The insolvent German drugstore chain Schlecker is to be broken up with the loss of 13,200 jobs after a panel of creditors decided there was no way forward for the beleaguered business, administrators announced on Friday.
Germany and Russia agree that the Syrian conflict would best be resolved by political means, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday after meeting President Vladimir Putin who underlined his opposition to the use of armed force.
Police who raided a train conductor's house found it rammed full of stolen Deutsche Bahn signs, a collection of train driver seats and loads of radio equipment. His frustrated house-mate had called the cops.
Germany captain Philipp Lahm and team-mates on Friday honoured Holocaust victims in an emotionally-charged visit to the site of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Germans hoping to enjoy alfresco pursuits over the weekend should find the weather mostly cooperative, but may have to contend with occasional showers, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Friday.
An enterprising German butcher has built a sausage vending machine outside his shop so that late-night carnivores can get their hands on after-hours meaty treats.
Children in Germany are being encouraged to eat their way through 59,000 calories to get a free football shirt ahead of the Euro 2012 championship – even though they may have trouble fitting into it by the time it arrives.
Germany coach Joachim Löw admitted his team have much to improve after they laboured to a 2-0 friendly win over minnows Israel on Thursday in their final warm-up game before Euro 2012.
Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann officially stepped down on Thursday, ending a decade-long reign as head of Germany's biggest bank during which he repeatedly courted controversy.
This weekend sees the climax of the year-long celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s diamond jubilee - and in Germany it is not just the ex-pats who are gearing up for the festivities.