A four-year-old in Cologne took it upon himself to leave his home on Saturday morning at 6 am and go alone to his kindergarten.
Police have arrested a man suspected of involvement in the far-right terror cell case that has shocked Germany. The man is a suspected accomplice of the trio of neo-Nazis thought to have carried out a string of racist killings.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she is expecting the formation of a new Italian government to have a stabilizing effect on the eurozone.
The former head of the socialist Left Party Oskar Lafontaine has confirmed that he is in a relationship with Sahra Wagenknecht, a prominent representative of the left-wing of the party.
Leading German carmakers are planning to add more workers to the payroll next year. Big firms such as Porsche, BMW and Volkswagen say that they will be hiring thousands more workers in 2012.
Germany's government has worked out contingency plans in the event that Greece has to quit the eurozone, according to a report published in Der Spiegel magazine.