-coloured arrows to help misfiring strikers locate the goal.

Should cops target black people for ID checks?

Should cops target black people for ID checks?

A German court ruled this week that police are allowed to use skin colour as a reason for spot-checks when looking for people breaking immigration laws. Is that justified? Have your say.

Victim slams court’s racial spot-check ruling

Victim slams court’s racial spot-check ruling

The young black German whose refusal to show police his ID led to a court ruling that cops could use skin colour as a criteria for spot-checks, says he will fight the case all the way.

Sex toy survey: Germans come first

Sex toy survey: Germans come first

Germans top the unofficial kinky league table, a new survey on between-the-sheets behaviour revealed Tuesday. It demonstrated that nearly half of Germans like "tools and gadgets" - more than any other country.

Italian PM: Germany to blame for EU debt

Italian PM: Germany to blame for EU debt

The Italian Prime Minister has blamed Germany for Europe's debt woes which, he told reporters on Wednesday, lie in irresponsible parenting from stronger member countries during the eurozone’s infancy.

Police make arrest in child car park murder

Police make arrest in child car park murder

Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of an 11-year-old girl whose body was found in a car park in north-western Germany, after CCTV footage from the scene was released to the public.

Millions of women face poverty in old age

Millions of women face poverty in old age

Millions of German woman may face poverty in old age, a government report revealed on Wednesday. Many of the country's part-time workers, most of whom are women, must live on a pension of €200 a month.

German footballers to visit Auschwitz

German footballers to visit Auschwitz

A German delegation will visit the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz before the Euro 2012 tournament, the head of the country's football federation (DFB) Wolfgang Niersbach has told a Jewish newspaper.