The European Central Bank on Thursday cut its growth forecasts for 2008 and 2009 for the 15-nation eurozone, but raised its inflation projections.
The conservative Christian Democrats and the environmentalist Greens in Hamburg have signaled they will enter negotiations to form Germany's first ever coalition between the parties.
A German conservative MP said Thursday the Iron Cross should be reintroduced as a military honour, but the Defence Ministry swiftly slapped down the call.
Japanese drummers, treasures from royal tombs, and the twin-girl duo, Tegan and Sara are on tap this week in Germany.
German trade union Verdi has said it doesn't expect a solution to the chaos that multiple strikes are creating on the second day of nationwide labour strikes. Meanwhile, further strikes have been announced.
Anni Friesinger of Germany claimed a new track record in Nagano, Japan on her way to regaining the women's 1,500 metre title at the world speed skating single distance championships on Thursday.
Bundesliga bosses have responded to criticism of Germany's referees, especially from Bayern Munich's bosses, by organising an open discussion on the subject with figures from the league's top sides.
A thief in the Germany city Wolfsburg only narrowly escaped a middle-aged hairdresser after choosing a slow moped as his getaway.
Canada has delayed the extradition of German-born arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber, who is wanted in Germany in connection with the massive slush-fund scandal surrounding former chancellor Helmut Kohl.
Prominent European computer manufacturer Fujitsu-Siemens has announced it won't reach upcoming sales targets, which could mean problems for the joint venture.
After an heated argument, a 58-year-old man allegedly set three buildings at a farm in Letzendorf bei Greiz on fire Wednesday night.