Pope Benedict XVI met victims of sexual abuse by clergy on Friday, an encounter that left him "deeply shaken", Vatican officials said.
Berlin police have re-arrested the son of a Left-wing politician, accusing him of setting fire to cars in the capital. Protests are expected as he is a well-known figure in the city.
German municipal councils are ignoring European rules which say contracts for emergency rescue services must be offered out for competitive bids – preferring to stick with volunteer-supported organisations.
Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said he expected Greece would need a decade to get over its debt crisis, and that it was clear there was no way it would return to the capital market in 2012.
Police arrested a man suspected of shooting at papal mass security officers early on Saturday morning in Erfurt, eastern Germany.
Nearly a week after the Berlin state election and hours of talks, all the indications point towards the incumbent Social Democrats (SPD) forming a coalition with the Greens.