German support for small business has kept its economy thriving as the rest of Europe languishes in recession
Although Germany is best known for giants such as BMW, Siemens and BASF, its smaller firms — many of them often family run — are the economy's driving force.
A wary Germany faces up to new responsibilities as Europe's pre-eminent power.
Security Council shuns mandate by failing to OK attack on Syria
Commentary: The UN Charter compels the Council to act to restore ‘international peace and security.’
German firm apologizes for producing anti-immigrant condoms
National Democratic Party of Germany produces condoms with antiimmigration message 'for foreigners and certain Germans' then sent to politicians.
Rochus Misch, Hitler's bodyguard, dies at age 96 (VIDEO)
Adolph Hitler's bodyguard, Rochus Misch said the Nazi leader was no 'superman.'
German police remove 40 children from Christian '12 Tribes' sect
Authorities in southern Germany say they have evidence of 'significant and ongoing child abuse' by members of the Twelve Tribes group.
30 Auschwitz guards may be charged in Germany
Germany's special prosecutors' office that investigates Nazi war crimes said Tuesday that it is recommending 30 alleged former Auschwitz death camp guards be charged.
‘Mutti’ Merkel set to stay in charge
As elections loom, the German chancellor is on track to remain the preeminent politician in Europe.
US and France: It's just the two of us
France has tentatively stepped forward as America’s lead European partner on military intervention in Syria.
Does world's 'responsibility to protect' civilians justify a Syria strike?
The architects of the UN's 'Responsibility to Protect' doctrine say it gives countries a mandate to attack Syria in order to stop mass atrocities.
Merkel urges Germans to welcome Syrian refugees
Germany announced earlier in the year that it was ready to take in another 5,000 Syrians
Scientists confirm existence of elusive element 115
Scientists in Germany and Sweden say they have created a handful of atoms of an elusive super-heavy element with the atomic number 115, tentatively known as ununpentium.
German language on Syria adds momentum for intervention
Berlin’s support for military action would mark a major policy shift and big risk for Merkel
Bank of America to review policies after death of intern Moritz Erhardt
Bank of America Merrill Lynch will convene a working group to review the working conditions of junior employees.
German finance minister says future aid to Greece will be 'much smaller'
Germany is Greece's largest creditor, by the way.
German security failures slammed over neo-Nazi murders
A new-Nazi murder spree went undetected for years because of widespread institutional bias among security services, said a panel report.
Merkel coasts to likely victory
The German chancellor looks set to keep her job after parliamentary elections next month, but she’s keeping her coalition options open.
Merkel visits Dachau concentration camp, then Bavarian beer tent
Merkel laid a wreath at the camp's memorial, toured the museum and met with survivors during a brief visit between campaign stops.
Man parties in underwear on German chancellor Angela Merkel's jet
German prosecutors say a man boarded Angela Merkel's empty plane high on drugs, sprayed foam inside and played around in the cockpit.
Election brings concerns over Germany's economy
Leader Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party faces challenges over Germany's economic future.
Germany's Schaeuble says Greece will need more aid
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government, which faces elections on September 22, has been at pains to avoid discussion of more financial aid for Greece, an unpopular notion with many voters.
Man in underwear parties on German leader's plane
A bodybuilder got down -- and pressed a bunch of buttons -- on Angela Merkel's private plane.
Germany recognizes Bitcoins
Germany will allow the digital dollars to be treated as a legitimate currency.
German hostages in Ingolstadt town hall released
Three were taken hostage at the city hall in Bavaria's Ingolstadt, prior to a planned campaign visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday.
Green shoots show in Europe
The euro zone is finally out of recession, but hold the Champagne for now.
German central bank believes Greece needs new bailout program in 2014
A Bundesbank document cites "political restraints" for the reason Greece will not meet lenders' terms.
Happy International Cat Day! Guess which country has the most pet felines?
Otherwise known as God's gift to the internet.
Barbie Breakout, Berlin drag queen, sews mouth shut in protest of Russia anti-gay laws (VIDEO)
Yes, with a needle. It gets bloody.
State Department extends closure of some Mideast missions over Al Qaeda threat
Washington shut more than 20 embassies and consulates across and beyond the Arab world. UK, France and Germany closed their Yemen missions too.
Embassy closures extend to UK, France, and Germany
The three nations are closing their embassies in Yemen for at least two days prompted by global security alerts, following 21 US embassy closures and travel warnings.
8 foreign countries battling NSA backlash
It's not only Americans who are angry.