Century-old German department store chain Hertie, owned by British financial group Dawnay Day, said Wednesday it was going out of business and closing all 54 of its stores.
Germany will choose its preferred bidder for General Motors' Opel unit by early next week, a minister said Wednesday, after the stricken US auto giant said there were at least three potential suitors.
Visitors to Munich’s world-famous beer bash Oktoberfest will have to dig even deeper in their pockets for a one-litre Maß of delicious amber nectar this year, with prices set to climb up to €8.60 per mug.
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A 33-year-old physicist from the German state of Baden-Württemberg has been chosen as a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut along with five other candidates, the organisation said in Paris on Wednesday.
Despite the buzz that fuelled the resettlement of the young and hip in Berlin's Neukölln district, the area is still light years away from the gentrification of the city's trendy eastern areas.
A fist-sized wad of paper that sparked controversy during a UEFA Cup semi-final between Hamburg SV and Werder Bremen two weeks ago is now for sale on internet auction site Ebay. The auction ends Wednesday night.
Several employees from a regional branch of Germany’s central bank were injured last week by mysterious vapours emanating from redeemed bank notes, according to a letter obtained by The Local on Wednesday.
German businesses have become a popular target for industrial espionage by China and Russia that cost the country billions each year, head of the ASW association for economic security Berthold Stoppelkamp told daily Mitteldeutsche Zeitung on Wednesday.
Leader of the neo-Nazi NPD party Udo Voigt has been kicked off the DBwV German Military Association after being sentenced to incitement of hatred and slander in a racial discrimination trial last month, broadcaster RBB reported on Wednesday.
The Deutsche Telekom spying scandal has been found to extend to the sex lives of job applicants abroad, financial daily Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday.
Scientists in New York have unveiled a skeleton found in Germany that they said could be the common ancestor to humans, apes and other primates.
Somali pirates have released a German-owned cargo ship which was hijacked last month with a crew that reportedly included a Polish captain and 15 Filipino sailors, Poland's foreign ministry said late on Tuesday.