Breaking a longstanding political taboo, Sigmar Gabriel, the designated leader of the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), has said he would consider working with the hard-line socialist party The Left after Germany’s next federal election in four years.
Germany captain Michael Ballack on Tuesday dismissed concerns over the artificial pitch for the key World Cup showdown with Russia, saying his team is well-prepared to adapt to the tricky surface.
Germany on Tuesday balked at increasing the resources of the International Monetary Fund, arguing it could encourage countries to count on being bailed out by the organisation.
Guido Westerwelle is on track to become Germany’s next foreign minister, but Katinka Barysch from the Centre for European Reform argues he should take the helm of the Finance Ministry instead.
German supermodel Claudia Schiffer will never grace a catwalk again, Italian magazine Donna Moderna reported on Tuesday.
Germany’s national rail provider Deutsche Bahn will increase its fares by 1.8 percent beginning on December 13, the company announced in Berlin on Tuesday.
A government spokesman said on Tuesday Germany is poised to recover faster than originally thought from a crippling recession, revising upward a growth forecast for Europe's largest economy this year.
Police on Tuesday reported they found ten people crammed into a small car during a routine traffic stop on a North Rhine-Westphalian motorway.
The Local's series "Making it in Germany" presents Soula Parassidis, a Canadian soprano singer who now performs at the Leipzig Opera after arriving with nothing but a suitcase.
Despite wholesale electricity prices dropping some 50 percent recently, German households paid 5.8 percent more for power than last year, daily Bild reported on Tuesday.
The bust of legendary Egyptian beauty Nefertiti, believed to be 3,400 years old, has been moved gingerly to its new home in Berlin before it is to go back on display this month, the city's museum authority said on Monday.
Six children and two men were injured in a school bus crash in Kitzingen in Bavaria's Franconia region on Monday evening, police reported.