The German government and the German Olympic Committee have rejected a boycott of the Beijing Games this summer over China’s crackdown in Tibet. The country’s media largely agree with that decision – but not because of the official reasoning. The Local has a roundup of opinion in leading newspapers.
A German vicar in Düsseldorf decided to have parishioners lie in an open grave as a form of meditation, but was thwarted by nosy journalists, according to news agency Reuters on Friday.
In the wake of allegations that the more than 100 animals have 'disappeared' from the Berlin Zoo, its director Bernhard Blaszkiewitz has admitted to aiding in the deaths of four wild cats in 1991.
The German government underlined its opposition Friday to NATO opening the door to membership to former Soviet republics Ukraine and Georgia.
The German energy group EON is to pay €11.8 billion for energy assets in France, Italy and Spain as part of a deal that ended its bid for the Spanish group Endesa, EON said on Friday.
Prominent Turkish-German politician Cem Özdemir said on Friday that the controversial anti-Islam film "Fitna" by Dutch politician Geert Wilders should not be censored.
Cannabis is being grown in Germany in greater quantities than ever before, the German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) announced on Friday.
A lovesick German swan has been returned to its longtime crush – a paddleboat – after being jilted by another bird.
The chairman of a key parliamentary committee has renewed his call for another attempt to ban Germany’s neo-Nazi NPD party, saying the case against the group had increased.
German police have arrested a 34-year-old suspected ringleader of Turkey's banned Kurdish separatist rebel movement PKK, the federal prosecutor's office said on Thursday.
Hordes of foreign travellers hoping to enjoy a few cold German beers outdoors in the tourist hub of Heidelberg this summer could face fines as the city aims to limit public drinking.