Breivik: I was created like German neo-Nazi killers

Breivik: I was created like German neo-Nazi killers

The Norwegian extremist on trial for killing 77 people told a court on Tuesday he had been ‘created’ by the same forces which had led to the German National Socialist Underground (NSU) cell, suspected of nine race-based murders.

Sky wins new bid for Bundesliga rights

Sky wins new bid for Bundesliga rights

German pay TV channel Sky has won the rights to show live Bundesliga matches for a total of €2.5 billion ($3.3 billion) in a four-year package starting in 2013, the league said Tuesday.

Pet death grief ‘does not count’ – court

Pet death grief ‘does not count’ – court

A German federal court has ruled that owners whose pets are killed are not legally entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, it announced Tuesday.

No-name job letters ‘help women and migrants’

No-name job letters ‘help women and migrants’

Women and foreigners in Germany are more likely to get a job interview if they send in anonymous applications which do not include details of age, gender or name, a new survey shows.

‘No <i>Bild</i> in my house’ idea gathers strength

‘No Bild in my house’ idea gathers strength

A massive promotion campaign by the publisher of Europe’s best-selling newspaper Bild, sending a copy to every household in Germany to mark its 60th anniversary, has prompted a campaign of rejection.

‘Drug squirrel’ fear ahead of Dutch dope ban

‘Drug squirrel’ fear ahead of Dutch dope ban

Police in the German border town of Viersen are stepping up patrols, worried that drug tourists travelling to the Netherlands will buy cannabis in bulk ahead of a Dutch clampdown on May 1.

Murder suspect posts ‘did you see me?’ advert

Murder suspect posts ‘did you see me?’ advert

An ex-mayor accused of murdering his wife has taken out an advert in a local paper asking if anyone saw him on the day he reported her missing.

Man who killed two nieces jailed for life

Man who killed two nieces jailed for life

A man who murdered his young two nieces to try to get his hands on a family fortune was jailed for life in Germany despite his desperate claims of a set-up.

Siemens losing puff on off-shore wind parks

Siemens losing puff on off-shore wind parks

The difficulties of connecting wind-parks in the high seas to the national grid are harming Siemens' balance books. The technology giant is expecting to set aside a huge reserve for technical difficulties, eating into this year's profits.

Grass hospitalised with heart scare

Grass hospitalised with heart scare

German author and Nobel laureate Günter Grass was hospitalised in the port city of Hamburg Monday following heart problems, a hospital spokesman said confirming a newspaper report.