German Chancellor Angela Merkel used a historic address to the US Congress on Tuesday to issue a heartfelt plea to combat climate change, likening the problem to a second Berlin Wall.
As thousands of people celebrated the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, Victor Grossman feared he might be arrested. Brett Neely meets the American defector who fled to communist East Germany after deserting from the US Army.
Thieves have stolen the valuable crest of a medieval church steeple in Göttingen – though no one noticed for up to nine days, police in Lower Saxony reported on Tuesday.
Germany's formerly communist eastern states need just 10 more years to match the economic output of the poorest western states, according to a new study released by the IW economic institute in Cologne on Tuesday.
Small general stores are making a comeback in German villages because residents are no longer willing to drive long distances to remote supermarkets, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday.
An obese man is dead after he refused to have an X-ray taken in a machine for zoo animals because he was too large for one at a Hamburg hospital, daily Bild reported on Tuesday.
German luxury car maker BMW on Tuesday posted dismal third quarter figures and warned there was no guarantee of a recovery in the coming months despite strong growth in China.
Breaking a long-standing semantic taboo in Berlin, German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said on Tuesday that Taliban forces are waging a "war" against the international community.
A German Luftwaffe fighter jet recently intercepted a Russian military aircraft threatening the airspace of NATO's Baltic members, the Rheinische Post daily reported on Tuesday.
Six people were injured on Monday night in a dramatic accident involving a semi-truck from Lithuania and a blood donor van from the German Red Cross on the A5 motorway near Gießen in Hesse.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will deliver a major speech to the US Congress on Tuesday, nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall and as the transatlantic alliance faces new challenges such as Afghanistan and climate change.