Double double gold for German kayakers

Double double gold for German kayakers

Two German pairs paddled to Olympic glory within an hour of each other on the Dorney Lake on Thursday, which meant that Germany leapfrogged France in the medals table to take 6th place.

Olympic rower’s lover could be jailed for attack

Olympic rower’s lover could be jailed for attack

The alleged neo-Nazi boyfriend of German Olympic rower Nadja Drygalla faces a criminal investigation and possible jail sentence for his part in an attack on a memorial service where a police officer was injured.

Child ‘stabbed to death by mum’s boyfriend’

Child ‘stabbed to death by mum’s boyfriend’

An eight-year-old boy was killed on Wednesday night after his mother’s boyfriend apparently stabbed him to death and then tried to kill himself, German police said on Thursday.

Burned cargo ship hunting for a port

Burned cargo ship hunting for a port

A stricken German cargo ship that was on fire for several weeks is now being towed aimlessly around the Atlantic Ocean because no European port will allow it to dock. The German owners are losing patience.

Deadly air strike colonel to be promoted

Deadly air strike colonel to be promoted

The German officer who ordered an air strike that killed more than 100 Afghan civilians and cost the jobs of the defence minister, the head of the army and a senior state secretary, is to be promoted to general next year.

Fans cry foul on soccer team’s poultry ‘kit deal’

Fans cry foul on soccer team’s poultry ‘kit deal’

Fans of top German football club Werder Bremen have called foul after the club seemed set to sign a €5-million kit sponsorship deal with a chicken producer accused of cruelty.

Guilt-stricken tax evader gives cash back

Guilt-stricken tax evader gives cash back

The tax office in the western German town of Siegen was delighted to receive a letter on Monday from an anonymous citizen plagued with guilt over unpaid tax from eight years ago. He or she enclosed €2,000 in cash.

Firms: We need UN anti-corruption law

Firms: We need UN anti-corruption law

More than 30 German CEOs are demanding that parliament finally ratify the UN's Convention Against Corruption. The move has been blocked by MPs concerned about their own liability.

What the Stasi butler saw – terrible table manners

What the Stasi butler saw – terrible table manners

Erich Honecker, the little grey leader of socialist East Germany, ate with his mouth open, drank West German beer and had his favourite foods delivered to his servants to cook just so, his butler says in a new book.

Sunny spell on the way after stormy week

Sunny spell on the way after stormy week

After a week of unsettled weather and roof-shaking storms, Germany has a sunnier spell in store over the next few days and into the weekend, according to the national weather service (DWD).