Funniest mistakes Germans make in English

Funniest mistakes Germans make in English

For our latest Local List, we're having a gentle chuckle at the amusing mistakes Germans make when they're speaking English. Don't worry, German readers, we mean it in a nice way. But no, we don't have fire.

American tattooist axe killer jailed for ten years

American tattooist axe killer jailed for ten years

An American tattooist who hacked a man to death with an axe was jailed for more than ten years on Thursday after a German court found him guilty of manslaughter.

Belgian Kitai Wins Germany’s Largest Poker Tournament
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Belgian Kitai Wins Germany’s Largest Poker Tournament

Belgian poker pro Davidi Kitai has won Germany’s largest poker tournament of the year, earning €713.000 after beating Canadian Andrew Chen in the heads-up match to finish it off.

Schlecker offers laid-off workers €500

Schlecker offers laid-off workers €500

More than 1,500 former Schlecker workers are suing the bankrupt drugstore chain after losing their jobs, amid confusion over a compensation offer of €500 made to two people who lost their jobs when the company collapsed.

New gun register a decade after massacre

New gun register a decade after massacre

Ten years after Germany’s worst school shooting, in which a former pupil killed 16 people before committing suicide, politicians are set to lay the foundations for a national gun-owners’ register.

Telekom: 100,000 WLAN connections unsafe

Telekom: 100,000 WLAN connections unsafe

More than 100,000 Deutsche Telekom customers have been told to turn off their wireless internet routers after the company admitted their connections were wide open to being used by others.

Bayern reach Champions League final on penalties

Bayern reach Champions League final on penalties

Strapping blond goalkeeper Manuel Neuer was Bayern Munich’s hero on Wednesday night, stopping Real Madrid in a penalty shoot-out after a thrilling Champions League semi-final ended even at 3-3.

Germany pressures Ukraine on Tymoshenko

Germany pressures Ukraine on Tymoshenko

German President Joachim Gauck has cancelled a visit to Ukraine planned for next month in protest at the violent treatment of opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko in prison.

Three dead babies found in cooler boxes

Three dead babies found in cooler boxes

Police are questioning a woman after the bodies of three babies were found in cooler boxes stored in the cellar and a garage at her home in western Germany.

Rare fighter plane wreck lifted from seabed

Rare fighter plane wreck lifted from seabed

The remains of a rare World War II German fighter plane, of which only one intact example exists, have been fished from the sea off northern Denmark, a nearby military museum announced on Wednesday.

Germans ‘stealing our jobs’: Swiss politician

Germans ‘stealing our jobs’: Swiss politician

A right-wing Swiss politician left her audience gobsmacked when she denounced German immigrants who were coming to Switzerland and “stealing our jobs”.