A circus elephant escaped from its pen in the German state of Brandenburg overnight, police in Neuruppin said on Wednesday.
Germany on Wednesday hailed a truce between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, saying it could provide an auspicious backdrop for a Palestinian aid conference it is hosting next week.
The German cabinet on Wednesday adopted new measures aimed at cutting the country's carbon dioxide emissions by more than a third by 2020, the environment ministry said.
UEFA's disciplinary committee ruled on Wednesday that German national football team coach Joachim Löw will have to watch Thursday's Euro 2008 quarterfinal match against Portugal from the stands.
The German auto manufacturer Daimler said Wednesday it would build a factory in Hungary and invest in an existing German plant to boost output of smaller, cleaner models.
The German porcelain manufacturer Goebel had announced it will cease production of its world-famous Hummel figurines.
A majority of Germans support flying the country’s black, red, and gold flag in patriotic support of the national football team during the Euro 2008, according to a poll published on Wednesday.
Germany's Euro 2008 top scorer Lukas Podolski has revealed Juventus and Tottenham have contacted him and he is interested in joining either football clubs after sitting on the bench at Bayern Munich last season.
German sporting goods manufacturer Adidas is suing American discount retail giant Wal-Mart for trademark infringement, German daily Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday.
Rising food and energy costs have the notoriously frugal Germans turning to discount grocers for their staples.
The European Commission opened a probe Tuesday into state aid to Frankfurt’s Hahn airport and contracts with low-cost carrier Ryanair to ensure that they respect EU rules after receiving complaints.