Barack Obama was personally informed of mobile phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which may have begun as early as 2002.
"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson abandons magic for pole-dancing and cat burglary in Sofia Coppola's latest movie.
Joachim Gauck has become German president with a majority, marking the first time a former communist east candidate will serve as head of state.
A documentary on Bob Marley has premiered to cheers at the Berlin film festival, tracking his journey from bullied biracial Jamaican boy to superstar.
Germany says the worst of a killer bacteria outbreak spread by salad vegetables may be over as EU officials meet for urgent talks on the crisis.
Fears over Japan's nuclear crisis triggered a poll debacle for Chancellor Angela Merkel's party in its German heartland and a Greens triumph.
A warmly applauded Iranian drama emerged on Tuesday as a front-runner at the Berlin film festival, throwing the spotlight on the country's film-makers
The united Germany remains marred by division 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.
Twenty years after the Berlin Wall tumbled in a peaceful revolution, world leaders will on Monday meet in a transformed Germany.
Angela Merkel was on Monday still on track to win re-election in two weeks' time after her rival failed to land a knock-out blow in a TV debate.