A 28-year-old woman in the southern German city of Munich has admitted trying to murder her elderly neighbours by mixing sleeping pills into their homemade breakfast yoghurt.
Italian rescue services have pulled two bodies out of Lake Garda after three Germans went missing on a sailing trip and were caught up in bad weather.
Two top managers have written personally to the leaders of Germany's top 30 companies, calling on them to control their own mushrooming salaries and bonuses.
The first wolf seen in the Rhineland for more than 120 years has been found shot dead, probably by a hunter, it emerged on Monday.
Germany is set for April showers this week, and this time the UK has a helping hand in the meteorological misery. A low pressure area over Britain will condemn Germany to rain, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday.
Germany's centre-left Social Democrats moved swiftly on Monday to bask in the reflected glory of Socialist François Hollande's success in the first round of the French presidential election.
A leading member of the German Pirate Party has apologised for comparing the rise of the movement with that of the Nazi party in the 1930s.
German police are hunting two football hooligans who attacked a player from their rival team, hitting in him in the face as he left a disco and breaking his nose.
Nearly half of all German companies have been victims of spy attacks, a new study shows, with one in five having lost information directly to competitors. The rest knew they were losing information, but did not know to whom.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao officially opened the Hannover Messe, the world's biggest industry and trade fair, on Sunday evening.