Arts & Culture

Slavery in Thai fishing industry in spotlight at Berlinale 2019

The plight of workers trapped in slavery on Thai fishing boats will be cast in the spotlight at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Europe

'Hitler paintings' fail to sell at German auction

Paintings said to have been painted by Adolf Hitler fail to sell at Nuremberg auction marred by allegations of forgery.

'Hitler paintings' fail to sell at Nuremberg auction

Europe

Germany to restrict Facebook's data gathering

Antitrust watchdog threatens to impose fines of up to 10 percent of social media giant's annual global revenues.

Germany to restrict Facebook's data gathering activities

Europe

European nations recognise Guaido as Venezuela's acting president

Major European powers recognise Venezuela's opposition leader as interim president as Russia slams 'interference'.

Business & Economy

The German economy is slowing. Brexit could make it worse

Facing headwinds from slowing demand in China, the German economy must now grapple with potential Brexit fallout.

The German economy is slowing. Brexit could make it worse

Iran

Germany bans Iran's Mahan Air over 'security concerns'

Mahan Air is on US sanctions list and Washington has long urged allies to ban it from their territory.

Germany bans Iran's Mahan Air over 'security concerns'

Brexit

France launches $57m plan for no-deal Brexit

France's contingency plan looks after 'interests of our citizens', says PM Philippe.

France launches $57m plan for no-deal Brexit

Europe

Bauhaus at 100: Germany celebrates century-old art movement

Bauhaus is a German concept which has come to define a form of expression involving mass production and simplicity.

Opinion

Blaming European anti-Semitism on Palestinians and Muslims

The German and Austrian far right is incorporating Zionism into ultranationalism to whitewash its bloody past.

Denijal Jegic

by Denijal Jegic

Denijal Jegic

The Far Right

'Not just horror and crime': Parallel worlds in Berlin's Neukolln

Residents of the diverse neighbourhood often dismissed as 'no-go zone' discuss diversity, integration, gentrification.

'Not just horror and crime': Parallel worlds in Berlin's Neukolln

Europe

In Greece, Merkel embraces former Eurosceptics

The warm greeting for Merkel could signal a new push for Eurocentric parties ahead of European parliament elections.

In Greece, Merkel embraces former Eurosceptics

Germany

Debate growing over German 'mosque tax'

Jews, Catholics and Protestants already subject to the 'worship tax' and some say introducing the levy for Muslims would reduce foreign influence.

Europe

Merkel visits Greece in show of 'EU solidarity' amid protests

Observers say the visit is a chance to move past a difficult relationship between Berlin and Athens.

Weather

More snow and strong winds for Germany, Austria

As blocked weather pattern matures, it will generate heavy snow and strong winds in parts of Europe.

More snow and strong winds for Germany, Austria

Germany

German student admits to data hack that hit Angela Merkel

Suspect says he leaked private data on politicians and others because he was 'annoyed' by some of their statements.

German student admits to data hack that hit Angela Merkel