The Museum of Bavarian Kings opened in Schwangau on Friday. The new museum traces the history of the Wittelsbach dynasty, which ruled the southern German kingdom until 1918.
European Central Bank chief economist Jürgen Stark resigned in a shock announcement Friday, sending the euro and European stock markets into freefall as fears about the debt crisis deepened.
Two aggressive German Shepherds went on a biting rampage in Lower Saxony, attacking five people, before being shot by the police, the authorities reported on Friday.
Apple won the latest battle in a global legal war with Samsung on Friday when a German court banned the Korean firm from selling a tablet computer in Germany, ruling it had copied the iPad.
Günther Oettinger, Germany’s EU commissioner, suggested Friday that the flags of EU countries breaking debt and deficit rules could be flown at half mast outside the bloc's institutional buildings. He also said European civil servants could take over Greece's public administration.
A day after police in Berlin detained two men on suspicion of planning a bombing attack, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Friday that terrorism remained a clear and present danger.
A decade after the 9/11 attacks, Hamburg remains stigmatised by perceptions it was a breeding ground for Islamist terrorists, according to the director of the city's domestic intelligence service. Hannah Cleaver reports.
An unusually strong earthquake rocked western Germany on Thursday evening, causing alarm but no damages. The quake was especially noticeable around the epicentre near the Lower Rhine region but was also felt through the Ruhr Valley.
A merger of German automakers Porsche and Volkswagen will not be completed in 2011 as planned, but the two companies said Thursday they still intend to create a tie-up.
This weekend could offer a summery break from the recent chilly weather in Germany, as temperatures reach upwards of 30 degrees in parts of the country amid abundant sunshine. Just don't wait until Sunday for your picnic.
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