A further escalation of violence in the Middle East could prompt Arab nations to turn their backs on the peace process and delay a lasting solution for years, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Tuesday.
The CEO of Deutsche Bank, Josef Ackermann, has admitted that he made judgment errors regarding the global financial crisis. He told German public television that he and his management team were forgoing end-of-year bonuses.
Germany’s longest serving inmate has died in jail after almost half a century behind bars, the news agency DPA reported on Tuesday. The notorious serial killer was once nicknamed "monster of the Black Forest".
The children of late zookeeper Thomas Dörflein have put some of their father’s personal effects for sale on eBay. But his former fiancée has called the auctions "tasteless" and accused them of trading on Dörflein’s celebrity.
With Chancellor Angela Merkel telling the nation 2009 is likely to be a hard year for Germany, Roger Boyes, Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, tries to put the tough times in perspective.
German inflation slowed in December but Europe's biggest economy still registered its highest annual inflation rate in 14 years, provisional official figures released on Tuesday showed.
Despite the freezing weather forecast for New Year's Eve, Berlin is expecting hundreds of thousand people to come to Germany’s biggest Silvester party at the Brandenburg Gate.
A young woman undergoing psychiatric treatment was found dead in a hospital toilet in Weimar early Tuesday morning. Missing since Dec. 22, she had been dead for days before a security guard found her.
Public sector strikes could hit Germany in 2009 if wage talks next month on behalf of 800,000 workers fail to produce a satisfactory outcome, the head one of the main trade unions warned on Tuesday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday said the German educational system must become “more porous” so as to allow greater mobility for students.
The mayor of a small town in the eastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has gone into hiding after a death threat was posted on a far-right extremist internet site.
Germany plans to ban a popular new drug called “Spice” sold as a harmless mix of herbs that has raised concerns about its safety in recent months.