State health officials said on Wednesday they were gearing up to fight swine flu across Germany ahead of the new school year. Teachers are celebrating the return of soap after budgetary cuts left many school restroom dispensers empty.
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück said on Wednesday he was considering giving low-interest state loans to cash-strapped firms in order to prevent a credit crunch hampering a recovery in Europe's biggest economy.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday prodded US carmaker General Motors to decide the fate of its German unit Opel unit over the next fortnight.
Police are questioning a 30-year-old man in Cuxhaven after two women were found murdered at a camping ground in the picturesque coastal town early on Wednesday morning.
A frozen pizza craving cost a Cologne man €480 in fines and his driver’s licence after he barrelled through a speed trap on his way home to chow down, police announced Wednesday.
A Bavarian spiritual guru known as Oliver Shanti went on trial in Munich on Wednesday for 314 charges of sexual assault against children.
German firms are at their most confident since the spectacular collapse of US banking giant Lehman Brothers in September 2008 and the subsequent global recession, a survey showed Wednesday.
A Lebanese translator from Berlin now owns a street in the Brandenburg town of Havelsee for the low price of €1,000 after officials botched an auction.
Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent of British daily The Times, knuckles down to write his new book – but only after a valiant effort to escape work.
The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) said Wednesday that Germany needs to look for a new nuclear waste depot because the current Gorleben facility has “many birth defects.”
Germany's highest tribunal has affirmed that gays and lesbians have the right to adopt their partner's children, overturning a lower court ruling.
School officials will not be penalised in the case of a developmentally disabled Lübbenow girl recently found to have been kept locked up by her parents since 2002, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported on Wednesday.