Italy kicked Germany out of the Euro 2012 tournament on Thursday night with a 2-1 victory over Joachim Löw's suddenly unimpressive team. Italy will now take on Spain in the final on Sunday.
After a slow start to the 2012 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, German poker players have picked up the pace in the last week with several good results.
Representatives of German cities destroyed in World War II bomb raids seemed circumspect on Thursday as Queen Elizabeth dedicated a memorial to the bomber pilots – with only an afterthought mention of the tens of thousands of civilian victims.
Buying expensive bottled water rather than getting it out of a tap could not only be a waste of money, but have much fewer health benefits than advertisers would like consumers to believe, a German watchdog said on Thursday.
A German organist and choirmaster who was fired for “living in sin” will be paid €40,000 in compensation, after he took his case all the way to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) which ruled he had a right to a private life.
Some 85 percent of medium-sized German companies are planning to invest this year, but relatively few will run to the bank to borrow money, a study released on Thursday by the Deutsche Bank showed.
A German court told a lesbian who had fled persecution in Iran, to go back and simply live discreetly and hide her sexuality. Iranian courts sentence lesbians to whippings and, in a fourth instance, death.
Germany’s domestic intelligence service destroyed files on neo-Nazis linked to the terror gang which claimed the murders of ten people - on the day the killings were traced to them, it has emerged. The interior minister has demanded an explanation.
Immigrants to Germany are facing less job discrimination and their children are doing better in school, but some problems remain, various reports released this week showed.
The number of people buying and selling black market tickets to the legendary Bayreuth festival is higher than ever before, a financial newspaper reported on Thursday.
This Week's Highlights: Japanese films in Cologne, an American play in Frankfurt, and a mediaeval festival in Bretten.
As Germany prepares for Thursday's Euro 2012 semi-final clash against Italy, midfield star Bastian Schweinsteiger has said Germany need a title to crown the rise of their current golden generation.
German astronaut Thomas Reiter has warned that a space clear-up is needed to protect the satellites upon which many aspects of modern life depend.