A day after a small town became the first in Germany to welcome Google's controversial Street View service with open arms and cake, a tiny northern village responded Wednesday with a resounding Nein.
Named after a mediaeval monastery, the northwestern German city of Münster is religious about its cultural heritage. But Olivia Hambrett finds more than just a fusty collection of pretty churches.
The motorways of North Rhine-Westphalia ground to a halt on Tuesday as traffic jams totalling a length of 310 kilometres filled the state's roads, yet experts and officials remain puzzled as to just what caused the gridlock.
Bavaria’s Christian Social Union was embarrassed this week by flyer included in the conservative party's newspaper advertising holidays to “occupied East Prussia,” using German names for territory now belonging to Russia and Poland.
Paul II, octopus successor to the tentacle tipster that wowed the world with his uncanny knack of correctly predicting World Cup football games, was unveiled amid great fanfare at an Oberhausen aquarium on Wednesday.
The world's leading luxury car maker, BMW, reported a huge leap in third-quarter net profit on Wednesday, with recovering global markets snapping up its saloons and sports utility vehicles.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday called for tighter security measures for international cargo shipments and postal services, one day after an explosive package was discovered in the Chancellery’s mailroom.
Federal, state and municipal officials met with immigrant associations on Wednesday in Berlin for a national summit on how to improve integration in Germany. This year's focus was the recognition of foreign job qualifications.
A group of international energy companies plans to bore into enormous stores of untapped natural gas deposits across the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, according to a media report Wednesday.
Germany's high-profile TV weatherman Jörg Kachelmann said Wednesday he will not return to television after his trial concludes next month. He stands accused of threatening his long-time girlfriend with a knife and raping her.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected calls for tax cuts on Wednesday, saying that though the economy has rebounded, the government must still cut its deficit.