Nigerian authorities are holding five men, including a Mauritanian, believed linked to al Qaida's north African branch over the January kidnapping of a German, two security sources said on Tuesday.
Police in the eastern German state of Brandenburg are hunting for two men who robbed a dentist on Monday in broad daylight and cut off his finger with a pair of garden shears.
Germans are in greater danger of falling below the poverty line than their closest European neighbours, the German Statistics Office announced Tuesday.
Nearly a third of Germany’s bees died this winter due to parasitic mites thriving in the mild weather and causing greater damage than normal. Experts say the Varroa destructor could threaten the entire bee population.
German police have been told they can continue to single out black train passengers on the basis of their colour to check their papers, prompting allegations of institutionalised racism.
A man who broke his arm after slipping in a puddle of salad dressing in a works canteen cannot claim compensation, a German court ruled on Monday.
Police investigating a hit and run which left a German tourist dead on Majorca arrested the main suspect on Monday – a detective who was still drunk hours afterwards.
Nearly all of Germany's airports were shut down on Tuesday morning as the next round of public sector strikes took hold. Hundreds of flights have been cancelled.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday denied being annoyed over French President Nicolas Sarkozy's comment that she would not play a direct part in his re-election campaign.
Thousands of survivors of abusive communist East German children's homes are to receive state compensation, after the Interior and Family Ministries announced a new €40 million fund on Monday.