29 August 2014 05:57 PM
Politicians have argued bitterly about its fate for decades
28 August 2014 12:00 AM
“Soldiers” clad in British, US and French army uniforms still stand guard in front of what’s left of Checkpoint Charlie – the once famous Allied Cold War crossing point through the former Berlin Wall.
Footage from secret meeting reveals spread of Calabrian ’Ndrangheta Mafia into Switzerland and Germany
27 August 2014 07:03 PM
Rare insight into a secret world shows crime boss boasting of ‘extortion, cocaine, heroin’ as he welcomes new recruits
10 August 2014 08:38 PM
Imprisoned in a large metal cage in front of one of Potsdam’s concrete, communist-era office blocks is a man-sized, gold, embossed Prussian eagle flying towards the sun. Next to it stands a giant crown bearing the initials of the Prussian “Soldier King”, Frederick Wilhelm I.
01 August 2014 06:14 PM
For many, the ‘Ur-Katastophe’ of 1914-18 only ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989
30 July 2014 12:00 AM
He is Berlin’s most famous bouncer and his face is a mosaic of tattoos and steel rings which have been punched into his lips, nose and earlobes.
25 July 2014 12:00 AM
The Love Parade was meant to brighten up depressed and rundown Duisburg, a grimy, industrial city in Germany’s Ruhr district. But disaster struck Germany’s last Love Parade on the afternoon of 24 July 2010. Hundreds of ravers were crushed in a stampede that erupted after panic gripped a huge crowd trapped in a tunnel leading to the Duisburg festival. It left 21 dead and at least 510 injured.
24 July 2014 06:33 PM
Government responds to a series of spy scandals which began last year with revelations that the NSA had bugged Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone
22 July 2014 06:23 PM
The retailer is on its knees, thanks to a German war veteran who turned the family grocers into the Aldi chain
15 July 2014 12:00 AM
The Bal des Pompiers is one of the France’s best-loved traditions
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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