The teenage gunman who murdered 15 people in southwestern Germany announced his intention to create a bloodbath just hours beforehand in an internet chatroom, a state official said on Thursday.
Could the Winnenden massacre have been prevented? With the nation still in shock, German newspapers in The Local’s media roundup engage in some soul-searching following the bloody school rampage in Baden-Württemberg.
Is Germany at greater risk for school massacres such as Winnenden? Psychologist Jens Hoffmann from Darmstadt University discusses how the latest tragedy has revived memories of Erfurt and Columbine.
The dead gunman from Winnenden, Tim Kretschmer, had shot other teenagers before with his collection of air guns, alienating those who tried to befriend him, according to German media reports.
Nobel laureate for economics Paul Krugman has slammed the German government for what he says is a far too conservative response to the world economic crisis.
Carmaker Volkswagen is hoping record profits will help it overtake loss-stricken US giant General Motors and Japan's Toyota within nine years, its management revealed on Thursday.
This Week's Highlights: Classic cars roll into Stuttgart, a St. Patrick's Day parade marches through Munich, and Annett Louisan graces the stage in Hamburg.
A pair of stone-age boats, thought to be the oldest in Europe, have been allowed to rot in a partially collapsed shed while the northern German regional archaeology authorities stood by broke and helpless, it emerged this week.
A US Army soldier died after being hit by a train near Weiden in the German state of Bavaria, military officials announced on Thursday.
General Motors has assured the patents of its Opel and Vauxhall units would be part of any deal should they be sold.
Authorities said they had found the first indications for the motive behind one of the worst school massacres in Germany’s history on Thursday, a day after a teen gunman murdered 15 people in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Renate Künast, the Greens' lead candidate for this September's general election, wants her party to commit to a so-called ‘traffic-light’ coalition with the Social and Free Democrats.
The Berlin city government has appointed 4,000 civil servants, police officers and train drivers as "good mood ambassadors" in an €200,000 effort to rid perceptions that the German capital is a gruff and ill-tempered place.