Germany kicked off what’s being billed as “super election year” on Sunday, but German newspapers in The Local’s media roundup aren’t quite sure what to make of the second state poll in Hesse within 12 months.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday defended Germany's decision to join other European powers in launching a massive economic stimulus but again warned against the danger of mounting debt.
Extremely icy streets caused hundreds traffic accidents, several severe injuries and even seven deaths across Germany during rush hour traffic, police reported on Monday.
President-elect Barack Obama is planning a speech before Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg gate in April to thank Germans for their support during his campaign, news magazine Focus reported this week.
A frantic call to police reporting a car with a pair of masked bandits caused a scare on the A3 motorway, but they turned out to be a couple who had caught a cold, Erlangen police reported on Monday.
Some 40 students and teachers suffered injury from a gas leak at a school in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein on Monday.
German officials have said they are increasingly worried about the possibility of terror attacks after a suicide bombing outside its Kabul embassy and a new al Qaida video threatening Germany with more bloodshed.
The tables turned for German pop icon Dieter Bohlen on Monday when he testified before a Lübeck court over a series of robberies that included his home, where thieves grabbed some €150,000 in goodies five years ago.
Germany's Social Democrats were nursing their wounds on Monday after a drubbing in a state election in Hesse over the weekend.
Germany's economy minister has called for diversifying the country's energy sources after the recent gas crisis in Europe, hinting Berlin should take another look at phasing out nuclear power.
Armed tribesmen have kidnapped a German engineer in southern Yemen, the man’s employer confirmed on Sunday evening from capital city Sanaa.