German General Volker Halbauer took command of NATO's KFOR troops in Kosovo on Friday as the flaring ethnic tensions in the majority-Serb north remain a challenge for the 5,600-strong force.
Lufthansa and cabin crew union UFO were expected to hold talks on Friday evening to try to find a way to prevent further strikes like the one which forced more than 1,000 flights to be cancelled.
The vast majority of Germany's military leaders are unhappy with reforms reducing the size of the army and scrapping compulsory military service, a survey shows.
Angela Merkel welcomed on Friday the conditions imposed by the European Central Bank under its new bond-buying programme aimed at solving the euro crisis, saying governments also had work to do.
The sandstone cliffs surrounding Triberg should have holes in them from which large wooden birds spring each hour, for the town is the heart of Germany’s cuckoo clock industry. Kate Hairsine investigated.
A German women’s magazine which dropped models to use pictures of “real people” in its pages, has reversed the decision and will be returning to the professionals.
German car maker Volkswagen is expecting to sell 300,000 fewer vehicles this year than initially planned, largely due to European economic difficulties, sources at the firm say.
A German family returning from holiday were amazed when their own car drew up beside them at the airport doors – and other people got in. The vehicle they had left safely in an airport car park was being used by a shuttle service firm.
A 24-hour cabin crew strike grounded at least half of Lufthansa's flights on Friday, a spokesman for the top German carrier said. A list of cancelled flights can be found at the bottom of this story.
It's no longer fear of terrorism or war that keeps Germans up at night - it's the heft of their wallets. A new study found that fears of the euro crisis and the incompetence of politicians to deal with it have grown bigger than anything else.