Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble intends to ban short selling without first borrowing security, in a bid to rein in stock market speculation.
German police said Sunday they were hunting a masked, machete-wielding gang that staged a brazen raid on a high stakes poker tournament at one of Berlin's swankiest hotels, but had no "hot leads."
Education Minister Annette Schavan used International Women's Day on Monday as an opportunity to demand equal opportunities for women, following an EU report that Germany has one of the biggest gender pay gaps in Europe.
The number of German workers suffering from the psychological problem known as the "burnout syndrome" has increased significantly, according to a new expert report.
Angela Merkel's proposal to pep up welfare handouts for children with non-cash benefits has been heavily criticised by Social Democratic leader Sigmar Gabriel.
Goalkeeper Hans-Jörg Butt admitted he was to blame as Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich needed a second-half equaliser to take a point from Saturday's 1-1 draw with Cologne.