New revelations suggest that the German Defence Ministry forced the resignations of the Bundeswehr's chief of staff and another senior official under false pretence following a deadly air strike in Afghanistan.
The two parties of Germany's ruling coalition, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP), are at loggerheads over the issue of licence fees for state broadcasting.
German technology giant Siemens is being investigated by the government over two deliveries to Iran that may have broken export law.
Military prosecutors in Rome asked Friday that four elderly German army veterans be tried for their alleged roles in one of the worst Nazi atrocities in Italy during World War II.
A new report released Saturday revealed there is considerable room for improvement in the service at German restaurant chains. Only three out of the eight chains tested managed to complete all orders correctly.
Chancellor Angela Merkel backed Anglo-French moves to introduce a "social" tax on banks, insurers and markets on Friday, but resisted calls for a levy on bankers' bonuses as well.