Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen and Family Minister Kristina Schröder were at loggerheads Monday on whether to enforce a quota for women in top jobs in German firms.
Social networking site Facebook announced Monday it was launching its “deals” service, on which members can look up special offers on anything from a cup of coffee to a football scarf on their smart phones.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday at the start of a two-day visit that will include a joint German-Israeli cabinet meeting.
Some 50,000 new jobs are expected to open up in Germany’s metal and electrical industries this year, the Gesamtmetall industrial employers’ association said in Berlin on Monday.
Prosperous Bavaria has the highest suicide rate of any German state, a fact that is confounding experts, a Monday media report said.
A pair of 12-year-old girls have been caught out for a late-night joyride in their pyjamas, police in northern Germany reported Monday.
The German naval training ship at the centre of a scandal involving the death of a cadet, an alleged mutiny and accusations of sexual harassment was sailing back home on Monday, the navy said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to refrain from violence in dealing with the protests in his country during a phone conversation Sunday, her office said.
Bayern FC winger Arjen Robben was defiant on Sunday about his physical attack on teammate Thomas Müller during the team’s 3:1 win over Bremen.
Prosecutors have placed under investigation the 41-year-old driver of the freight train that collided with a passenger train Saturday night, killing 10 people, on the suspicion he drove through a stop signal.