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.

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...

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.

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.

Helicopters collide near Berlin stadium


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.

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.

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.

IPCC report summary censored by governments around the world

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group III co-chair Ottmar Edenhofer.

Nick Miller Berlin: A major climate report presented to the world was censored by the very governments who requested it, frustrating and angering some of its lead authors.

'World's oldest message in a bottle' reaches granddaughter in Germany

This photo, taken on March 5, shows German fisher Konrad Fischer holding a message in a bottle from 1913 on the fishing cutter

A message in a bottle tossed in the sea off Germany 101 years ago, believed to be the world's oldest, has been presented to the sender's granddaughter, a museum said on Monday.

Russians want Gorbachev to pay

Five deputies of Russia's parliament have asked the nation's prosecutor-general to investigate Mikhail Gorbachev.

Kathy Lally Certain members of Russia's parliament are seeking to blame Mikhail Gorbachev for the loss of the Soviet Union.

Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have been Jewish

Eva Braun

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have been of Jewish descent according to DNA analysis carried out for a British television documentary.

Germany opens lesbian-only cemetery

Activists listen to the recital of a poem as they attend the opening ceremony of a lesbian-only cemetery in Berlin.

What may be Europe's first lesbian-only burial place has opened in a forested Christian Lutheran graveyard in the German capital.

Putin briefs Angela Merkel on Ukraine withdrawal

Russia is withdrawing a motorised infantry battalion from a region near Ukraine's eastern border, the Russian Defence Ministry was quoted as saying by state news agencies on Monday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has informed German Chancellor Angela Merkel he has ordered a partial withdrawal of troops from a region on the border with Ukraine, her office says.

Total rebuild

GOOD WEEKEND. Christchurch, 3 years on

Peter Robb Almost completely destroyed in the 2011 earthquake, central Christchurch is - very slowly - emerging anew.