German industrial giant Siemens agreed to pay nearly €1 billion ($1.4 billion) to US and German authorities on Monday to settle a sprawling corruption scandal.
German actor Horst Tappert, who played Inspector Derrick in a long-running television police series shown in more than 100 countries, has died at age 85, celebrity magazine Bunte reported Monday.
An elderly German man who died three months ago in Australia is suspected of killing his wife and keeping her remains hidden on his balcony at their Sydney apartment for more than eight years.
German car manufacturer Volkswagen announced on Monday the sale of its Brazilian heavy truck division to the German transport engineering company MAN.
Germany has been ranked the number one place to fall in love and the second best place to have children by expatriates in a survey released by British bank HSBC this month.
A German couple and their daughter have been kidnapped by Yemeni tribesmen and are being held in a mountainous area of the impoverished Arab country, officials said on Monday.
Two suspects arrested after this weekend’s attempted murder of Passau police Chief Alois Mannichl have been released, according to senior public prosecutor Helmut Walch on Monday afternoon.
Hundreds of Berliners who end up in prison each year for riding public transportation without tickets are stressing the city’s already overcrowded prisons, daily Der Tagesspiegel reported on Monday.
Unknown perpetrators have cut off the tops of some 2,400 Christmas trees and sprayed them with diesel fuel in the town of Kamp-Lintfort in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, according to Cologne daily Express.
Each year Berlin’s top Santa Claus provider Heinzelmännchen holds a veritable Christmas boot camp for hundreds of Santas, and The Local’s Kerstin von Glowacki stopped by to find out what it takes to be a member of the elite yuletide force.
A bird flu epidemic has taken hold in the German state of Lower Saxony, with new cases found on six more farms and some 100,000 birds culled.
Passau police have arrested two neo-Nazi suspects in the attempted murder of the city’s police chief Alois Mannichl, local daily Passauer Neue Presse reported on Monday.
Hoffenheim finish the year as league leaders above Bayern Munich after coming from behind to seal a 1-1 draw with nine-man Schalke 04 on Sunday as the village team from southwest Germany continue the Bundesliga fairytale.