German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday pressed the prime minister of Russia and Ukraine – Vladimir Putin and Yulia Tymoshenko – to get gas flowing towards Western Europe again.
Amid efforts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has reportedly called EU diplomatic work in the Middle East "chaotic" and a "flea circus."
German billionaire Adolf Merckle sealed the breakup of his industrial empire before committing suicide on Monday – agreeing to the sale of Germany’s biggest generic drugmaker Ratiopharm.
While the Rhineland readies for the traditional “fifth season,” or Karneval, the Turkish community in Cologne has founded the first foreign carnival club (TKVD) to take part in the wild and boozy festivities in their own way, the organisation revealed during Wednesday.
Sites belonging to the German semi-conductor maker Infineon were searched within the framework of a European Commission probe into suspected price fixing of smart-cards, the company said on Wednesday.
Germany shocked the United States at the Hopman Cup on Wednesday to end the hopes of the top seeds and holders and move within one tie of the mixed teams’ tournament final.
Some 1,800 corpses that authorities believe to be German civilians killed during World War II have been discovered in the Polish city of Malbork, daily Bild reported Wednesday.
Berlin is emerging as one of the world headquarters of the Russian mafia, according to Wednesday's edition of daily Die Welt.
Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, this month picks the best places to strip burlesque style, get your very own personal shopping guide or speak your mind before an audience.
The global financial crisis has come to Europe's largest economy: German unemployment rose in December halting nearly three years of job creation, according to official figures released on Wednesday.
The German government is considering €100 billion ($135 billion) in guarantees to help companies find financing along the lines of a plan already used by banks, the Financial Times Deutschland reported on Wednesday.
Icy polar air has brought new record low temperatures to Germany for the second straight day. The town of Dippoldiswalde in the eastern state of Saxony registered a frigid -27.7 degrees Celsius (-17.86 degrees Fahrenheit) on Wednesday morning, weather service Meteomedia reported.
Some 270 vacationers got an unexpected trip extension when they were forced to wait for more than two days in Mexico for their return flight to Frankfurt as their Condor airline plane was repaired, the company confirmed late on Tuesday.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on January 16, German government sources told AFP on Tuesday.