Umbrella stab victim dies of mercury poisoning

Umbrella stab victim dies of mercury poisoning

A German man has died after being stabbed in the backside by a stranger wielding a poison umbrella which injected him with mercury, fatally poisoning him.

Opposition blocks €6.1 billion tax cut

Opposition blocks €6.1 billion tax cut

The German government was left reeling on Friday when the opposition parties blocked a €6.1 billion tax cut for low-income earners in the upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat.

Swimmer wee ‘killing off fish’ in popular lake

Swimmer wee ‘killing off fish’ in popular lake

The mass death of fish in a lake near Hamburg has been blamed on swimmers' urine causing an algal bloom that has poisoned the water.

Political violence hit record levels last year

Political violence hit record levels last year

Political violence hit a record high in Germany last year with authorities registering more than 30,000 politically motivated crimes, according to figures released on Friday.

The WSOP 2012 – Pius Heinz and the November Nine
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The WSOP 2012 – Pius Heinz and the November Nine

The World Series of Poker is the epitome of poker. For two months, the whole poker world casts their eyes on Las Vegas. At the end, we will have the new November Nine.

Berlin airport boss is PhD in ‘building efficiency’

Berlin airport boss is PhD in ‘building efficiency’

Fresh outrage has been sparked in Berlin by revelations that the man responsible for disastrous delays on the German capital's new airport wrote a PhD while on the job - on "optimizing complex construction projects."

Fire brigade hoses red panda out of tree

Fire brigade hoses red panda out of tree

Dresden’s fire brigade was called upon to rescue not a cat from a tree but a red panda that had wandered out of his enclosure at the zoo. But rather than pluck him carefully out of the foliage, they just used a hose to knock him off.

Women feel sexy after <i>Sekt</i>, beer bad for blokes

Women feel sexy after Sekt, beer bad for blokes

German women are more relaxed in the sack after a drink or two, while most men avoid a beer before bonking to prevent an embarrassing droop, according to a new study.

Clash of the titans in domestic cup final

Clash of the titans in domestic cup final

Bayern Munich is hoping to break its losing streak against champions Borussia Dortmund in Saturday's German cup final. The domestic prize comes before the club's Champions League showdown with Chelsea.

German celebs fire at Pirates over copyright

German celebs fire at Pirates over copyright

Over 1,400 German celebrities and artists have signed an open letter protesting a new political culture that they believe sanctions the "theft of intellectual property" on the internet.

Hollande to see Merkel within hours of oath

Hollande to see Merkel within hours of oath

France's new leader Francois Hollande will fly to Berlin within hours of his swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel expected to focus on the eurozone crisis.

Cops set up kebab shop to hunt killers

Cops set up kebab shop to hunt killers

Police hunting a gang of neo-Nazis who shot dead nine immigrant shop-owners set up a kebab shop in a Bavarian city to try to find the foreign organised crime gangs they assumed were behind the murders.