A man who shot dead two American soldiers in Germany last March should go to jail for life, prosecutors demanded on Monday as a court heard closing arguments in his trial.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she was not considering who might replace embattled President Christian Wulff, despite public offers from opposition politicians to work together to find a non-partisan successor.
The leaders of Germany and France put aside their differences on a controversial tax of financial market transactions and promised to speed up various measures to ease the eurozone crisis, as the euro flirted with new market lows Monday.
As European leaders struggle to stave off a looming recession this year, Germany – the continent’s biggest and healthiest economy – is probably already in one, according to economists surveyed by Die Welt newspaper.
Three children die each day in Germany from accidents, violence and suicide, according to new figures released Monday which show that the dangers increase as adulthood approaches.
With the Summer Olympic Games just 200 days away, Germany’s top athletes are putting their all into training, hoping to strike gold in London.
Chicken sold in German supermarkets is often contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to a spot test carried out by environmentalists who said the over-use of antibiotics in farming posed a danger to human health.
A hacker attack which infiltrated Germany’s federal police computer system using Trojan programs and a system of routes via Russia last summer was due to a row about internet usage between a top cop and his daughter.
The wife of former Chancellor Gehard Schröder will enter politics in her own right, it was reported on Monday – she intends to run for a seat in the Lower Saxony state parliament in the 2013 state election.
Organisers of a rally to remember an asylum seeker who died in police custody have complained after two people were injured during their demonstration in Dessau – including one man who was carried unconscious from the scene.