Two US servicemen were shot dead at Frankfurt Airport and at least two others seriously injured on Wednesday after a man opened fire on bus for American soldiers. Both US President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel expressed shock and outrage.
Manchester United have expressed interest in signing Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer from Schalke 04, the Bundesliga club's president said on Wednesday.
E.ON, Germany's biggest power group, said Wednesday that it will sell its British electric grid business Central Networks to the US group PPL for €4.7 billion ($6.5 billion).
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reshuffled her cabinet on Wednesday, making Thomas de Maizière defence minister following Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg's resignation. Hans-Peter Friedrich will take over the Interior Ministry.
Volkswagen caused a sensation at the Geneva Auto Show this week with a long-awaited remake of its classic "Bulli" minibus, which still has a devoted cult following around the world.
An outbreak of spring fever has lead to a spurt of lusty behaviour in the Ruhr Valley, leading police to throw some metaphorical buckets on cold water on matters that got out of hand.
The plagiarism scandal entangling former German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and a landslide victory in a state election in Hamburg have boosted the popularity of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) in a poll published Wednesday.
A Shakespearean robot, the world's most merciless alarm clock and "intelligent" cocktail shakers were among the gadgets wowing visitors at the CeBIT high-tech fair on Wednesday.
Sportswear maker Adidas saw a dramatic jump in its net earnings in 2010, thanks in large part to the World Cup in South Africa and strong growth at its US subsidiary Reebok, the company reported on Wednesday.
Germany's cabinet is expected to agree on a draft law on Wednesday that would prevent companies from charging customers while they are on hold on the telephone.
Almost immediately after Defence Minster Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg resigned due to a plagiarism scandal, a number of conservative politicians began expressing their hopes for a comeback. They say Germany needs a political talent like Guttenberg.