Aribert Heim, a notorious Nazi war criminal known as "Doctor Death," reportedly died in Cairo in 1992, public broadcaster ZDF reported on Wednesday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel faced both praise and derision in Germany on Wednesday after criticising Pope Benedict XVI for welcoming a Holocaust-denying bishop back into the Catholic Church.
Germany's railway Deutsche Bahn and main telecommunications operator Deutsche Telekom on Wednesday admitted secretly spying on employees to uncover suspected cases of corruption.
Senior diplomats from six world powers met on Wednesday in Germany to discuss Iran's nuclear ambitions just two days after Tehran launched its first satellite.
The driver of a semi-truck on the A3 motorway near Würzburg amazed rescue workers on Wednesday after smashing through a concrete guardrail to jump a six-metre gap onto a partially demolished bridge over the Main River.
German skier Maria Riesch, currently second in the women's World Cup overall standings, suffered a nasty fall during a training run for the downhill event at the World Ski Championships in France on Wednesday.
Germany’s storied model train maker Märklin said on Wednesday it had filed for insolvency after delighting fans of tiny railways for the past 150 years.
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.
Just in time to boost the Berlin International Film Festival’s profile this week, new statistics showed on Wednesday that more Germans are going to the movie theatre – to see German films – than ever before.
Munich Re, the world's second biggest re-insurance group, on Wednesday posted a net profit of €1.5 billion for 2008, with a slight gain of around €100 million in the last quarter.
German candy makers are thriving despite the global financial crisis - it seems typically temperate Teutons pig out when they’re stressed out, daily Die Welt reported on Wednesday.
A German man has won the race to the top of the Empire State Building Run-Up in New York City, improving on his win from last year by one second.
Investigators have determined that the bloody corpse of a man found under a Hamburg train overpass was not the victim of a crime, but a suicide, police announced late on Tuesday.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed Wednesday that a German battalion will shortly be stationed on French soil for the first time since World War II.