German kids could be facing a barren Christmas this year due to a desperate shortage of Santas.
A cruise ship filled with mostly British pensioners was put under quarantine in Germany's Loreley Valley on Tuesday after an outbreak of a virus on board sent 16 to local hospitals.
Poland threatened Tuesday to sue Germany's Die Welt newspaper for referring to the Nazi-run Majdanek camp as a "Polish concentration camp."
Singer Britney Spears will be honoured with a Bambi prize in Germany on Thursday for her comeback after a series of highly-publicised personal problems.
After saying in September that recession warnings were "completely irresponsible," German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück admitted in Berlin on Tuesday that Germany is in a recession.
Wolfgang Clement, former economics minister under Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, has left the Social Democratic Party after being accused of disloyalty and for what he says is the SPD's flirtation with the post-communist Left Party.
What would usually be a bit of innocent winter fun turned ugly over the weekend when an elderly man opened fire on two men with an air rifle after they threw snowballs at his apartment window in Werdohl, police in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia said on Tuesday.
A 51-year-old Bonn man has gone on trial for starting a fire in his apartment that he hoped would kill his neighbours, Cologne daily Express reported on Tuesday.
The German government is considering giving the country's consumers €500 vouchers to stimulate the flagging economy, financial daily Handelsblatt reported on Tuesday.
EU climate plan could cost more than 100,000 German jobs: report
German lawmakers have called on the government to support the removal of the exiled Iranian opposition group the People's Mujahadeen from the European Union's list of terror groups.
Outgoing US Ambassador to Germany William Timken has said he was successful at improving relations between the two countries during his time and rejected criticism of Bush’s presidency, daily Berliner Zeitung reported on Tuesday.