Authorities in communist East Germany were responsible for the deaths of 1,393 people between 1961 and its demise in 1989, 46 more than previously thought, researchers said Wednesday.
Not much happens in Germany during the summer holidays in August. But that’s just enough to annoy Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for the British newspaper The Times.
Guido Westerwelle, Germany's first openly gay foreign minister, has announced he will not take his partner along on officials trips to countries where homosexuality is outlawed.
A court spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that the far-left Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany (MLPD) had forced financial behemoth Deutsche Bank to abandon legal proceedings to close the communist party's bank accounts.
A Nuremberg court on Wednesday rejected a complaint by clothing label Thor Steinar, a sartorial favourite in Germany's neo-Nazi scene, against satirical brand Storch Heinar, citing the right to free speech.
A Munich resident was recently billed for Germany's public broadcasting licence fees, but the authorities soon discovered there was a problem: “Bini” was a dachshund dead for the past five years.
German power giant EON posted mixed quarterly results on Wednesday and pressed Chancellor Angela Merkel to live up to her promise to extend the life of some of the country's nuclear plants.
The flood danger in the eastern state of Brandenburg continued to ease overnight, with water levels on the Neiße and Spree rivers dropping significantly, an official said Wednesday.
San Francisco police have announced they would not charge the 18-year-old suspect they had arrested for the shooting death of a German tourist over the weekend, saying they lacked evidence.
The Black Forest might sound like a spooky place to take children on holiday, but Rhea Wessel discovers her favourite wintertime retreat also offers plenty of family fun during the summer.
Franz Beckenbauer's former assistant Holger Osieck has surprisingly been named Australia's new football coach over a host of better-known candidates.
As Germany’s two major political parties slug it out over a hike in the pension age to 67, a leading economic institute has poured petrol on the debate by predicting the age will have to rise to 70.
Second generation immigrants in Germany are having fewer babies than their parents, a new study has revealed, denting the widely-held belief that migrant communities could be the nation’s fertility engines.
Internet giant Google’s plan to introduce its ''Street View'' to Germany has sparked a groundswell of debate about privacy, with one senior conservative politician complaining on Wednesday that the service would help burglars.