Zookeepers in Cologne have installed electric fences around their bird enclosures after foxes broke in and killed five penguins, as well as several flamingos and ducks.
The Catholic Church would be ready to compensate victims of abuse on a case-by-case basis rather than with a single lump sum, according to papers prepared ahead of discussions to be held next week.
The German spokesman for whistle-blowing journalism site Wikileaks, Daniel Schmitt, has resigned his post following internal problems in the organisation and arguments with the founder Julian Assange.
Police arrested 27 anti-Stuttgart 21 protesters on Friday night when they blocked a road in the city, after tens of thousands of people demonstrated in the face of the authorities’ refusal to halt demolition work.
The diabetes drug Avandia will be removed from the German market from the start of November, manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline announced on Friday.
The government is planning to tighten up regulations against foreigners who work illegally, with not only the workers themselves and their employers but also contractors and sub-contractors being made liable.