A Bochum man who thought he was terminally ill with cancer convinced a friend to stab him to death but authorities later tragically confirmed he was not sick at all, according to daily Bild.
Got a question about life in Germany? This installment of Ask The Local explores the government’s Abwrackprämie – a €2,500-premium for junking your old jalopy and buying a new car this year.
The Bavarian capital Munich, home to the biggest community of ethnic Uighurs outside China, has offered to host the 17 members of the ethinic minority group held at the US terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay.
Contrary to media reports earlier on Friday, the main suspect in the murder of eight-year-old Paderborn girl Kardelen has not been arrested in eastern Turkey.
German luxury automaker BMW, which is reliant on the slumping North American market, said on Friday its 2008 vehicle sales fell five percent to €53 billion ($71.6 billion).
Two German catholic groups on Friday appealed to fellow members of the faith to back the pope in the row over a Holocaust denying bishop, condemning what they see as a "manipulative media campaign."
The head of a high-profile annual security conference in Munich, Wolfgang Ischinger, said on Friday he hoped this year’s meeting would provide the foundation for a “new chapter” in transatlantic relations.
A man in North Rhine-Westphalia is dead after stabbing his family and then jumping off his third-floor apartment balcony, police said on Friday.
The German chip maker Infineon on Friday reported a sharp first quarter loss and gave a gloomy outlook for its 2008-2009 fiscal year as demand slumped in the auto and telecommunications sectors.
A 53-year-old German man who had seven kilogrammes (15.4 pounds) of Colombian cocaine shipped to him in Münster, just got his receipt, a court in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia said late on Thursday.
The inauguration of a new, more internationally accepted US president won’t help ease tensions with terrorists, German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble told the Financial Times Deutschland on Friday.
A French court on Thursday sentenced a German Al-Qaeda militant to 18 years after finding him guilty of plotting the 2002 suicide bombing of a Tunisian synagogue that left 21 dead.