Green parliamentary co-leader Renate Künast, just confirmed as the party's choice to take on Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit in September elections, is the top pick for a Green chancellor candidate among respondents of a new poll released Sunday.
The Italian government's plan to issue temporary permits to thousands of Tunisian refugees, allowing them to travel to other EU countries, has prompted calls from members of the conservative camp for tougher checks along Germany's borders.
German champions Bayern Munich have sacked coach Louis van Gaal on Sunday in the wake of their 1-1 draw with Nuremberg, according to reports in the media here. Star player Arjen Robben also received a red card after the final whistle.
Police warn that a European odometer "mafia" is manipulating mileage on used cars – costing consumers more than €6 billion annually. One third of the more than 6 million used cars sold in Germany are affected, according to a Sunday report.
The SS officer responsible for the arrest of Anne Frank was one of many Nazis employed by Germany's Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) foreign intelligence agency after World War II, Focus reported on Saturday.
Four energy companies that run German nuclear plants said Saturday they have stopped payments to an environment fund after the government went back on its decision to keep the plants open for longer.