The Kuala Lumpur-based International Maritime Bureau's piracy reporting centre said on Thursday that a German cargo ship was hijacked along with two other ships off the Somali coast in an unprecedented series of attacks.
In the midst of increased violence in Afghanistan, German troops have killed their first person there during an alleged insurgent attack, German daily Rheinische Post said on Thursday. But reports on the incident are inconsistent.
German police believe a family of four from Pullach near Munich was on the Spanair flight that crashed in Madrid on Wednesday killing at least 153 people.
The Greeks are said to have competed in the buff during the original Olympics, so perhaps German Playboy isn't too far off the mark by featuring four of the country's female athletes for its upcoming September edition.
German doping scandals have moved from two wheels to four hooves. Olympic equestrian medal favorite Christian Ahlmann has been disqualified from the games in Beijing for allegedly doping his horse.
An accident involving several vehicles on the A31 motorway near Kirchhellen in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has left four people dead and at least two seriously injured on Thursday.
After initially saying no and weeks of wrangling, German tyre maker Continental finally said yes on Thursday to a much-sweetened takeover offer by industrial firm Schaeffler.
German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel's adoption of famous Berlin polar bear Knut has so far cost the country's taxpayers €11,900, a politician told daily Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung on Thursday.
German state development bank KfW said on Thursday its stake in troubled commercial bank IKB will be sold to the US investment group Lone Star.
Forensic experts from Germany’s federal police (BKA) will help identify the victims of the horrific crash of a Spanair flight in Madrid that left at least 153 people dead on Wednesday.
Guido Westerwelle, the head of German opposition Free Democrats, on Thursday urged the German government to oppose the US missile defence system to be built in neightbouring Poland and the Czech Republic.