Luise Rainer, a huge film star in Hollywood in the 1930s and the only German actress to win an Oscar, celebrates her 100th birthday on Tuesday.
Germany's federal appeals court ordered on Tuesday the retrial of a surveyor who had given a clean bill of health to a hall housing an ice rink in that killed 15 people when it collapsed in 2006.
A Bavarian helicopter crew on Tuesday launched a dramatic rescue operation to save 43 people left dangling high in the sky after their gondola broke down, police told The Local.
The last living helper of Anne Frank and her family has died in the Netherlands just ahead of her 101st birthday, her son announced on Tuesday.
German poultry producer Wiesenhof has been accused of gravely mistreating thousands of chickens and violating animal protection laws, but the company alleges that activists actually encouraged the abuse.
The venerable US internet services company AOL is closing its offices in Germany after 15 years, a spokesperson told branch website Meedia.de late on Monday.
As 2010 begins, Dr. Jackson Janes from the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies explores how differing political priorities in Berlin and Washington could affect the transatlantic relationship this year.
Ice and snow caused one death, numerous accidents, autobahn closures and delays across Germany overnight, police reported on Tuesday.
The German retail giant Metro, number three worldwide, said Tuesday that 2009 sales fell by 3.6 percent to €65.5 billion ($95 billion), a result of negative foreign exchange rates.
Just days after announcing she had become a first-time grandmother, German pop singer Nena has confirmed her prolific offspring have provided her with a second grandchild, the Bild newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Romanian-born German author Herta Müller, winner of the 2009 Nobel Literature Prize, has called for an investigation into former spies now living in Germany after it was revealed she was spied on by Romania's secret police, ARD television said late on Monday.
Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has invited the leader of Germany’s Protestant church to join him on a visit to Afghanistan after she recently called for a complete withdrawal of the country's troops.