Two German air force officers have been suspended from service for making and eating blutwurst, or blood sausage, from their own blood.
European aeronautics giant EADS has broken into the US defense market with a new multi-billion dollar contract, but US officials are furious that US rival Boeing was snubbed.
Former Nazi ally Bulgaria plans to auction German tanks from the Second World War.
Several German companies laid off thousands of workers last week, causing widespread controversy in the light of many of the companies' robust profit margins. Officials say they are baffled by the trend.