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