Banker jailed for $44m Formula 1 bribe

Banker jailed for $44m Formula 1 bribe

A German banker who told a court he took a $44 million bribe from Formula 1 head Bernie Ecclestone, has been jailed for more than eight years after being convicted of corruption, tax evasion and fraud.

Schlecker stores close doors for last time

Schlecker stores close doors for last time

Thousands of Schlecker shops, once Germany's largest drug store chain, closed its doors for the last time on Wednesday afternoon, pushing thousands of people out of work.

Half of German teens ‘unsure Hitler a dictator’

Half of German teens ‘unsure Hitler a dictator’

About half of young Germans are unsure whether the Nazi state was a dictatorship – and even more are not sure whether the socialist East German regime was one, a new study shows.

Muslims, Jews denounce circumcision ruling

Muslims, Jews denounce circumcision ruling

German Muslims and Jews spoke with one voice on Wednesday – to denounce a court ruling which said circumcision was a crime of bodily harm. Both communities called for the criminalisation to be reversed.

Schumacher could lose car if F1 boss corrupt

Schumacher could lose car if F1 boss corrupt

Corruption allegations against Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone could threaten the future of Michael Schumacher and his Mercedes race team, as majority owner Daimler has a strict policy of not dealing with crooks.

Sportswear giants ‘cutting off’ discounters

Sportswear giants ‘cutting off’ discounters

Major sportswear companies who cut off dealers who sell their products cheaply online have come to the attention of German competition authorities.

Landowners get right to refuse hunting access

Landowners get right to refuse hunting access

Landowners have been told they have the right to refuse access to hunters, after the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) stepped in and told the German government they must change the domestic rules.

Merkel: No eurobonds ‘as long as I live’

Merkel: No eurobonds ‘as long as I live’

Chancellor Angela Merkel swore there would be no eurobonds for, “as long as I live” ahead of what has been described as a last-gasp EU summit to save the currency on Thursday.

Seven hurt as funfair ride breaks up mid-spin

Seven hurt as funfair ride breaks up mid-spin

Seven women were injured, three of them seriously when a fairground ride span out of control throwing a car carrying three of them into a group of people in western Germany on Tuesday evening.

Police mistake rogue vibrator for burglar

Police mistake rogue vibrator for burglar

German police called to a break-in on Sunday night found the “noisy intruder possibly armed with a drill” was a vibrator buzzing against the apartment's pipes.