Former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg suffered a fall from grace even more sudden than his gravity-defying rise. A profile of Germany's most popular politician.
Decency has won the day, but the price for that victory is high. Malte Lehming from Der Tagesspiegel examines Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg’s downfall and what his resignation might mean for Angela Merkel.
Hamburg police have released surveillance footage of a stabbing at a döner kebab shop in hope of finding the attacker. The man nearly killed the snack shop worker because he was apparently unhappy with the quality of the meat he was served.
A new study showed Tuesday that the number of illiterate adults in Germany is twice as high as previously thought, an alarming development that Education Minister Annette Schavan said she hopes a new reading initiative will help.
The number of unemployed in Germany dropped sharply last month as warmer temperatures and strong order books drove job creation in Europe's biggest economy, official data showed Tuesday.
Always window shopping but never stopping to buy? In the future you can do both with new technology allowing you to point through the window at items and buy them with a swish of your hand.
High-octane petrol is getting scarce at German gas stations as drivers uncertain about the safety of new Super E10 gasoline-ethanol mix fill up with traditional super grades. The government and auto lobby are calling for better information on the new biofuel.
After initial strikes in the states of Hesse and Saarland on Monday, public workers' unions called temporary strikes for members in North Rhine-Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein on Tuesday.
Embattled German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned on Tuesday amid intense political pressure following revelations he plagiarized large parts of his doctoral thesis.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is becoming the target of increasing criticism for her support of Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who has been hit by a plagiarism scandal.
German President Christian Wulff has sharply criticized Germany's past dealings with some Arab regimes, saying the country had been much too accommodating to authoritarian, corrupt governments.
The German military could find itself short thousands of soldiers once conscription ends because few volunteers appear to be interested in signing up.