Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who will challenge German Chancellor Angela Merkel next year, put forward an ambitious set of recipes Thursday to help Europe out of the economic slump.
Austrian Airlines will be sold to German carrier Lufthansa, the Austrian state holding company OeIAG, which has a 41.6-percent stake in the loss-making airline, announced Thursday evening.
German discount retailer Lidl apologised Thursday after media reports revealed staff at one of its Swedish stores had poured poison on discarded goods to ward off homeless people searching for food.
This Week's Highlights: A Japanese festival in Berlin, the Roots play Cologne, and a Hamburg theatre group performs an Oscar Wilde classic.
Getting into the Christmas spirit will require Germans to dig a bit deeper into their wallets this year. Both Christmas trees and their candles will be more expensive, consumer magazine Guter Rat reported on Thursday.
Berlin's Charité hospital has agreed this week to return 18 Aborigine skulls to their native country of Australia, after having them for more than 120 years.
Rebel midfielder Torsten Frings has not been recalled for next week's friendly against England after Germany coach Joachim Löw announced his squad on Thursday.
German palaeontologists have found the remains of a 460,000-year-old woolly rhinoceros, proving the prehistoric species migrated from Asia to Europe much earlier than previously thought.
Police in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania on Thursday said they were shocked to find a drunk man still alive in a Stralsund garden with record-breaking breath alcohol level of 7.67 per mille.
Seven people were injured late on Wednesday when a fire broke out on a Cologne metro, the fire department reported.
Coming closer to the German film-event of the year, Berlinale organizers have announced their pick of who will lead the international jury at the 59th Berlin Film Festival in February.
A new German study shows that people who divorce die years sooner than others, putting them in company with smokers, the homeless, and the poorly educated.
Germany has officially fallen into recession after the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) on Thursday reported Europe's largest economy contracted in the third quarter.
Thousands of online gaming fans came out to queue outside more than 100 Berlin electronics stores for Thursday’s midnight debut of "World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King."
Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich on Wednesday won €340,000 in back pay after denying on oath taking drugs in the early part of 2003 before a German court in Düsseldorf.