US President-elect Obama wants to jump-start America's economy, British Prime Minister Brown has slashed taxes and the French President Sarkozy is pushing for a massive EU stimulus package. So why is German Chancellor Merkel sitting on the sidelines?
Celebrity polar bear Knut, the pride of Berlin Zoo, may be on his way to Sweden. Orsa Bear Park in central Sweden confirmed on Tuesday that it has been in negotiations for the last year to attract the cuddly ursine as the poster boy for its new polar bear project.
The German automobile federation VDA slammed on Tuesday an EU compromise on rules to cut CO2 emissions from new cars, saying it ignored the sector's current crisis.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) have voted in favour of designating German the country’s official language in the constitution at their annual party congress on Tuesday.
Even hardened criminals have a right to aftershave and hand cream, Germany's highest court said in Berlin on Tuesday, approving the appeal of a male inmate against gender discrimination.
Germany has been named Europe’s principal country of destination for migrants, according to the World Migration Report (WMR) 2008 released on Tuesday.
The mayor of Wolfratshausen plans to do away with a 400-year-old Alpine Christmas tradition because it is too scary for children, German daily tz reported on Tuesday.
A herd of wild boars caused a massive car pile-up on the B26 motorway in Hesse on Tuesday morning, police in Darmstadt reported.
German and Swedish finance ministers blasted the European Commission on Tuesday for being too "bureaucratic" in assessing whether state bailouts of troubled banks are in line with EU rules.
The German military is losing its medical staff in droves, according to Munich daily Süddeutsche Zeitung on Tuesday.
Germany captain Michael Ballack from Chelsea FC took the 19th spot on the list of best footballers by French football magazine “France Football” for 2008 on Tuesday.
A seven-metre wall fell from the fourth floor of an Esslingen parking garage on Monday night after an elderly driver rammed into it, police reported on Tuesday.