A reporter's impromptu serenade is about as controversial as much loved German Chancellor Merkel's birthday is apt to get.
The decision to ask the CIA's Berlin station chief to leave may be the most Germany can do to express its anger at the US, on whom it relies for military and intelligence aid.
The revelation that Germany is investigating a second person for spying for the US, mere days after the first case was announced, threatens to derail US-German relations.
Germany may have dealt Brazil its worst World Cup defeat ever. But it’s probably the Germans who are most willing to show the Brazilians the most compassion today.
Germans blame Merkel for being soft on the US. If she doesn't take a tougher stance in response to the spy charges, she may face a backlash from an increasingly anti-American public.
To be sure, the two world wars are a part of France's psyche when it comes to its on-field rivalry with Germany. But memories of a little match from 1982 also plays a role.
Though Angela Merkel has been outspoken for Ukraine, which signed an EU trade deal today, Germany's complicated relationship with Russia clouds its commitment to Kiev.
German soccer fans expect their side to win today's World Cup match against the US team – a squad that has a very German flavor of its own.
The United States finally hits the field in Brazil as the first full week of World Cup 2014 gets underway, along with Germany, Portugal, and Nigeria.
The fight between Angela Merkel and David Cameron might look like it's just about prospective EC President Jean-Claude Juncker. But it's not.
A German high court ruling earlier this year has opened the door to fringe parties – like the xenophobic, far-right NPD – winning seats in this weekend's European elections.
Chancellor Merkel, who is in Washington today, has made a show of unity with Obama against Russia's intervention in Ukraine. But the German public is not quite so committed.
The Roma earned the right to travel across Western Europe this year. And in Mannheim, locals are helping them overcome the social obstacles they encounter.
The seizure of German military observers in eastern Ukraine has put a human face on a crisis that could force Germany into a tougher tone with Russia.
Since the Berlin Wall fell, the west has transferred some $1.8 trillion eastward – and counting. Many in other struggling regions think it's time to reconsider.
British Prime Minister Cameron promised that if his party wins 2015 elections, he'll seek to renegotiate terms of British membership in the EU.
A more assertive Germany may prove best positioned to secure Russian cooperation and help Ukraine accommodate both East and West.
Sozialtourismus sounds innocuous. But according to the jury that named it 'Germany's worst word' for 2013, it's actually insidious.
English and German locker rooms may be more welcoming of gay players like Thomas Hitzlsperger than their counterparts in US sports, but there is still far to go, say experts.
The German chancellor, who was injured while skiing, had trouble even walking up stairs as a child. The fact she was skiing at all illustrates her effort to overcome such challenges.
Tourists who use the peer-to-peer apartment service and others like it will find their Berlin options limited on Jan. 1, when the city implements a new law that it hopes will reduce residential apartment rents.
Everything from Advent calendars to gingerbread houses hails from German-speaking Europe. Now another German tradition – the Christmas market – is growing in popularity.
Christmas begging and Victorian sensibilities both played roles.
She is Germany's most popular politician, and won a resounding electoral victory in September. So why did it take so long for Merkel to form a government?
Across Alpine Europe on Friday, the horned 'anti-Santa' will accompany St. Nicholas to scare bad children. But some warn a folk tradition is being exploited just like Christmas.