A German truck driver who fathered seven children with his stepdaughter admitted in court on Wednesday to also sexually abusing his biological daughter over a number of years.
German luxury carmaker Daimler raced back to profit last year after massive 2009 losses, and gave an upbeat outlook for 2011 on Wednesday.
The German government on Wednesday made it more difficult to file complaints about the sound of children playing in residential areas by altering noise pollution laws.
Four teenagers have been arrested for beating a man into a coma in a Berlin metro station. The attack has caused widespread outrage for its senselessness and brutality.
"Almanya," a Turkish-German film debuting at the Berlinale, has received rave reviews for its humorous and sensitive take on immigration and integration. The Local spoke with the sisters behind the movie about learning to live and laugh together.
Google has been the frequent target of Germany's data protection officials, but instead of retreating from the country, the US web giant is reportedly planning to create a leading internet research facility in Berlin.
Germany faces a soggy future of extreme rainfall and flooding in the coming decades caused by climate change, according to the country's leading meteorologists and disaster protection officials.
Jens Weidmann, chosen Wednesday to head the German central bank, has been one of Chancellor Angela Merkel's closest aides for almost five years but remains almost unknown to the wider public.
Jens Weidmann, a close aide to Chancellor Angela Merkel, was named Wednesday the next head of Germany's central bank following Axel Weber's surprise resignation last week.
German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Wednesday faced accusations he plagiarized parts of his doctoral thesis. But the minister said he had nothing to worry about.
Daimler announced Tuesday that former high court judge Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt has become the German auto giant's first-ever woman board member.
A chemical accident at a transport company in northern Hesse spurred a large-scale rescue operation overnight. Some 15 people were hospitalized and surrounding buildings were evacuated, police said Wednesday.
Police in southern Germany detained some 300 anti-nuclear energy demonstrators overnight after they blocked a radioactive waste transport headed north to Lubmin. By Wednesday morning the five-car train was on its way, they said.
Troubled regional bank WestLB announced Wednesday that Germany's government had submitted a last-minute restructuring plan to the European Commission that included cutting a third of its assets by 2015.