"Volkan T., the bodybuilder who partied in his underpants on an empty government jet used by Chancellor Angela Merkel, was found sleeping in her bed when police finally entered the plane to get him off, Germany's Bild newspaper reported on Tuesday."
"Silvio Berlusconi was at the centre of fresh controversy tonight after claims emerged he had insulted Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Italian prime minister, 74, is accused of making a disgusting comment about her during a telephone conversation with a newspaper editor. The alleged remarks – too vulgar to repeat but referred to sex and Mrs Merkel's physique – were picked up by investigators probing a £660,000 blackmail plot against Mr Berlusconi."
Despite the perorations of one very busty supporter, Frank-Walter Steinmeier's Social Democrats took a drubbing at the polls in Germany's parliamentary elections, receiving its worst results since the country's reunification. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Conservative party also fared poorly, but a strong showing for the Free Democrats ensures she will continue on, this time at the head of a far more conservative coalition. In other news for Merkel, publicity-hungry Irish bookmaker Paddy Power gives 3-1 odds that she will be the next world leader insulted by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. So there's that.