The Green party is to file a constitutional complaint against the German government over the army's evacuation operation in Libya in February. The party says Chancellor Angela Merkel is ignoring parliament too often.
Germany took control of the European Union's anti-pirate mission Operation Atalanta in a ceremony in Djibouti on Saturday.
The catastrophic news from the world's financial markets has not put out the average German, a new survey has found. A slim majority are apparently optimistic about the next 12 months.
Efforts by animal lovers to catch runaway cow Yvonne before hunters find her, have been stepped up with Ernst the bull and soon her own son Friesi being deployed to tempt her out of woods in Bavaria.
Germany is considering buying electricity from Austria, fearing it will run low on power this winter due to plans to shut down eight nuclear plants, an Austrian daily reported on Friday.
Germany marks on Saturday the 50th anniversary of the Berlin Wall going up with solemn ceremonies across the city and the opening of an expanded memorial for its victims.