US woman’s Hamburg killer ruled insane

US woman’s Hamburg killer ruled insane

A man who killed a young American woman, using a penknife to stab her 180 times, was told he will probably spend the rest of his life in a secure psychiatric clinic by a court in Hamburg on Wednesday.

Bonking bankers get horny in the high-rise

Bonking bankers get horny in the high-rise

A German banker and his secretary caught having sex in his 56th floor office are facing punishment – not for romping in the office but for wasting work time, Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Günter Grass slates Israel in new poem

Günter Grass slates Israel in new poem

German Nobel literature laureate Günter Grass published a poem on Wednesday in which he accused Israel of plotting Iran's annihilation and threatening global security.

Swiss bank ‘bans advisers from Germany’

Swiss bank ‘bans advisers from Germany’

The tax row between Germany and Switzerland escalated on Wednesday with mounting speculation that Swiss bank Crédit Suisse had banned its customer advisers from travelling to Germany.

Frankfurt airport night flight ban confirmed

Frankfurt airport night flight ban confirmed

A German court upheld Wednesday a ban on night flights at Frankfurt airport, Europe's third busiest, in a move that will deal a serious blow to freight companies including Lufthansa Cargo.

Poker – Not Just a Game for Internet Nerds
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Poker – Not Just a Game for Internet Nerds

With so many young players dominating the recent headlines with major tournament wins, you might think that poker is becoming a game where being young means having an edge.

How Germans are turning to dumpsters for dinner

How Germans are turning to dumpsters for dinner

‘Bin diving’ is no longer only a last resort for the homeless or a statement made by the politically idealistic - it is going mainstream. We sent our foodie reporter Jessica Ware to dive head first into some of Berlin's smellier bins.

German military to get US-style Veterans’ Day

German military to get US-style Veterans’ Day

The German military is to have a US-style Veterans’ Day, despite criticism from opposition parties and general unease about the army’s history.

Giant cargo ships head to Hamburg after river vote

Giant cargo ships head to Hamburg after river vote

A project to deepen more than 130 kilometres of the River Elbe so giant cargo ships can reach Hamburg harbour is likely to go ahead after a crucial vote – although environmentalists have vowed to challenge the decision in court.

‘Child killer’ told cops he was paedophile

‘Child killer’ told cops he was paedophile

The young man accused of sexually abusing and killing a young girl in northern Germany turned himself in to police four months ago for undressing and photographing a seven-year-old girl – but nothing was done.

Bayern sail through to European semi-finals

Bayern sail through to European semi-finals

Bayern Munich reached the Champions League semi-finals after striker Ivica Olic netted both goals in a 2-0 win over Marseille in Tuesday's quarter-final second leg.

Doctors regain right to decide on suicide aid

Doctors regain right to decide on suicide aid

German doctors have regained the power to use their own judgement in cases where terminally ill patients want to die – after a court lifted an absolute ban on them leaving such patients with enough drugs to kill themselves.