Swedish energy company Vattenfall will fire up an experimental coal power plant in Brandenburg on Tuesday with the aim of trapping the unwanted carbon dioxide emissions.
Powerful German trade union IG Metall called Monday for a pay hike of seven to eight percent for the 3.5 million employees in the metalworking, electrical engineering and automaking sectors.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday complained about the high number of English words that have been incorporated into the German language during a visit the Goethe Institute in Munich.
Scientists from the University of Stuttgart said on Monday they had proven tiny advanced organisms can survive the harsh conditions of outer space for at least 10 days.
Lizard-loving thieves broke into the Cologne zoo over the weekend to steal four highly poisonous Gila Monsters. Police are calling for help to find the endangered animals.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier embarked on a tough 12-month battle on Monday, fronting a demoralized and divided Social Democratic Party to challenge Angela Merkel for the chancellorship in elections next year.
More than half of German women occasionally drink alcohol during their pregnancies, and more than 10,000 babies are born with alcohol-related birth defects each year, according to Drug Commissioner Sabine Bätzing on Monday.
Germany's Social Democrats have picked Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to take on Angela Merkel in next year's election. AFP's Deborah Cole profiles the man who would be chancellor.
Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is planning a campaign against communist nostalgia and the rise of the hard-line socialist Left party, according to daily Financial Times Deutschland on Monday.
German President Horst Köhler was forced to take an airline flight home from the Special Olympics in Beijing after the presidential plane broke down on Monday morning.
German teen band Tokio Hotel won the Best New Artist category for their video “Ready, Set, Go!” at the MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.