Berlin lies a mere 90 kilometres from the Polish border, and German railway operator Deutsche Bahn offers an affordable Berlin-Warsaw Express route. The Local’s Sarah Roberts hopped on board to discover a vibrant city still recovering from a troubled history between the two countries.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel presides Monday over her party's annual congress ahead of a federal election next year, with the conservatives deeply divided over her response to the global recession.
A suicide attack on a German diplomatic vehicle in Afghanistan's capital Sunday killed two Afghan civilians and wounded at least three, including the driver, Kabul police and the German government said.
Dozens of not-so-secret Santas squared off against each other Saturday, in a competition for Germany's best Santa Claus that included singing, hauling presents on a sleigh and calming excited children.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is against a withdrawal of German soldiers from Afghanistan, saying that such a move would only boost forces keen on destabilizing the country.
A German plan to begin lab tests of 'naked' security scanners provoked howls of protest over privacy Saturday, as the government reversed its earlier rejection of the devices.
A 50-year-old man died in southern Germany on Saturday after a shootout with police, who had been called to his home because of a domestic dispute.
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has defended Berlin's refusal to back a proposed multi-billion-euro economic stimulus plan, dismissing it as "ineffective populist measures".