German Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen has warned that millions of workers face a bigger risk of ending up with inadequate pensions than previously thought.
Canine lovers in Hamburg who complain of a dog's life for their pets are calling for a change in the law on breeds classed as dangerous.
Spanish police suspect the body of a man found as wildfires rage north of the Spanish resort of Marbella to be that of a 54-year-old German who returned to his home despite an official evacuation.
A civil court in Berlin has called for clarification about whether ear-piercing of youngsters constitutes bodily harm after parents of a three-year-old girl sued a practitioner.
Defender Kevin Pezzoni has quit second division football club FC Cologne after he was attacked and threatened by angry fans.
The Romanian prime minister has claimed that secret police from his country have infiltrated the German press in a bid to sabotage his rule.