Bayern Munich player Franck Ribery has addressed the media storm raging around him about an underage prostitute. The 27-year-old Frenchman admitted to relations with the call girl, but said he didn't know she was so young.
A former music teacher at Germany's Odenwaldschule made pornographic films with his students for years, according to a Sunday newspaper report. The school has already been in the headlines due to allegations of widespread sexual abuse.
People stopping by a Ruhr Valley corner shop for cigs or a beer can now also pick up a design object thanks to a new project aiming to bring high design to the masses, as part of the region's year as a European culture capital.
The deep cuts imposed on Greece in return for an emergency bailout will spur other troubled eurozone members into doing all they can to avoid the same fate, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday.
Bayern Munich's hat-trick hero Thomas Müller admitted it was a relief to finally capture some silverware after Saturday's 3-1 win over Bochum effectively handed them the Bundesliga title.
Clashes between far-left demonstrators and police overnight on Saturday in Hamburg and Berlin left at least six officers and a firefighter injured, according to police. But the capital was quieter overall this year than in 2009.