Floodwaters on the Elbe River surpassed record highs over the weekend in northern Germany. Minimal damage has occurred despite rising water levels, as crews continued to help man dykes and water pumps along the river.
US oil giant Exxon Mobil has said it will invest several million euros in exploring natural gas reserves in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia – and potentially more than a billion if enough gas is available.
German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has called for a comprehensive investigation into potential breaches of Bundeswehr protocol in the armed forces, according to a Sunday news report.
Taking a cue from her husband, ex-Bundesbank official Thilo Sarrazin – who wrote a controversial bestseller on immigration and integration – Ursula Sarrazin has said she is considering penning her own book on education.
EU Agriculture Commissioner Bacian Ciolos said Saturday that Brussels was ready to step in to aid pork farmers hit by a slump in prices sparked by a German contamination scare.
Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal was delighted on Saturday as the defending champions hammered Kaiserslautern 5-1 to record their biggest win of the season so far and go third in the league.