Israel expressed concern on Thursday about a German company's contract to build three liquefied natural gas plants in Iran amid sanctions aimed at halting Tehran's nuclear enrichment programme.
The German Weather Service (DWD) has cautioned that Germany could experience severe storms – including tornados – as two weather systems collide over the country on Friday.
The Hagenbeck Tierpark zoo in Hamburg is in mourning on Thursday after one of their orangutans took a deadly fall and drowned when a visitor tried to feed her.
The German department store chain Hertie said on Thursday it had filed for insolvency and signalled signalled problems with one of its owners, the British financial group Dawnay Day.
Lufthansa on Thursday was forced to cancel 128 flights, but the German airline started preliminary talks with union officials aimed at ending the four day-long strike.
Former German Economy Minister Wolfgang Clement was kicked out of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Thursday by a committee in his home state of North Rhine-Westphalia for criticizing an SPD candidate in a recent election.
The German Historical Museum has made every piece of information on Adolf Hitler's art collection available online as of Thursday.
German officials in Passau have exhumed the corpse of a former Nazi Waffen-SS soldier in order to confiscate a forbidden Third Reich era flag placed over his coffin during his burial last weekend.
Deutsche Bank posted on Thursday a second quarter net profit that was far lower than in the same period a year earlier, but still managed to exceed analysts expectations thanks to one-off items.
BASF, the world's biggest chemical company, posted record profit results for the second quarter on Thursday, boosted by high oil prices.
Metro, the leading German retailer, fell into a loss in the second quarter owing to one-off restructuring charges, it said Thursday in a statement.
Five people were seriously injured in an explosion in an apartment building in the western German city of Saarbrücken overnight after the suspected manipulation of gas canisters.
Werder Bremen and Schalke 04 will fight to bring their Olympic players back to Germany after FIFA ruled all clubs must allow eligible players to attend next month's Beijing Games.
Hamas-run security forces in the Gaza Strip have released a cameraman working for German public broadcaster ARD after arresting him and several other people over the weekend.