Germany's triumphant World Cup campaign continued on Saturday with an astounding 4-0 victory over Argentina. Germany now faces Spain in the semi-final.
The government coalition parties Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Free Democratic Party (FDP) are attempting to force their own environment minister to extend the lifespans of nuclear power stations.
The German foreign intelligence agency (BND) has been forced to bring home one of its operatives in the Caucasus nation of Georgia, after he fatally injured a woman in a road collision.
The hottest day of the year in many parts of Germany is expected to end with a series of thunderstorms throughout the country, meteorologists say.
German car sales plunged last month, reflecting an end to a cash-for-clunkers bonus, but robust foreign demand for Germany's famed luxury models sparked a spurt in exports.
Police have identified a suspected airgun sniper who shot and injured fans celebrating Germany's World Cup win over England last Sunday night.
Argentine defender Gabriel Heinze will be wearing his sky blue and white heart on his sleeve in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Germany, even if his father would have had divided loyalties.