German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Sunday, ahead of a parliamentary vote in Berlin this month on extending Germany's unpopular military mission in the strife-torn country.
Germany’s women skiers celebrated their first ever ski-cross world cup victory at the weekend, with Heidi Zacher taking first place and teammate Anna Wörner joining her on the podium in third.
The German government vowed Sunday to get tough after a dioxin poisoning scare led to import bans on some of its farm products, as a survey showed one in five consumers in Germany avoiding eggs.
Leaders of The Left party met in Berlin on Sunday for the traditional laying of a wreath in memory of the murdered socialists Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht amid in-fighting over whether communism was still their aim.
The swine flu virus H1N1 has established itself in Germany and is part of the current flu season, prompting medics to advise people at risk to get vaccinated.
Thawing snow and ice, combined with rain over the weekend left towns along rivers in Germany underwater, with preparations being made across the country for more flooding.