Minnows Mainz equalled the record for most wins at the start of a Bundesliga campaign with their seventh victory as they hammered 10-man Hoffenheim 4-2 on Saturday to maintain their perfect record.
Six inmates in Baden-Württemberg began wearing electronic ankle bracelets on Friday to launch the first such monitoring programme for prisoners in Germany, according to a state justice ministry spokesman.
German engineering giant Siemens has confirmed that the "Stuxnet" virus – a potentially devastating cyber worm – has been detected at German industrial plants that employ the company's technology, according to a Saturday report.
His books and films awakened Germany's sexual consciousness during the 1960s and 1970s: Oswalt Kolle has died, his family announced on Friday – shortly before his 82nd birthday.
The German government is planning to institute an annual pay cap of €500,000 at banks that received federal assistance during the financial crisis, according to a Saturday media report.
Ailing former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, regarded as the father of German unity, warned the country again faces daunting hurdles Friday in a rare address to his party to mark 20 years since unification.