Southern Berlin was filled with more than half a million people on Sunday as the annual Carnival of Cultures reached its climax with the parade, involving 4,800 performers from 70 nations.
American investment bank Goldman Sachs is set to make a bid for the insolvent Karstadt department store group, with a view to keeping the chain operating.
Bayern Munich playmaker Franck Ribery has extended his contract with the German champions until 2015, the club announced on Sunday.
Around 20,000 goths and dark wave adherents are in Leipzig this weekend, at the 19th Wave-Goth festival – the biggest in the world.
More than 100 German mercenaries are on their way to Somalia to fight for a politician there who intends to overturn the internationally-accepted government, prompting warnings of a bloodbath.
Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has approached the delicate matter of the Nefertiti bust while on an official visit to Egypt, telling his counterpart the statue would not be moved.