The number of unemployed has dropped below the key three million level in Germany, Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday, helped by a mix of government measures and reforms.
The Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders on Wednesday angered German Chancellor Angela Merkel by provocatively praising her recent attack on multiculturalism.
A thrill-seeking man was in a critical condition Wednesday after trying to ''base-jump'' from the 118 metre-high roof of the half-finished Waldorf-Astoria hotel building in Berlin.
Germany’s ski season will begin a bit early, as ample snowfall allows operators to open the slopes on country’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze, this weekend.
Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday rode to the defence of a controversial Franco-German plan to toughen Europe's fiscal rules, saying the EU faced political gridlock without Paris and Berlin.
Volkswagen, the biggest European automaker, said on Wednesday that its third-quarter net profit leapt more than 10-fold to €2.2 billion ($3.0 billion) on strong demand and strict cost controls.
An architect in the Russian enclave Kaliningrad is trying to rally support for plans to restore the historic centre of what was once the East Prussian city of Königsberg to its pre-war splendour.
The biggest German power company, EON, said on Wednesday it would book charges worth €2.6 billion ($3.6 billion) for devalued assets in France, Italy and Spain.
SAP, the professional software giant, posted on Wednesday a third quarter net profit of €501 million ($690 million), a gain of 12 percent from the same period a year earlier.
Switzerland's banks have long been popular among German tax dodgers, but it turns out that an increasing number of Swiss citizens are hiding their money at southern German financial institutions, according to a media report on Wednesday.
Germany's largest bank, Deutsche Bank, posted Wednesday a sharp third-quarter loss linked to its purchase of Postbank, although underlying results were not quite as bad.