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Trump protesters rebuild and tear down 'Berlin Wall'
The 'Stop Trump' protest at the Brandenburg Gate. Photo: DPA.

US expats gathered at the Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate on Friday "rebuild" the Berlin Wall and protest US presidential candidate Donald Trump's own proposed wall-building.

Accusation of sexism within Merkel's party creates uproar
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen and Chancellor Angela Merkel, two leading women in the CDU party. Photo: DPA.

A young politician from the ranks of Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has caused a storm by suggesting that the party is institutionally sexist.

Berlin the new London? 10m2 flat to rent for €750 a month
Photo: Immonet.de.

This shoebox apartment in the gentrified Bergmann-Kiez neighbourhood may be a sign that the tides are turning for Berlin’s comparatively cheap housing market.

A night on Berlin's most notorious clubbing mile
Photo: dpa

Beer and Bollinger, vagabonds and visionaries, hippies and hipsters: opposites meet head-on in Berlin’s RAW party-mile.

Pirate politician wrote to party about murder: report
Gerwald Claus-Brunner speaking in Berlin. Photo: DPA.

A Pirate party politician in Berlin found dead on Monday is believed to have stalked and killed another man before committing suicide - and reportedly wrote about it to a party mate.

Want a fat state pension at 37? Join the Social Democrats
The face of retirement? Former Berlin government spokeswoman Daniela Augenstein. Photo: DPA.

Berliners have reacted with disbelief after the mayor's head spokeswoman was placed on a temporary retirement plan of €6,385 per month - and at the ripe old age of 37.

New AfD Berlin senator: Nazi civilian killings were 'legal'
Photo: AfD Berlin.

The AfD party admitted this week that one of their newest elected politicians was once part of an extremist group. And his Facebook posts reveal more about his troubling thoughts on the Nazis.

Murder-suicide suspected as Berlin politician found dead
Gerwald Claus-Brunner speaking in Berlin. Photo: DPA.

UPDATE: Police are investigating whether a Berlin politician killed another man and then himself after the Pirate party lawmaker was found dead.

How the AfD could wield real power in Berlin
AfD leader Frauke Petry and the party's Berlin boss Georg Pazderski in jubilant mood after Sunday's vote. Photo: DPA

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
Angela Merkel poses for a selfie with a refugee in 2015. Photo: DPA

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
Neukölln town hall. Photo: DPA

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.

'AfD will become Germany’s 3rd largest party. At least'
Beatrix von Storch. Photo: DPA

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.

Merkel party routed in Berlin polls as right-wing AfD gains
Food at the AfD election party in Berlin. Photo: DPA

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.

Berlin mulls plan for magnetic levitation train to new airport
The magnetic levitation train in Shanghai. Photo: Imaginechina/epa/dpa

Officials in the capital city are considering a suggestion to build a magnetic levitation - or maglev - train to the long-delayed new BER airport.

Berlin state elections
Anti-migrant AfD eyes big gains even in hip Berlin
Photo: DPA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces the threat of fresh gains by the right-wing populist AfD party in Berlin state elections Sunday, as discontent rises over her welcome to refugees.

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