Protest tries to bounce reconstruction of Berlin city palace

Protest tries to bounce reconstruction of Berlin city palace

Hoping to rally opposition to plans to rebuild Berlin’s historic city palace, a colourful protest with an inflatable castle and paper crowns took place in the German capital on Saturday.

Dresden to premiere lost Gershwin musical set in 1930s Germany

Dresden to premiere lost Gershwin musical set in 1930s Germany

Dresden State Operetta is preparing to stage the European premiere of George Gershwin’s musical "Pardon My English", which is set in the Saxon city, more than 70 years after it opened on Broadway.

CDU and FDP form coalition in Schleswig-Holstein

CDU and FDP form coalition in Schleswig-Holstein

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Free Democratic Party (FDP) signed a coalition agreement on Saturday to form the state government of Schleswig-Holstein.

Sarrazin comments were checked by Bundesbank before publication

Sarrazin comments were checked by Bundesbank before publication

Controversial comments about immigrants made by Bundesbank board member Thilo Sarrazin were reportedly approved by the bank’s public relations operation and read through by Axel Weber, the head of Germany's central bank, before publication.

Jan Ullrich visited doping doctor 24 times

Jan Ullrich visited doping doctor 24 times

Former cycling pro Jan Ullrich visited a notorious doping doctor 24 times during the last three years of his career, according to documents seen by news magazine Der Spiegel.

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Thousands expected to see Napoleon defeat

Thousands of spectators are expected at the battlefields south of Leipzig over the weekend to watch around 800 history buffs re-enact the Battle of the Nations, which proved decisive in Napoleon’s eventual defeat.

EU says German aid could stymie Opel deal

EU says German aid could stymie Opel deal

The European Commission told the German government on Friday that its planned aid package for carmaker Opel could breach EU competition rules - and said US auto giant General Motors should be allowed to reconsider the sale of its German unit.