Four hundred Iraqi refugees from camps in Syria and Jordan will arrive in Germany this month at the start of a European resettlement programme, human rights groups said Wednesday.
Two people feared trapped in the rubble of Cologne's historic archives and adjacent buildings are almost certainly dead, officials in the western German city said on Wednesday.
A scheme to provide free wireless internet in the centre of Berlin has the German tech industry worried about its potential commercial impact. But city officials remain keen despite setbacks for municipal WiFi elsewhere.
The tourism board for the Australian state of Queensland has chosen two Germans as finalists for their "Best Job in the World" contest, where the winner will become caretakers on the tropical paradise Hamilton Island for six months.
German officials have changed the rules for the popular new auto “scrap premium,” or Abwrackprämie, because of fraud, an Economy Ministry spokesperson told The Local on Wednesday.
A Zwickau court on Wednesday sentenced a German woman to eight years in prison for killing three of her babies shortly after giving birth.
Orders for German machine tools, a key export product for Europe's biggest economy, fell by another 42 percent in January, the sector federation VDMA said on Wednesday.
Cologne’s Mayor Fritz Schramma on Wednesday called into question further construction of a metro line after the dramatic collapse of the city’s historical archive left two people missing and a gaping hole where half a block of buildings once stood.
The head of the European division of stricken US carmaker General Motors, Carl-Peter Forster, told daily Bild on Wednesday that its German unit Opel will likely have to lay off 3,500 workers.
After weeks of controversy, conservative politician Erika Steinbach has withdrawn her candidacy to become a board member of a German-Polish foundation aiming to create a memorial for WWII refugees in Berlin.
The German sports equipment and clothing maker Adidas posted on Wednesday a 2008 profit that exceeded its target, but the company warned that business would be tougher this year.