Germany and France on Thursday threw their weight behind a second term for European Commision President Jose Manuel Barroso, but said he must commit to a clear plan for steering Europe.
An Islamic cleric who has called for the death penalty for homosexuals has been invited to speak at a mosque in the Berlin neighbourhood of Neukölln, the daily Tagesspiegel reported Thursday.
Giggling Japanese girls and buffoonish British teens? Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent of British daily The Times, looks at the flipside of the impact of tourism on the German capital.
The worst is over for the German economy, economists at a major research institute said Thursday. But unemployment will still rise sharply and growth will be meagre through 2010.
The US government has asked Germany to take two detainees from its Guantamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry confirmed Thursday.
Opel is reportedly planning to build a low-budget version of its Astra to help it rebound, but the carmaker's likely new owner Magna is still considering massive job cuts.
A day before what would have been Anne Frank's 80th birthday, Germany honoured the Holocaust victim and famous diarist in Berlin on Thursday.
A piece of German art has found its way into Brad Pitt’s home: The actor bought Neo Rauch's "Etappe" for €710,000 at Art Basel.
A pebble-sized meteorite crashed and burned into Earth, grazing 14-year-old Gerritt Blank while on his way to catch the school bus.
Chancellor Angela Merkel wants Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble to become Germany’s next EU commissioner, the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Thursday.
Jörg Hacker, the head of Germany’s infectious disease centre, warned on Thursday that the rapidly spreading swine flu could lead to several deaths.
Germany's tennis players are keeping the home flag flying at Halle's ATP tournament by reaching the quarter-finals and dumping out seeds Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Tomas Berdych.