A secret paper by German regulators estimates that Germany’s top banks may have up to €816 billion worth of bad loans on their books, the magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday.
A film about a German salesman who rescued thousands of Chinese from the Japanese army in 1937 won the Lola prize for best feature film of 2008, along with three other awards at the German Film Awards in Berlin Friday night.
Pirates attacked a German-owned cargo ship flying under a Maltese flag and captured its 17-strong crew overnight in the Gulf of Aden, officials said Saturday.
Parts of Berlin’s historic centre were evacuated Friday evening, including Chancellor Angela Merkel’s apartment, after authorities found a World War II-era bomb in the area.
A 35-year-old man was killed around 2 am Saturday morning when a freight train locomotive smashed into his car at a gated railroad crossing near Kiel.
The hereditary leader of the natural-gas rich Persian Gulf state of Qatar has reportedly expressed interest in buying a stake in the highly-indebted automaker Porsche, Focus magazine reported in its new issue.
Hertha Berlin went second in the Bundesliga on Friday, behind leaders Wolfsburg, after badboy midfielder Patrick Ebert hit the first-half goal which sealed his side's 1-0 win at Hoffenheim.
A test by professional coffee tasters tried 31 kinds of coffee and gave brands from discounters Lidl and Aldi top marks, Bild reported Saturday.
An Islamist video threatening attacks on European allies of the United States has surfaced on the Internet, German police said Friday, but US experts said it was not new.