Germany’s governing coalition on Thursday agreed to modest tax relief starting in 2013 after Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble and Economics Minister Philipp Rösler announced plans to adjust tax brackets for inflation.
Up to 20 centimetres of snow covered the Black Forest as well as Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze, on Wednesday – but a high pressure system across the country will bring more golden autumn sunshine over the weekend.
More than two-thirds of young criminals in Germany re-offend after being released from custody – largely due to insufficient preparation made for their release, according to new research.
The Rainbow Warrior III, Greenpeace’s brand new ship, docked in Hamburg on Thursday, where it will be opened to visitors over the weekend to celebrate its launch and maiden voyage.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Saturday to prepare a "global and ambitious answer" to the eurozone crisis ahead two key EU summits, they said in a statement issued in Paris.
The eurozone crisis will hit Germany hard next year with growth expected to be dramatically lower than previously thought, the government said on Thursday.
Outrage over shoddy government computer spyware created by a private contractor is spurring calls for a federal minister to deal with internet security issues and pledges by the authorities they will develop such software internally in the future.
Prosecutors investigating corruption in Europe’s biggest consumer electronics chain have arrested five people, including a top manager and his wife – over allegations of massive bribery.
This Week's Highlights: A French DJ in Cologne, Tori Amos in Frankfurt, and Hungarian chamber music in a Munich museum.
Chancellor Angela Merkel met French President Nicolas Sarkozy and other key European figures in Frankfurt ahead of this weekend’s Brussels summit on the Greek debt crisis.
Ex-Germany captain Michael Ballack inspired Bayer Leverkusen to come from behind to beat Valencia 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday to stay in touch with leaders Chelsea in Group E.
Prosecutors are investigating claims that two 16-year-olds sexually attacked classmates at an elite sports school in northern Germany which trains the country's top young athletes.