Hertha player gets record ban for attacking referee

Hertha player gets record ban for attacking referee

Hertha Berlin player Levan Kobiashvili has been banned for seven-and-a-half months for attacking a referee – the most severe punishment for an act of violence in Bundesliga history.

‘Canadian Psycho’ tells Berlin police ‘You got me’

‘Canadian Psycho’ tells Berlin police ‘You got me’

Berlin police have arrested the murder suspect dubbed the "Canadian Psycho" - a former gay porn actor accused of chopping up his lover, filming the attack and posting bits of the body to politicians.

Euro crisis hits DAX index hard

Euro crisis hits DAX index hard

The stock market index DAX, which represents Germany's 30 biggest companies, felt the sting of Europe's economic fears on Monday, when it dropped below 6,000 points for the first time in five months.

Jewish leader slams Auschwitz visit

Jewish leader slams Auschwitz visit

The president of Germany's Council of Jews has accused the German Football Association (DFB) of "colossal insensitivity" for only sending three players to take part in Friday's Auschwitz visit.

Berlin man ‘beheads wife’

Berlin man ‘beheads wife’

A Berlin man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of killing his wife and cutting her body to pieces after a row in a flat where police later found six children, authorities said. Witnesses said they saw him throw her head from the roof.

Man over board in party boat brawl

Man over board in party boat brawl

Around 80 mostly drunk passengers were involved in a mass brawl on a steamboat on a Berlin lake, it was reported Sunday. One man ended up in the water after jumping through a window to escape.

700,000 enjoy Japan Day in Düsseldorf

700,000 enjoy Japan Day in Düsseldorf

Over 700,000 people celebrated Japan Day in Düsseldorf during the weekend, transforming the city into an anime-style celebration of the country's culture - complete with food, fireworks and music.

Soros: Merkel has three months to save euro

Soros: Merkel has three months to save euro

Billionaire US investor George Soros has said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government must solve the ongoing euro crisis in the next three months - or Europe will fall into a "lost decade."

Berlin man ‘beheads wife’

Berlin man ‘beheads wife’

A Berlin man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of killing his wife and cutting her body to pieces after a row in a flat where police later found six children, authorities said. Witnesses said they saw him throw her head from the roof.

Foreign Minister visits Syria’s neighbours

Foreign Minister visits Syria’s neighbours

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle will visit Syria's neighbours this week in a bid to help stop the bloody strife threatening regional stability, a spokeswoman said on Sunday.

Unemployed ‘to work in kindergartens’

Unemployed ‘to work in kindergartens’

Germans receiving welfare benefits should be retrained as nursery workers, the labour minister said on Sunday. She said 5,000 people would be deployed to fill the gaps in the country's understaffed kindergartens.