German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück called Friday for a global tax on financial transactions as the Group of 20 developed and developing economies met in Pittsburgh.
The University of Stuttgart’s Institute of Aircraft Design (IFB) has announced that it has begun the construction of an aircraft powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, the Hydrogenius, which it hopes will compete in NASA’s Green Flight Challenge competition.
A man in Passau took a police officer’s gun and shot him in the face early on Friday morning, Bavarian authorities reported.
Angela Merkel looks set to remain chancellor after Germany’s general election on Sunday. But as The Local’s Marc Young explains, she could end up governing with a coalition lacking democratic legitimacy.
Some 2,000 people demonstrated at the traditional northern German seaport of Emden on Friday against the possible closure of its shipyard.
Regionally produced food is not always as environmentally friendly as many may assume, according to a new study cited by daily Frankfurter Rundschau on Friday.
A Leipzig man was forced to traipse through the Munich Airport naked after an enraged taxi driver took all of his possessions when he couldn’t pay his entire fare, daily Bild reported on Friday.
The legendary punk club SO36 in Berlin's Kreuzberg district has had its lease cancelled and could be forced to shut down early next year, daily newspaper Der Tagesspiegel reported on Friday.
Communist East Germany's last leader Egon Krenz said this week he still believes socialism will triumph over capitalism in the end, almost 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
There will be no weather excuse for voters not to visit their polling stations on Sunday, as forecasters predict widespread sun throughout the country on election day.