The book The German Way by Hyde Flippo is an easy and helpful read. (Don’t let the author’s name scare you off.) McGraw-Hill/Passport Books, ISBN 0-8442-2513-4 Hyde Flippo also has an excellent website with helpful insights for expatriates living in Germany. http://www.german-way.com/
The German Embassy publishes a weekly English language email news service, which summarizes current events in Germany. The Week in Germany is user friendly you can easily choose the topic of interest. The e-newsletter often features news items that the major German news organizations have ignored. Subscribe by going to http://www.globescope.biz/germany/reg/elist_index.cfm and clicking on Newsletter.
Idea is the official news agency for the German Evangelical Alliance. The following link provides religious news in English: http://www.idea.de/nachrichten/english.html Idea also provides a daily German language e-newsletter focusing on religious events in Germany. http://www.idea.de/
If you are interested in studyng in Germany here is an excellant website: http://www.studying-in-germany.org
Websites with Germany news and some videos in English
Germany’s Channel 1 TV Program: www.ard.de
Deutsche Welle TV: www.dw.de
Der Spiegel News magazine: www.spiegel.de