Berlin’s baby polar bear: It’s a girl!
Zookeepers in Berlin have announced that their baby polar bear is a lively girl with "a few sharp claws." The little bear measures just 61 centimeters and could get its first visitors as early as March.
Pressure on Germany as UK telecoms company shuns Huawei
German officials were reportedly pushing earlier this year for their government to follow other countries' lead and slap a ban on Chinese IT firm Huawei. But Berlin doesn't seem inclined to bow to US pressure.
Migrant Crisis: Time for Fortress Europe?
Chancellor Merkel is facing huge pressure: she needs to bring divided European governments together to support a common line on refugees if she is to patch up a deep rift in her coalition in Berlin. But how can that be achieved? Guests this week: Thorsten Benner (GPPI), Monica Goracci (IOM), Raghida Bahnam (freelance journalist).
Anti-Kremlin activist likely poisoned, German doctors sayws
Doctors at a Berlin hospital treating a member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot have said claims that Pyotr Verzilov was poisoned are "highly plausible." They found no evidence that Verzilov was suffering from a long-term illness.
Forest fire rages outside Berlin, hundreds evacuated
Forest fire rages outside Berlin, hundreds evacuated.
New bicycle lane in Berlin mystifies cyclists
Bicycling in Berlin frequently resembles negotiating an obstacle course, but one of its bicycle lanes takes the challenge of urban cycling to a whole new level. You might want to grab your helmet first, though.
Ten days to save Merkel? German leader under pressure over border policy
It's a sit-down in a castle north of Berlin that was supposed to be finally put eurozone reform on the rails, but the migrant crisis again steals the show.
Brazil beat Germany 1-0 to restore some pride after 2014 fiasco
Brazil edged past world champions Germany 1-0 in their international friendly in Berlin on Tuesday to snap their opponents' 22-match unbeaten run and exact some measure of revenge for their 2014 World Cup semi-final humiliation.
Berliners discover secret escape tunnel
At least 75 tunnels were dug beneath the wall in Berlin. The entrance of a secret tunnel has recently been unearthed in the German capital.