The German Bundestag, or lower house of parliament, voted Thursday to extend Germany's participation in the NATO-led force in Afghanistan and increase the number of soldiers deployed there to 4,500.
Authorities recently stopped a lawyer on her bicycle when they noticed her riding through town in chilly weather with her naked baby in the child seat, Munich police said on Thursday.
The German cycling world suffered two major shake-ups on Thursday when public television broadcaster ARD cancelled coverage of the Tour de France next summer and the German Cycling Federation (BDR) called off the Tour of Germany entirely.
Jürgen Thumann, the president of the German Federation of Industry (BDI), called upon well-paid banking executives to contribute to the bailout of their banks if they are rescued by the government.
Much touted electronic books might finally be nearing a breakthrough, and are already causing a buzz at the 60th Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest.
An emergency call about the sighting of a man in hot pursuit of a naked woman in handcuffs launched a full-scale police operation in Stammham, but the presumed kidnapping turned out to be just a sadomasochistic sex game.
The German government on Thursday slashed its growth forecast for 2009 – the world’s third largest economy is now only expected to expand by a meagre 0.2 percent next year.
A Turkish court has reportly sentenced an Islamic extremist known as "The Caliph of Cologne" to life in prison in a retrial for undermining Turkey's secular system.
A 25-year-old German student has been caught with bonbons containing cocaine extract at the Munich airport, customs officials said on Thursday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Germans and Turks to have more respect and tolerance for each other despite cultural differences.
A provocative new musical about a fictitious pope that is critical of key positions held by the Catholic Church opens in Munich on Thursday.
Winger Piotr Trochowski unleashed a superb second-half strike to seal a 1-0 win over Wales on Wednesday night and put Germany four points clear in their World Cup qualifying group.