The German government on Thursday defended controversial state aid to car maker Opel against complaints by Britain and other European countries, saying Germany would bear the brunt of recently announced job losses.
The number of German soldiers suffering from psychological issues has risen dramatically in recent months, but the Bundeswehr has too few therapists to care for them.
The charred bodies of a woman and three children were found in a burned out car in Schönefeld just outside Berlin on Thursday morning. The police believe them to be the missing family of a local man.
Swedish police suspect a German truck driver was on drugs and masturbating while he wrecked his rig south of the western city of Borås earlier this week.
Workers in Gardelegen, Saxony-Anhalt have assembled Ikea’s famed “Billy” bookcases since 1982. But the factory is now closing its doors as the Swedish company pursues cheaper Slovakian labour, weekly magazine SuperIllu reported on Thursday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel headed to the G20 summit in the United States on Thursday determined to demand stricter regulations for the global financial markets.
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The United States has warned its citizens to be alert when travelling to Germany, after the terror network al-Qaida threatened attacks timed to coincide the election on Sunday.
Legal experts denied on Thursday reports that said telephone surveillance has increased disproportionately in Germany.
While wealthy German cities are still voting conservative on a national level, a new trend of voting for the environmentalist Green party is growing at the municipal level.