Germany and several other countries this week submitted a proposal to reform the UN Security Council, a German foreign ministry spokesman said on Saturday.
Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher proved he is just as fast on two-wheels as he is on four after claiming a podium finish on his motorbike racing debut in Hungary.
A senior German economist has said the global economy is in its worst crisis since 1945, and that he sees clear risks for the German economy.
Romanian police said on Friday they briefly detained and then expelled six German "anarchists" allegedly planning to join anti-NATO protests during an upcoming summit of the transatlantic alliance.
The Archbishop of Munich, Reinhard Marx, has spoken out against the decision by private German broadcasters to show violent action movies over the Easter holidays.
The global boom in biofuels could have dramatic consequences for the food supply in those developing countries that export crops for biofuels, an official at the German development ministry warned on Saturday.