German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives hammered out an election manifesto on Sunday that they hope will secure her a second term in September at the head of a new-look coalition.
Bankrupt mail order company Quelle is relying on the goodwill and trust of its suppliers as it has not had any money for three weeks, it emerged over the weekend.
A row has broken out between operators of the North-Baltic Sea train line and local police, who are accused of refusing to leave first class carriages despite only having permission to travel second class.
Thirteen people were injured, seven of them very seriously when lightning struck a popular Roman festival in North Rhine-Westphalia on Saturday.
Police ready to deal with an animal cruelty case when called to a house by neighbours who could not ignore the howls of a tortured dog were startled to find the miserable noise coming from a parrot.
More than half a million people watched and took part in the Christopher Street Day gay pride parade in Berlin on Saturday, bringing large parts of the city to a halt.