Jack the Ripper was probably a German merchant seaman named Carl Feigenbaum. That’s the theory proposed by English former murder squad detective Trevor Marriott. He spoke to The Local.
The hole in the ozone layer above the Arctic is drifting, putting Germany and other parts of Central Europe at risk from harmful UV radiation in the coming weeks, experts say.
Germany will steam ahead in 2011, leaving most of its rivals trailing in its wake, the country's leading economic institutes predicted Thursday, publishing bullish forecasts for Europe's top economy.
Portugal's request for EU aid is a "sensible and necessary step," given the economic and financial situation of the debt-stricken country, German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Thursday.
Google has invested €3.5 million in a German photovoltaic park, marking the internet giant’s first venture into the renewable energy market outside the United States.
Shares in the biggest German construction group, Hochtief, plunged in early trading Thursday after it warned of a negative impact on 2011 results from problems at its Australian unit, Leighton.
The number of Catholics quitting the church jumped 40 percent last year to 180,000 in the wake of persistent child sex abuse scandals, a media report said Thursday.
This week's highlights: An Easter market in Hamburg, music videos as art in Cologne, and a festival of contemporary character design in Berlin.
Most Germans fear gravely for the future of their cherished welfare state, believing they will pay more taxes yet receive fewer benefits in the coming decade, a major survey has found.
Flights out of Berlin’s Schönefeld airport by budget airline Easyjet were being cancelled Thursday morning after a limited warning strike by cabin staff.
One in 16 women in sub-Saharan Africa dies in childbirth. One in 13 babies is stillborn or dies within a week. For World Health Day, The Local's David Wroe meets a young German doctor who is making a difference.