Chancellor Angela Merkel called Thursday for urgent coordinated action to ease the impact of the financial crisis on the mainstream economy, but said new jobless data gave a glimmer of hope.
An estimated 40 percent of all German women will be physically or sexually abused in their lifetime, the Robert Koch Institute reported on Thursday.
This Week's Highlights: Berlin's month of photography, a long night of museums in Cologne, and a guitar festival in Frankfurt.
Bavarian cops took a naked, half-frozen man into custody on Thursday after several complaints sparked an elaborate hunt involving a police helicopter.
After months of careful preparation, Germans will be able to tune into the country’s first completely gay TV channel on Saturday.
The first snowfall of the year snarled traffic in the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg on Thursday morning.
Berlin's new contemporary art hall opened on Wednesday night with an inaugural exhibition by artist Candice Breitz in the heart of the city. The Local’s Kristen Allen was there to check out the hype.
German auto giant Volkswagen said on Thursday it has resisted the current economic slump better than rival carmakers in the first nine months of 2008 and that it stood by its outlook for the full year.
BASF, the world's leading chemical group, lowered on Thursday its 2008 earnings targets and voiced concern about a possible recession next year.
Metro, the biggest German retailer and number two in Europe, published figures on Thursday showing it had been hit by cautious shopping, and growth slowed in the third quarter.
The number of people unemployed in Germany fell below three million for the first time for 16 years in October, data from the Federal Labour Agency showed on Thursday.
A certain number of German banks will apply for state aid in the coming days, including some who had said they would not need it, Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück told the Financial Times Deutschland on Thursday.
The German government is reportedly considering temporarily eliminating taxes on low-emission new cars in an attempt to aid the country’s ailing auto industry.
A large majority of Germans would back partial nationalizations within strategic sectors to protect them against potential foreign takeovers, a poll published in weekly magazine Stern on Thursday showed.