The Berlin International Film Festival unveiled its first selections on Monday, including a 9/11 drama with Tom Hanks, and announced an all-star jury to help director Mike Leigh pick Berlinale winners.
Former Deutsche Bank CEO Rolf Breuer has agreed to pay €350,000 to settle criminal charges of attempted fraud in connection with the implosion of the media empire of late magnate Leo Kirch.
The German government said Monday that the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il offered a chance for positive change in the impoverished, nuclear-armed and deeply isolated nation.
Adolf B., who conceived three disabled children with his daughter, has been sentenced to two years and eight months in prison for incest by a Nuremberg court. But he was acquitted of 500 counts of rape.
A €50,000-recruitment campaign recently launched by the Hamburg police took an ironic turn after one of the models hired to pose as an officer turned out to be a suspected thief.
An unknown perpetrator broke into a bird-breeding station over the weekend in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein and beheaded 17 homing pigeons.
The interim Libyan government is interested in buying German electronic monitoring devices for criminals, it was reported Monday.
Basketball superstar Dirk Nowitzki and biathlon powerhouse Magdalena Neuner have been named Germany’s “Athletes of the Year,” the country’s top sporting honour.
Germany's second-largest airline Air Berlin said Monday that United Arab Emirates carrier Etihad Airways had become its largest shareholder with a 29.21 percent stake.
Thuringia's secret service actively sabotaged the police investigation into the trio of neo-Nazi terrorists from the eastern German town of Zwickau, a newspaper reported Monday. The agency even tried to pay the trio 2,000 Deutsche marks (€1,000) at one point.
Hertha Berlin sacked coach Markus Babbel on Sunday amidst a war of words, while Borussia Mönchengladbach remain fourth after their 1-0 win over Mainz on the last German league weekend of 2011.
Wintertime may be cold and grey in Germany, but the it's the perfect season to enjoy some of the country’s notoriously hearty food. The Local has compiled a list of some our favourite German culinary delights.