Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has renewed his sponsorship contract with German sportswear giant Puma through until the end of 2013, making him the best paid person in athletics.
German prosecutors said Tuesday they had charged a Catholic priest with raping an underage girl after a tip-off from a special body set up to combat abuse scandals that have rocked the Church.
A 35-year-old man in North Rhine-Westphalia has lived for the past several years unaware a bullet became lodged in his head one drunken New Year's Eve, police told The Local on Tuesday.
Unknown perpetrators have trampled an enormous swastika into a corn field in the Upper Bavarian municipality of Aßling, and authorities fear it may signal renewed neo-Nazi activity in the region, a media report said this week.
The sensitive personal information found on the new German identification cards with data chips scheduled for nationwide introduction this November can be easily hacked, according to testing done by a TV news show.
Germans have been reluctant to donate to the flood victims in Pakistan. The Local spoke with Shahid Riaz, president of the Pak-German Council for Culture and Democracy, about the need to ditch prejudices and focus on the humanitarian catastrophe.
There was traffic chaos on the motorways around Göttingen in the state of Lower Saxony following closures forced by a landslide, officials said.
A third baby has died from bacteria-tainted feeding infusions at an infant care unit in Mainz, hospital officials said on Tuesday.
A tornado raged through eastern and central Hesse on Monday evening, causing severe damages estimated to be in the millions of euros, according to the authorities in the state.
Domestic consumption and business investment have helped Germany post record growth and raised the chances that Europe's economic engine will keep chugging along this year, economists said on Tuesday.