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Berlin: Capital and largest city of Germany
Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3,748,148 (2018) inhabitants make it the second most populous city proper of the European Union after London. The city is one of Germany's 16 federal states. It is surrounded by the state of Brandenburg, and contiguous with Potsdam, Brandenburg's capital. The two cities are at the center of the Berlin-Brandenburg capital region, which is, with about six million inhabitants and an area of more than 30,000 km², Germany's third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions.

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Mum travels on baby son's passport from Luton Airport

Lenesha Riley said she only realised in Berlin she had her son's passport, not her own.
BBC News - Published

Foreign powers back Libya ceasefire as commander's forces choke oil flows

Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin on Sunday to strengthen an arms embargo on Libya and shore up a shaky ceasefire, but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades on major oilfields by forces..
Reuters - Published

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'MeToo': German artist creates animation inspired by global movement [Video]'MeToo': German artist creates animation inspired by global movement

Computer graphics shows women rolling pile of animated human bodies created by a Berlin-based artist Oliver Latta

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:23Published

EU considering ceasefire options to support Libya truce [Video]EU considering ceasefire options to support Libya truce

The European Union's top diplomat says they must consider all ways to support the fragile truce in Libya. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Aaron Carter accused of stealing lion design from Berlin artist [Video]Aaron Carter accused of stealing lion design from Berlin artist

Aaron Carter has come under fire for allegedly misappropriating digital artist Jonas Jodicke's work to promote his merchandise.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Female Icelandic 'Joker' composer makes film awards history [Video]Female Icelandic 'Joker' composer makes film awards history

Hildur Gudnadottir has become the first solo female Golden Globe winner for best original score for "Joker", has both Oscar and BAFTA nods for the film, and won an Emmy for TV series "Chernobyl".

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:55Published

Libya rivals, world powers talk peace at Berlin summit [Video]Libya rivals, world powers talk peace at Berlin summit

Push for a permanent ceasefire expected as warring sides and world leaders attend peace negotiations in Germany.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 14:45Published

Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference [Video]Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted world leaders in the German capital on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to convince warring Libyan sides to agree and stick to a ceasefire. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Boris Johnson wishes Harry and Meghan the very best for their future [Video]Boris Johnson wishes Harry and Meghan the very best for their future

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wishes the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "the very best for the future" after they said they would cease to be working members of the royal family. Mr Johnson was speaking in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:25Published

Boris wishes Harry and Meghan well at conference on Libya [Video]Boris wishes Harry and Meghan well at conference on Libya

Boris Johnson has wished Harry and Meghan well as they prepare to walk away from the monarchy. The Prime Minister was arriving in Berlin for a conference on Libya. Report by Barnesj. Like us on..

Credit: ODN     Duration: 02:12Published

Germany to host meeting aimed at ending Libya war [Video]Germany to host meeting aimed at ending Libya war

Berlin's bid comes after a recent attempt by Russia and Turkey to broker a truce failed, raising fears of a prolonged conflict.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:57Published

U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports [Video]U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports

The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether eastern oil ports shut ahead of a pending Berlin summit aimed at reaching a truce in Libya would be reopened..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Libya's Haftar holds talks in Athens ahead of Berlin summit [Video]Libya's Haftar holds talks in Athens ahead of Berlin summit

Libya's Haftar holds talks in Athens ahead of Berlin summitView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:33Published

Libya conflict: UN proposes ceasefire monitor [Video]Libya conflict: UN proposes ceasefire monitor

Haftar did not sign up to ceasefire deal in Moscow but agreed to comply with terms ahead of talks in Berlin.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

Kipchoge and Bekele to go head to head in this year's London Marathon [Video]Kipchoge and Bekele to go head to head in this year's London Marathon

Distance stars Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele will go head to head in April's London Marathon

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:46Published

South African designers kick off Berlin Fashion Week [Video]South African designers kick off Berlin Fashion Week

Lezanne Viviers, Rich Mnisi, Floyd Avenue and Clive Rundle bring a blast of colour and ethical fashion from 'Alkebulan' - the oldest name for 'Africa'.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:29Published

Erdogan and Conte to attend Berlin talks on Libya [Video]Erdogan and Conte to attend Berlin talks on Libya

Erdogan and Conte to attend Berlin talks on Libya

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 17:26Published

Russia and Turkey push for ceasefire in Libya [Video]Russia and Turkey push for ceasefire in Libya

