Surveillance cameras were reportedly down at Frankfurt Airport when two US soldiers were killed by a suspect Islamist last week, meaning that there are no pictures of the shooting.
The plagiarism scandal that cost former Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg his job has also damaged Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in a new opinion poll.
The China correspondent of German news magazine Stern was detained by police on Sunday along with several other foreign journalists while covering a street protest in Shanghai.
Around 150 Bundeswehr soldiers have returned from Libya following last week's successful evacuation mission.
Jägermeister fans this weekend should raise a glass to a man who not only transformed a little-known tipple into a top-selling liqueur, but also pioneered football shirt sponsorship.
Louis van Gaal's tenure as Bayern Munich coach was on a knife-edge Saturday after the German giants lost 3-1 to Hannover and his chairman lambasted the team's performance as a "low point."