The abandoned Berlin Tempelhof airport, famous for its use during the Berlin airlift in 1948, was earmarked to house up to 1?200 refugees.
In a wonderful, terrible city that wears its scars on its sleeve, Lauren van Vuuren discovers the Berlin in all of us.
After the surprise release of the singer's first single in more than a decade, Kate Connolly tours the city that inspired his trilogy of albums.
Berlin is a creative hub and even in the most Sandtonesque area, Friedrichstrasse, home of the Reichstag, there is not a suit in sight.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has added her voice to calls to bolster the European Investment Bank and to use EU infrastructure funds more flexibly.
The process has been hijacked by a self-serving troika that has ignored the people.
Europe's leaders are claiming victory in the eurozone crisis after agreeing to new deals that halve Greek debt.
Unconventional photography and thought-provoking slogans of Germany's Pirate Party stand well out from the pack of usual regional voting posters.
Germany has laid out its plans to abandon nuclear power in the next decade, while keeping its economy competitive and achieving its climate goals.
For the vuvuzela-tooting fans who turned Berlin into a seething mass of black, red and gold the the fairy tale was shattered by Carles Puyol's header.
Ali was barely five years old when the Berlin Wall came down. Twenty years later, he sells remnants of Germany's communist past to tourists.
A new study shows that about €1,3-trillion has been transferred from the west to rebuild the east, a newspaper reported on Saturday.
If we could all trust and respect one another, we wouldn't need them, writes Barbara Holtmann.
The new South Africa owes a debt of gratitude to all those who sang the songs and manned the barricades 20 years ago, writes Mandla Langa.
Torsten Schulz recalls the trip he made from East Germany into the West.
Twenty years after the Berlin Wall tumbled in a peaceful revolution, world leaders will on Monday meet in a transformed Germany.
A job centre in northern Germany has come up with a novel way to match unemployed people with potential employers: job speed dating.
South African teenager Caster Semenya won the women's world 800m title with a crushing performance on Wednesday.
ASA has denied media reports that Caster Semenya was in danger of not competing in the women's 800m final at the World Athletics Championships.