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.
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 is ready to take part in rebuilding the rail network in Iraq, according to a report in Der Spiegel this weekend.
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.
Matthew Barzun, a 38-year-old internet entrepreneur, will be nominated by President Barack Obama to be the United States’ next ambassador to Sweden, the White House announced on Friday.
A man was stabbed to death during a fight near Borgholm on Öland, an island off the east coast of Sweden and a popular spot for Midsummer celebrations. But in many parts of the country, poor weather put a damper on the Midsummer festivities.
On Friday morning, a father and his daughter discovered an unpleasant Midsummer surprise at the entry of a police station in Helsingborg when they found two pigs, apparently slumbering.
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.
A 16-year-old suspected of the murder of a 15-year-old girl in the Stockholm suburb of Stureby has confessed to killing the girl.
Ikea has been swindled out of 1.5 billion kronor ($189 million) in Russia, company founder Ingvar Kamprad revealed on Sommar, a show on Sveriges Radio P1.
At least four people have been killed and several others have been severely injured in Midsummer traffic accidents around the country.
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.