A 67-year-old German jeweller was spared prison on Wednesday despite killing a teenager who held up her shop. A regional court ruled that shooting the intruder in the back of the head was self-defence.
Germany’s “King of Screws” has outraged trade unions by writing a letter to his own sales representatives, blaming them for the company's poor growth rate and telling them to get up earlier.
EU leaders and analysts expressed relief, and financial markets lifted, on Wednesday after the German Constitutional Court cleared the way for the launch of a bailout fund and debt brake.
A Bundesliga footballer has come out as gay – but fearing publicity and even attacks from fans, has remained anonymous.
Germany’s top data protection official has complained he cannot test how a spy computer program used by the police works – because the firm that made it will not help him examine it and the police do not have the source code.
The eurozone cleared a key hurdle towards resolving its debt crisis Wednesday as Germany's top court approved a new European firewall for ratification, with some minor conditions.
Both pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian demonstrators appeared in Frankfurt on Tuesday as US philosopher Judith Butler accepted the Theodor Adorno prize. Jewish groups had branded her an "Israel hater" ahead of the ceremony.
German police checking a British man’s truck were astounded to see he was driving on tyres bearing the slogan “Made in German Democratic Republic” – the former socialist East which collapsed more than 20 years ago.
Germany beat Austria 2-1 on Tuesday evening to stay top of their World Cup qualifying group, but the team admitted they would have to raise its game to make it to Brazil in 2014.
The happiest Germans live in the north of the country, according to a new survey which suggests people in Hamburg and on the North Sea coast are the most content with their lot.