New HIV treatment found

New HIV treatment found

German scientists have discovered a new way to treat HIV-AIDS by stopping the virus attaching itself to a human cell, which reduces side effects and the chance of viral resistance.

Dozens injured in Düsseldorf bus crash

Dozens injured in Düsseldorf bus crash

More than 20 people, most of them children, were injured when a Düsseldorf bus careened through an intersection and smashed into a tree after the driver collapsed at the wheel Thursday morning.

CDU fined €1.2 mln for illegal party funding

CDU fined €1.2 mln for illegal party funding

The German parliament on Thursday fined Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) more than €1.2 million ($1.6 million) for violating campaign contribution laws in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Retailers expect booming Christmas trade

Retailers expect booming Christmas trade

German retailers believe the crucial Christmas shopping season will be the best in a long time, with sales expected to rise by 2.5 percent in Europe's top economy.

Rhine-Main region shaken by earthquake

Rhine-Main region shaken by earthquake

Residents of the Rhine-Main region west of Frankfurt were shaken by an earthquake early Thursday morning that scientists say registered 3.5 on the Richter scale.

What’s on in Germany: December 23 – January 5

What’s on in Germany: December 23 – January 5

The next fortnight's highlights: The Nutcracker in Hamburg, Marilyn Monroe in Berlin and Frankfurt, and magic in Munich.

Berlin mulls independent euro rescue fund

Berlin mulls independent euro rescue fund

Germany, along with several European neighbours, is working on a permanent euro rescue mechanism that would include the creation of a new and independent funding institution, media reported Thursday.

McClaren’s job on the line at Wolfsburg

McClaren’s job on the line at Wolfsburg

Former England manager Steve McClaren's future as coach of Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg hung by a thread on Wednesday after his team were knocked out of the German Cup by Second Division Cottbus.

Motorists warned of delays and danger

Motorists warned of delays and danger

Motorists should expect clogged roads and long traffic jams on Thursday as hordes of people go on holiday, compounding the effects of recent bad weather, the ADAC motor club has warned.

Germany welcomes US approval of new nuclear treaty

Germany welcomes US approval of new nuclear treaty

Germany praised the US Senate's ratification of a nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia late on Wednesday and urged Moscow to quickly grant its own final approval.

Wikileaks donations still flowing, but not to Assange legal fund

Wikileaks donations still flowing, but not to Assange legal fund

Have moves by PayPal and major credit cards choked off Wikileaks' donations? Not according to the chairman of a German foundation that channels donations to the whistleblower website.