Kirsten Stegemann produced a face-saving winning goal for world champions Germany as they struggled to beat underlings Nigeria 1-0 in a women's Olympic football match on Saturday.
Germany appears set to lose the leadership of the EU police mission (EUPOL) in Afghanistan once the current head of the mission, Brigadier-General Jürgen Scholz, steps down.
A bolt of lightning struck an entire football team that was practicing on a field Friday evening in Wald-Michelbach, Hesse, seriously injuring several players.
A con man who passed himself off as a member of the US Rockefeller dynasty until he was charged with abducting his daughter has been identified as Christian Gerhartsreiter of Bavaria.
Two Germans kidnapped from their yacht at the end of June by pirates off Somalia's northern Puntland region have been freed, officials said Saturday.