Germany finished the Olympic Games on Sunday in a respectable 6th place with 44 medals - three more than they took home in the Beijing Games four years ago.
Economy Minister Philipp Rösler said he was disappointed with the efforts of debt-wracked Greece to implement reforms, while a senior conservative said Germany would block further aid if the country did not fall in line.
German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger upped the pressure on Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble over the weekend to give registered gay couples a tax break.
Prosecutors investigating drugstore founder Anton Schlecker suspect him of having paid his wife €60,000 a month for years leading up to the Schlecker bankcrupcy, Der Spiegel magazine wrote on Sunday.
A mystery German bagged a record-breaking jackpot of €27.5 million - despite only having 6 out of 7 numbers - after a 13-week rollover on the Euro Jackpot lottery. Yet a majority of Germans don't believe money can buy happiness.
German security services have recorded a leap in the number of radical Islamists traveling to Egypt, according to a report due to be published in Monday's Der Spiegel magazine.
Germany won the Olympic title for the second successive time when they triumphed 2-1 against the Netherlands, the former champions, in a blood and thunder final on Saturday.