Cops chase thief onto Cologne Cathedral

Cops chase thief onto Cologne Cathedral

A man caught stealing cameras from a shop in the early hours of Tuesday morning tried to escape by climbing scaffolding on Cologne Cathedral with the police hot on his heels. The fire brigade returned the man to earth in handcuffs.

Police hunt armed pupil, school evacuated

Police hunt armed pupil, school evacuated

A high school in southern Germany has been evacuated after pupils and teachers heard a gun shot on Tuesday. The pupil, who is thought to have two guns, is missing. No-one has been injured.

Woman fined for blowing whistle into phone

Woman fined for blowing whistle into phone

A 61-year-old German woman has been fined €800 for blowing a whistle down the telephone at a call-centre worker and damaging her hearing - after she got fed up with constant cold-calls to her house.

Berlin put on ‘cranky crow alert’

Berlin put on ‘cranky crow alert’

Aggressive crow attacks are on the rise in the German capital, prompting local authorities to put up warning signs. But Berliners are still being pecked on the head with alarming regularity.

Consumers to vote for biggest food ad fib

Consumers to vote for biggest food ad fib

"Non-alcoholic" beer with a punch, cheap tea repackaged and sold for a fortune, or "low-fat" mince meat fleshed out with wheat and water. A consumer watchdog is sniffing out the cheekiest lies in food advertising.

One in four low-earners works 50-hour week

One in four low-earners works 50-hour week

Almost a million Germans are working 50 hours a week or more on low wages, a recent study carried out by a major research institute has revealed.

Doctors cash-in on patient referrals

Doctors cash-in on patient referrals

Doctors are increasingly corrupt, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. A new study shows 1 in 4 German doctors receive cash or other incentives for referring their patients to certain clinics.

Schweini apologises to president for snub

Schweini apologises to president for snub

Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has apologised to German President Joachim Gauck for failing to shake his hand after his penalty miss meant that Bayern lost Saturday's Champions League final to Chelsea.

Hertha appeal against relegation ruling

Hertha appeal against relegation ruling

Hertha Berlin are to appeal the German Football Association's (DFB) decision to uphold the result of the controversial match that left them relegated to the second division.

Germans open monster telescope on Tenerife

Germans open monster telescope on Tenerife

A powerful solar telescope billed as the largest in Europe opened Monday on Spain's Canary Islands which scientists say will allow them to study the sun in unprecedented detail. Its main backer was a German institute.