German prosecutors said on Friday they were discontinuing an investigation into charges of sexual abuse by former Catholic Bishop Walter Mixa, who resigned last month amid claims he had beaten children and misused Church funds.
SEB Group has confirmed it is talking to potential buyers regarding the sale of its German retail banking business.
Newly promoted to the Bundesliga, the Hamburg football club St. Pauli celebrates its 100th birthday this weekend. Jeff Kavanagh reports on its legendary devout following.
Tom Kaulitz, a member of German pop band Tokio Hotel, reportedly suffered a two-day erection after overdosing on Viagra for a sex party with groupies in Taiwan.
Germany’s local governments are slipping into their budget worst crisis since World War II, with total deficits of €15 billion forecast for this year, the German Association of Cities warned Friday.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy muscled Chancellor Angela Merkel by threatening to pull his country out of the euro currency union unless Germany helped Greece with its debt crisis, a Spanish newspaper reported Friday.
Self-proclaimed car nerds from around Europe recently gathered at a Brandenburg race track. But instead of burning rubber, the high school and university students were breaking long-distance fuel-efficiency records. Kristen Allen reports for The Local's automotive series Abgefahren.
The head of Germany's biggest bank has cast doubt on whether debt-wracked Greece will be able to repay billions of euros in loans, prompting fierce criticism in the financial press Friday.
A massive police operation was underway Friday to find a senior banker’s wife who has been kidnapped and held to ransom for several hundred thousand euros.
German coach Joachim Löw declared himself underwhelmed by his team's lukewarm 3-0 friendly win against minnows Malta on Thursday night.
The leader of the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party, Udo Voigt, is suing a Brandenburg hotel that openly turned him away because of his far-right views, a media report said Friday.
Former Protestant leader Margot Käßmann caused a stir at Munich’s interfaith gathering Thursday night by describing the birth control pill as “God’s gift” – in a Catholic cathedral.