German authorities have discovered more than 150 tonnes of radioactive metal imported from foundries in India in 12 federal states, according to a report by news magazine Der Spiegel.
The head of the German exporters’ federation, Anton Börner, said over the weekend that Germany stood a good chance of beating China to continue to be the world’s leading exporter in 2009 despite a deep recession.
Hertha Berlin striker Andrey Voronin admitted he was on cloud nine after firing his side to the top of the Bundesliga with both goals to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 on Saturday.
A 20-year-old student from Karlsruhe, Doris Schmidts, won the "Miss Germany 2009" title on Saturday night in a contest that attracted a record number of entries from women around the country.
Family Minister Ursula von der Leyen has confirmed that Germans are having more children, saying that the tough economic situation is prompting growing numbers to seek security within the family.
A film on women's survival after two decades of guerrilla war in Peru, "The Milk of Sorrow," has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday.