WATCH: Twin giant panda cubs born at Berlin Zoo

Germany’s first giant panda cubs have been born and their mother seems to be doing a wonderful job looking after the pink twins. The zoo tweeted a video of Meng Meng holding and nurturing the two adorable cubs. The first panda was born at 6:54 p.m. and approximately one hour later, the second baby arrived. […]

G7 leaders vow to help fight Amazon wildfires

International leaders gathering at the G7 summit are close to a deal to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest. French President Emmanuel Macron said the world’s richest nations would provide ‘technical and financial help to Brazil so that we can help them in the most effective way possible’. Leaders from the US, Britain, Japan, […]

Ed Sheeran smashes world tour record set by U2

Ed Sheeran has thanked his fans after breaking a tour record set by U2. The 89.7 Bay favourite’s world tour has officially become the biggest, most attended and highest grossing of all time. The Shape Of You singer wrote on Instagram: ‘Thanks so much for each and every one of you who have come to […]

One of Europe’s oldest men dies aged 111

One of Europe oldest men has died at the ripe old age of 111 years and 128 days old. Alf Smith, who was six years old when the Great War broke out, celebrated his milestone birthday in March of this year. At the time of his death, he had lived through two world wars and […]

Angela Merkel seen shaking for third time in month

Angela Merkel has been spotted shaking uncontrollably again amid growing concerns for her health. The German chancellor, 64, appeared to tremble as she formally welcomed Finland’s prime minister Antti Rinne to Berlin. As the national anthems played, Mrs Merkel’s hands were seen to grip into fists and her mouth set in a determined, thin expression. […]

Firefighters rescue squirrel stuck in manhole cover

Fire crews, police and vets have joined forces to rescue a squirrel which was stuck in a manhole cover The fire brigade in the German city of Dortmund said they responded to a call about the rodent in peril on a street next to a park. When they arrived, they spotted the tufted-eared squirrel’s head […]

Toni Kroos extends deal with Real Madrid until 2023

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has signed a four-year contract extension with the club. The new deal ties the Germany international to Madrid until 30 June, 2023. Kroos, 29, has made 233 appearances for Real Madrid, including 28 in La Liga and eight in the Champions League this season. The 2014 World Cup winner joined […]

Flight to Dusseldorf lands in Edinburgh after mix-up

British Airways passengers have told of their astonishment after boarding a plane to Germany – that ended up in Scotland. The flight set off from London City Airport at 7.47am on Monday and was supposed to land in Dusseldorf. But the pilot on the service was given a flight plan that directed him to Edinburgh, […]

How to get Ed Sheeran tickets for his 2019 tour

89.7 Bay favourite Ed Sheeran has announced a fresh set of European tour dates. The singer will perform in France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russia, Hungary and the UK, starting in May. Here’s everything you need to know about the tour plus how to get tickets: Which festival is Ed Sheeran headlining? The 27-year-old will […]

Germany to host Euro 2024 football championships

Germany have won the right to stage Euro 2024. They beat Turkey in a vote by UEFA’s executive committee in Nyon on Thursday. The decision means Germany will stage the tournament for the first time as a unified country, with West Germany having hosted the 1988 event. Berlin’s Olympic Stadium will host the final of […]

Malta crowned ‘best place to go scuba diving’

Malta has won another top international award. The island has been named the best place to go scuba diving in 2018. The award was presented at Germany’s biggest diving and water sport event in Dusseldorf. Taucher.net, the largest German speaking online portal for divers, presented the award to the Maltese Islands as the tourism destination […]

Maltese ‘happier with life than French and Spanish’

Malta has been ranked among the 30 happiest countries in the world. The Maltese are said to be happier with their lives than the French, Spanish, Polish and Italians. The World Happiness Report 2017 ranks Malta in 27th place out of 155 nations, up from 30th last year. Norway was named the world’s happiest country. […]