Crimes and others offences committed by far-right groups soared by almost 30 percent in 2008, the daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported Saturday, quoting Interior Ministry figures.
Franz-Josef Möllenberg, head of the NGG food industry trade union, has expressed scepticism about German President Horst Köhler's call for employer-worker unity to defeat the economic crisis.
The ex-RAF terrorist Christian Klar, who was controversially released from prison on December 19 after 26 years, has said he wants to avoid public appearances in order to concentrate on his rehabilitation.
Brandenburg Interior Minister Jörg Schönbohm has criticised German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier for announcing Berlin was considering taking in Guantánamo Bay inmates to help close the US prison camp.
A horse-drawn holiday carriage containing three passengers ran loose in central Berlin on Friday evening, dragging the driver behind it. The coachman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Josef Schlarmann, chairman of the Christian Democrats' organisation for small and mid-sized businesses (MIT), has criticised the way his party has handled the financial crisis, saying that the CDU is becoming too left-wing.