East German death strip exodus ‘still traumatic’

East German death strip exodus ‘still traumatic’

People who were forced to move to make way for the East German border death strip 60 years ago should be compensated as many are still traumatised, the head of a memorial commemorating the division of Germany says.

Germany an ‘island of bliss’ for music festivals

Germany an ‘island of bliss’ for music festivals

Germany has more music festivals offering a wider spectrum of music styles than any other European country, a leading festival organizer said on Saturday.

Horse diapers could reduce pavement poop

Horse diapers could reduce pavement poop

Berlin, struggling with the problem of horse poop left on city streets from horsedrawn carriages hauling tourists around town, is considering forcing drivers to use “horse diapers” to catch the turds.

Grass attacks austerity forced on Greece

Grass attacks austerity forced on Greece

German Nobel literature laureate Günter Grass has followed his Israel-critical poem from last month with one tearing into European policy on Greece.

German woman fails to halt US deportation

German woman fails to halt US deportation

A US judge ruled has in favour of deporting a woman wanted on fraud charges in Germany despite an attempt by her son, who is accused of a four-day arson spree in Hollywood, to have her stay and testify at his trial.

Hertha Berlin loses relegation appeal

Hertha Berlin loses relegation appeal

The Berlin football club Hertha BSC lost on Friday its second attempt to stay in the Bundesliga’s top league, the Berliner Zeitung reported.