Woman poisons elderly neighbours’ yoghurt

Woman poisons elderly neighbours’ yoghurt

A 28-year-old woman in the southern German city of Munich has admitted trying to murder her elderly neighbours by mixing sleeping pills into their homemade breakfast yoghurt.

Fears for three missing Germans on Lake Garda

Fears for three missing Germans on Lake Garda

Italian rescue services have pulled two bodies out of Lake Garda after three Germans went missing on a sailing trip and were caught up in bad weather.

Fat cats advise each other to lay off the cream

Fat cats advise each other to lay off the cream

Two top managers have written personally to the leaders of Germany's top 30 companies, calling on them to control their own mushrooming salaries and bonuses.

First wolf in Rhineland for 120 years shot dead

First wolf in Rhineland for 120 years shot dead

The first wolf seen in the Rhineland for more than 120 years has been found shot dead, probably by a hunter, it emerged on Monday.

April showers set to stay despite warm weather

April showers set to stay despite warm weather

Germany is set for April showers this week, and this time the UK has a helping hand in the meteorological misery. A low pressure area over Britain will condemn Germany to rain, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday.

SPD hails ‘huge success’ for centre-left in France

SPD hails ‘huge success’ for centre-left in France

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats moved swiftly on Monday to bask in the reflected glory of Socialist François Hollande's success in the first round of the French presidential election.

Pirate regrets ‘growing as fast as Nazis’ comment

Pirate regrets ‘growing as fast as Nazis’ comment

A leading member of the German Pirate Party has apologised for comparing the rise of the movement with that of the Nazi party in the 1930s.

Hooligans break Leverkusen player’s nose

Hooligans break Leverkusen player’s nose

German police are hunting two football hooligans who attacked a player from their rival team, hitting in him in the face as he left a disco and breaking his nose.

Half of German firms ‘victims of spying’

Half of German firms ‘victims of spying’

Nearly half of all German companies have been victims of spy attacks, a new study shows, with one in five having lost information directly to competitors. The rest knew they were losing information, but did not know to whom.

Chinese PM opens Hannover trade fair

Chinese PM opens Hannover trade fair

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao officially opened the Hannover Messe, the world's biggest industry and trade fair, on Sunday evening.