A growing number of young people from all over the world want to see in the New Year in the German capital - be it at the Brandenburg Gate or in one of Berlin's legendary clubs. For many low-budget hostels, it's the busiest time of the year.
A year ago, Brexit looming, Tamsin Walker became one of thousands of Brits to apply for German citizenship. Six months into her dual nationality, she reflects on what it feels like to be Deutsch.
Berlin police have carried out a series of raids, only this time against a member from its own ranks. A German officer is suspected of taking kickbacks from drug dealers in exchange for information on police operations.
Benefiting from low fuel costs, strong demand and the collapse of Air Berlin, the German flag carrier has reported record profits for 2017. But the air is getting thinner at the top of the European aviation business.
Germany must protect the "fragile" progress it has made in Iraq, top diplomat Heiko Maas told lawmakers in Berlin. The Bundeswehr is set to expand its training program for Kurdish fighters to all security forces in Iraq.
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