Is this the lowest sum ever demanded by armed robbers?

Is this the lowest sum ever demanded by armed robbers?

When three drunk and armed men went on a hold-up spree in northwestern Germany their demands became ever more absurd.

How the AfD could wield real power in Berlin

How the AfD could wield real power in Berlin

A strong showing in Berlin state elections looks like propelling the AfD into positions of power.

Merkel: we were unprepared for refugee influx in 2015

Merkel: we were unprepared for refugee influx in 2015

Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Monday that there would be no repeat of last year's "chaotic" border opening to refugees, after a stinging loss for her party in Berlin elections.

Police hunt knifeman who stabs two at Berlin town hall

Police hunt knifeman who stabs two at Berlin town hall

Two people were injured on Monday when a man entered the district town hall in the Berlin neighbourhood of Neukölln and attacked them with a hunting knife, local media report.

Syrian hurls kids out window ‘because wife wants freedom’

Syrian hurls kids out window ‘because wife wants freedom’

The trial begins in Bonn this week of a Syrian man who threw his three children from a first-floor window, allegedly because he disliked his wife’s desire to enjoy the same freedoms as German women.

‘AfD will become Germany’s 3rd largest party. At least’

‘AfD will become Germany’s 3rd largest party. At least’

After scoring yet another impressive result in state elections in Berlin on Sunday, the far-right Alternative for Germany’s (AfD) deputy leader claimed they are heading for third place in national elections next year.

Oktoberfest visitor numbers down by half on first weekend

Oktoberfest visitor numbers down by half on first weekend

On the first weekend of Oktoberfest only half a million people turned up for the booze-athon. But there was a more banal reason than security fears to blame.

Blackmailer targets schools with poisoned marzipan treats

Blackmailer targets schools with poisoned marzipan treats

Police in Kiel have arrested a 38-year-old man suspected of placing poisoned marzipan in a schoolyard as part of an attempt to extort a supermarket chain.

Anger mounts over delayed trial of aged Auschwitz medic

Anger mounts over delayed trial of aged Auschwitz medic

Germany has presented a wave of recent trials of elderly former Auschwitz personnel as an 11th-hour bid for long-delayed justice, but the latest proceedings have provoked a strong backlash.

Merkel party routed in Berlin polls as right-wing AfD gains

Merkel party routed in Berlin polls as right-wing AfD gains

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party suffered a historic loss in Berlin state elections Sunday while the right-wing populist AfD gained fresh support, riding a wave of popular anger over her open-door refugee policy.