A German diplomat apparently revealed sensitive information about NATO and visiting US politicians in a string of emails and texts sent to a young Russian woman – actually a secret agent, according to a magazine report.
The leaders of Germany and Russia will inaugurate the controversial Nord Stream pipeline pumping Russian gas to Western Europe on Tuesday, highlighting its strategic importance to both sides.
A driver who fled on foot after causing a multiple-car collision on a motorway in the state of Hesse has turned himself in to police. The man was driving the wrong way when he hit another car head-on, leaving one person dead and six others injured.
Comedian Hape Kerkeling, the favourite to succeed host Thomas Gottschalk to host Germany's top television show Wetten, dass..?, told an audience of nearly 10 million on Saturday that he did not want the job.
Over 70 percent of Germans want to vote directly on key matters affecting Europe and the euro, a new national poll shows. Greece cancelled a public referendum on the euro bailout after a backlash from European leaders.
Just two days before German university hospital doctors were due to go on strike, negotiators have broken the deadlock and both sides agreed on a pay rise for around 20,000 doctors in several German states.
Japan star Shinji Kagawa and Germany teenager Mario Götze turned on the style on Saturday, as Borussia Dortmund hammered VfL Wolfsburg 5-1 to keep the pressure on German league leaders Bayern Munich.