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