German Chancellor Angela Merkel backed the ceasefire effort and announced talks would take place in Berlin.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Berlin zoo hosts birthday party for elephant Edgar [Video]Berlin zoo hosts birthday party for elephant Edgar

Fruit and treats for endangered elephant's fourth birthday

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video     Duration: 00:53Published

Fans not impressed by Nicki Minaj wax figure [Video]Fans not impressed by Nicki Minaj wax figure

Nicki Minaj fans have lambasted museum bosses at Madame Tussauds in Berlin, Germany for botching their new wax figure of the rapper.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published

Fireworks as the new decade sweeps in across Europe [Video]Fireworks as the new decade sweeps in across Europe

Moscow, Athens, Berlin, Paris and London saw in the new year in style. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published

Berlin swimmers take the plunge for Christmas [Video]Berlin swimmers take the plunge for Christmas

They took a dip in a lake near Berlin, but some said it was too warm.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Hannukah: Germany's Jews celebrate the start of Festival of Lights [Video]Hannukah: Germany's Jews celebrate the start of Festival of Lights

Berlin's Jewish community on Sunday celebrated the start of Hannukah, the Festival of Lights.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Berlin summit on Libya did not discuss any sanctions: Merkel

World leaders at a Libya conference in Berlin did not discuss possible sanctions for violations of an international arms embargo, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Libya summit in Berlin agrees on final communique: participant

World leaders agreed on a final communique at the Libya conference in Berlin, one summit participant told Reuters on Sunday, without giving details.
Reuters - Published

Libyan commander's forces choke oil flows, overshadowing peace summit

Forces loyal to eastern commander Khalifa Haftar have shut off production at all Libya's major oil fields, an escalation that threatened to strangle the country's finances and overshadowed an..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's Erdogan urges Libya's Haftar to end aggressive stance

Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar must end his aggressive stance to pave the way for a political process in the North African country, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday at..
Reuters - Published

Putin: Don't lose hope that Libya conflict will be solved

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said he hoped that the Berlin summit on Libya could bring further progress and that Moscow's peace efforts had yielded first results.
Reuters - Published

Southern Libyan oilfields face threat of closure

A group that has previously shut down Libya's largest oilfield is threatening to do so again as international powers gather in Berlin for a summit on Libya, potentially taking nearly all the country's..
Reuters - Published

Libya civil war: Rivals to join major powers in Germany

The Berlin summit follows the collapse of efforts to secure a ceasefire between the warring factions.
BBC News - Published

Foreign powers to discuss ways out Libya crisis with rival camps

Libyan rival camps and their foreign backers will attend a summit in Berlin on Sunday to discuss ways to end a proxy war over the capital Tripoli and the oil producer, which has displaced 140,000 and..
Reuters - Published

U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports

The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether eastern oil ports shut ahead of a pending Berlin summit aimed at reaching a truce in Libya would be reopened..
Reuters - Published

Foreign powers to push Libyan rivals for truce in Berlin

Germany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree on Sunday to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace,..
Reuters - Published

Greece tells Haftar to take constructive stance at Berlin conference

Greece encouraged Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to be constructive at an upcoming conference in Berlin to try end the war over Tripoli, its foreign minister said on Friday after meeting the..
Reuters - Published

Pompeo to attend Libya conference in Berlin; priority is ceasefire - State Department

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Germany this weekend to attend the Libya conference and push for sustaining a fragile ceasefire and getting all foreign powers to withdraw from the..
Reuters - Published

Merkel aims to get commitment to Libya arms embargo at Berlin conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the willingness shown by Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to stick to a ceasefire in Libya and said a conference in Berlin on Sunday must try to get a..
Reuters - Published

Macron says wants 'useful' meeting on Libya, unsure on attendance

France's president said on Wednesday he wanted an upcoming conference in Berlin to discuss the crisis in Libya to be useful and would decide in the coming days whether he would attend.
Reuters - Published

Erdogan, Trump discuss Libya developments in phone call

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed developments in Libya in a phone call, Turkey's presidency said on Wednesday, days ahead of a summit in Berlin which will..
Reuters - Published

France urges all sides to back Libya ceasefire ahead of Berlin conference

France's foreign minister said on Wednesday that efforts by Russia to broker a ceasefire between warring factions in Libya had been inconclusive and urged all parties, including foreign backers, to..
Reuters - Published

Germany sets out broad aims for Berlin Libya conference

Berlin hopes to get all international players to use their influence to push for progress on Libya peace talks, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, setting out modest ambitions for a..
Reuters - Published

