Man who beheaded wife held in psych institute

Man who beheaded wife held in psych institute

A man who killed and then dismembered his wife, throwing some of her body parts off the roof of a building in central Berlin while their six children cowered in a nearby room, is to be held in a psychiatric institution.

Drop in foreign demand hits industrial orders

Drop in foreign demand hits industrial orders

Industrial orders in Germany fell more sharply than expected in April, hit hard by a drop in foreign orders, new data showed on Tuesday.

‘Canadian Psycho’ will accept extradition

‘Canadian Psycho’ will accept extradition

Luka Rocco Magnotta, the "Canadian Psycho" arrested in Berlin on suspicion of dismembering his lover and posting body parts to politicians, will not fight extradition to Canada, he told a court on Tuesday.

Google butchers Cologne Cathedral

Google butchers Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral, one of Germany's most magnificent architectural achievements, has been reduced to a grotesque stump by Google's new "World Wonders Project" - to the outrage of the cathedral officials.

German subs key for Israel, says Netanyahu

German subs key for Israel, says Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told mass-circulation daily Bild on Tuesday that German-supplied submarines were "very important" for his country’s defence.

Merkel offers ‘trader tax’ for Fiscal Pact support

Merkel offers ‘trader tax’ for Fiscal Pact support

The German government is planning to introduce the much mooted and sometimes feared "financial transaction tax" by another name – to win opposition support for the Fiscal Pact, a press report said on Tuesday.

Newly-weds auction off wedding night sex

Newly-weds auction off wedding night sex

In a modified version of the film “Indecent Proposal,” a German couple have auctioned off their wedding night to a stranger – and been offered just €366 for it.

No widow’s pension for suicide pact survivor

No widow’s pension for suicide pact survivor

A woman who killed her husband on his wishes in a suicide pact – but survived – has been told she has no rights to a widow's pension, a German court ruling published on Monday revealed.

German dead in Nigeria plane crash

German dead in Nigeria plane crash

A German aid worker is thought to be among the fatalities in Sunday’s plane crash in Nigeria when a twin-engine aircraft came down in the city of Lagos.

Hamburg lets it be as Beatles museum closes

Hamburg lets it be as Beatles museum closes

The "Beatlemania" museum in the northern German city of Hamburg, where the Beatles famously played in nightclubs for two years, says it is closing because not enough people are visiting.