The discovery of animal feed laced with poisonous dioxin has forced the closure of countless farms and the slaughter of at least 8,000 egg-laying chickens, as German officials on Monday reacted to a widening agriculture scandal.
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Two people have died from swine flu in the German state of Lower Saxony, state officials announced on Monday.
The United States and Germany are jointly developing secret spy satellites under the guise of a commercial programme despite opposition from France, leaked US diplomatic cables showed Monday.
Germany’s final batch of military conscripts, some 12,000 young men, reported for duty on Monday, as the country moves toward a smaller, professional armed forces.
Four German tourists had to be rescued Monday after they ignored warning signs and got their car stuck in a crocodile-infested river in northern Australia.
Thirteen leading European firms including Germany's RWE, EON and Deutsche Telekom have reportedly urged the European Union to impose sanctions on Hungary for anti-competitive measures.
German national air carrier Lufthansa will create 4,000 jobs in the country in 2011, its new boss Christoph Franz said on Monday.
The brother of skiing champion Annemarie Gerg was killed on New Year’s Eve when a homemade firework exploded unexpectedly, according to a Monday media report.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge declared on Sunday that the club would sign no new players in the January transfer window.
German politicians of all stripes have called for a tougher line against religious intolerance after 21 Coptic Christians were murdered in Egypt, while Copts in Germany warned on Monday they also feared violent attacks.