The Brandenburg Gate is more than just another historic highlight in the German capital. It has become a symbol of how Germany was divided and is now reunited. And it’s the big photo opportunity in Berlin.
World leaders are paying tribute to former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who has died at the age of 87. The EU's Jean-Claude Juncker said flags would fly at half-staff in Brussels to honor a "great European."
The city has come under fire for not lighting up the gate in the Russian flag colors after Monday's St Petersburg attack. A Berlin senator has said the monument should no longer be used a symbol of solidarity.
A great deal remains unclear after the St. Petersburg metro attack. Yet the decision not to light up the Brandenburg Gate in Russian flag colors is morally and politically wrong, writes DW's Ingo Mannteufel.
How free should art be? This is an ongoing debate in Russia. Now, a film about ballerina Matilda Kshesinskaya and her relationship with Nicholas II could be banned because Orthodox Church members have taken offense.
Margaret Atwood is a feminist, an environmental activist and a bestselling writer. Since Trump came to power, some even view her books as prophetic. She’s just been awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
In 2012, Kraftklub came to fame with a hymn to their hometown of Chemnitz, formerly known as Karl-Marx-Stadt. The band has just released their third album in which hip hop meets punk rock.
For 16 years, Helmut Kohl led Germany – including through the process of reunification. A passionate supporter of Europe, the conservative politician divided opinion among artists and intellectuals.
As the death toll rose early Tuesday following an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, the city pulled together online to help located the missing and offer beds and help to those in need.
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