Swedish far-right businessman Patrik Brinkmann has announced he will pour €5 million into the coffers of Pro NRW, an anti-Islam populist party based in Cologne.
Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has signed an 18-month contract with Bundesliga side Hamburger SV after leaving Spanish giants Real Madrid on a free transfer.
In a Sunday newspaper interview, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle announced his support for a plan to pay Taliban militants in Afghanistan to lay down their arms.
The discount grocery chain Lidl has announced a product recall of two types of cheese it sells after finding the presence of bacteria that can be deadly in some cases.
The Scorpions, the heavy-metal group behind hits like "Rock You Like a Hurricane," are unplugging the amps after an upcoming world tour and more than four decades of headbanging.
Germany is to speed up the training of Afghan security forces, making this its primary task in the country, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday ahead of an international conference on Afghanistan.
Germany's Andre Greipel clinched an emphatic second Tour Down Under victory on Sunday, just a year after he spectacularly crashed out of the race.