Germany's centre-left Social Democrats on Monday tried to smooth over a rift caused by plans for cooperation with ex-communists and ruled them out as national coalition partners.
An environmentally conscious resident of Essen, Germany turned the engine of a fire truck off during an emergency call. The man turned the car off because he disapproved of the idling truck's wasteful fumes.
Monday was a memorable day for Europe's largest automaker Volkswagen AG – only hours after buying a controlling stake in Swedish truck manufacturer Scania, VW was in turn swallowed by the holding company of luxury carmaker Porsche.
Despite lingering questions about Russian democracy, Germany must be willing to take president-elect Medvedev at his word, writes Werner Hoyer, the deputy chairman of the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) parliamentary group.
German media group Springer has said it posted a loss last year as it was forced to take a large write-down on the value of its troubled mail delivery unit Pin.
Following a series of violent attacks on public buses and trains in Berlin, the city’s public transportation network has said it will add up to 1,000 security personnel.
Now Germans can "anstupsen" their friends. A newly launched German-language version of the social networking website Facebook makes a Teutonic version of "poke" possible.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday congratulated Russian president-elect Dmitry Medvedev, but her spokesman regretted irregularities in the run-up to the vote.
The ongoing public sector labour dispute in Germany has reached a boiling point. Everything from trash collection to German airports could be affected by paralyzing strikes this week.
German automaker Volkswagen has bought a huge stake in Scania to increase its influence over the Swedish truck builder.
Germany's hard socialist Left Party is making strong gains with voters, according to a new poll. The shifting party alliances could potentially shake up the country's political scene ahead of elections next year.
A Lufthansa airliner narrowly avoided a deadly catastrophe while trying to land in Hamburg during heavy winds over the weekend, according to several reports in the German media.