Popstar Nena set to become an Oma at 49

Popstar Nena set to become an Oma at 49

Nena, perpetual pin-up for German men of a certain age, is to become a granny, shocking millions of chaps across the country who still have a warm spot for the ‘99 Red Balloons’ singer.

Rubbish ‘summer’ weather set to continue through weekend

Rubbish ‘summer’ weather set to continue through weekend

The rubbish weather in Germany continues this weekend, despite Sunday’s summer solstice, with stormy rain showers heading in from the North Sea and covering the northern part of the country as far down as the Vogtland.

Deutsche Bahn ready to build Iraq railways

Deutsche Bahn ready to build Iraq railways

Deutsche Bahn is ready to take part in rebuilding the rail network in Iraq, according to a report in Der Spiegel this weekend.

Committee split over Steinmeier’s role in US invasion of Iraq

Committee split over Steinmeier’s role in US invasion of Iraq

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Social Democratic chancellor candidate and foreign minister, has been criticised by a parliamentary committee investigating Germany’s role in the US invasion of Iraq for the past three years.

Hamburg opens city centre to bikes and music on Sunday

Hamburg opens city centre to bikes and music on Sunday

Hamburg’s city centre will be closed to cars on Sunday, while all the shops will be open, in the first such combination the city has seen.

Police break up student university occupation

Police break up student university occupation

Police in Heidelberg moved into the university on Saturday morning to evict students who have been occupying the rector’s offices as part of nationwide protests.