German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday urged the new civilian government in Burma to release political prisoners as she spoke by phone with pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi.
The owner of four dogs that attacked and killed a three-year-old last year was handed a suspended sentence of one year and 80 hours of community service by a Thuringian court on Friday.
German police said on Thursday they had foiled an apparent blackmail plot involving bombs placed near the stadium of football club Borussia Dortmund.
The European Commission, which enforces competition regulations in Europe, on Thursday said it had raided the premises of German national rail company Deutsche Bahn in an anti-trust probe.
Germans from the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg are the least likely to claim sick leave, and when they do their time off is shorter than in other regions, a new study revealed on Thursday.
The condensation trails emitted by aircraft may be warming the planet more on any given day than all the carbon dioxide that planes have pumped out since aviation began, German scientists have found.
The number of foreigners living in Germany rose for the first time in five years in 2010, growing by about one percent, new data from the National Statistics Office (Destatis) revealed Thursday.
German unemployment reached a post-reunification low in March, official data showed Thursday, but inflation is nonetheless dampening consumption and sentiment in Europe's biggest economy.
This week's highlights: Cronenberg in Cologne, improvised music in Munich, and movies by Berlinale Talent Campus alumni screen in Berlin.
Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle has thrown fuel on the fire of the potentially explosive debate within his government over nuclear power, as his Free Democratic Party (FDP) inches closer to a leadership battle.
Investigators probing a massive fraud involving fake euro coins have arrested six people in the Frankfurt area, including Lufthansa flight attendants, authorities announced Thursday.
Regional train commuters across Germany may need to find alternative transport after drivers from 21 private rail operators went on a two-day strike Thursday morning.