US envoy called to Merkel office to discuss spy 'crisis'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office asked the US ambassador to come in on Thursday to discuss new allegations of NSA spying, which threaten to drive a new wedge through transatlantic ties.

Lufthansa makes Germanwings compensation offer

Lufthansa on Tuesday offered financial compensation to relatives of people killed in the Germanwings crash three months ago a proposal that a lawyer representing many German families immediately described as inadequate.

Varoufakis says `Merkel holds key` to Greek crisis

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Sunday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel "holds the key" to resolving his country`s crisis, while stressing Athens remains open to further talks with international creditors.

Queen makes first visit to ex-Nazi concentration camp

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made her first trip to a former Nazi concentration camp on Friday, visiting Bergen-Belsen just over 70 years after it was liberated by British forces, on the final day of her state visit to Germany.

German robbers chased away by shopkeeper wielding vacuum cleaner

 A German shop assistant in a late-night convenience store chased away two armed robbers demanding money with the hose of a vacuum cleaner she was using to clean her shop in Berlin`s Neukoelln district, police said on Wednesday.

Jazeera's Mansour blames Berlin detention on Egyptian pressure
Jazeera's Mansour blames Berlin detention on Egyptian pressure

 Egyptian-born Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour today blamed his controversial two-day detention in Germany at Cairo's request on pressure that the "tyrannical regime" had placed on Berlin.

Germany frees Al-Jazeera journalist sought by Egypt

 German authorities Monday released Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour, two days after detaining him at the request of his native Egypt in a move that sparked outrage from rights groups.

Freed Al-Jazeera journalist thanks supporters `around the world`
Freed Al-Jazeera journalist thanks supporters `around the world`

An Al-Jazeera correspondent released Monday after two days` detention in Berlin on an arrest warrant issued by his native Egypt thanked supporters for the massive attention they drew to his case.

Al Jazeera TV says German authorities have released journalist
Al Jazeera TV says German authorities have released journalist

Al Jazeera television said on Monday German authorities had released journalist Ahmed Mansour.

Pentagon chief urges balanced approach to Russian aggression

 Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the US and NATO need to have a "strong but balanced" approach to Russia, and he questioned whether Moscow's "backward-looking" aggressive behaviour will change while President Vladimir Putin remains at the helm.

Al Jazeera journalist says he expects to face judge soon after arrest in Germany
Al Jazeera journalist says he expects to face judge soon after arrest in Germany

A high-profile Al Jazeera journalist arrested in Berlin at the request of Egypt said he expected to soon face a judge who would decide whether to extradite him, in a case that could embarrass Germany and renew questions about Cairo`s crackdown on dissent.

Al-Jazeera reporter still held in Berlin on Egypt warrant

 Al-Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour was being held in Berlin police custody Sunday awaiting a judge`s decision on his further detention on an international arrest warrant issued by his native Egypt, authorities said.

Hitler's artwork sells for 391,000 euros
Hitler's artwork sells for 391,000 euros

 Fourteen watercolour paintings and drawings presumed to have been the work of a young Adolf Hitler have been sold for a whopping 391,000 euros at an auction.

Berlin, Rome, Paris protesters say yes to migrants

Thousands of people took to the streets in several European cities on Saturday, in a show of solidarity with migrants seeking refuge in Europe and against austerity measures in debt-ridden Greece.

Germany detains Al-Jazeera journalist at Egypt's request: Police

 Police on Saturday arrested Al-Jazeera`s Ahmed Mansour at a Berlin airport, the journalist said via Twitter, after Germany acted on an international arrest warrant issued by his home country Egypt.

German police arrest Al Jazeera journalist in Berlin: Lawyer

A leading Al Jazeera journalist was arrested at a Berlin airport on Saturday at the request of Egypt, a lawyer for the Qatar-based satellite network said, a move he described as part of a crackdown by Cairo on the channel.

One-take thriller 'Victoria' sweeps German film awards

German heist film "Victoria", shot in one single take in more than 20 locations in central Berlin, won top honours at the German Film Prize on Friday, taking best picture and five categories in one of the world`s most lucrative film awards.

The ball is in Greece`s court: Germany

Germany`s finance ministry said Monday it is now up to Greece to make proposals to reach a deal with its creditors that will save it from default in down-to-the-wire talks.

Wild boar injures father and son in Berlin garden

 A wild boar seriously injured an elderly man and his son after getting trapped their garden in Berlin, police and media said.

Computer in Merkel's office hit by cyberattack: Report
Computer in Merkel's office hit by cyberattack: Report

A computer in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's legislative office was hit by a cyber attack that targeted the country's lower house of parliament in May, the Bild newspaper reported today.