Nations pledge USD 9.3 bn for Green Climate Fund

Thirty nations meeting in Berlin today pledged USD 9.3 billion for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a USD 10 bn target.

Plane carrying U2's Bono lost hatch while approaching Berlin

A private plane carrying U2 frontman Bono lost its rear hatch while approaching Berlin, but the pilot managed to touch down safely and the Irish rock star was never in danger, airport authorities said on Thursday.

Fall of Berlin Wall 'easy to forget, important to remember': Angela Merkel
Fall of Berlin Wall 'easy to forget, important to remember': Angela Merkel

The Silver Jubilee of German unification saw the city of Berlin burst with joy and resplendent festivities as a number of events and concerts were held to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

White luminous balloons mark Silver Jubilee of fall of Berlin Wall
White luminous balloons mark Silver Jubilee of fall of Berlin Wall

Speaking on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, the man credited with engineering a peaceful end to the Cold War has exuded fears of a fresh Cold War waiting in the wings, referring to the Ukraine crisis and its adverse impact on US-Russia ties.

Google doodle celebrates 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall
Google doodle celebrates 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Today marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Google has commemorated this event with a video doodle.

Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall's fall

Germany on Saturday celebrates the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the start of the country's emergence as the major power at the heart of Europe.

Former Soviet leader Gorbachev warns world 'on brink of new Cold War'
Former Soviet leader Gorbachev warns world 'on brink of new Cold War'

Former Soviet leader Mikhail S Gorbachev says tensions between the major powers have put the world "on the brink of a new Cold War."

Japan novelist Murakami backs Hong Kong protesters

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami sent a message of support to Hong Kong`s pro-democracy protesters likening their struggle to the fight to bring down the Berlin Wall as he collected a prize in the German capital.

The man who opened the Berlin Wall 25 years ago

 He might not agree with the label, but Harald Jaeger is the man credited with opening the Berlin Wall.

Merkel underlines displeasure over Russian role

German Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined her displeasure over Russia's role in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday and said there is no reason yet to lift European Union sanctions.

Freedom of movement within EU not negotiable: Germany

The freedom of movement within the European Union (EU) is not negotiable for Germany, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesperson Monday, following a report saying Germany would rather see Britain leave the EU if it curbs internal immigration.

World War II bomb defused in Munich

Berlin: A bomb from World War II was discovered in Ramersdorf -- a district in Munich -- before being defused, police announced Monday.

Historic gate at Dachau concentration camp stolen

 Berlin:  A wrought-iron gate bearing the Nazis' cynical slogan "Arbeit macht frei," or "Work sets you free," has been stolen from the former Dachau concentration camp, police said today.

Jewish leader warns Swiss museum not to accept gift of Nazi art

Berlin: A top Jewish leader has warned a Swiss museum against accepting a priceless set of art works including Nazi-looted paintings from the estate of reclusive German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.

Berlin begins quest to host 2024 Summer Olympic Games
Berlin begins quest to host 2024 Summer Olympic Games

Berlin will on Monday launch a campaign to host either the 2024 or 2028 summer games -- 78 years after Germany`s capital last hosted an Olympics.

Gorbachev allies feel betrayed by West, 25 years on

Swept along by the excitement as the Berlin Wall was torn down, former top Soviet officials now say, 25 years on, they feel stabbed in the back by the West.

Germany will bid to host 2024 Games

Germany is to bid to host the 2024 Summer Games in Berlin or Hamburg, the country`s Olympic sports confederation (DOSB) said on Tuesday.

Germany will bid to host 2024 Games
Germany will bid to host 2024 Games

Germany is to bid to host the 2024 Summer Games in Berlin or Hamburg, the country`s Olympic sports confederation (DOSB) said on Tuesday.

Kerry says status quo between Israel, Palestinians "unsustainable"

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that current relations between Israel and Palestine were "unsustainable" and that the United States was conscious of the urgency of the situation.

German drones pledged to Ukraine 'can't fly in winter'

Germany may not send drones to help monitor the Ukraine-Russian border as promised, in part because the surveillance aircraft cannot operate in extremely icy temperatures, a lawmaker said on Friday.