German Chancellor Angela Merkel would give the nation's banking supervisor extensive powers over struggling banks, including the capacity to dismiss executives, the Financial Times reported on Friday.
Having won the Bundesliga title with Wolfsburg last season, Felix Magath will now try to work the same magic on Schalke 04 when the season begins on Friday eveing.
Police announced on Friday the arrest of an 84-year-old grandmother they believe to be the country’s oldest drug dealer. She was the senior member of a three-generation family heroin operation.
Thousands of sailing fans will flock to the Baltic Sea city of Rostock this weekend for the 19th annual Hanse Sail, which will showcase some of the world’s greatest seafaring vessels.
The head of Lower Saxony’s domestic intelligence service will be fined for causing a bomb scare with his forgotten briefcase at a political gathering this week, police told daily Braunschweiger Zeitung on Friday.
A new litter of four wolf pups has been discovered in Germany’s Lausitz region, Brandenburg Environment Minister Dietmar Woidke said on Friday.
The suspected child rapist who turned himself in on Thursday after police went public with their search is a 37-year-old who worked as a waiter in the mountainous Allgäu region, a Gießen senior public prosecutor said on Friday.
Health insurer threats to raise premiums to accommodate swine flu vaccinations have been met with strong criticism from German politicians and employers this week.
Germany's trade surplus soared 28 percent in June compared to May, official data showed on Friday, in a sign that the main motor of Europe's biggest economy is spluttering back to life.
Michael Ballack has been called up for Germany's World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan in Baku on August 12 but coach Joachim Löw has left veteran midfielder Torsten Frings out of his line-up.
Police believe that a car containing two corpses found in the Weser river was not an accident, but a murder-suicide, they said on Friday.