Holidaymakers on their way to Majorca got a fright on Wednesday morning when out of the blue two Luftwaffe Phantom jets showed up right next to their plane and escorted it for 15 minutes.
Four suspected al Qaida members went on trial in Düsseldorf on Wednesday accused of planning to set off a shrapnel bomb in a crowd to cause a blood bath – and then to detonate another one once rescue services arrived.
Environmental activist Paul Watson has fled Germany, breaking bail conditions, his lawyer confirmed on Wednesday. A court promptly reissued a warrant for his arrest and extradition to Costa Rica.
German voters have no great appetite to get rid of Chancellor Angela Merkel at the next general election – but are not hungry for either main political party to dominate the next government.
Germany’s highest court told the government to re-do its homework and do it properly this time, saying a new voting law was against the constitution.
Two wolves will be the stars of a modern dance performance in front of a live audience in Germany it emerged this week, prompting outrage among animal rights activists.
German and Spanish finance ministers sought to contain fears for the eurozone on Tuesday, saying that Spain's soaring borrowing costs did not correspond to its economic strength or the "sustainability of its public debt."
German prosecutors said on Tuesday they had opened an investigation into a gynaecologist who allegedly took intimate pictures of women in his care using James Bond-style mini-cameras hidden in a watch and a pen.
It takes the average German three minutes to earn enough to buy a beer, exactly the same as 20 years ago, according to a study on Tuesday showing the euro has not eroded Germany's purchasing power.
A hand-crafted replica of the plane which took Roald Amundsen on the first airborne mission to the North Pole will be unveiled in Germany on Wednesday after two years of painstaking work to create it.