16 February 2014 09:04 PM
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has announced plans to set up a European communications network as part of a broad counter-espionage offensive designed to curb mass surveillance conducted by the US National Security Agency and its British counterpart, GCHQ.
15 February 2014 12:00 AM
10 February 2014 12:00 AM
Hard-line Czech communist Vasil Bilak dies: Last surviving ‘tankie’ who supported 1968 invasion of his own country by Soviet Union passes away at 96
06 February 2014 06:10 PM
The invasion by massed troops of the Warsaw Pact was an event that shocked the world
01 February 2014 12:00 AM
30 January 2014 12:00 AM
In the Germany the “British Bobby” is still regarded as a model of gentlemanly policing, so Boris Johnson’s proposals to equip the London Met with German-manufactured water cannons has come as a shock.
23 January 2014 06:03 PM
Bavaria has cleared the way for Adolf Hitler’s manifesto Mein Kampf to be published in Germany for the first time since the Second World War.
22 January 2014 12:00 AM
Dressed up in jackboots and the grey uniform of former Communist East Germany’s hated border police, the man-sized bear goose-steps across the cobblestones in front of the Brandenburg Gate. He sidles up to giggling tourists who willingly part with their euros to have pictures taken of themselves being bear-hugged for a souvenir.
Ex-spy is no Edward Snowden: Stasi superagent reveals 'greed for money' was reason for selling US secrets to Soviet Union during Cold War
21 January 2014 06:11 PM
James Hall had been forgotten after serving 25 years in prison – until the very different case of the NSA whistleblower brought the intelligence community back into the headlines
20 January 2014 06:47 PM
Germany’s biggest motoring organisation was embroiled in a worsening and deeply embarrassing scandal today following revelations that its officials had for years massively falsified voting results in the country’s prestigious annual “car of the year” award competition.
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
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