Preserving our open society after Oslo

Preserving our open society after Oslo

Norway’s mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik wanted the opposite of freedom. That's why open societies including Germany must resist xenophobia and isolationism in the face of terror. A commentary by Der Tagesspiegel’s Gerd Appenzeller.

Munich Airport expansion approved despite opposition

Munich Airport expansion approved despite opposition

Proponents of a bigger Munich Airport have cleared a major hurdle: Bavarian officials have approved the construction of a third runway to increase the capacity of Germany's second largest air hub.

Consumer sentiment falls amid Greece crisis

Consumer sentiment falls amid Greece crisis

German consumer sentiment has been hit by the Greek debt crisis, and a widely watched index fell to a forecast 5.4 points for August from 5.5 points in July, the GfK research institute said Tuesday.

German Muslims worried after Norway massacre

German Muslims worried after Norway massacre

Top Muslim leaders in Germany are calling on the federal government to take immediate action to stamp out growing anti-Islamic sentiment in the wake of the Norway massacre.

Polar bear Knut’s body on ice four months later

Polar bear Knut’s body on ice four months later

More than four months after his untimely death, the corpse of Berlin’s beloved polar bear Knut is still on ice, media reported this week.

Police probe neo-Nazi link to Roma arson attack

Police probe neo-Nazi link to Roma arson attack

Police investigating an arson attack on an apartment housing Roma and Sinti families in Leverkusen were continuing Tuesday morning to probe the possibility that neo-Nazis may have been behind the attack.

Saxony-Anhalt premier under fire for comparing police IDs to Jewish stars

Saxony-Anhalt premier under fire for comparing police IDs to Jewish stars

Reiner Haseloff, the conservative state premier of Saxony-Anhalt, is facing fierce criticism after allegedly comparing forcing German police to wear name tags to how Jews had to display the Star of David under the Nazis.

Six found dead in gas poisoning tragedy

Six found dead in gas poisoning tragedy

A family of six found dead in their Berlin apartment appear to have been killed by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning, state prosecutors announced on Tuesday.

Norway killings spark debate on surveillance

Norway killings spark debate on surveillance

A major German police union has called on internet users to help law enforcement prevent tragedies such as the Norway massacre by reporting violent extremist views expressed on blogs and web forums.

Deutsche Bank unveils leadership duo

Deutsche Bank unveils leadership duo

Deutsche Bank on Monday named a canny Indian investment banker and a German veteran of the old school to run the biggest German bank in tandem from May 2012.