A prominent historian of communist East Germany and its Stasi secret police has called for a ban on the public display of communist era uniforms or insignia.
The German government is riven over whether telecom companies should be allowed to keep customers' data indefinitely. Critics say easier police access to data could have helped solve recently-revealed Neo-nazi murders.
An ongoing legal struggle over whether the label Biomineralwasser, "organic mineral water," misleads consumers will go all the way to Germany's top court, it emerged Tuesday.
Werner Otto, a German trailblazer in the mail order catalogue business, whose Otto Group grew from selling a small range of shoes into an international retail and services venture, has died aged 102, his group said Tuesday.
Despite Germany’s supposedly increasing tech-savvy, the most common Christmas gift given this year was an old staple: the book.
A tech expert has figured out a way that hackers could take control of mobile phones and make calls or send out unlimited numbers of text messages.
Germany experienced a Christmas holiday with some of the mildest weather seen in decades, according to meteorologists.
Rescue workers are searching for a 10-year-old girl who is missing after a large piece of chalk cliff slipped into the Baltic Sea from the German island of Rügen on Monday.
After a huge year for dramatic news, The Local has collected together five stories from our 2011 ‘Offbeat’ archive that may have slipped through your news filter.
The United Nations' top envoy in Iraq, German diplomat Martin Kobler, does not expect civil war to break out in the country, he was quoted as saying on Monday.