German chancellor Merkel says Berlin will host Libya peace talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Libyan peace talks will be held in Berlin, as Turkey and Russia appealed to the north African nation's warring factions to enter a ceasefire.
Reuters - Published

Russia's Putin: time to hold Libya peace talks in Berlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a joint press-conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Moscow on Saturday, said it was time to hold Libya peace talks in Berlin, as it was..
Reuters - Published

Europe must find a response to Iran's nuclear violations: Germany's Maas

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday that Berlin cannot accept Iran's decision to ignore limits of a nuclear arms control agreement, saying Europe had to react.
Reuters - Published

Berlin police say they are in control after attempted robbery

Berlin police said they were in control of the situation after a shot was fired on Monday in an attempted armed robbery at a store in the German capital.
Reuters - Published

Berlin police give all-clear after closing Christmas market

Berlin police gave the all-clear on Saturday after earlier evacuating a Christmas market that was the scene of a fatal attack three years ago to investigate a possible suspicious object, which they did..
Reuters - Published

Berlin police evacuate Christmas market that was attacked in 2016

Berlin police on Saturday evacuated a Christmas market that was the scene of a fatal attack three years ago to investigate a suspicious object.
Reuters - Published

Grave of top Nazi Reinhard Heydrich opened in Berlin

It is not clear who opened the SS officer's unmarked grave - police say no remains were taken.
BBC News - Published

Berlin murder: Russia expels German diplomats amid dispute

The tit-for-tat move follows Germany's expulsion of Russians over the death of a Chechen in Berlin.
BBC News - Published

Russia expels two German diplomats in dispute over killing

Russia on Thursday expelled two German diplomats in what it called a standard diplomatic response to a similar move by Germany last week and said it hoped a dispute over the killing of a Georgian..
Reuters - Published

Germany says Russia's expulsion of its diplomats is unjustified

Germany on Thursday described as "unjustified" Russia's decision to expel two German diplomats from Moscow in a tit-for-tat response to Berlin's decision last week to order the expulsion of two Russian..
Reuters - Published

Kremlin says German diplomat expulsions were standard retaliatory move

The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russia's expulsion of two German diplomats was a standard diplomatic response to a similar move by Germany last week and that a row over the murder of a Georgian in..
Reuters - Published

Russia summons German ambassador in Moscow to issue response to diplomatic expulsions

Russia will inform the German ambassador in Moscow on Thursday of its response to the expulsion of two employees from its embassy in Berlin, after calling the diplomat to the Russian foreign ministry,..
Reuters - Published

Germany contradicts Russia over Georgian murdered in Berlin

Germany contradicted Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, saying it was not aware Russia had requested the extradition of a Georgian man who was murdered in Berlin in August.
Reuters - Published

Germany unaware of extradition request for Georgian killed in Berlin

The German government said on Wednesday it was unaware that Russia had made an extradition request for a Georgian man murdered in Berlin in August after Russian President Vladimir Putin said requests..
Reuters - Published

Merkel expects Russia to cooperate in dispute over killing of Georgian

Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had told Russian President Vladimir Putin in bilateral talks in Paris on Monday that Germany expects Russia to provide information for an investigation into the murder..
Reuters - Published

Putin says Georgian killed in Berlin was himself a killer

Russian President Vladimir Putin said a Georgian man murdered in Berlin in August was himself a killer who took part in bloody acts on Russian soil and that Moscow's requests for Germany to extradite..
Reuters - Published

Restoring the theme park abandoned for 20 years

When it is re-opened, Berlin's Spreepark will have a focus on art, culture and nature.
BBC News - Published

Germany-Russia murder row raises tensions for Merkel

Germany wants progress with Russia on Ukraine and energy, but a Berlin murder has soured ties.
BBC News - Published

German art group ZPS apologises for Berlin 'Holocaust ashes'

Activists say they are now sorry they unearthed Jewish ashes from Nazi death camp sites.
BBC News - Published

Russia did not help with probe into murder of Georgian in Berlin: Merkel

Germany took the decision to expel two Russian embassy employees after it became clear that Russia was not cooperating with an investigation into the murder of a Georgian man in Berlin, Chancellor..
Reuters - Published

Berlin murder: Germany expels two Russian diplomats

The pair are told to leave months after a Georgian national was shot dead in a park.
BBC News - Published

Kremlin denies Russian government involvement in Berlin murder

The Kremlin on Wednesday denied the Russian government had been involved in the murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin, hours before Germany expelled two Russian diplomats over what it said was..
Reuters - Published

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