Special Olympics deliver pure gold in Munich

Special Olympics deliver pure gold in Munich

Germany's annual Special Olympics drew to a close on Friday, after 5,000 athletes with learning disabilities gathered in Munich to compete for medals over the five-day-long competition.

‘Homeless billionaire’ to rescue drugstore chain

‘Homeless billionaire’ to rescue drugstore chain

US-German billionaire Nicolas Berggruen confirmed his interest in buying the remains of bankrupt German drugstore chain Schlecker on Friday.

Kebab seller gets 3,333 years to pay off tax bill

Kebab seller gets 3,333 years to pay off tax bill

A German court has given a man who cooked his kebab shop bills more than 3,000 years to pay off a huge tax bill, because he now lives on unemployment benefit.

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Lloyds TSB International increases Euro fixed-term savings rate

In the latest of a series of rate increases for international savers, Lloyds TSB International has raised the interest rates on its one-year Euro fixed-term deposit (FTD) account by more than 1.7 per cent to 2.65 per cent.

Police hunt for missing man in concrete floor

Police hunt for missing man in concrete floor

German police began scanning the floor of a Hells Angels warehouse for a missing man on Friday, fearing his body was cemented into it by gang members. Large-scale raids on the bikers led officers to the depot.

Germany develops plan for eurozone growth

Germany develops plan for eurozone growth

Germany is developing a six-point plan to boost growth in Europe, a magazine reported on Friday, amid a heated debate among EU leaders on how to best help indebted eurozone states.

New organ donor law will ask everyone

New organ donor law will ask everyone

Everyone living in Germany will be asked this year, and then at regular intervals, whether they want to donate organs after their death. Parliament voted on Friday in favour of a new law designed to encourage people to consider donation.

Merkel’s coalition partner back in business

Merkel’s coalition partner back in business

Angela Merkel's coalition partner the Free Democratic Party (FDP) is back above the crucial five percent mark in a major opinion poll – but that would still not be enough to provide the German chancellor with another government.

Whitsun weekend offers sunshine and traffic jams

Whitsun weekend offers sunshine and traffic jams

The Whitsun (Pfingsten) long weekend should be glorious, with clear skies and temperatures of 20 to 27 degrees Celsius predicted for most of Germany, national weather service the DWD reported on Friday.

Man kills girlfriend’s Pekingese with cleaver

Man kills girlfriend’s Pekingese with cleaver

A German man was convicted on Thursday of hacking his girlfriend's 24-centimetre lapdog to death with a meat cleaver in Stuttgart, after the animal began yapping at him in the middle of a domestic row.

Merkel: Hard work, not eurobonds, will fix euro

Merkel: Hard work, not eurobonds, will fix euro

Raising fresh funds by issuing more debt in the shape of eurobonds will not solve and only exacerbate the eurozone's problems, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

Central bank: Germans richer than ever

Central bank: Germans richer than ever

The Germans are richer than ever before, new figures on private assets released this week show – with more than €4.5 trillion stashed in savings accounts, shares and even cash last year.