Germany vows to ban flat-rate sex in brothels
Germany's new coalition government says the proposed ban on flat-rate sex in brothels is part of a clampdown on the country's booming prostitution industry.
Germans want UNESCO listing for 'pure' beer
The Federation calls the Reinheitsgebot the oldest still-valid food regulation in the world.
German policeman arrested over death of man he met on cannibalism website
The victim had fantasized about being killed and eaten, police said.
What's the best airport to be stuck in?
Well that depends what you're into.
Germany's biggest parties agree to form 'grand coalition'
Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have settled the terms of a coalition pact with their Social Democrat rivals, but the agreement has yet to be put to a vote.
Germany's legalized sex industry is booming
While organized sex workers say the trade is safer than ever, Germany's most prominent feminist says the liberalized laws are causing human trafficking and exploitation to skyrocket.
Merkel gives in to minimum wage demand in coalition talks
The Social Democrats have demanded a nationwide minimum wage of at least 8.50 euros ($11.40) per hour to help Germany's growing army of working poor.
Green fatigue threatens clean-energy leader Germany
Germans’ trailblazing ‘energy transition’ faces a backlash over high prices.
German parties say EU may not be able to let Turkey join
Public support in Turkey for joining the EU has slumped and German doubts about Ankara's candidacy have grown.
Cornelius Gurlitt loves his possibly Nazi-looted art
The reclusive German collector told Der Spiegel magazine that he had 'legally' acquired the art and 'loved' the paintings.
It's time for Obama to show some backbone on Iran nuclear deal
Commentary: Kerry made a shrewd diplomatic move designed to win back French support at the negotiating table. Now Obama needs to make his case.
Luka Magnotta, suspected 'body parts killer,' enters not guilty pleas
The so-called 'Canadian Psycho' is accused of killing and dismembering 33-year-old Chinese university student Jun Lin in Montreal.
Russia to transfer Greenpeace activists as Dutch authorities sue
The international suit is seeking the activists’ immediate release as Moscow prepares to send them on an arduous trip to face trial in St. Petersburg.
Here's a shocker: Repainting part of the Berlin Wall is a sensitive topic
An artist’s guerilla strike on Berlin's East Side Gallery reignites controversy about what remains of the once-despised barrier.
Germany calls for inquiry into British embassy spying post allegations
A German intelligence committee called for an investigation into claims the UK operated a secret listening post on top of the British embassy in Berlin.
German response to NSA scandal reflects country’s changing role
Berlin rules out asylum for Edward Snowden, but his revelations mark a possible turn in relations with Washington. The question is in which direction.
The UK has a secret eavesdropping post in Berlin: The Independent
Germany has called in the British ambassador to explain the report.
Nazi art stash in Munich largest of its kind, valued at $1.35 billion
German authorities were criticized for not making the finding public sooner.
Germany: Privacy protections must go beyond 'no-spying act'
Washington and Berlin are close to agreeing not to spy on each other. That won’t be enough, Germany's data protection commissioner tells GlobalPost.
$1 billion of art work stolen by Nazis found in Munich basement
The works were reportedly confiscated or forcibly sold to the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s.
eBay apologizes for selling Holocaust souvenirs
Online auction site eBay has apologized for selling Holocaust souvenirs, including the clothing of concentration camp victims, and pulled the 30 items from sale.
US, Germany to ink no-spy deal
Germany and the United States are to strike a two-way deal not to spy on each other in the wake of the diplomatic furore sparked by the Edward Snowden revelations, a German newspaper reported.
Edward Snowden angles for a ticket to Germany
The whistleblower offers to testify in exchange for asylum: MP.
Recalling monsters of the past, Germans find US spying repugnant
Commentary: Germans speak vehemently of disappointment with President Barack Obama.
Head of Nazi Gestapo buried in Jewish cemetery: report
Germany’s Bild newspaper says it’s seen evidence that Heinrich Mueller is buried in Berlin.
Germany to allow third gender option at birth
Germany on Friday will become the first European country to allow babies born with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor female.
What is journalism? Reports on a US spy agency run amok meet the test
Commentary: New, accurate, reliable information the public has a need to know and a right to know.
Is the German military just following orders again?
As the country overhauls its army, peaceniks see the slow creep of militarism.
US may finally grasp the NSA scandal’s seriousness
As the controversy threatens relations, Obama plans to ban spying on allies’ leaders.
NSA denies Obama was 'aware of Merkel spying since 2010'
Merkel confronted Obama with the snooping allegations in a phone call Wednesday saying that such spying would be a 'breach of trust.'
Germany, Brazil work on draft UN resolution to end excessive spying
The UN resolution would call for the expansion of international privacy rights to include the internet.