Chancellor Angela Merkel fired her environment minister on Wednesday afternoon, kicking out Norbert Röttgen who led her conservative party to a historic loss in the country’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday.
Some parts of Germany will be better suited for cross country skis than swim suits over the Thursday bank holiday and long weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Wednesday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will soon have an extra €930 in her pocket each month, after the country's cabinet decided on Wednesday to award themselves their first pay rise for over a decade.
Fleeing rising unemployment, people from Greece and Spain poured into Germany last year, fuelling the highest rise in immigration for 16 years, data released by the Federal Statistics Office on Wednesday showed.
Germany’s financial centre was in lock-down on Wednesday, with Frankfurt police advising those bankers insisting on turning up to work early not to wear suits – as police moved in to clear a protest camp in the centre of the city.
A teenager who killed an old woman by stabbing her 40 times with a knife was wearing a terrifying horror-film style rubber mask during the attack – and then hid it before calling the emergency services, German police say.
Self-employed workers in Germany are mounting an offensive against a proposed law that would force them to pay at least €350 per month into the public pension system.
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Two German poker players had a really bad week in online poker and lost more than $500,000.
Düsseldorf football fans invaded their own team’s field on Tuesday evening, disrupting the match which their team was about to win. Their opponents only played to the end on police advice to prevent a blood bath, it emerged later.
German left-wing extremists have claimed responsibility for an arson attack against the man they hold responsible for impovershing the Greek people. The attackers burned his wife’s car and threw paint and stones at his house.
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed their desire to keep the eurozone together on Tuesday evening in key talks just hours after France's new leader was inaugurated.