US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched a landmark nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia in Munich on Saturday, a showpiece of Washington's "reset" of ties with its former Cold War enemy.
Green party parliamentary group leader Renate Künast said that Germany's constitution demands gender equality in managing positions in German industry, adding weight to increasing calls for a gender quota.
Members of the National Democratic Party (NPD) have been banned from taking the census in the state of Hesse, following the far-right party's call on its members to volunteer and collect data.
The train drivers' union GDL has warned that their new wage conflict with operator Deutsche Bahn could escalate into a large-scale industrial dispute similar to the one that caused massive disruption three years ago.
A demonstration in Hamburg organized to show solidarity with the Berlin housing project that was cleared by police this week resulted in some property damage Friday night.
Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer produced an outstanding performance on Friday to earn his side Schalke 04 a point after a goalless draw at Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.