Fall of the Berlin Wall: Poetic justice meets Teutonic perfection as Germans celebrate anniversary with light, freedom and balloons
10 November 2014 07:09 AM
Eight thousand balloons fly into the sky, watched by a vast cheering crowd in front of the Brandenburg Gate
07 November 2014 06:05 PM
Tony Paterson meets Harald Jager, the man who, amid fear and confusion, took the snap decision to open the Berlin Wall, triggering German reunification
03 November 2014 06:59 PM
For Angela Merkel and the rest of Germany’s political establishment, it amounts to a major policy U-turn on what seems from Berlin to be the never-ending issue of Britain’s possible exit from the EU.
03 November 2014 06:35 PM
The plot surrounding the unaccounted-for millions has assumed sinister proportions
31 October 2014 12:00 AM
Candles have been flickering in a backyard in the provincial Bavarian town of Burghausen nearly every night for the past few months. They mark the spot where an unarmed 33-year-old German of Russian extraction, identified only as Andreas B, as is customary under German law, was shot dead by plain-clothed police officers on 25 July.
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
29 October 2014 06:20 PM
Tony Paterson reflects on the man whose career was synonymous with physical separation from the West
17 October 2014 05:31 PM
The extraordinary measures were announced on Wednesday this week
13 October 2014 05:41 PM
Teenagers who travelled to Syria and married Isis fighters are horrified by the daily bloodshed
12 October 2014 12:00 AM
05 October 2014 06:55 PM
The Spreehotel’s defences were erected three months ago to protect 150 asylum seekers from Syria, Afghanistan and 15 other countries
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now
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