A German man suspected of brutally raping children has surrendered to police after they went public with their search.
German speedskating star Claudia Pechstein, whose bid to compete in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver has been hit by a two-year ban for blood doping, on Thursday blamed a lab error for her failed drugs test.
Police were forced to close a bridge in the Bavarian town Schwandorf overnight to clean up millions of dead mayflies that created a dangerous slime after their yearly mating frenzy.
This Week's Highlights: A rock festival invades Berlin's Tempelhof Airport, Roman gods fill a hall in Dresden, and summertime revellers splash through the fountain at Frankfurt's opera house.
Perhaps heralding improving prospects for Germany's export-led economy in the second half of the year, industrial orders surged in June.
Germany and Europe must keep pressure on Iran despite the official inauguration of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad this week, urges Green party MP Kerstin Müller.
Lübbenow authorities said Thursday that the parents of the 13-year-old girl hidden in their home for years had lied to public school officials about plans to put her in a private school.
Commerzbank reported a sharp second-quarter loss on Thursday and raised bad loan provisions, while working on integrating the loss-making Dresdner Bank.
The Church of Scientology is targeting Berlin and Brandenburg schools for a vague fact-finding mission, sending more than 500 letters to various institutions in recent weeks, daily Der Tagesspiegel reported on Thursday.
Politicians are calling for tighter controls after further reports of criminal misuse of Germany’s "cash for clunkers" car scrapping premium emerged this week.
The Berlin Zoo’s famous polar bear Knut will be getting an Italian girlfriend from Munich’s Hellabrunn Zoo, daily Der Tagesspiegel reported on Thursday.
Bayern Munich's French star Franck Ribery is injured and will more than likely miss his team's start in the new Bundesliga season, the home fixture on August 8 at the Allianz Arena against Hoffenheim.