Berlin vows to finally crack down on Arab criminal gangs that have plagued city for DECADES

Seized by fears of being labeled xenophobic, Berlin officials have allowed a parallel world to emerge in Germany’s capital – one inhabited by criminal gangs of Middle Eastern origin. But is it too late for a crackdown? After years of inaction, Berlin law enforcement authorities are finally taking the growing issue of migrant gangs seriously. […]

‘Mentally unstable’ person tries to breach into Russian embassy in Berlin to ‘request asylum’

Published time: 14 Nov, 2018 22:30 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2018 23:07 A person with apparent mental health issues, believed to be a citizen of Poland, has been detained as he tried to enter the premises of the Russian embassy in Germany to request asylum, the diplomatic mission in Berlin said. “According to preliminary data, […]

Make police states hip again? Google offered STASI HQ for new Berlin office

Google is searching Berlin for some trendy real estate to call home – a place that reflects the company’s unofficial, recently scrapped motto, “Don’t Be Evil.” Hey, what about the ex-headquarters of East Germany’s secret police? Our story begins innocently enough. The tech giant had originally planned to open its Google Campus startup hub in […]

‘Inadequate’: Europe dissatisfied with Riyadh’s Khashoggi death story, Berlin talks arms sale freeze

Not satisfied with the Saudi story on how journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in Turkey, EU leaders are demanding an in-depth probe, with Germany’s foreign minister saying that Berlin shouldn’t sell arms to Riyadh until it’s finished. Germany, France, and the EU all said they want more from Saudi Arabia on Saturday, demanding a full investigation […]

Massive protest against right-wing surge hits Berlin as ethnic tensions boil over in Germany

Thousands have rallied in Berlin against the riding wave of right-wing politics. The protests come in the wake of recent far-right and neo-Nazi demonstrations against multiculturalism in Chemnitz, Köthen, and Schönberg. Groups including, pro-refugee, LGBTIQ+ groups, and Muslim organizations hit the streets in support of Saturday’s ‘Indivisible’ protest against the growing surge of racism and […]

Eliud Kipchoge sets new world record in Berlin marathon win

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge set a new marathon world record, winning the Berlin race in two hours, one minute and 39 seconds on Sunday. Organizers initially put Kipchoge's time at 2:01:40, but later reduced it by one second. The 33-year-old broke the previous world record set in Berlin by fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in 2014 by one minute and 18 seconds. "I […]

A Pussy Riot activist in critical condition after a suspected poisoning has landed in Berlin for treatment

Associated Press/Martin Meissner Pyotr Verzilov, the Pussy Riot activist who invaded the World Cup pitch in July and is believed to be poisoned, landed in Berlin, Germany, for medical treatment. Speculation has abounded that Verzilov is the next victim of poisoning, following the attack on Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom. Verzilov’s wife, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, told […]

Breathtaking Berlin: The German capital’s energy intoxicating

The Oberbaum Bridge. (Image: GETTY) In a country best known for sausage and beer, Berlin is at the forefront of a German culinary renaissance. Wander through its city-centre neighbourhoods and you’ll be struck by the artisan bread and cake shops, craft beer and vegetarian eateries alongside those peddling the ubiquitous German currywurst. This sausage smothered […]

Berlin, Paris agree on eurozone budget, Merkel says after talks with Macron

Chancellor Angela Merkel said she and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed on Tuesday to create a eurozone budget charged with boosting investment. The move would also promote economic convergence between the currency bloc’s 19 member states, according to the German leader. “We are opening a new chapter,” Merkel said after talks with Macron in Berlin […]

Meddling, anyone? US envoy to Berlin wants to ‘empower’ Europe’s conservatives, hails ‘awakening’

Washington’s rookie ambassador to Germany has stood by his words about “empowering” conservatives throughout Europe – after being accused of openly interfering in the internal politics of his host country. Richard Grenell has opened a new diplomatic can of worms, after being quoted by Breitbart London on Sunday as advocating for right-leaning governments throughout Europe. […]