Bayern Munich coach Jürgen Klinsmann could only rue his side's 'black' Saturday as Werder Bremen routed the defending Bundesliga champions 5-2 in Munich.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed US and British moves to bail out the troubled financial sector as undermining efforts to instill more transparency.
German police Saturday banned an extreme-right "anti-Islamification" rally in Cologne just as it was about to begin, following clashes with thousands of opponents, a spokesman said.
Cloudy skies and cool temperatures couldn't dampen the merriment as the 175th Oktoberfest was officially opened at midday by Munich mayor, Christian Ude, who tapped the first keg of beer and uttered the famous cry, “O'zapft is!”
Leftist protesters in Cologne to demonstrate against a far-right “anti-Islamification congress” being held there this weekend engaged in violent clashes with police on Saturday.
A small town German mayor has taken umbrage over former Arsenal and Germany keeper Jens Lehmann's means of transport to get to training at his new club VfB Stuttgart.
A top German politician has said that Europe must draw consequences from the current financial crisis, suggesting that the creation of an EU-wide financial authority would improve transparency and regulation in the sector.