Police gave the all-clear on Friday night after searching the Aachen University clinic for a man who threatened to take a child hostage and detonate a bomb if he was not given money.
Gay players have long struggled for acceptance in the world of sports, and as Germany prepares for the Women's World Cup, their issues are again at the fore. Current and former players say progress has been made, but not enough.
Germany’s traditional Burschenschaften student fraternities sparked controversy recently by debating whether an ethnically Chinese German citizen could be a member. The Local spoke with him about race and Teutonic tradition.
Germany's Ifo business confidence index posted a surprise rise on Friday, suggesting investors remain positive about prospects for Europe's top economy despite the Greek debt crisis and concerns about US growth.
During last year's Football World Cup in South Africa, Paul the Octopus shot to fame for his accurate match predictions. But a new batch of animal oracles are tipping the women's competition starting in Germany on Sunday.
As Greece faces financial disaster, its people face hostility and conflicted feelings in Germany. While they sometimes endure jokes and taunting, they know that their countrymen are suffering back home.
A Berlin charity has been accused of housing Roma families in filthy flats and making a hefty profit from over-charging them for the accommodation – tax free, while speaking about them with a shocking lack of respect.
Cologne city officials are discussing opening portions of the Rhine River to public swimming, saying it would help protect other bodies of water in sensitive natural areas.
After a raid on a flat owned by a 77-year-old woman in southern Sweden, police found enough reason to suspect her of dealing heroin.
New statistics show that a serious shortage of healthcare substitutes during the summer months pose a significant threat to patient safety, according to Vårdförbundet, the Swedish Association of Health Professionals.
Former tennis legend and all-round German celebrity Boris Becker, has had his villa on Majorca officially confiscated by a court because he has not paid his gardening bill.
The Swiss trade surplus hit a record in May, with imports plunging during the month as gold imports from Vietnam vanished, the Swiss customs authority said on Thursday.
Scania, a major Swedish automotive manufacturer of commercial vehicles such as heavy trucks and buses, has established a sales and service company in Japan, signalling changes with their alliance to Japanese truck and bus manufacturer Hino.
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde on Thursday made her case to become the next leader of the International Monetary Fund, vowing to promote reforms to make the power lender more representative of the global economy.
The French economy should expand by 2.1 percent this year, but growth has already begun to slow after a strong pickup in the first quarter, the INSEE national statistics institute said on Thursday.
Authorities in Florence on Thursday asked the Louvre Museum to loan them Leonardo's closely-guarded Mona Lisa for an exhibit in 2013 – 100 years since the last time the work was displayed in Italy.
The Academie francaise, official guardian of the French language, said Thursday it will recognise 70 people in its 2011 round of prize giving, including Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra.
Tuxedos made their mark at the Paris menswear shows on Thursday, with Jean Paul Gaultier and Kim Jones at Louis Vuitton setting the tone.
The Central Council of Muslims has warned against putting all Muslim people under general suspicion of being radical or terrorists, ahead of Friday’s ‘Prevention Summit’ being held by the Interior Ministry.
Sweden’s police will now be able to identify criminals from footage with the aid of new technology that can compare a suspect in an image with police record photos.
As the Greens gathers for this weekend’s special conference to decide on whether to support the government’s nuclear power exit strategy, the party's leadership said it would be contingent on the introduction of tighter safety standards.
After sustaining an open chest wound of 10cm long while trimming her horse’s mane, Sweden’s emergency response services refused to send an ambulance, suggesting the 11-year-old girl take aspirin instead.