The notorious German biker gang and organised criminal organisation the Bandidos was the target of a nationwide police operation which caught 15 suspected drug-dealers and smugglers.
After a passionate debate at their annual party conference in Rostock, the Green party decided against calling for an immediate military withdrawal from Afghanistan in favour of a step-by-step solution.
Trade unions, opposition leaders and the press savaged German Chancellor Angela Merkel's new-look government Sunday over what they called a fiscally reckless and socially unjust plan for the next term.
The number of forced property auctions rose significantly again this year, according to new figures published Sunday. Experts claim the economic crisis has reached the German real estate market.
Unknown vandals defaced a mosque with animal blood in the Bavarian town of Elsenfeld on Saturday. The blood was discovered by children on their way to Koran studies.
German companies' order books are thin and people are working shorter hours, but some firms warn that qualified staff are hard to find as they recruit ahead of an anticipated rebound.