Development Minister Dirk Niebel once demanded his ministry be abolished. But the former paratrooper is earning applause for plans to streamline Berlin's foreign aid apparatus - and condemnation for his equivocal stance on how much Germany spends on the world's poorest.
The controversial Body Worlds creator Gunther von Hagens is bringing a new anatomical exhibition to the Neunkirchen Zoo in the state of Saarland. The show features some of the world’s largest animals preserved in various states of dissection using his famed plastination process.
A German educational foundation for reading faced criticism on Thursday for allowing food company Nestlé to collect information on children via an online learning game. But the group claims it was unaware of the practice.
Israeli pharma group Teva on Thursday said it would buy generic drugmaker Ratiopharm, formerly owned by a German billionaire who killed himself, for €3.6 billion ($4.9 billion).
German industrial giant Siemens announced on Thursday a broad restructuring of its SIS information technology division that includes the elimination of 4,200 jobs worldwide.
The Leipzig Book Fair opened its doors to the public on Thursday, emphasising young publishers among 2,071 exhibitors from 39 countries.
The German baby food firm Hipp has found a recipe for growth even as the nation’s birth rate stays low and its population ages – feeding its products to elderly adults.
This Week's Highlights: Joan Baez arrives in Düsseldorf, Romeo and Juliet take a turn through Munich, and there's lots of music in Berlin.
Opposition politicians attacked German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Thursday, saying he has made contradictory statements about his knowledge of the deadly Afghan air strike currently under review by a parliamentary commission.
Politicians from Germany’s coastal states on Thursday called on the government to help save the country's shipbuilding industry.
After a man turned himself in earlier this week a second suspect has been arrested for a heist on a high-stakes German poker tournament that netted the thieves nearly a quarter of a million euros, authorities said late on Wednesday.