Nervy Checkpoint Charlie stand-off remembered

Nervy Checkpoint Charlie stand-off remembered

Fifty years ago on October 27, 1961, US and Soviet forces took the world to the brink of war at Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie. Hannah Cleaver takes the temperature of the legendary Cold War flashpoint today.

Art swindler quartet jailed for forgery scam

Art swindler quartet jailed for forgery scam

A German court sentenced a ring of four art forgers Thursday for copying Expressionist artworks by masters such as Max Ernst and Max Pechstein and selling them in a Europe-wide scam.

Merkel: No apology to Berlusconi for smirk

Merkel: No apology to Berlusconi for smirk

Angela Merkel's spokesman on Thursday denied Germany's chancellor apologized to Silvio Berlusconi for supposedly sharing a smirk at an EU summit with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Italian leader's expense.

Daimler, VW stay revved up despite slowdown

Daimler, VW stay revved up despite slowdown

German automakers Volkswagen and Daimler shrugged off fears of a looming economic downturn Thursday, insisting strong global demand would enable them to sharply increase full-year profits.

Schlecker man insults customers’ intelligence

Schlecker man insults customers’ intelligence

German drugstore Schlecker is trying to stem a public relations disaster after a spokesman said a derided advertising slogan had been chosen to fit the chain’s poorly educated customers.

Police investigating more miniature railway child abuse claims

Police investigating more miniature railway child abuse claims

Police are slowly uncovering a group of paedophiles who worked as volunteers at a Berlin park miniature steam train ride – and used the opportunity to sexually abuse boys who came to help.

A global education – a Bavarian community
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A global education – a Bavarian community

An international school near Munich provides so much more than a quality education. For many expat children and parents it also provides a vital sense of belonging to a community.

Third Lufthansa plane forced to land in a week

Third Lufthansa plane forced to land in a week

A Lufthansa plane had to land at Frankfurt airport much quicker than expected Wednesday evening after the crew noticed a strange smell in the cabin, an airline spokesman confirmed.

Government reconsiders Israel sub sale

Government reconsiders Israel sub sale

Germany is reconsidering its sale of a sixth submarine to Israel in the wake of new tensions over Jewish settlement construction, an Israeli newspaper reported on Wednesday.

What’s on in Germany: October 27 – November 2

What’s on in Germany: October 27 – November 2

This Week's Highlights: Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations in Berlin, A 3D tribute to Pink Floyd in Hamburg and the Frankfurt Marathon.

Turkish, German or both? ‘Guest worker’ families have everything

Turkish, German or both? ‘Guest worker’ families have everything

Germany signed the "guest worker" agreement with Turkey 50 years ago which allowed companies to fill empty workplaces with Turks and changed the country forever. Süleyman Cözmez was one of the thousands who came - and and stayed.

Missing link in Roman conquest of Germany a ‘sensational find’

Missing link in Roman conquest of Germany a ‘sensational find’

Archaeologists are celebrating the find of a Roman military camp which was a crucial link in Emperor Augustus’ conquest of Germany – after more than a century of looking for it.

Merkel pleased by euro debt solution

Merkel pleased by euro debt solution

German Chancellor Merkel said she was happy that eurozone members agreed to leverage the bailout fund to €1 trillion and banks accepted a 50 percent loss on Greek debt in order to overcome the continent’s debt crisis.

Cunning linguists crack 300-year-old occult code

Cunning linguists crack 300-year-old occult code

Cryptologists have cracked a mysterious code used by a German Freemason-like group, opening what they describe as a window on the history of secret occult societies 300 years ago.