Germany is to host a conference on regulating the financial markets ahead of the next G20 summit, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said in an interview to be published Sunday.
Former East German sprinter Gesine Tettenborn has asked the German Athletics Federation to remove her name from Germany's 4x400m relay record after admitting to doping, according to a report.
Utility companies and the government have agreed to allow all of Germany's 17 nuclear power plants to keep operating, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday, even two which were scheduled for closure soon.
The head of Germany's socialist party The Left, Oskar Lafontaine, will give up his leadership position and his Bundestag seat, party sources said on Saturday. The 66-year-old underwent cancer surgery last year.
A fake pipe bomb was mailed to the office of Roland Koch, the conservative premier of Hesse. The group taking responsibility for the threat said they were protesting remarks Koch made about tightening welfare rules.
On the employment front, last year was not a good one for German university graduates. The jobless rate increased 11.3 percent over the course of 2009.
Germany's opposition Social Democrats have said they are against increasing the number of troops serving in Afghanistan following reports the Defence Minister Guttenberg might call for more soldiers.