As one of the end points for China's vast new global trade route, Duisburg is well known to many Chinese businesses.
The German defence minister travelled to Paris to sign a new European military jet contract between Germany, France and Spain.
Berlin's Charite Hospital has announced the introduction of a new professorship for the health consequences of climate change.
UN climate experts are gathering in Bonn for a ten-day climate conference to prepare the ground for the next world summit in Chile.
Germany's governing coalition want to close dead zones of the mobile network in the country in the future.
An OECD report recommends higher salaries for daycare teachers in order to make the profession more attractive.
Electric-powered scooters are to be allowed for everyone above 14 years in age on cycle paths or roads, but not on pavements.
Vintage planes, so called raisin bomber, took flight in Germany to commemorate the end of the Berlin airlift.
Germany records an increase of 3.6 per cent in the number of new businesses in the first quarter of this year.
Until alternative methods of sex determination are found, it will still be allowed in Germany to kill male chicks.
The German head of state aims to further strengthen unity between the two countries.