The German government said Saturday it has relaxed its ban on flights from Yemen, allowing passenger planes to travel between the two countries but still forbidding freight.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the Burmese authorities to release the more than 2,000 political prisoners in the country, while applauding Saturday’s release of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
Deutsche Bahn is to extend its bus services, offering more trips at lower prices than paid for the same routes on trains, according to business magazine Wirtschaftswoche.
Pressure is growing on the Bundesliga to keep the weekend over May 1 completely football free – in order to help police forces to manage the demonstrations and riots which usually precede and accompany labour day.
A row has broken out over the use of French police officers in Germany during last week’s demonstrations against the nuclear waste transport to Gorleben. Meanwhile northern ports cities could refuse to let new waste transports through.
The German Vice-President of the European Parliament, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, is fighting to bring in the ban on mobile phone roaming charges to next year.
The elephants and hippos at Karlsruhe Zoo were rescued in dramatic circumstances on Friday night after a fire which had already killed a number of animals threatened to spread to their enclosure.