Two teenagers were sentenced to more than three years in jail on Thursday for beating a man in a Hamburg train station to death after he declined to give them €0.20 in pocket change.
Confidential US documents published by Wikileaks have revealed that Vice President Joe Biden believes Germany has completely failed to train Afghanistan's new police force properly.
A judge in North Rhine-Westphalia refusing to prosecute speeders has been removed from the bench on the grounds that he is biased in favour of traffic violators.
While the subject of homosexuality remains taboo in men's football, Germany's veteran goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has revealed she is bisexual as she prepares to win a record third World Cup next year on home soil.
This week's highlights: A singing Christmas tree in Frankfurt, a record sale in Cologne, a bluegrass jamboree in Munich, and a tattoo convention in Berlin.
According to tradition, Germany's president becomes the honorary godfather for each family’s seventh baby. But President Christian Wulff's decision to sponsor the spawn of alleged neo-Nazis has sparked outrage.
German Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday she plans to remove job market restrictions for foreign workers in those sectors desperately needing qualified workers, including engineers and doctors.
Alarm bells are ringing in Berlin as Germany's image suffers across the European Union, where it has increasingly been seen as a bully imposing its views on its partners during the eurozone debt crisis. AFP's Patrick Rahir reports.
Germans woke up to heavy blanket of snow and widespread traffic chaos on Thursday, with police reporting the most problems in the states of Saxony and Bavaria.
Germany might be known for its high-quality cars, but without billions of euros in investment, the country is likely to lose the international race to develop electric vehicles, according to a government e-mobility initiative.
Germans are more critical of Islam and less tolerant of building mosques than their neighbours in France, Denmark, the Netherlands and Portugal, a new survey has found.