Cologne artist Joachim Römer has been fishing bottles containing messages out of the River Rhine for years. His collection now amounts to some 1400 items. A current exhibition in Bingen is presenting some of them.
The memo, which East German Politburo member Günter Schabowski wrote for the historic press conference on November 9, 1989, has reappeared. It is now on display in the Haus der Geschichte in Bonn.
The Uber company has been involved in disputes with the German authorities but agencies providing car-sharing opportunities have been growing. After a take-over there is now one new major player in Germany.