The German Foreign Office has apologised after a joke about visa approval caused a backlash online.
Two Second World War bombs were successfully defused in the western German city of Dortmund on Sunday, hours after thousands of people were evacuated from the surrounding area, officials said.
Three women are under investigation for launching paper sky lanterns at New Year that apparently ignited a devastating fire at a German zoo, killing more than 30 animals, officials said.
A fire at a zoo in western Germany in the first minutes of 2020 has killed more than 30 animals, including apes, monkeys, bats and birds, authorities have said.
For a man who admits he peaked at 19, Michael Owen is philosophical about turning 40 this weekend.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy have met for the first time in a bid to end five years of war between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists.
The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are meeting in Paris to find a way to end the war in eastern Ukraine.
An activist group has apologised to Jewish organisations outraged over their use of purported Holocaust victims’ remains in an installation outside Germany’s parliament building.
Members of Germany’s junior governing party have chosen a left-leaning duo as their new leaders, a decision that could endanger the future of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s troubled coalition.
Thousands of climate activists have staged a protest at open-pit coal mines in eastern Germany, pouring on to the premises to urge the government to immediately halt the use of coal to produce electricity.
German carmaker Daimler has said it plans to cut at least 10,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2022.
A zoo in Berlin has said twin panda cubs born this summer are developing well.
Thousands of farmers have descended upon Berlin from the countryside with their tractors, gathering at the capital’s landmark Brandenburg Gate and blocking traffic in protest against the German government’s agricultural policies.
Thieves have broken into Dresden’s Green Vault, one of the world’s oldest museums, making off with three “priceless” sets of 18th-century jewellery that German officials said would be impossible to sell on the open market.
Environmental activists have removed a giant letter “C” from the entrance to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party headquarters to protest against its climate change policies.
Extinction Rebellion has distanced itself from its co-founder Roger Hallam after he made controversial remarks about the Holocaust.
Michael O’Neill has warned that Northern Ireland must have their key players available next March if they are to get past Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs.
Michael O’Neill says he is mystified as to why Serge Gnabry did not make more of an impact in English football after watching the Bayern Munich forward bag a hat-trick as Germany beat Northern Ireland 6-1 in Frankfurt.
Michael O’Neill admitted his worst fears were realised as a short-handed Northern Ireland were thrashed 6-1 by Germany in their final Euro 2020 qualifying Group C fixture on Tuesday night.
Serge Gnabry’s hat-trick condemned Northern Ireland to a 6-1 defeat to Germany in their final Group C fixture of Euro 2020 qualifying as outgoing manager Michael O’Neill suffered the second heaviest defeat of his eight-year reign.