Star-studded Bayern Munich started the new season with a shock 1-0 home defeat to Borussia Möchengladbach on Sunday thanks to a mix-up between new signings Manuel Neuer and Jerome Boateng.
A bitter dispute has erupted between the Christian Social Union, sister party to the ruling Christian Democratic Union, and the Left party, after CSU General Secretary Alexander Dobrindt called for an investigation into banning the leftists.
A 79-year-old man from the village of Nindorf in Lower Saxony has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his 72-year-old wife, dismembering her and leaving parts of her body on fire by the side of a road.
Raising tobacco tax only encourages smokers to buy illegal cigarettes, according to a new customs report leaked to the media.
Advisors in the German government think the eurozone's bailout fund won't be enough to save Italy from its current crisis, according to a media report.
All of Germany's nuclear power reactors are to close by 2022, but clean-up work at one such plant still continues after 15 years, a sign of how long a real end to the atomic age here will take.
Germany's Brazil-born striker Cacau warmed-up for Wednesday's friendly against the South Americans with a goal as 2007 German champions VfB Stuttgart beat Schalke 3-0 to open their season on Saturday.