German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble on Saturday warned speculators on the financial markets not to bet against the euro, as European leaders prepared for a summit next week to shore up the embattled currency.
German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen waxed positive Saturday on the outcome of United Nations climate talks in Cancún, Mexico, saying the negotiations had "fulfilled expectations."
An assessment of the situation in Afghanistan set to be presented to German parliamentarians on Monday underscores the government's dissatisfaction with President Hamid Karzai's administration, according to a Saturday news report.
Seven companies, among them Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom, have purchased tender documentation for the upcoming sale of a majority stake of state-controlled Telekom Serbia, officials said Friday.
With just months to go before military conscription is set to be suspended in Germany, the government is looking toward pay hikes and monthly bonuses to encourage volunteers to join the armed forces, according to a Saturday news report.
Police said Friday evening that two bank robbers killed during a shoot-out with cops in Karlsruhe were likely the "Gentlemen Robbers," who have stolen some €2 million and evaded police custody for the past 15 years.