Müntefering returns to save Social Democrat election hopes

Müntefering returns to save Social Democrat election hopes

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.

Confusion over German jobless numbers

Confusion over German jobless numbers

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.

Schröder blames Georgia for crisis with Russia

Schröder blames Georgia for crisis with Russia

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.

Germans ‘kidnapped’ in chaotic Georgia

Germans ‘kidnapped’ in chaotic Georgia

German authorities fear two German citizens have been kidnapped in Georgia, according to a report in Spiegel Online.

Colourful lunar eclipse due Saturday night

Colourful lunar eclipse due Saturday night

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.

Brits eye German police safer bra initiative

Brits eye German police safer bra initiative

British policewomen are calling for the same kind of safety bras as their German counterparts, according to reports in London-based newspapers.