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North Korea mistakenly outraged at Berlinale
Kim Jong Un has accidentally wounded his dignity while trying to stop his dignity being wounded. Photo: DPA

North Korea mistakenly outraged at Berlinale

North Korea turned harsh diplomatic language against Berlin's film festival in the mistaken belief that The Interview, the James Franco and Seth Rogen comedy about a murder plot against dictator Kim Jong Un, will be screened there. READ  

'Fight harder' against corruption: activists
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'Fight harder' against corruption: activists

Campaigners say the states can do more to fight corruption after a report showed that Brandenburg, Saarland, North Rhine-Westphalia and Hamburg had the highest numbers of cases. READ  

Ministers agree Ukraine weapons reductions
A Ukrainian soldier rests near the front line in the eastern city of Donetsk

Ministers agree Ukraine weapons reductions

The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine, Sergei Lavrov and Pavel Klimkin, agreed at a meeting in Berlin on Wednesday evening that heavy weapons would be withdrawn from front lines in eastern Ukraine . READ  

Police raid suspected Islamists' homes
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Police raid suspected Islamists' homes

Around 200 police searched the homes of 13 suspected Islamists in Berlin, Brandenburg, and Thuringia on Tuesday, in an expansion of the investigation around alleged terror cell operatives Ismet D. and Emin F., who were arrested in raids last Friday. READ  

Pegida fails to mobilize beyond Dresden
Munich anti-Pegida demonstrators look across police lines. Photo: DPA

Pegida fails to mobilize beyond Dresden

While Dresden was under police lockdown on Monday night after Isis death threats against Pegida organizers, branches of the anti-Islam movement in other cities failed to draw larger crowds than counter-demonstrations. READ  

Berlin fashion week opens amidst 'upheaval'
A model opens the Charlotte Ronson fashion show marking the start of Berlin Fashion Week. Photo; DPA

Berlin fashion week opens amidst 'upheaval'

If you're suddenly feeling more unstylish than usual walking the streets of Berlin, it's not just you. Berlin Fashion Week kicks off on Monday, attracting 200,000 fashionable visitors to the German capital. READ  

Police union doesn't have time for petty crime
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Police union doesn't have time for petty crime

The German Police Union (DpolG) said on Monday that officers overworked with serious cases and terrorism should no longer be asked to investigate minor crimes. READ  

Suspected Isis terrorists arrested in Berlin
A special operations commander takes the arrested man to a waiting vehicle in Berlin. Photo: DPA

Suspected Isis terrorists arrested in Berlin

Overnight raids in Berlin ended in the arrest a pair of Turkish men for planning a terrorist attack on Friday, though the German capital was not their intended target. READ  

Merkel wants Greece to stay in eurozone
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras greets Angela Merkel in Athens in April, 2014. Photo: DPA

Merkel wants Greece to stay in eurozone

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she wants Greece to stay in the eurozone, 10 days before a snap Greek election likely to be won by an anti-austerity party. READ  

MP files complaint after Eritrean refugee killed
A memorial for the murdered 20-year-old refugee in Dresden. Photo: DPA

MP files complaint after Eritrean refugee killed

A German lawmaker said Thursday he had lodged a legal complaint over a probe into the killing of an Eritrean refugee in a city that has seen large anti-foreigner protests. READ  

100,000 march against Pegida's record turnout
A demonstrator outside the Berlin Chancellery. Photo: DPA

100,000 march against Pegida's record turnout

Around 100,000 people took to German streets in counter-demonstrations against Pegida on Monday evening, after the anti-Islam movement were accused of trying to exploit last week's terror attacks in Paris to boost support. READ  

Germans strip off for 'No Pants Subway Ride'
U-Bahn passengers in Hamburg on Sunday. Photo: DPA

Germans strip off for 'No Pants Subway Ride'

U-Bahn travelers from Munich to Berlin dropped trou on Sunday and joined in on a global pantless subway ride. READ  

Spanish director to open Berlin film festival
Director Isabel Coixet (centre) poses for photographs with Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi (r) and French actress Juliette Binoche (l) on the set of "Nobody wants the Night". Photo: DPA

Spanish director to open Berlin film festival

Spanish director Isabel Coixet's new movie set in Greenland in 1908 starring French actress Juliette Binoche will open the 65th Berlin film festival next month, organisers said Friday. READ  

As Merkel offers condolences, Pegida to don black armbands
Merkel at the French Embassy in Berlin on Thursday. Photo: DPA

As Merkel offers condolences, Pegida to don black armbands

Chancellor Angela Merkel has signed a book of condolences for victims of the Paris shooting - as the anti-Islam Pegida movement announced it would wear black armbands at its next march on Monday. READ  

Hitler's bunker to be rebuilt
Hitler in Berlin in 1945. Photo: Federal Archives.

Hitler's bunker to be rebuilt

A German museum is planning to rebuild part of the massive bunker complex where Adolf Hitler spent his final weeks. And it will open this summer, the museum's chief told The Local on Thursday. READ  

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