Thousands of people from around the world have become Scottish landowners - and Lairds, Lords and Ladies in the process - thanks to a scheme that combines conservation with satisfying people's interest in Scottish history and culture.
German police hunting organisers of an illegal dog fighting den set up in the cellar of a house have issued an international arrest warrant after the property owner disappeared.
A German freighter thought to be taking Iranian weapons to the Syrian government – in violation of the European embargo - has been stopped. The shipping firm has denied all reports of the ship having arms on board.
German bosses at BMW trying to increase efficiency at the Mini factory in Britain have run into opposition from disgruntled workers - after they wanted to shorten tea and toilet breaks.
The long wait for springtime sunshine looks set to continue, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday - as cool temperatures and occasional showers will frustrate those hoping to consign their coats to the cupboards.
A US tattoo artist who chopped up another tattooist with an axe could be locked up for life as a German court heard on Monday that he killed with "particular savagery."
A German police force that spent €25 million on new sporty cars found that not only was the visibility rubbish for chases - the fancy seats were so narrow the cops could not get in while wearing their guns, truncheons and other equipment.
Ten members of the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) attempted to hijack a pleasure boat on the Rhine in Cologne, western Germany, on Sunday, hoping to use loudspeakers to propagate their manifesto.
A Berlin sex shop has taken clear-conscience consumerism to an intimate new high, with organic, vegan sex aids.
The German parliament is in uproar after three of the major parties unveiled plans to muzzle MPs who do not agree with party policies.
A movie about the eight-year-long kidnap of Natascha Kampusch is to begin shooting next month - based on a screenplay by Bernd Eichinger who wrote “Downfall” about Hitler’s last days.
Borussia Mönchengladbach took a step closer to the Champions League on Sunday with a 3-0 home win over Cologne, who are heading towards a German league relegation play-off.