Germany can finally look forward to warm and sunny weather this week as the disappointing period of rain and storms comes to an end. Forecasters predict Wednesday will be one of the hottest days of the year so far.
Fernando Alonso extended his lead in this year's Formula One drivers' world championship on Sunday when he drove to a flawless victory for Ferrari in the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.
"No Border" activists protesting the deportation of asylum seekers occupied the French consulate and party headquarters of the Green Party in Düsseldorf for several hours this weekend. Further protests were planned for Sunday.
Dozens of Berlin scenesters battled it out for the coveted title of “Hipster of the Year 2012” over the weekend, in ironic events such as jute bag jumping, the Club Mate crate race and skinny jeans fighting.
Former state premier of Baden-Württemberg Stefan Mappus, who stands accused of breach of trust over a multi-billion-euro buy-back of energy company shares, has come under fire from his own conservative party.
A Russian metal drummer turned star opera singer has pulled out of this year's legendary Bayreuth Festival just three days before the opening premiere - after a scandal broke over a Nazi symbol tattooed on his chest.