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Will it ever open? Berliners laugh, cry over long delayed airport

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:52 AM

The BER airport remains unfinished shuttered and a byword for fiasco in a country usually better known for its engineering prowess and obsession with punctuality

STILL GROUNDED. An aerial view shows the unfinished BER Willy Brandt Berlin Brandenburg International Airport in Schoenefeld, eastern Germany, on May 19, 2017. Ralf Hirschberger / dpa / AFP

German police warn 'terror attack' planned in Munich

Jan 01, 2016 - 8:17 AM

Although two train stations have been evacuated a police spokeswoman says it could not be ruled out that the attackers could seek another target

TERROR THREAT. Armed German police stay on duty at the main railway station in central Munich, Germany, on December 31, 2015. Police evacuated Munich's main train station and a second station in the city's Pasing district in response to a credible terrorist threat to the Bavarian capital, authorities say. Photo by Sven Hoppe/EPA

Germans, foreigners fete Berlin Wall's fall 25 years on

Nov 08, 2014 - 9:55 PM

People stream between key points of the Wall s former path where information boards recount the monumental events of November 9 1989

FALL OF THE WALL. A Belgian tourist takes photographs of the balloons that trace the course of the former Berlin Wall at the famous former 'Checkpoint Charlie' crossing in Berlin, Germany, 08 November 2014. Paul Zinken/EPA

25 years on, Germany's east-west divide still palpable

Nov 06, 2014 - 5:45 PM

A town in the outskirts of Berlin encapsulates the ongoing albeit narrowing east west divide in reunited Germany 25 since the fall of the Berlin Wall

A restaurant called 'La Dolce Vita' (the sweet life) stands across of block of "plattenbau" concrete flats in Prenzlau, eastern Germany, on February 28, 2008. John Macdougall/AFP

Britain operating spy post from Berlin embassy – report

Nov 05, 2013 - 10:57 PM

A spokeswoman for British Prime Minister David Cameron s office said: We don t comment on intelligence matters

SPY POST? According to media reports there are bugging systems installed on the roof of the British embassy. Photo by EPA/Michael Kappeler