Four Muslim groups have pulled out of an anti-extremism partnership with the government in protest at a poster campaign which they say puts all Muslims under general suspicion.
Police near Berlin were called to the kind of traffic accident more familiar to their Scandinavian colleagues on Saturday when a truck hit and killed a moose.
Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has said she backs calls to stop regional authorities from buying stolen information about tax evasion from Switzerland.
The German firm that made the drug thalidomide has apologised for the first time to the thousands born disabled because of its use during pregnancies. The apology comes more than 50 years after the drug was taken off the market.
Lufthansa was cancelled 18 flights on Saturday amid disruption caused by a strike by cabin crew in Frankfurt the day before, an airport spokesman confirmed.
Rafael van der Vaart returned to Hamburg from Tottenham Hotspur in a €13 million deal signed just hours before the summer transfer window closed.