Opel, the German subsidiary of US car maker General Motors, will require European state aid to survive, the head of its works council said Monday amid reports the firm could go under with the loss of 25,000 jobs.
Germany’s leading stock index the DAX on Monday plunged to its lowest level in over four years as worries about the economy dragged it below 4,000 points.
Despite a chilly drizzle, Cologne’s Karneval parade lived up to its festive reputation on Rosenmontag or Shrove Monday in the heart of the predominantly Roman Catholic Rhineland region of Germany.
Two centuries after being hunted to extinction, the wolves have returned to Germany. But not everyone is welcoming them – David Wroe heads to Saxony to track down the country’s most controversial canines.
German women earn almost one-quarter less than men, placing the country well above average in European Union gender inequality statistics, daily Die Welt reported on Monday.
Is Germany in for dire downturn this year? Germany's gross domestic product will likely shrink by more than five percent in 2009, chief economist for Deutsche Bank Norbert Walter told daily Bild on Monday.
Germany should take anti-Semitic tendencies among its Muslim population seriously, Turkish-German Green party leader Cem Özdemir warned in an interview with daily Frankfurter Rundschau on Monday.
The German short film Spielzeugland, or "Toyland," won an Oscar on Sunday night at the 81st annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
A father and his three-year-old son have been found after falling through thin ice and drowning, police in the German state of Brandenburg said on Monday.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for tighter domestic regulations on the financial markets to restore confidence in capitalism and free markets, in an interview with Financial Times Deutschland on Monday.