Germany on Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of the signing of its reunification treaty amid recriminations that the former West Germany swallowed the communist East.
A 20-year-old cook was found guilty Tuesday of beating an Israeli teenager while yelling ''Jewish swine'' in the Saxony-Anhalt town of Laucha.
Germany's Catholic Church unveiled on Tuesday tougher guidelines on investigating and preventing child sex abuse that it hopes will stop a repeat of the hugely damaging scandals of this year.
Unemployment in Germany edged slightly lower in August to 3.188 million people, according to official figures released on Tuesday, as the rebounding economy continued to create jobs.
Hopes for a late burst of summer as Germany heads into autumn are looking dim, with this week set to limp along with cloudy skies and high temperatures struggling to reach the 20s, the German Weather Service (DWD) said Tuesday.
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Police have launched a massive manhunt after a three-year-old boy was found hanged and his mother beaten to death in their home in the Bavarian town of Rosenheim, media reported Tuesday.
Inflammatory comments on Muslims and race by Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin have caused widespread outrage in Germany. Newspapers in The Local’s media roundup on Tuesday explore the repercussions.
Eager to reap the benefits of higher German wages to boost its own economy, France this week threw its weight behind union demands for workers to get a bigger share of the profits of Germany’s economic boom.
An impressive 98 percent of immigrants taking Germany’s citizenship test pass on the first try, prompting the Interior Ministry to wonder whether the questions are too easy, media reported Tuesday.
The European Union has poured cold water on Germany’s call for a Europe-wide “financial transaction tax” – one of the government’s mechanisms to slash the budget deficit and curb short-term, speculative trading.
After Germany’s central bank stopped short of sacking board member Thilo Sarrazin over his incendiary remarks on race and immigration, a legal expert warned Tuesday it could be difficult to force him from his post at the Bundesbank.