The Bundesliga's traditional winter break will be cut by three weeks to three-and-a-half weeks from the 2009-10 season, the German Football Federation announced Thursday.
Berlin denied on Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel was peeved at not being invited to talks between her French and British counterparts and the president of the European Commission in London on Monday.
Deutsche Bank's chief economist Norbert Walter on Friday warned Germany could be in for a dire 2009 with Europe's largest economy possibly shrinking a massive four percent.
German industrial orders fell by 6.1 percent in October on a 12-month basis, and were 9.5 percent lower from the level the previous month, the Economy Ministry said on Friday as the biggest European economy remained mired in recession.
Health insurance companies have started to aggressively hunt for chronically ill patients to generate more cash after a 2009 health care reform comes into effect, daily Rheinische Post reported on Friday.
Using English terms in the German business world has become passé according to daily Die Welt, which this week reported that top managers are rebelling against the anglicisation of their native language.
Germany's Lotto announced on Friday that it has seen rapidly declining sales as the weak economy forces average Germans to abstain from playing the lottery.
A German man has been found dead in a pornography video booth at a Bonn Beate Uhse sex shop, Cologne daily Express reported on Friday.
The jailed gigolo accused of blackmailing Germany’s richest woman will face a Munich court by March of 2009, daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Friday.
The German navy has thwarted an attack on a four-star cruise ship in the Gulf of Oman, according to reports from website of newsmagazine Der Spiegel late on Thursday.
Those who watch an above average amount of television hospital dramas are likely to be afraid of hospitals, according to researchers at the German Surgery Society (DGCH) this week.