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Edward Snowden should cut deal and go home to US, German minister says

Carol J. Williams NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is too young to spend his life dodging extradition in remote foreign locales, Germany's justice minister said Tuesday in advising the fugitive to return to the United...

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

Chairman of the Bundestag's subcommittee for foreign affairs, Norbert Rottgen, holds a news conference at the German Embassy in Washington.

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.

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 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.

Berlin Fashion Week

Berlin Fashion Week

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

MH17: AFP on the ground in Ukraine as governments discuss legal standing

Flowers and a candle sit underneath a poster of a Malaysian plane on the wall in the Donetsk Administration building in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic.

Paul McGeough, Lindsay Murdoch and Heath Aston Dozens of Australian Federal Police have arrived in Donetsk, the regional centre nearest to the MH17 crash site, amid questions about why is Canberra sending so many and about the legal standing of...

Germany to spy on Britain and US

Justin Huggler Germany has ordered surveillance to begin of British and United States intelligence gathering on its soil for the first time since 1945, according to reports.

Australia risks inflaming Ukraine conflict by sending armed police to MH17 site: analysts

A tired-looking Tony Abbott.

Leon Mangasarian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's plan to deploy armed police to the MH17 crash site risks increasing tension in the Ukrainian territory held by Russian-backed rebels, according to political analysts...

US, European airlines halt flights to Israel due to instability

US and many European airlines have suspended flights for 24 hours to Tel Aviv after a rocket attack near Ben Gurion International Airport.

Karen Jacobs US air carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines Group and United Airlines on Tuesday halted flights to Israel under directions from the US Federal Aviation Administration to ensure passenger...

MH17: EU imposes new sanctions on Russian officials, stops short of tougher penalties

Vladimir Putin.

Anthony Faiola and Griff Witte BERLIN - The European Union agreed Tuesday to expand a list of Russian entities and individuals subject to asset freezes and travel bans and threatened to target vast sectors of the Russian economy...