‘What’s a euro crisis?’ German kids get raise

‘What’s a euro crisis?’ German kids get raise

German children are richer than ever before thanks to generous parents who are doling out ten percent more pocket money than in 2011, a new survey found.

Bawling, back-flopping bad day in London

Bawling, back-flopping bad day in London

Monday was a tough day for Germany's athletes at the Olympics in London, after one pole vaulter threw a public tantrum and a diver waved goodbye to the semi-finals after back-flopping into the pool.

Driver follows satnav directions – car totalled

Driver follows satnav directions – car totalled

A German driver decided on Tuesday that he wouldn't be needing his brain anymore now that he had a satnav. Despite signs signalling a dead end, he drove straight into some road works. He told police he was just following orders.

Police arrest suspected spy at NATO air base

Police arrest suspected spy at NATO air base

German police have arrested a civilian employee of NATO on suspicion of espionage at the US air base at Ramstein in the west of the country, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Can a Nazi’s lover represent Germany?

Can a Nazi’s lover represent Germany?

Ex-Olympic rower Nadja Drygalla made headlines when she left the Games because her boyfriend was a neo-Nazi. But many say it was unfair. Can athletes represent their country regardless of who they mix with? Have your say.

One in four hearts skip the waiting list

One in four hearts skip the waiting list

New figures have revealed another opportunity for corruption in Germany's organ transplant system - not only can doctors pretend patients are sicker than they are to bump them up the queue - data on organs can also be manipulated.

E.ON treble profits after Russian gas deal

E.ON treble profits after Russian gas deal

E.ON, Germany's biggest power supplier, said Tuesday its net profit more than trebled in the first six months after it struck a price deal with Russian gas giant Gazprom and despite Germany phasing out nuclear power.

Minister: gay relationships share ‘conservative values’

Minister: gay relationships share ‘conservative values’

German Family Minister Kristina Schröder of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has said gay partnerships represent "conservative values" because of their "long-term commitment" - so they should get the same tax breaks as marriages.

Woman’s body ‘found defiled’ in funeral home

Woman’s body ‘found defiled’ in funeral home

A German family were horrified on Sunday morning when they went to light candles for their elderly relative in a funeral parlour only to find her body had been taken out of the coffin and partially undressed. The walls were smeared with faeces.

German firms wooed by Turkish boom

German firms wooed by Turkish boom

As Europe battles its never-ending debt crisis, Turkey, with its flourishing economy, is increasingly attracting the attention of German companies, as well as German-born Turks in search of a job.