Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday suffered a setback a month before Germany's general election, with exit polls indicating the Christian Democrats could lose power in Saarland and Thuringia.
An investigation team has found three times more highly radioactive plutonium in the disused nuclear waste depot in Asse than the inventory states, the German Environment Ministry announced Saturday.
A criminal investigation is under way in the northeastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania following a riot in the small town of Bützow on Saturday night involving around 50 neo-Nazis and police officers.
Early indications suggest that turnout in Sunday's state elections in Saarland, Saxony and Thuringia has been relatively low, despite their importance as fore-runners for next month's general election.
Quentin Tarantino's new film Inglourious Basterds about a Jewish militia that killed and scalped Nazis in World War II is not as far-fetched as it might sound.
Social Democratic Party (SPD) candidate Frank-Walter Steinmeier derided Chancellor Angela Merkel's promise to reduce taxes in the coming legislative period should she win September's election.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said there was no imminent breakthrough on a prisoner exchange deal with Hamas amid media reports of recent progress thanks to German mediation.