The international credit rating agency Fitch on Wednesday affirmed Germany's top-notch triple-A (AAA) debt rating and said the outlook was stable.
Germany's paltry medal tally at the Olympic Games in London was given a boost by the country's paddle-wielding athletes on Wednesday, with four medals for the kayakers, and a bronze for the ping pong team.
A 22-year-old German woman has died and teenager seriously injured after a boating accident on holiday in Turkey, it was reported on Wednesday. She was thrown from an inflatable ring into another boat.
German pig keeping experts warned on Wednesday that if the African swine fever spreading across Russia and Ukraine hits Germany, damages could cost billions of euros and spark mass culls.
The Swiss National Bank (SNB) is buying up German debts to protect the Swiss franc and the country's exports. The move provides some much-needed backing for the German economy.
Cabin staff of the German airline Lufthansa have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in a dispute over wage increases and the use of temporary crew members, labour union UFO said on Wednesday.
A retired German millionaire who fell out of a window and died may have been trying to get into his building after he was locked out by his 20-something-year-old lover, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Robert Harting won the men's Olympic discus title on Tuesday with a throw of 68.27 metres to give Germany their first athletics gold medal of the London Games.
Eurozone finance ministers' group chief Jean-Claude Juncker told a German broadcaster on Tuesday that a Greek exit from the eurozone would be "manageable" but not "desirable."
German internet millionaire Kim Dotcom, AKA Kim Schmitz, has accused New Zealand police of "kicking and punching" him as they raided his house in Auckland, as his trial for internet piracy and fraud re-started.