‘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. […]

Knife attack at Berlin half-marathon foiled by police, 4 detained – reports (VIDEO)

Police foiled an attempted knife attack during the Berlin half-marathon on Sunday. Four men, one of whom is suspected of planning the assault, were detained. German newspaper Die Welt reports that the four suspects have ties to Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri, the Tunisian man who killed 12 people when he drove a truck into […]

The Craziest Claims That Airlines Made at ITB Berlin

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Driving a 1972 Ford station wagon from Berlin to a Finnish ice-racing course

I didn’t visit Berlin just to get some excellent döner kebab, but it was part of why I boarded a plane in late January and landed at the Schönefeld airport south of the city. The other part had to do with an ice track weekend in Northern Finland, and a daily-driven 1972 Ford Country Sedan […]