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German anger rises as second suspected US 'double agent' uncovered in Berlin

German politicians are furious at news of a suspected US spy in the defence ministry, which came just days after the arrest of a German foreign intelligence agency worker as a suspected CIA informant.

Ai Weiwei supporters pressure Berlin for passport's return

German supporters of Ai Weiwei, one of China's most famous political dissidents, urged Berlin on Wednesday to demand the return of the artist's passport before an exhibition of politically-charged...

Berlin International Dog Show

A dog is prepared for competition on the third day of an international dog show at the fair ground in Berlin.

Pooches are primped for the International Dog Show in Berlin.

Bike-riding teen robs Berlin bank with toy gun

Sixteen-year-old in Germany makes off with hundreds of euros but is quickly nabbed when he flees by bicycle.

Helicopters collide near Berlin stadium

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Two helicopters clipped each other and crashed as they landed in a snowstorm near Berlin's Olympic Stadium during a federal police exercise on Thursday, leaving one person dead and several injured.

Burning cars light up the Berlin night in battle for city's soul

BERLIN, GERMANY - AUGUST 22:  A woman walks by an election campaign billboard of the German Free Democarts (FDP) political party that pictures burning cars and reads:

Helen Pidd When the owners of the Mercedes locked their car on Wormser Strasse in Berlin on Thursday night, they probably knew it was risky.

Left-wing politicians refuse to honour Berlin Wall deaths

Visitors walk past a remaining piece of the Berlin Wall at the Bernauer Strasse in Berlin during the commemorative ceremony of the construction of the Berlin Wall, on August ,13, 2011. Berlin marks on August 13, 2011 the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall with a memorial service and a minute of silence in memory of those who died trying to flee to the West. AFP PHOTO / MICHELE TANTUSSI

BERLIN: A group of left-wing politicians have been criticised for refusing to observe a minute's silence on Saturday to commemorate more than 136 people who died trying to breach the Berlin Wall.

Stasi agent left his mark on Berlin

Helen Pidd, Berlin Hagen Koch, just 21 in the summer of 1961, had the task of marking out the 50-kilometre route of the Berlin Wall in white paint.

Lives cut in half by Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall in 1965

Helen Pidd, Berlin Half a century after the infamous German wall was built, two former east Berliners look back at how it changed their lives forever.

Berlin terrorising Greek voters, left party claims

Greece's Syriza party has accused Germany of 'terrorising' Greek voters into supporting pro-bailout parties.

Alex Spillius The Syriza party accused Germany of 'terrorising' voters into supporting pro-bailout parties.

Soaring fees may close Berlin clubs

Watergate Niteclub Berlin

Siobhan Dowling The days of hedonistic clubbing in the German capital could well be numbered.

Berlin poker bandits still on run

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German police are still hunting for four bandits who stormed a poker tournament, making off with $360,000 in jackpot money.

50 years of the Berlin Wall

Visitors peek through a still-existing section of the Berlin Wall into the so-called 'death strip,' where East German border guards once had the order to shoot anyone attempting to flee into West Berlin at the Bernauer Strasse memorial. Photo by Getty Images

The 13th of August marks 50 years since the wall went up overnight in Berlin dividing the eastern and western parts of the city.

Berlin Fashion Week

Berlin Fashion Week

Models present alternative fashion during the Chevrolet Underground Catwalk 2011 on July 6, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.

Richard Attenborough, actor and director, dies aged 90

London Richard Attenborough, who after a distinguished stage and film acting career in Britain reinvented himself to become the internationally admired director of the monumental Gandhi, and other films,...

German neo-Nazi killers police probe a 'fiasco'

Beate Zschaepe, centre, enters court in Munich, Germany, as part of the trial linked to the far-right National Socialist Underground terror cell.

Bethan John A German police investigation into a neo-Nazi killing spree was a "fiasco", a report by a parliamentary committee in one of Germany's states said on Thursday.

Russian aid trucks leave Ukraine as Merkel calls for peace

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a ceasefire from Russia and Ukraine.

Patrick Donahue, Daryna Krasnolutska and Anatoly Medetsky German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a swift diplomatic resolution to the conflict in Ukraine as trucks that sparked international condemnation by crossing into the country without consent...

German secret agents listened in on Hillary Clinton and John Kerry's calls

German spies reportedly listened to a phone call by Hillary Clinton in 2012.

The German Foreign Intelligence Agency has admitted tapping "at least one" phone call each by Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton.

Ukraine rebels getting tanks and reinforcements, says separatist leader

Leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko.

Thomas Grove Ukrainian rebels are receiving new armoured vehicles and fighters trained in Russia, with which they plan to launch a major counter-offensive against government forces, a separatist leader said.

Ukraine fighter jet shot down as Kiev accuses Moscow of arming rebels

Ukrainian servicemen guard a checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve.

Ukraine on Sunday accused Russia of sending more equipment, including rocket launchers, across the border into the restive east of the country.