A tie-up between German energy giant RWE and Russian gas company Gazprom could face serious antitrust obstacles, according to the Federal Cartel Office, which regulates business competition in Germany.
A report by prosecutors investigating the Love Parade tragedy – in which 21 participants were killed in a mass stampede in Duisburg last year – says the event should never have been approved by authorities at all due to poor security arrangements.
A German appeals court on Monday upheld renegade British bishop Richard Williamson's conviction for Holocaust denial, but reduced the fine ordered by a lower court to €6,500 ($9,262).
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Monday on the parliament in Rome to approve government spending cuts so as to end speculation Italy could become the next casualty of the eurozone debt crisis.
A Google-funded institute in Berlin to study the internet's impact on society is starting to take shape, with the US tech giant company announcing on Monday it would invest €4.5 million ($6.3 million) in the project.
Secret building plans for the new headquarters of Germany's BND Intelligence agency have disappeared and a high-ranking employee is suspected of downloading porn to his work computer, according to media reports.
A potentially deadly spider that stowed away in a box of Colombian bananas is assumed to have been killed after a supermarket in the western German state of Saarland was fumigated with pesticide.
Anshu Jain, the 48-year-old Indian head of Deutsche Bank investment banking, is tipped to be named co-chief executive of the German bank, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported Monday.
Germany's shock defeat to Japan in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup has also cost them a place at the 2012 Olympic Games in London as they miss out behind Sweden and France.
Heavy storms with torrential rain swept across Bavaria overnight, causing flooding and property damage.
Daniel Domscheit-Berg recently spoke with Exberliner magazine’s Dana Kikic about his intense three years at WikiLeaks, Julian Assange’s power-tripping personality and his new whistleblower platform OpenLeaks.