Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday ruled out tax cuts in Europe's biggest economy "in the foreseeable future" following a "bitter defeat" in a key state poll in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Healthcare in Germany is better than in most countries, but patients are facing increasing costs and political doctoring. Ben Knight gives the system a check-up for Berlin’s English-language magazine Exberliner.
An Augsburg man dubbed the “Parking Lot Sheriff” by the German media was handed a four-and-a-half year sentence on Monday for a systematic extortion scam involving confiscating cars and demanding sky-high fees.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble will be released from a Brussels hospital later on Monday and there is "no reason" to speculate he will step down due to poor health, officials in Berlin said.
The German government is considering extending the scheduled phaseout to nuclear energy until 2050, but the country’s ageing atomic power plants are reportedly sparking an increasing number of safety concerns.
The state election debacle in North Rhine-Westphalia for the Christian Democrats has finally robbed Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition of its reformist illusions, writes The Local’s Marc Young.
German scientists announced on Monday they believe they have discovered sunken islands in the Caribbean Ocean following a deep sea expedition in April.
With a Social Democratic-Greens alliance coming up just one seat short of a majority in the North Rhine-Westphalia election, the SPD on Monday faced some uncomfortable options for forming a coalition in the state.
Germany's trade surplus leapt higher in March, official data showed on Monday, with the euro's fall in value against other major currencies helping crucial exports rack up solid gains.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that an emergency trillion-dollar rescue package for crisis-hit eurozone countries would serve as bulwark for the beleaguered euro.
German voters, angry over a colossal bail-out for Greece, handed Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition a blistering defeat in a state poll on Sunday, which also cost it its majority in the upper house.
Five southern German airports closed due to a second ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano have been reopened, authorities announced late on Sunday evening.
Cool and wet temperatures are expected for the coming days, with nighttime temperatures dropping low enough for frost, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Monday.