Geriatric German gymnast Johanna Quaas, 86, wowed spectators with impressive floor and parallel bar performances during a break in the 2012 Cottbus Challenger Cup gymnastic competition.
One person was killed and another injured when a huge explosion shook a chemicals plant in the industrial heart of the German Ruhr Valley on Saturday afternoon. Police told people living nearby to shut windows and stay inside.
Europe's finance ministers crawled towards a compromise on a disputed financial transactions tax Saturday, after a German plan to break a months-long deadlock on the issue won cautious support.
Attention in the hunt for the killer of a young girl has turned to a virtual lynch mob who used social media to call for violence against a teenager who was arrested in the case but then released.
Germans figure skaters Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy saw off competition from Russians to win a tight battle for gold at the world championships in Nice, France on Friday.
Further public sector strikes have been prevented by a pay deal reached on Saturday morning giving workers a 6.3 percent raise over two years. German airports were paralysed and many other services disrupted by the strikes.