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