A million expected at Berlin’s party

A million expected at Berlin’s party

A million people are expected to gather in the centre of Berlin on Saturday night for a free concert and countdown to the New Year, when fireworks will fill the sky.

Autobahn crash kills one, injures three

Autobahn crash kills one, injures three

A man was killed and several other people severely injured in a car smash on the motorway near Wuppertal early Saturday morning.

Kevins and Mandys ‘have no luck in online love’

Kevins and Mandys ‘have no luck in online love’

People called Kevin or Mandy have worse chances of finding love online than those with more upmarket names such as Charlotte or Jakob, a study has revealed.

Government ‘cut 100,000 from jobless figures’

Government ‘cut 100,000 from jobless figures’

Around 100,000 older jobseekers have been airbrushed out of Germany’s unemployment figures, opposition politicians say – denting claims that the country’s labour situation is the economy’s saving grace.

Merkel confident despite expecting 2012 troubles

Merkel confident despite expecting 2012 troubles

Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of a difficult year ahead, particularly for the eurozone, but also said there were good reasons to be confident, in New Year greetings released on Saturday.