Climate change campaigners and opposition politicians in Germany have panned G8 leaders‘ plan to halve global carbon emissions by 2050, arguing that a much tighter timetable is needed to tackle global warming.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed misgivings about US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama speaking in front of Berlin's famed Brandenburg Gate.
State prosecutors in Munich have raided the offices of several customs and transport authorities and are investigating 24 people suspected of tax evasion, fraud, forgery and corruption.
The Chinese government has asked six German companies to close factories near Beijing ahead of and during the Olympic Games in Beijing to help cut pollution, business daily Handelsblatt reported.
Separatist Kurdish rebels have abducted three German mountaineers on Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey, the governor of a province in eastern Turkey told a local news agency.
A former top Airbus executive and current head of a German EADS plant, Andreas Sperl, was held for questioning in France on Wednesday for alleged insider trading.
Police raided some 600 homes and businesses in Germany, Switzerland and Austria on Wednesday in an investigation of two online companies thought to be selling chemicals used to make illegal drugs.
A German freighter that was ambushed by pirates in late May off the coast of Somalia has been freed after 41 days.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday asked Chinese President Hu Jintao to push for a successful outcome to talks between China and Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
More than 40 German deputies on Tuesday proposed that the voting age be lowered to birth to give children a say in the country’s political future, the parliamentary press service said.