German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of Europe's other largest economies agreed to new measures to tackle the global financial crisis at a summit in Berlin on Sunday.
Germany’s new economy minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said in remarks published on Sunday he would lobby for Washington to rescue struggling GM’s European unit Opel during a US visit next month.
The Social Democrats (SPD) are calling for legislation which would allow for synthetic heroin to be prescribed to the worst addicts before the summer.
Guido Westerwelle, leader of Germany’s biggest opposition party, used to make headlines for moving into TV’s Big Brother house for a few hours, painting his party’s election goal on the soles of his shoes, and coming out of the closet.
Germany’s biggest music prizes, the Echos, were awarded on Saturday in a particularly Teutonic ceremony, with huge international bands ranking among Germany’s classic favourites.
Hamburg’s police force has drawn up highly controversial plans to clear the city centre of homeless people, punks and drinkers during shopping hours.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Michael Rensing said his side owed their fans an apology after slumping to their third loss in four league games on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat by Cologne.