Social Democrat Party (SPD) grandee Franz Müntefering will return to full-time politics in Berlin, and most likely significant influence, according to a report in the Rheinische Post newspaper.
Unemployment in Germany will not break through the five million barrier even during an economic downturn, according to experts quoted in German newspapers on Saturday.
Former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has criticized Georgia for the war over South Ossetia, calling Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili a gambler, and warning against allowing the country to join NATO.
German authorities fear two German citizens have been kidnapped in Georgia, according to a report in Spiegel Online.
Much of Germany will be treated to a colourful lunar eclipse on Saturday evening, when the full moon is put into shadow by the earth coming between it and the sun.
British policewomen are calling for the same kind of safety bras as their German counterparts, according to reports in London-based newspapers.