A bank in the tiny Alpine principality of Liechtenstein, which has been rocked since February by a major tax evasion scandal, was allegedly blackmailed into paying €9 million.
Greek telephone company OTE reportedly wants a German court to force engineering giant Siemens to reveal whether it paid bribes to OTE employees to secure a $1-billion contract.
European Union chiefs called on Turkey to push ahead with pro-EU reforms after the country's Islamist-rooted ruling party narrowly escaped being outlawed, a German newspaper reported on Saturday.
Students from Albania, China and Slovakia won the first international German language Olympics in Dresden on Saturday.
Trade union chief Frank Bsirske saw his tropical vacation interrupted with calls for his resignation on Saturday after Bild newspaper reported he had taken free first-class flights from Lufthansa shortly before a strike at the airline.
A tidal wave of cuteness swept over the Berlin Zoo on Friday as baby sea lion Volker – the first baby sea lion born in captivity at the zoo since 1933 – made his debut.
The credit crisis has failed to shake Germans’ trust in their banks, according to a survey published on Saturday in the Berliner Zeitung newspaper.