Police watched for nearly a year while customers at a German brothel were regularly drugged so their bank accounts could be raided, and photographed naked with prostitutes so they could be blackmailed.
An anthrax outbreak has left at least nine cows dead and 50 people on antibiotics in eastern Germany, authorities said on Friday. Experts fear the cause was infected dead animals buried where the cows were grazing.
In comforting news for German learners everywhere, civil servants at the Finance Ministry accidentally replaced the word Milliarden (billions) with Millionen (millions) in a recent official paper, considerably slashing Spain's bailout.
A German neo-Nazi who drove into a group of leftists, leaving one with a brain injury, has been acquitted of attempted manslaughter. The judge found he was acting in self-defence.
Nearly one in four Germans consider bankers to be “extremely criminal” in the light of the many recent scandals - interest rate fixing, for example - a new survey revealed.
A quarter of a million Germans have been boiling their water and emptying their supermarkets of the bottled wet stuff for the last week after an E-coli scare – which officials now say could have been a false alarm.
Do you pester chimney sweeps and bury dogs under doorsteps? No, you're not having a nervous breakdown, you're just a very superstitious German. This special Friday 13th Local List collects some of Germany's best old wives' tales.
A leisure cruiser travelling along the River Rhine, western Germany, went up in flames in the early hours of Friday morning, with 102 British holidaymakers and 40 crew members on board.
A German diplomat's son who has spent 22 years in a US prison after being convicted of murder has been denied the right to be moved to a German prison. He still protests his innocence.
Germany summoned Romania's ambassador to Chancellor Angela Merkel's office on Thursday, her spokesman said, over fears democracy is under threat in the EU nation amid a constitutional crisis.