As Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Friday against accusations of inappropriately promoting the business interests of friends and family, his political allies said such attacks were a threat to German democracy.
The Swedish energy group Vattenfall said on Friday it will sell its German high-tension power grid to Belgium's Elia and Australian investment fund IFM for €810 million ($1.1 billion).
The Sorbs, Germany’s small Slavic minority, recently celebrated Zapust, an important cultural festival in the Lausitz region near the Polish border. Photographer Penny Bradfield went to the village of Turnow near Cottbus to catch the spectacle.
Winter might have been brutally long in Germany this year, but allergy sufferers will benefit – sort of. Pollen isn't expected to begin plaguing people until two weeks later than normal, but the delay could make allergies much more intense.
The head of Germany's Catholic Church issued a new apology to victims of paedophile priests as he met the pope Friday and announced the creation of a watchdog to counter abuses.
German carmaker Volkswagen is reportedly aiming to offer electric vehicles for the booming Chinese market within the next three years.
Some Germans might be known as finicky and demanding travellers, but crisis-hit European countries like Greece and Iceland are targeting Teutonic tourists in hopes of easing their economic woes.
Germany’s top business executives last year brought home handsome paycheques worth only marginally less than what they earned before the country's worst recession since World War II.
Police in Bavaria reported that up to 170 vehicles were involved in a massive accident on the A8 motorway on Friday morning, as a spring snowstorm and thick fog created dangerous road conditions throughout the southern state.
The Admiral Graf Spee, the German "pocket battleship" scuttled to Uruguay in 1939, is caught in the middle of a struggle between the businessman salvaging it and the German government, which wants to prevent its commercialization.