New Nazi cases on ‘Demjanjuk principle’

New Nazi cases on ‘Demjanjuk principle’

An 87-year-old former watchman at the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp could face charges of helping to gas to death at least 344,000 people – on the same legal premise as the conviction of former camp guard John Demjanjuk.

Blind man hurt: ‘balcony removed’ sign no help

Blind man hurt: ‘balcony removed’ sign no help

A Hamburg construction site manager is being sued after he removed the balcony from a blind man's room in a care home - and put up a written warning sign. The man survived the two-storey fall.

Germans take dim view of light bulb inspections

Germans take dim view of light bulb inspections

German state governments say they would have to employ extra staff to police the European ban on filament light bulbs if they are to make the checks called for by the European Commission.

Storms to follow hottest day of the year

Storms to follow hottest day of the year

Germany sweltered under the hottest weather of 2012 so far this weekend, with temperatures approaching 40 degrees Celsius. The heat will remain this week, but storms are also approaching.

Greek euro exit would be ‘manageable’ says ECB

Greek euro exit would be ‘manageable’ says ECB

Greek politicians headed for talks in Berlin as a top member of the European Central said a Greek exit from the eurozone would be "manageable", although expensive and result in higher unemployment.

Syrian rebels plan ‘The Day After’ in Berlin

Syrian rebels plan ‘The Day After’ in Berlin

Members of the Syrian opposition have been working on plans for a post-Assad regime for the past six months in Berlin, it was revealed on Monday.

German tax revenues up 9 percent on a year ago

German tax revenues up 9 percent on a year ago

Germany's state coffers are still bursting, despite the ongoing euro crisis, with tax revenues increasing by 8.6 percent over the past year, figures released on Monday show.

Stock market prediction fraudster faces court

Stock market prediction fraudster faces court

A German accused of embezzling around €500 million by telling investors he had a secret stock market prediction computer programme, was arraigned in Frankfurt at the weekend after being arrested in the US.

Pussy Riot copycats sing in Cologne Cathedral

Pussy Riot copycats sing in Cologne Cathedral

Three people dressed as Pussy Riot, one female and two male, staged a protest during a service in Germany's most famous cathedral on Sunday, calling on the punk band imprisoned in Russia to be set free.

State premier: Buying tax cheat CDs is legal

State premier: Buying tax cheat CDs is legal

The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia will continue to buy data on people suspected of stashing assets in Swiss banks to avoid taxes, the state premier was quoted as saying on Sunday.