Police in Bavaria are hunting two killers after a man called them saying he had been locked in the boot of his own car by a knife-wielding hitchhiker and an accomplice.
Chancellor Angela Merkel announced an unprecedented €480-billion ($643-billion) rescue package for Germany’s banks on Monday, as part of coordinated international effort to stem the global financial crisis.
Germany’s leading stock index the DAX surged ahead on Monday, as bank shares were buoyed by the government’s plans to set up a massive rescue package for the financial sector.
A power struggle between the German intelligence services and prosecutors has resulted in the country’s most important spy in Iran being revealed, which Berlin reportedly fears could lead to massive diplomatic problems with Tehran.
A German expert witness on Monday reportedly said evidence about the cause of an inferno in an Austrian ski train that killed 155 people was manipulated in order to hide crimes which contributed to the fire.
The distressed German memory chip maker Qimonda unveiled on Monday a restructuring programme which will affect 3,000 jobs in a total 13,500 worldwide.
Parents in Berlin found themselves in the middle of a public sector strike on Monday, as both teachers and childcare givers walked off the job to increase pressure on the city in an ongoing wage dispute.
Germans are flocking to take a last flight in a 1940s-era plane from doomed Tempelhof Airport, the historic hub of the Berlin Airlift which is to close at the end of the month.
German state health insurance providers have rejected coverage of medical marijuana with a doctor’s prescription, daily Passauer Neuen Presse reported on Monday.
A British Airways passenger plane on its way to India made an emergency landing at Berlin’s Schönefeld airport due to technical problems on Sunday, Berlin police reported.