A German federal court on Wednesday backed banning a Muslim pupil from praying according to Islamic rites at a Berlin public school, ruling it could jeopardise its smooth operation.
With Europe's sovereign debt crisis now threatening the survival of the euro, Germany will need to do more than simply force austerity on its neighbours, writes The Local's Marc Young.
Germany on Wednesday temporarily recalled its ambassador to Iran, over what it called the "unacceptable" storming of the British embassy in Tehran by protesters.
Authorities have confiscated more than 800 weapons from right-wing extremists over the last two years, including handguns and knives, plus a few larger weapons, according to the German government.
The European Central Bank joined monetary authorities around the world on Wednesday in a concerted effort to reduce strains on the financial markets and boost lending to businesses and consumers.
This November has been the driest month ever since records began 130 years ago, with many weather stations not registering a single drop of rain. December is shaping up slightly damper, however, as showers have been forecast for the end of this week.
Germany provided a rare ray of light in the eurozone gloom on Wednesday, with record low unemployment and surprisingly good retail data showing Europe's top economy is holding up well in the crisis.
A deaf couple have decided to move out of their apartment in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia after neighbours complained they were just too loud.
A new survey says Munich is the best German city to live in, followed by Düsseldorf and Frankfurt.
David Duke, a notorious American white supremacist, has been arrested in Germany and is facing deportation, according to his website and German media.
The British WWII bomb discovered in Koblenz is causing an even bigger evacuation effort this week than when it and many others were dropped over the city in 1944, destroying nearly everything.