Europe's leading carmaker Volkswagen said on Tuesday it would idle about two thirds of its 92,000 German workforce for one week next month as it cuts production amid an economic slump.
A German contractor taken hostage in Yemen has been released, a tribal source close to the kidnappers said on Tuesday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday said she hoped for closer cooperation with the US government after Barack Obama’s takes his place in the White House.
A wave of influenza has hit nothern Germany with a vengence and will likely spread across the country in the coming weeks, according to flu experts.
German retail giant Metro is planning to cut 15,000 jobs or five percent of its workforce in a major restructuring programme to help it weather the economic slowdown, company sources told AFP on Tuesday.
A 40-year-old bakery delivery man went on trial in Cologne on Tuesday for burying his girlfriend alive.
Turkey is blackmailing the European Union over the proposed Nabucco gas pipeline, which would bypass Russia by bringing Caspian Sea gas to Europe, German Economy Minister Michael Glos said on Tuesday.
A jury of language experts on Tuesday chose the phrase notleidende Banken, or “needy banks,” as 2008's most scorned linguistic no-no in German.
A new chapter in transatlantic ties begins on Tuesday with the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States of America. Dr. Jackson Janes, executive director of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University, outlines the key issues where the new US administration can work with Berlin.
German men are more romantic and say "I love you" more often than their female counterparts, according to a poll released by Reader’s Digest on Tuesday.
German critics savaged Tom Cruise's portrayal of Adolf Hitler's would-be killer in "Valkyrie" ahead of the film's release on Tuesday evening, but relished a homegrown hero getting the Hollywood treatment.