Berlin rapper Sido reached a €14,000 settlement in a district court on Monday after being accused of defamation, intimidation, and attempted battery due to an August 2007 incident during which he threatened to beat a disabled elderly woman with her crutches.
The centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) will join forces with the socialist Left party to give Brandenburg its first “red-red” coalition, ending a decade of “grand-coalition” rule with the conservative Christian Democrats.
German flag carrier Lufthansa and Japanese electronics giant Panasonic have teamed up to offer passengers wireless Internet on long-haul flights from 2010, the airline announced Monday.
The German army has ordered a stock of special swine flu vaccine that does not contain controversial additives that will be given to the general public, the Defence Ministry confirmed on Monday.
A drunk young man was dragged 200 metres after pressing his bare buttocks to a departing train window to insult a ticket inspector who had just thrown him off, police reported on Monday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would press Chinese officials on human rights ahead of talks on Monday with the country's possible next president.
This month Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, highlights a travel writing workshop, a killer iPhone app and locally produced pasties.
Berlin police face fresh claims of brutality in the wake of a violent neo-Nazi demonstration on Saturday in which anti-fascist counter-protesters clashed with riot police, daily Der Tagesspiegel reported Monday.
The current job market has become particularly difficult for well-educated people, with unemployment among high school graduates jumping by 25 percent in the last year, daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported on Monday.
The Dortmund secretary who made headlines last week for being fired after 34 years on the job due to a conference buffet meatball snack can have her job back, her employer said on Sunday evening.
Since the Berlin Wall fell 20 years ago the Saxon town of Hoyerswerda, once a jewel in the communist crown, has become a symbol of everything that is wrong with modern East Germany – with poverty, high unemployment and a dwindling population.