Hamburg's interior minister called on the German government on Wednesday to investigate claims that the CIA intended to assassinate a suspected al-Qaida helper in the port city after 9/11 terror attacks.
Many Germans are earning less than they did twenty years ago, according to a new salary survey of top professions.
A 24-year-old woman who worked occasionally as a prostitute has emerged as the likely victim in a gruesome dismemberment murder case in Hannover, police said Wednesday.
German exporters took a double hit of bad news Wednesday, with latest figures showing China had snatched Germany's title as the world's biggest exporter and industry warning the sector would not recover from the recession until 2014.
German railway operator Deutsche Bahn on Wednesday warned customers of disruptions to its high-speed links between the Rhineland and Berlin, as repair work continued following a freight train accident.
Prosecutors have charged a 14-year-old boy with attempted murder over an attack last September in which a nine-year-old girl was beaten and left to die in a drainage ditch, daily Bild reported Wednesday.
US diplomat Richard Holbrooke on Wednesday called on Germany to honour its military commitments in Afghanistan, as German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said Berlin might disappoint Washington's wish for more troops there.
Around 30 million high-tech German bank cards are estimated to have been rendered useless this week by a computer bug related to the New Year's switch.
Arctic cold might already have an icy grip on much of Germany, but meteorologists are predicting the low-pressure system “Daisy” could dump up to 40 centimetres of snow on the country towards the end of the week.
A 42-year-old man from Stuttgart ruined his family’s holiday to Egypt on Tuesday after he was overheard telling an acquaintance he had explosives his underwear while going through airport security.