German President Christian Wulff has lent his weight to the growing calls for Duisburg mayor Adolf Sauerland to resign over after last weekned's Love Parade tragedy, which cost the lives of 21 people.
A medieval water management system in the picturesque Harz region in eastern Germany was made a UNESCO cultural heritage site on Sunday.
Cornelia Pieper, deputy chairman of the neo-liberal Free Democratic Party, has spoken out in favour of nationwide public initiatives and referendums, including a directly-elected German president.
An autopsy on Sunday showed that a man killed himself during a fire-fight with police in the western German town of Mannheim on Saturday. Questions had been raised about who had fired the lethal shot.
Cash-strapped British oil giant BP is looking to sell its German fuel station unit Aral for at least €2 billion ($2.6 billion), a German magazine reported on Saturday.
A Lufthansa cargo plane that crashed at Riyadh's airport this week did so due to a bad landing by its pilots, the first results of a Saudi probe showed on Saturday.