As a noisy debate about immigration grips Germany, the country is hoping new plans to recognise diplomas gained abroad will lure highly qualified foreign professionals looking for a new home.
Officials in the western German state of Rhineland-Palatinate on Wednesday gave hunters permission to shoot an escaped panther that has been on the loose near the Belgian border for almost a year.
Meet Germany’s most singular postal worker: Over the last nine years Knud Knudsen has gained a following for his twice-weekly barefoot treks across the country's North Sea tidal mudflats to deliver letters to a lone island couple.
The Bishop of Munich and Freising, Reinhard Marx, and Bavarian Church historian Walter Brandmüller have been appointed cardinals, the Vatican announced on Wednesday.
A day after UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced the early withdrawal of all British forces from Germany, officials in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony on Wednesday tried to assess the potentially devastating impact on their communities.
French engineering giant Alstom is suing to block cross-channel rail company Eurostar from buying trains made by its German competitor Siemens, an Alstom spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Nearly a quarter of voters believe the conservative rising star Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg would make a better chancellor than the embattled Angela Merkel, a poll published Wednesday found.
The United States could learn from East Germany's deadly effectiveness in sealing its border with the Berlin Wall during the Cold War, according to an Alaskan politician seeking election to the US Senate.
Bayern Munich are on the verge of the Champions League's Round of 16 after Tuesday's 3-2 win over CFR Cluj as striker Mario Gomez scored his fifth goal in three games.
President Christian Wulff has won praise from Turkish leaders and German politicians for his Ankara speech about integration, while Education Minister Annette Schavan broke ranks and called for more optimism on the issue.
German energy firms continued to rake in massive profits despite the recent financial crisis, with the three biggest companies making profits of €23 billion last year, media reported Wednesday.