German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she was "somewhat nervous" that an impasse at the Copenhagen climate talks could nix hopes of a comprehensive deal by the end of the week.
A botched NATO air strike responsible for the tragic deaths of scores of civilians is threatening to derail Germany’s military engagement in Afghanistan, writes The Local’s Marc Young.
The unsolved stabbing of former Passau police chief Alois Mannichl – allegedly by a neo-Nazi – was thrown into doubt Tuesday when the public prosecutor in the case dismissed his testimony as inconsistent.
The 2010 Berlinale film festival will premiere the latest film by director Roman Polanski, who is under house arrest in Switzerland awaiting deportation to the United States on unlawful sex charges.
Official figures released on Tuesday showed nearly 15 percent of Germans were languishing near the poverty line in 2008, as a separate study said the country's long-term unemployed had a poor chance of having a normal work life.
German banks and companies are uneasy about proposals by an international anti-corruption body to require financial institutions to do more to curb exports to Iran, business daily Handelsblatt reported Tuesday.
More German children and teenagers got dangerously drunk in 2008 than at any time in the past decade, leading to a surge in hospitalisations, the federal government’s drug commissioner announced Tuesday.
A Twitter entry by a Greens MP branding a conservative opponent a right-wing extremist caused mayhem in the Lower Saxony state parliament, forcing an end to debate amid fears of a brawl, daily Hannoversche Allgemeine reported on Tuesday.
AFP's Francois Becker reports on a new exhibition in Cologne detailing how the Nazis tried to steal Christmas.
The personal car of German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has copped the fury of political critics, with unknown assailants sticking nails in the car’s tyres, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported Tuesday.
A controversial law forcing communications companies to keep records of customers’ phone and internet use for six months was to be scrutinised on Tuesday by the constitutional court after 34,000 people lodged appeals against the law.
NATO hopes to send two tactical groups, up to 3,000 troops, to north Afghanistan under German command, a NATO chief of staff said late on Monday.
The opposition Social Democrats in January will try to question Chancellor Angela Merkel over the deadly Afghan air strike affair as they broaden their political attack on the government, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Tuesday.