Chancellor Angela Merkel called the dearth of women executives at German companies a “scandal” on Tuesday, as she oversaw the signing of a charter aimed at improving “family-friendly” working conditions.
A former Catholic priest in Bavaria is awaiting trial following after being charged with embezzling Church funds totalling over €1 million.
Spring-like conditions are expected to last across much of Germany through Thursday, according to the German Weather Service (DWD). But winter could return to the eastern part of the country this weekend.
German speed skater Claudia Pechstein has said she is determined to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi, although technically she remains banned after serving a two-year suspension for doping.
Cologne may be the traditional heartland of Germany’s Karneval festivities, but city residents these days are looking a little less kindly on its booze-fuelled shenanigans. Some are even saying the Rhineland has lost some of its renowned tolerance.
More German politicians are supporting allowing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to come to Germany for medical treatment in the hopes it might calm the turmoil his country. But a human rights activist is preparing to press charges against him.
Carmaker Volkswagen said Tuesday it had agreed to a 3.2 percent wage hike with trade union IG Metall, setting a key benchmark for Germany's booming economy.
The Berlinale jury, this year led by Isabella Rossellini, decides who takes home the Golden Bear, Silver Bears and the Alfred Bauer Prize in the competition. Meet the members, who are often as quirky as the films they choose to honour.
The 25-year-old female cadet who died after falling from rigging on the German training ship Gorch Fock was unfit for duty because of her weight, according to a media report on Tuesday.
Five policemen in the Philippines forced a German tourist to buy them laptop computers by threatening him with false drug and terrorism charges, a police chief said Tuesday.
Art-house cinema in 3D, Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut and new thrillers starring Liam Neeson and Kevin Spacey will headline the 61st Berlin film festival starting Thursday.
United Nations General-Secretary Ban Ki-moon has called on Germany to provide more soldiers for its international peacekeeping missions.
Police and opponents of the Stuttgart 21 rail project clashed early Tuesday morning as work began to transplant trees to make way for a new building. Police used force to remove demonstrators who blocked equipment.