Former prostitute murdered ‘saviour’ hubby

Former prostitute murdered ‘saviour’ hubby

A German prostitute and drug addict whose marriage to a customer enabled her to kick her habit and become a doctor was jailed for 15 years on Tuesday – for murdering her husband.

Pope blocks magazine over ‘leaks’ stain picture

Pope blocks magazine over ‘leaks’ stain picture

Pope Benedict was obviously not amused when he saw himself pictured with yellow stains down his cassock on a German satire magazine in a nod to the Vatican leaks scandal. He has taken legal action to stop publication.

Four Germans arrested in snatched baby case

Four Germans arrested in snatched baby case

A three-week-old baby who was snatched from her pram as her mother was walking down the road in the Czech Republic last week has been found in Germany. A man and three women have been arrested.

Motorway mop up after salad dressing spill

Motorway mop up after salad dressing spill

Police arrived early Tuesday morning at a crash in western Germany to find the autobahn drenched in a salad dressing-style spill after a truck loaded with mustard and vinegar skidded and crashed.

Businesses to Merkel: stick to guns on euro

Businesses to Merkel: stick to guns on euro

Nearly nine out of 10 top managers in Germany support Chancellor Angela Merkel's strategy for tackling the eurozone debt crisis, according to a new survey published on Tuesday.

Constitutional Court mulls euro bailout fund

Constitutional Court mulls euro bailout fund

Germany’s Constitutional Court began considering the permanent euro bailout fund on Tuesday - while politicians have been so openly pushing for a positive verdict, the justice minister told them to stop.

BMW, Porsche ‘quality drops’ as US sales soar

BMW, Porsche ‘quality drops’ as US sales soar

German carmakers are enjoying unprecedented success in the US, but while sales are exceeding CEOs' dreams, the number of recalls has shot up - particularly for exclusive brands BMW and Porsche.

German named head of permanent bailout fund

German named head of permanent bailout fund

Germany's Klaus Regling, head of the eurozone's temporary EFSF bailout fund, has been named to run its permanent successor, the European Stability Mechanism, the 17-nation group said Tuesday.

‘Crocodile sighting’ sparks Bavaria lake hunt

‘Crocodile sighting’ sparks Bavaria lake hunt

Police sealed off a Bavarian lake over the weekend after a sighting of what could be a crocodile – and then sent in divers to see if they could find it. A night-time hunt was being planned for Monday.

Scientists find fish ‘compass’ cells

Scientists find fish ‘compass’ cells

German scientists have identified the long-sought after magnetic “compass” cell which allows a number of animal species to navigate via the earth’s magnetic field.