A row has broken out over a photograph of Chancellor Angela Merkel slicing a kebab, which is being used to promote a restaurant in Odessa.
New Foreign Minister, Free Democratic Party leader Guido Westerwelle, completed his first foreign trip over the weekend – in Poland rather than the traditional first stop of France.
Up to 100 police officers were called to a pub in Duisburg on Saturday evening to break up a fight between rival biker gangs the Bandidos and Hells Angels, meanwhile a grenade attack followed several hours later.
The biggest clearance sale in German history started with a whimper rather than a bang on Sunday, when the website of bankrupt mail-order giant Quelle collapsed.
A witness in the forthcoming trial of accused war criminal John Demjanjuk is being investigated under suspicion of himself having been involved with the murder of at least 434,000 people.
Helmut Kohl, George Bush, and Mikhail Gorbachev hailed their excellent relations in Berlin on Saturday evening, 20 years after the Cold War leaders watched over the Wall's fall.