The Lower Saxony state parliament made history on Thursday by electing conservative German-Scot David McAllister premier, making him the youngest-ever state leader and the first to hold British citizenship.
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The city of Dresden on Thursday paid its respects to a pregnant Egyptian woman who was stabbed to death in a courtroom one year ago in a racially motivated crime that outraged the Muslim world.
The world's "most valuable" Internet domain name, sex.com, went up for grabs on Thursday having fetched $12 million in 2006, a German firm handling the sale said.
German police were called to make an unusual arrest early on Thursday, seizing a crocodile peacefully going about its business on the streets of the small Hessian town of Groß-Rohrheim.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel was left licking her wounds Thursday after rebels in her coalition turned a routine presidential vote into a damaging debacle that left her bruised and weakened.
Christian Wulff, who on Wednesday became Germany's youngest-ever president after a nail-biting election, has long been a potential rival to Chancellor Angela Merkel.
As the devastating oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico continues gush, German coastal authorities prepared to deal with a similar accident with a large-scale clean-up and rescue exercise this week.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to nominate Christian Wulff as president was an act of damage control. But his difficult election on Wednesday has ended up tarnishing both her beleaguered government and Germany’s new head of state.
An autobahn accident between a tour bus and a trailer truck left 24 people injured in Bavaria overnight, authorities in the southern German state said on Thursday.
Online retailer Amazon began selling food on its German website Thursday, offering some 35,000 different products including vegetables, meat, fish, baked goods, deli items and regional specialties.