As the warm weather prompts people to head for lakes and rivers, a warning has been issued that more accidents should be expected as increasing numbers of people in Germany cannot swim.
Armed police officers shot a mentally-ill man several times after he injured a 13-year-old boy with an axe.
The German trade union association (DGB) called on Friday for politicians, employers and workers to fight together to save jobs during the global financial crisis.
Arrests were made in Berlin and Hamburg on Thursday night, as party-goers, rioters and political demonstrators clashed with police ahead of May 1 marches.
German health authorities have confirmed the first case of a person catching swine flu in the country.
Drugstore chain dm is recalling a baby food product after pieces of wood were found in two jars of the ready-made food.
A giant image of Chancellor Angela Merkel wearing just bra and pants has been attracting intense attention on Berlin’s premier shopping drag, the ‘Ku'damm.’