Germany sought Friday to play down growing tensions with Greece over the debt crisis and war reparations ahead of a crunch meeting next week between the leaders of both countries.
Cologne city officials announced on Friday that they would flood a metro tunnel under construction over the weekend to keep stable as water levels rise rapidly in the Rhine River due to spring snowmelt.
Volkswagen, the biggest European carmaker, said Friday that 2009 profit plunged by nearly 80 percent in the global slump but predicted that sales and operating profit would rebound this year.
Three-dimensional TV pioneers are predicting groundbreaking new technology will be in most German living rooms within just a few years and that it will revolutionise storytelling and live sport without the need for funky 3D glasses.
More than half of German voters back Vice Chancellor Guido Westerwelle’s robust attacks on Germany’s welfare system, saying his fiery rhetoric has been justified, a poll released on Friday revealed.
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German pharmaceutical giant Bayer saw its shares plunge Friday after the group reported poor 2009 results amid what it called a difficult environment.
The ÖJV ecological hunters’ association urged Bavarians on Friday to remain calm following confirmation that a lone wolf has been spotted near the southern community of Brannenburg.
Lent might be a period of abstinence, but Bavarian monks decided centuries ago that drinking highly alcoholic beer helped their fasting. Thomas Barkley explains Munich's Starkbierzeit tradition.
The German parliament on Friday voted overwhelmingly in support of a new mandate to extend the nation’s military mission in Afghanistan and send up to 850 extra troops.
In further signs of the finance world’s shattered confidence in Greece, major German banks plan to stop buying government-backed investments in the ailing country, business daily Financial Times Deutschland reported Friday.
Germany consolidated its place on top of the Olympic Games medal table on Thursday thanks to a gold won by Viktoria Rebensburg in the women's giant slalom, her country's first in the event for 54 years.