Germany's former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg plans to leave office with characteristic flair on Thursday night. The aristocratic rock fan has requested Deep Purple’s classic song “Smoke on the Water” be played at his military send-off ceremony.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition is considering altering immigration laws in a bid to force foreigners to learn German, a media report said Thursday. The measure would require certain immigrants to pass an exam to receive more than a temporary residence permit.
Police in northern Afghanistan said Thursday that German troops based in the area had accidentally killed one woman and injured another during an exchange of fire.
The world's leading luxury carmaker BMW reported record profits and sales for 2010 on Thursday and said it expected more of the same this year.
British scandal rocker Pete Doherty is suspected of drunkenly stealing from a music store in the picturesque Bavarian city of Regensburg, where he is filming a costume drama also starring French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Duisburg prosecutors on Thursday charged two Germans with breaking copyright law and stealing data after hacking email accounts of pop stars like Lady Gaga and Ke$ha to purloin unreleased tracks and compromising photos.
Germany expressed caution Thursday on the issue of recognising Libya's opposition as the country's representative, as France irked Berlin by opening diplomatic relations with opponents of Muammar Qaddafi‘s regime.
German exports in January rose 24.2 percent from a year earlier, pushing the country's trade surplus higher, while China overtook the Untied States as the leading importer of German goods, official figures showed Thursday.
This week's highlights: Poetry in Berlin, apple wine in Frankfurt, Iranian opera in Cologne, and Munich hosts one of the biggest St. Patrick's Day parties on the continent.
Revamped photo booths that last saw the light of day in the late 1970’s are popping up all over Europe, but it was Berlin that gave birth to the trend. Ruth Michaelson talks with one of the men behind the phenomenon.
A strike by train drivers for both freight and passenger routes crippled rail traffic in Germany Thursday morning, with hundreds of cancellations and countless delays reported across the country.
Schalke 04 on Wednesday brushed off reports coach Felix Magath will be dismissed at the end of the season, beating Valencia 3-1 and booking their place in the Champions League quarter-finals.