British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to avoid violence "at all costs" in a joint statement Saturday.
More than 1,700 people braved the frigid waters of the Danube River on Saturday for Europe's biggest winter swim carnival, a colourful German tradition now in its 42nd year.
German travel operators say they can get holidaymakers out of Egypt quickly if need be, while trips to Cairo have been cancelled and customers are being offered free re-booking and refunds.
A German citizen of Afghan origin detained by US forces in Kabul earlier this month has been handed over to German custody, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday.
Two sailors on a German ship have been found in a lifeboat after pirates took control of their vessel last weekend in the Indian Ocean.
Adidas and Puma have come under fire for doing business with a sweatshop in El Salvador where people work in inhumane conditions to produce football shirts for Germany’s biggest sportswear firms.
Germany's top politicians want driving licenses and passports to include a person's declaration on whether they want to donate their organs after they die in a bid to boost donor numbers.
Germany captain Michael Ballack made his first start since September on Friday as his Bayer Leverkusen side defeated Hannover 2-0, cutting the gap on Bundesliga leaders Dortmund to eight points.