Drunken trucker hits house – then bar

Drunken trucker hits house – then bar

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.

Wintry weather causes road chaos

Wintry weather causes road chaos

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.

Police hunt man who shot teen daughter

Police hunt man who shot teen daughter

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 soar despite euro crisis

Industrial orders soar despite euro crisis

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.

Americans find statue Nazis ‘borrowed’ in WWII

Americans find statue Nazis ‘borrowed’ in WWII

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.

World War II munitions litter Baltic and North Sea

World War II munitions litter Baltic and North Sea

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.

‘Youth Word of the Year’ shows ‘problem’ of trendy English

‘Youth Word of the Year’ shows ‘problem’ of trendy English

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 Holocaust survivors qualify for pensions

More Holocaust survivors qualify for pensions

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.

Merkel pushes euro pact amid credit threat

Merkel pushes euro pact amid credit threat

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.