June 7, 2011 The president and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a news conference today at the White House. Later, Merkel will be awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom and will be honored at a State Dinner.
June 6, 2011 Preliminary tests of samples taken from a sprout farm located between Hannover and Hamburg failed to detect the outbreak strain of bacteria, officials said. The E. coli outbreak has so far killed 22 people and made 2,333 people sick.
May 31, 2011 Blame for the outbreak has been pinned on produce from Spain, a charge the country denies. Hundreds of people in Germany have fallen sick from a virulent strain of E. coli that can cause severe kidney damage.
January 20, 2011 World Cup prognosticators don't get more famous than Paul the psychic octopus. Now he has his own memorial at the aquarium in Germany where he lived.
December 20, 2010 A Rhodesian Ridgeback named Etana gave birth to 17 puppies back in September in a town near Berlin, Germany. The AP reports that, thanks to lots of attention from owner Ramona Wegemann, all of them have survived.
October 6, 2010 German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is calling recent warnings of terror attacks in Europe "hypothetical." He says there are no signs of any imminent attack.
August 25, 2010 German officials are considering a ban on employers' use of Facebook before hiring.
August 13, 2010 German 2nd Qtr GDP Grew 2.2%, Boosting Euro Zone