A man has admitted to raping a teenage girl who was snatched on Christmas Eve in southern Germany and taken forcibly over the border to Austria, police said on Friday.
The German government has warned business leaders that it cannot fulfill all the demands made ahead of negotiations for a second financial stimulus package.
Germany's leading airline Lufthansa has been in talks with its troubled Scandinavian counterpart SAS, a company executive told Danish media Friday, rekindling speculation about a planned acquisition.
Dresden’s newly rebuilt landmark the Frauenkirche will be closed for minor renovations for the first week in January, church officials said on Friday.
Germany’s UFO hotline in Mannheim has been inundated with calls since Christmas Eve, as thousands of people have mistaken a new balloon fad for mankind’s first contact from an alien civilisation.
Several artworks including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse have been stolen from an exhibition at a small gallery in Berlin’s Wilmersdorf district.
The winter is set to hit Germany with a vengeance this weekend. The German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday that a cold front will bring sustained snowfall and frosty temperatures of minus 20 Celsius to the country's north and east.
A leading economic advisor for the German government, Wolfgang Wiegard, on Friday said 700,000 people could expect to lose their jobs in Germany in 2009.
Entering the twentieth anniversary year of the fall of the Berlin Wall, most Germans expressed disappointment over what the country has achieved since reunification in a new poll.
Dieter Althaus, the premier of the eastern German state Thuringia, was seriously injured in a skiing accident in Austria on Thursday, leaving one woman dead and him in a coma.
Stuttgart have signed up Timo Gebhart, skipper of Germany's under-19 European champions and earmarked for stardom.