Jail for Pussy Riot sparks protests in Germany

Jail for Pussy Riot sparks protests in Germany

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Russian embassy in Berlin on Friday, joining international outcry over a two-year prison sentence imposed on the Pussy Riot activists in Moscow. Some chained themselves to the railings.

Hunt for soldier’s rapist continues

Hunt for soldier’s rapist continues

Military officials and police investigating the rape of a soldier who was left tied up and gagged in a locker in a Lower Saxony barracks, say they are no closer to finding the woman’s attacker.

Walker unearths doomed Cold War spying tunnel

Walker unearths doomed Cold War spying tunnel

A German man has dug up part of a Cold War spying operation which the US and UK ran for a year, unaware that a notorious MI6 double agent had betrayed them to the Soviets who ensured they didn’t hear anything important.

Man missing after rabid bat attack

Man missing after rabid bat attack

Police in Berlin are searching for a potentially rabid man, after discovering the rabies virus in a bat which bit him last weekend. He could become seriously ill if he has caught the disease, officials warned.

Berlin event hosting start-up goes global

Berlin event hosting start-up goes global

Internet start-ups come and go in Berlin, but one weathered its first nine months and launched globally this week. Thanks to some big name investors, the Gidsy event marketplace aims to change how people worldwide explore their area.

Court lifts ban on domestic military ops

Court lifts ban on domestic military ops

Germany's military was given the right to conduct combat operations within the country in case of a terror attack of "catastrophic proportions" after the country’s top court ended a post-war taboo.

Vigilante pigeon hunter regains license to kill

Vigilante pigeon hunter regains license to kill

A vigilante pigeon killer has regained his license to capture and kill the birds, after a court ruled local authorities had imposed unreasonable restrictions on his activities.

Anti-Islam group targets mosques and leftists

Anti-Islam group targets mosques and leftists

Berlin police are preparing for possible violence at the weekend after an anti-Islam group was granted leave to display provocative cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed during demonstrations outside mosques.

Merkel pushes EU free trade pact with Canada

Merkel pushes EU free trade pact with Canada

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday pressed for a quick wrap-up of talks on a free trade pact between Canada and the European Union, calling it crucial to much-needed global economic growth.

Workers with no weekend head for burn-out

Workers with no weekend head for burn-out

Millions of German employees are suffering depression and emotional imbalance because they fail to draw a line between their professional and private lives, a new study shows.