German riders take another Olympic equestrian gold

German riders take another Olympic equestrian gold

Germany's riders added a third gold medal to their stunning sweep of the Olympic equestrian events on Thursday, winning the team dressage competition.

Celebrating 850 years of Munich

Celebrating 850 years of Munich

With Munich is celebrating its 850th anniversary this summer, Ben Knight heads to Bavaria to find how a city of bourgeois affluence and magical beer is marking a special birthday.

Official wants 50,000 empty west German flats demolished

Official wants 50,000 empty west German flats demolished

While the sight of wrecking balls smashing down blocks of prefab flats is not an unusual one in eastern Germany, now a call has been put out for up to 50,000 apartments to be torn down in western towns.

Rüsselsheim shooting suspects hand themselves in to police

Rüsselsheim shooting suspects hand themselves in to police

A number of suspects in the Rüsselsheim ice cream parlour shooting in which three people were killed and another seriously wounded, have handed themselves in to the police.

Bear attacks German tourist camping in Romania

Bear attacks German tourist camping in Romania

A 26-year-old German tourist has been seriously injured after being attacked by a bear while on a camping holiday in Romania.

What’s on in Germany: August 14 – 20

What’s on in Germany: August 14 – 20

This Week's Highlights: A Turkish youth orchestra in Berlin, an all-day dance party in Cologne, and R.E.M. in Stuttgart.

Vattenfall loses reduced charges case

Vattenfall loses reduced charges case

Energy giant Vattenfall has been ordered to pay €50 million to its competitors and reduce its network charges, after losing a court battle with German regulators on Thursday.

SPD in Hesse pushes ahead with leftist alliance

SPD in Hesse pushes ahead with leftist alliance

Germany's centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) in the state of Hesse is in talks to form its first ever alliance in the west of the country with the hard-line socialist Left party that is fast becoming a force in national politics.

‘Humpy’ the whale continues Baltic Sea odyssey

‘Humpy’ the whale continues Baltic Sea odyssey

A humpback whale – dubbed "Humpy" and seen off Germany's Baltic Sea coast two weeks ago – has still not found its way back to deeper, colder waters amid new sightings near Rostock.

German GDP shrinks

German GDP shrinks

The German economy shrank for the first time in nearly four years in the second quarter of the year, according to data released on Thursday.

Steinmeier: German observers in South Ossetia possible

Steinmeier: German observers in South Ossetia possible

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said Berlin might have to send observers to help keep the peace in South Ossetia as part of a European mission to the conflict-plagued region.

Bundesliga teams strengthen squads as Bayern avoids transfers

Bundesliga teams strengthen squads as Bayern avoids transfers

While Bayern Munich have been conspicuous by their absence in Germany's transfer market this summer, their rivals have been splashing out in preparation for their assaults on the Bundesliga titles.