Robert Zollitsch, Germany's most senior Roman Catholic bishop, said on Monday the Church had "failed" in its response to victims of sexual abuse by its priests.
German metalworkers will stage limited strikes this week to agitate for sharp wage hikes after a stalemate in negotiations with employers, the IG Metall trade union said Monday.
Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière on Monday said German society needed to be more tolerant and accepting of immigrants. Meanwhile SPD boss Sigmar Gabriel suggested getting tough with foreigners unwilling to integrate.
An explosion in a family home in Bergneustadt reduced the structure to rubble, killing one man and seriously injuring another on Monday. Two other men survived the accident with minor injuries.
Germany is set for a few fleeting days "Indian summer" this week, as a high pressure system brings balmy and dry weather, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Monday.
Police detained 55 people and placed 13 under arrest on Sunday after a Bundesliga derby in northern Germany turned violent, injuring 26 people, including eight police officers, the authorities said Monday.
Revellers who drunkenly vomit in taxis must cough up the cleanup costs, according to an Oktoberfest-related court decision published by a Munich district court on Monday.
Auto magnate Ferdinand Piech, head of German car giant Volkswagen and its luxury brand Porsche, will shift his holdings to foundations to ensure a smooth transition after his death, a press report said Monday.
German politicians on Monday called for comprehensive data protection regulations ahead of a summit in Berlin on handling hot-button issues such as geotagging and the controversial online mapping service Google Street View.
Germany’s taxpayers’ association (BdSt) on Monday attacked generous bonus payments for bankers at the nationalised Hypo Real Estate bank, calling them a “scandal.”
Police on Monday were investigating a possible child custody dispute as the motive behind a bloody rampage by a woman in the southwestern German town of Lörrach that left four people dead.
Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf will demand both a win and a huge improvement from his lacklustre side at Hannover on Tuesday in the Bundesliga after their weekend slump to Mainz.