Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg's proposal to end conscription in Germany has the support of the majority of Germans, according to a new survey published Sunday.
A media report says that the trade in fake medication, or medication containing banned substances, is on the rise in Germany. State prosecutors are investigating several pharmacies in the north of the country.
The internal government conflict over extending the lifespan of Germany's nuclear power stations has sharpened, with a broad alliance calling for a longer extension than the one favoured by Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen.
The eastern state of Saxony was hit with serious flooding this weekend, with 1,444 people evacuated from the area in and around the town of Görlitz. The authorities do not know when the waters will subside.
After years of agreeing to moderate pay hikes to safeguard jobs, Germany's powerful unions are gearing up for a dramatic change of strategy, bidding for wage gains that bosses say could derail the recovery.
Bayern Munich on Saturday added the Super Cup to their Bundesliga/German Cup double with a 2-0 win over Schalke 04 in a display which suggested they will again be overwhelming title favourites.