A panicked home-owner in Thuringia found a truck smashed into his house with the engine still running. The police discovered the driver had gone to the pub.
This winter's first snap of snowy and icy weather led to dozens of car accidents throughout Germany Monday night and into Tuesday morning, leaving one woman seriously injured.
An armed man is on the run in Germany a day after shooting his 13-year-old daughter to death in broad daylight on the street – reportedly in front of the rest of their family.
Industrial orders in Germany rose sharply in October, official data showed on Tuesday, raising hopes that Europe's top economy is standing up to the ongoing turmoil in the eurozone.
A sculpture of the artist Dürer as a boy, thought lost during the chaos of World War II, has been rediscovered – in the garden of the American Academy in Berlin.
More than 1.6 million tonnes of old war munitions remain at the bottom of the Baltic and North Seas in German waters, creating an ever-present danger for fishermen or workers laying pipeline in the region.
An organisation promoting the proper use of German has slammed dictionary-maker Langenscheidt’s choice for the country’s “Youth Word of the Year” – because it is derived from English.
More than 16,000 Holocaust survivors who were told for decades they did not suffer for long enough to get German pensions, will now receive monthly payments after rules on qualification were changed.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she would press on with "important" reforms for the eurozone, following a downgrade threat by credit rating agency Standard and Poor's for Germany and 14 other eurozone countries.