An alarming spike in arson attacks by presumed anarchists in Berlin has sparked fears that traditional May Day anti-capitalist protests could see the worst violence in recent years.
Police shot and seriously injured an armed robber in Hamburg on Wednesday evening after he forced a man to withdraw money from his bank at gunpoint.
Several young teenagers invented a new version of chicken on the roads of Günzburg in Bavaria Wednesday evening, police reported.
German industrial output fell 2.9 percent in February from January, the economy ministry said Thursday, as demand for goods from Europe's largest economy dried up amid the global recession.
The chairman of the Hamburg Jewish Community (Jüdische Gemeinde in Hamburg), and member of the Hamburg state parliament, was dismissed last week because records showed he was not Jewish, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Thursday.
In the latest dispatch of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, The Local’s column about life in Germany, Portnoy explains why the German-invented Easter bunny is an appropriate symbol in a country where the birth rate is tanking and succesful families with children are scorned.
Bayern Munich returned from Barcelona Thursday morning with the scorn of their elder statesmen piled on their heads, having suffered a 4:0 trouncing at the hands of the Spanish super-club on Wednesday night.
Smokers might as well light a match to their extra pocket change – leading cigarette manufacturer Phillip Morris plans to raise its prices from €4 to €4.70 per pack by summer, and other companies in the industry will likely follow, daily Stuttgarter Zeitung reported this week.
The Swedish Chancellor of Justice has rejected a request from German prosecutors to require a journalist to testify against Catholic bishop Richard Williamson, who denied the Holocaust in a January television broadcast for Swedish broadcaster SVT.
The German government launched a takeover of troubled Hypo Real Estate bank on Thursday with the aim of stabilising the financial markets as the worst recession since the 1930s sets in.
Early morning cloud cover on Thursday will disperse across most of Germany to begin what will likely be a sunny Easter holiday weekend.
Suspected Nazi guard John Demjanjuk can remain in the United States while an immigration court considers his latest appeal against extradition to Germany, US officials said Wednesday.