Gulf Times - Berlin
Man rams car into German party HQ in 'suicide attempt'

Man rams car into German party HQ in 'suicide attempt'

A 58-year-old man tried to commit suicide on Christmas Eve by ramming his car into the headquarters of Germany's Social Democratic Party in Berlin, police said on Monday.

Aeroplanes diverted to unfinished Berlin airport due to WWII bomb

Aeroplanes diverted to unfinished Berlin airport due to WWII bomb

Hundreds of flight passengers were redirected to an unfinished airport in the south of Berlin when the controlled deactivation of a World War II bomb prevented their aeroplanes from landing at the city's Tegel Airport.

Two arrested in Berlin over theft of 100-kg gold coin

Two arrested in Berlin over theft of 100-kg gold coin

Two people were arrested in Berlin on Wednesday in police raids connected with the spectacular theft of a 100-kilogram gold coin from a Berlin museum earlier this year.

Amazon launches fresh grocery service in German cities

Amazon launches fresh grocery service in German cities

Amazon launched deliveries of fresh groceries in Berlin and neighbouring Potsdam on Thursday for members of its Prime subscription service, a move that could accelerate online sales of food in Germany.

Police shoot, wound man who threatened officer in Berlin

Police shoot, wound man who threatened officer in Berlin

A German police officer shot and wounded a man who threatened a female officer with a weapon in the car park of a Berlin hospital on Thursday, a police spokeswoman said.

100-kilo gold coin stolen from Berlin museum

100-kilo gold coin stolen from Berlin museum

Thieves stole a gold coin with a face value of $1mn and weighing 100 kilograms from Berlin's Bode Museum on Monday.

Berlin does not owe any debt to NATO: defence minister

Berlin does not owe any debt to NATO: defence minister

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected US President Donald Trump's claim that Berlin owes NATO ‘vast sums of money’ and must pay Washington more for defence.

Berlin airport workers to strike again over pay

Berlin airport workers to strike again over pay

Ground staff at Berlin's two airports will start a 25-hour strike on Monday, the Verdi union said on Sunday, stepping up action in a pay dispute that has already caused the cancellation of around 1,000 flights.

German magazine defends cover on Trump beheading statue

German magazine defends cover on Trump beheading statue

The editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel on Sunday said a front cover illustration of US President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty was a response by the German magazine to threats against democracy.

Suspected IS scout for Berlin attack sites goes on trial

Suspected IS scout for Berlin attack sites goes on trial

An alleged Islamic State jihadist accused of scoping out potential targets for an attack in Berlin, including the Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag building, went on trial in Germany on Wednesday.

Germans begin first working day of the year with snow

Germans begin first working day of the year with snow

Many Germans woke up to their first working day of the new year on Monday with a light covering of snow in parts of the country.

Berlin attacker took bus from Netherlands to France

Berlin attacker took bus from Netherlands to France

Suspected Berlin truck attacker Anis Amri travelled by bus from the Netherlands to France before heading to Italy where police shot him dead, sources close to the investigation said on Wednesday.