German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich on Wednesday defended a controversial plan to restore border controls in Europe's visa-free Schengen area, saying this will make it easier for Romania and Bulgaria to join.
Bavaria has refused to extradite a convicted Nazi war criminal back to the Netherlands, from where he broke out of jail in 1952, Germany's justice ministry said Wednesday.
Forms masquerading as Germany's 2011 census but instead asking questions about drug consumption and penis size have been arriving in post boxes around the country.
Big cities in Germany could soon see 'private sheriffs' patrolling the streets of problem areas to combat crime, if Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union has its way.
The Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf got off to shaky start on Tuesday evening after the first semi-final was plagued by technical problems with the televised commentary.
The chances for former defence minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg to return quickly to German politics seemed effectively buried on Wednesday after his alma mater said his thesis was full of other people’s work that he had deliberately copied.
Germany is ready to back Italy's central bank chief Mario Draghi to take over as European Central Bank president, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.
A government-appointed energy ethics commission reckons Germany could be nuclear power-free in ten years without any electricity supply problems, according a draft report seen by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
The German pharmaceutical company Bayer faces a US lawsuit on behalf of a teenager who died from a blood clot allegedly linked to its YAZ contraceptive.
German banks had to replace nearly a third of all their cash machines last year because they were too easy for criminals to manipulate, according to the Financial Times Deutschland on Wednesday.
Teams of bug-busters have been deployed to the roads of western Germany to spray trees to rid them of poisonous hairy caterpillars which can seriously damage human health.
The German government intends to bring millions of non-working mothers and older people back into the job market in a bid to close a looming skilled worker shortage in the coming decades.