Jewish author Stephan Templ who shamed Austria over its Nazi past accused of fraud over restitution case
07 September 2014 11:14 PM
Writer who told of Austrian looting of Jewish property faces jail over claim to sanatorium
07 September 2014 12:00 AM
04 September 2014 12:00 AM
Berlin tourism has increased by a staggering 275 per cent since the fall of its infamous Wall 25 years ago. Among foreign visitors to the city, Brits top the bill. At 1.18m they made up the largest number of non-German tourists last year – an increase of 18 per cent over 2012. The vast majority arrive courtesy of budget airlines such as easyJet which uses the increasingly shabby former East Berlin airport Schönefeld (pictured) as its base in the city.
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.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
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