Berlin ‘Stasi bar’ draws protests

Berlin ‘Stasi bar’ draws protests

A new Berlin bar is taking spy chic and East German nostalgia to a new – and some say tasteless – level by using the former state’s feared secret police, the Stasi, as its theme.

Lufthansa strike aftermath grounds passengers

Lufthansa strike aftermath grounds passengers

Widespread cancellations of Lufthansa flights are expected to continue through Monday in the aftermath of a strike by trade union Verdi, a Lufthansa spokesman said on Sunday in Frankfurt.

New golden cross to decorate Berlin Cathedral

New golden cross to decorate Berlin Cathedral

Workers will hoist a new 11-tonne golden cross atop the Berlin Cathedral in August, a cathedral spokesman said on Sunday.

Germans favour national smoking ban

Germans favour national smoking ban

A wide majority of Germans want a comprehensive smoking ban instead of state-by-state rules, German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday.

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Furnished Nazi bunkers surface in Denmark

Three Nazi bunkers uncovered recently in a violent storm off the Danish coast are a sensation for history buffs and archaologists, writes AFP’s Slim Allagui.