East German victims lament lack of justice

East German victims lament lack of justice

The collapse of the Berlin Wall rectified East Germany’s biggest crime. But as David Wroe reports, many of the communist regime’s victims are still seeking justice for other misdeeds two decades later.

Archaeologists recover mediaeval shipwreck from Lake Constance

Archaeologists recover mediaeval shipwreck from Lake Constance

Archaeologists have finished recovering a 600-year-old ship from Lake Constance discovered near a mediaeval Benedictine abbey, the state of Baden-Württemberg announced on Thursday.

Germans still divided despite backing reunification

Germans still divided despite backing reunification

Confirming the popular notion that there is still a “Wall in the mind,” a poll revealed Thursday that most Germans believe there is a gulf between the East and West, even though they overwhelmingly support reunification.

Opel workers protest against General Motors

Opel workers protest against General Motors

Tens of thousands of angry German auto workers protested on Thursday against General Motors' decision to keep its Opel unit – a move called a slap in the face for Chancellor Angela Merkel by the country's media.

Deutsche Telekom Q3 profits defy crisis

Deutsche Telekom Q3 profits defy crisis

Deutsche Telekom, posted positive results on Thursday that demonstrated its resistance to a global slump and allowed the group to confirm a full-year outlook.

What’s on in Germany: November 5 – 11

What’s on in Germany: November 5 – 11

This Week's Highlights: Moby arrives in Cologne, Juliette Lewis sets up in Munich, and a 'Festival of Freedom' commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The best of Berlin in November

The best of Berlin in November

This month Exberliner, Berlin's leading English-language magazine, introduces a laboratory for anarchist art, a new bar serving up classic cocktails and the pioneers of Berlin’s dubstep parties.

Berlin bans neo-Nazi group ‘Frontbann 1924’

Berlin bans neo-Nazi group ‘Frontbann 1924’

The city of Berlin’s Interior Minister Erhart Körting banned a neo-Nazi group on Thursday morning, as police simultaneously raided the homes of its members, daily Der Tagesspiegel reported.

New transport minister ignites debate over car toll for autobahn

New transport minister ignites debate over car toll for autobahn

Transportation Minister Peter Ramsauer sparked a row over the introduction of road tolls in Germany on Thursday, flagging higher charges for car drivers then quickly backing off as the debate heated up.

Westerwelle arrives in US for talks with Clinton

Westerwelle arrives in US for talks with Clinton

Guido Westerwelle, Germany’s new foreign minister, arrived in the United States on Wednesday evening for talks with his American counterpart Hillary Clinton. They are expected to discuss the war in Afghanistan and the surprise decision by General Motors not to sell its German unit Opel.

Former East German nudists still letting it all hang out

Former East German nudists still letting it all hang out

East German nudist culture is still encouraging Teutons to let it all hang out some 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall - and has even attracted fans from the West. AFP's Simon Sturdee reports.

Teen caught in Weener returning from Dutch drug joyride

Teen caught in Weener returning from Dutch drug joyride

Police officers conducting a routine check on a train arriving in Germany from the Netherlands on Wednesday discovered a 16-year-old boy with €1,850 in “allowance money” and marijuana.

New German drug saves Aussie baby from brain-melting disease

New German drug saves Aussie baby from brain-melting disease

A "miracle" Australian baby has become the first person cured of a rare and deadly brain-melting condition after doctors gambled on an experimental German drug tested only on mice, they said Thursday.