Discount supermarkets and economy airlines have long done a roaring trade in Germany, but an increasing number of Germans are taking their thriftiness to the grave. The Local’s Kristen Allen reports on the trend toward bargain burials and anonymous funerals.
Germany said on Friday that it sees no reason for "unease" over Greece's fiscal woes and that it is confident that Athens will live up to its promises to rein in its yawning budget deficit.
The deep freeze hitting Germany this winter has frozen Hamburg’s Alster Lake for the first time in over a decade. Jeff Kavanagh laces up his skates to go for a spin.
Two homes in the town of Tiefenort in Thuringia were evacuated on Friday after a landslide opened up a two-metre crater nearby.
A freight train laden with auto parts derailed near the village of Schandelah in the state of Lower Saxony on Friday morning, forcing commuter traffic in the state to be rerouted.
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez believes the German giants need to win all of their remaining Bundesliga games to be sure of the title - starting with Mainz on Saturday.
German group BMW said Friday that 2009 sales slipped by 4.7 percent as the luxury car market was hit by the global recession, but added it expected to sell more than 1.3 million autos this year.
Sixty Haitian children have arrived in Germany where they will be adopted some two weeks after the earthquake that devastated their country.
Germany believes Thursday's conference in London to map out Afghanistan's future could be a "turning point" for the country, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
A Deutsche Bahn conductor will be disciplined after she threw a 16-year-old girl off a train on the coldest night of the year. The incident is the latest in a string of controversial measures taken against children without proper tickets.