Chancellor Angela Merkel's party suffered a severe defeat Sunday in a pivotal German state vote likely to award her main rivals a major boost in their bid to soften her austerity drive in Europe.
A German street cleaner got a surprise on Sunday when he emptied out the waste bag of his road sweeper and found a family of four baby squirrels.
Five activists from Munich are trying to break the walls of silence surrounding sexual violence with an internet campaign enabling people to tell their stories even if they never told the police what happened to them.
Neo-Nazi terrorists Uwe Mundlos and Uwe Böhnhardt could have easily escaped police last year, but chose to die instead, in another in a long line of embarrassing revelations for investigating authorities.
Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit was laughed down while addressing crowds visiting Berlin’s new international airport, which has been hit by catastrophic, embarrassing delays and, it emerged this weekend, is only half finished.
Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund blasted past Champions League finalists Bayern Munich 5-2 in Saturday's German Cup final to claim the first domestic double in their 103-year history.