Germany's dioxin contamination problems deepened Wednesday as China banned pork and egg imports and it emerged that tainted meat may be in circulation.
EU heavyweight Germany on Wednesday shot down proposals to boost Europe's war chest for financially stricken eurozone countries, saying such as a debate was not needed at the present time.
Germans love free thinkers, but they're apparently not so hot on free speech. The reactions to the Giffords shooting in Arizona have revived the spectre of anti-Americanism in Germany, argues Malte Lehming from Der Tagesspiegel.
A German court jailed two Libyan men Wednesday for spying on members of the Libyan opposition living in Europe over a nearly three-year period.
German companies are allowed to require female employees to wear bras, according to a Cologne court ruling published Wednesday. The length of their finger nails is also subject to regulation, the ruling stated.
Germany's leading airline Lufthansa said Wednesday its business got a big lift last year from recovery in air travel, reporting that its traffic jumped 17.2 percent to 90.2 million passengers.
A retrial in the case of an asylum-seeker who burned to death six years ago in a Dessau jail began Wednesday. A 50-year-old police officer faces charges of bodily harm with fatal consequences.
Germany remained on flood alert on Wednesday, with high water rising more quickly than predicted in the south and citizens building an emergency dam in the country's financial capital Frankfurt.
Two cars from Germany's Volkswagen group have driven away with the top design honours for vehicles introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The German economy, Europe's biggest, grew by a record 3.6 percent last year, provisional figures released on Wednesday by the national statistics office showed.
The German cabinet voted in favour of extending the country’s unpopular military mission in Afghanistan by one year on Wednesday, with the new plan stipulating that troop withdrawal must begin at the end of 2011.
The German branch of Myspace has become a casualty of major cutbacks at the online social networking website, as the company aims to restore profitability as rivals like Facebook race ahead.
As the dioxin scare continues in Germany, consumers are storming organic supermarkets, clearing the shelves of eggs and pork products. But experts say the country’s organic food sector is unlikely to keep up with the new demand.