German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble was "conscious" in a Brussels hospital on Sunday after suffering an allergic reaction during crisis talks to protect the eurozone, his spokesman said.
The Christian Democrats (CDU) on Sunday suffered a bruising election defeat in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, robbing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition of its majority in the upper house of parliament.
A second ash cloud from the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull currently drifting over southern Europe forced the closure of Munich and Stuttgart airports Sunday afternoon.
Police reported several serious riots on the final day of the German football season, as fans of relegated clubs released their frustrations.
Five pupils at a school in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate suffered burns in a chemistry experiment they had been practising all week.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday took part in Moscow ceremonies to mark the end of World War II in Europe. Her invitation by President Dmitry Medvedev is seen as a sign of improving relations between Germany and Russia.
Polls in Germany's most populous state opened for a key election Sunday, with surveys showing voters angry at the bailout for Greece could hand Chancellor Angela Merkel's party a bitter defeat.
Goals by Croatia striker Ivica Olic and two from Dutch winger Arjen Robben