Germany and Russia will work together towards imposing sanctions on Iran if it continues to refuse to stop its nuclear development programme, said Chancellor Angela Merkel after talks with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.
Around 26,000 singers filled the Ruhr region with song on Saturday, singing at the same time at 600 concerts from Duisburg to Hamm.
Resistance is growing to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s choice for Germany's president, party colleague Christian Wulff, as increasing numbers of politicians from the governing coalition state their preference for his opponent Joachim Gauck.
Police are trying to find the authors and distributors of what has been described as a criminal handbook full of tips for saboteurs on how to commit arson, stop trains and cut down electricity pylons without getting caught, according to Der Spiegel magazine.
Government plans to save €30 billion over the next three years have prompted warnings from trades unions that unfair cuts would be met with trouble on the streets.
At least 2,500 people demonstrated in Hamburg on Friday, showing their anger at Israeli military action against the convoy of aid ships on which nine people were killed and many wounded when prevented from sailing to the Gaza Strip.