Nena: “I don’t f***ing care, I’m sick of this,” she says of Covid-19 restrictions on public performance. Photograph: Engelke\ullstein bild via Getty Images

For nearly 40 years, German pop singer Nena has pitched herself as the singing canary in the coal mine. In her 1984 UK number-one hit 99 Red Balloons(...)

A resident of a nursing home getting   the BioNTech-Pfizer  Covid-19 vaccine in Cologne, Germany. Photograph: AP Photo/Martin Meissner

Signs that a relatively high number of healthcare workers are unwilling to receive the coronavirus vaccine in some parts of Europe and the US have ala(...)