Germany's veteran goalkeeper Jens Lehmann is handing in his international gloves after 10 years' service, the German Football Association (DFB) said on Friday.
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday called for violence to end in South Ossetia, as her foreign minister held spoke with his Russian counterpart and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
A gunman on a motorbike shot at a jeep carrying German aid workers near the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Friday, but there were no injuries, the German state development bank KfW said.
Police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia said three expressionist works of art worth tens of thousands of euros were stolen from a museum in Gelsenkirchen on Friday.
A squeeze on lending to home buyers and businesses that followed the US subprime crisis has shown slight signs of easing in the last three months, the European Central Bank said on Friday.
After watching FC Bayern Munich’s final warm-up match against Inter Milan this week, Ben Knight believes the German champions are not so much swaggering as stumbling into the new Bundesliga season.
Germany‘s best-selling daily newspaper Bild on Friday opened a second front in what could be called the holiday war by attacking Russian tourists for spoiling German vacations in Turkey with “whores and vodka.”
Bad weather including lightning, strong winds, and heavy rain swept across northern Germany on Thursday night, uprooting trees and disrupting road and rail traffic.
As the Beijing Olympics start, small ceremonies in Berlin on Friday will remember the fate of two athletes persecuted under the Nazis, one of whom survived a concentration camp to go on to train Indian athletes.
Lufthansa demanded pilots from its regional unit CityLine come back to the negotiating table, as the German airline was forced to cancel at least 140 flights on Friday due to a strike.