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  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' to debut at Berlin International Film Festival 5 days ago

    Los Angeles: The much-talked about film 'Fifty Shades of Grey', a big screen adaptation of British author E. L. James's erotic novel of the same name, will make its international debut at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film will be shown Feb 11, 2015 as part of Berlinale Special Gala...
  • 60 extremist backers from Germany dead November 23, 2014

    Berlin: The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says authorities now know of 550 people from the country who have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join extremist groups, and about 60 of them have died. The number of extremists given by Hans-Georg Maassen in an interview with Sunday's Welt am...
  • Watch: When the Berlin Wall fell November 10, 2014

    Germany marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall, 28 years after it was constructed to divide the East and West Germany. ...
  • Google celebrates the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with a video doodle November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Google has posted a video doodle on its homepage which shows that the graffitied chunk of concrete, once a literal division, has been transformed into a symbol of unity, a reminder to passersby of the triumph of...
  • Intense artillery fire in Ukraine's rebel bastion Donetsk November 9, 2014

    Donetsk: Intense artillery fire broke out on Sunday in the separatist bastion of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, according to AFP journalists in the area. Firing close to the town centre began to build up at 2300 GMT on Saturday and could still be heard, at the same intensity, two hours later. It...
  • World is on the brink of a new Cold War, says former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev November 9, 2014

    Berlin: Tensions between the major powers have pushed the world closer to a new Cold War, former Soviet leader Mikhail S Gorbachev said on Saturday at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, close to the city's iconic Brandenburg Gate. The 83-year-old accused the West,...
  • Yearning for freedom brought down Berlin Wall, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel November 9, 2014

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday an irrepressible yearning for freedom brought the Berlin Wall tumbling down 25 years ago and called it a "miracle" that the Cold War barrier was breached without a shot being fired. Speaking on the eve of Sunday's celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary...
  • Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall's fall November 9, 2014

    Berlin: Germany on Sunday celebrates the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the start of the country's emergence as the major power at the heart of Europe. A 15-kilometer (nine-mile) chain of lighted balloons along the former border will...
  • Germany after Berlin Wall: Not always best in west November 7, 2014

    Dresden, Germany: In the German city of Dresden, trumpet player Ludwig Guettler takes pride in the soaring spires of the Baroque Frauenkirche church, rebuilt from the ruins of World War II, and sees them as a symbol of his city's vibrant economic and cultural life. Some 275 miles (440 kilometers) away...
  • Watch where the Berlin Wall once stood November 5, 2014

    This November, Germany is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that separated East and West Berlin. Once an iconic symbol of the Cold War, it is difficult to find any evidence of it in Berlin today. ...
  • Biggest strike in years cripples German rail service October 18, 2014

    Berlin: German rail travellers were hit on Saturday by delays and disruptions on one of autumn's busiest travel weekends as the train drivers' union began one of its largest strikes in recent years. Only about a third of traffic on major lines was running, the Deutsche Bahn said in a statement,...
  • GermanIndian actress Evelyn Sharma's wants to showcase her designs at the Berlin Fashion Week next year August 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Evelyn Sharma has found a new vent for her creative pursuits fashion designing and the actress hopes to showcase her creations at the Berlin Fashion Week next year. The halfGerman and halfIndian talent is in the process of coming up with her fashion line. One of her close...
  • PM Modi nuances foreign policy approach ahead of BRICS summit July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday nuanced his government's foreign policy approach seeking an aggressive Indian engagement on global issues to address regional crisis and security threats for restoring global peace and stability while advancing economic stability. Modi, who arrived here amidst light drizzle for an overnight halt en route...
  • PM Modi arrives in Berlin en route to Brazil to attend BRICS Summit July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Berlin on Sunday for an overnight stopover on his way to Brazil for a summit meeting of the BRICS nations that will address regional crisis and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability. Modi was received at...
  • Germany to tighten asylum policy July 4, 2014

    Berlin: German parliament on Thursday voted to tighten Germany's asylum law to contain the flow of asylum seekers from Balkan countries, media reports said. The new law declares Serbia, Macedonia and BosniaHerzegovina "safer countries of origin", where no political persecution is to be feared, Xinhua quoted German television ARD as saying...
  • Bayern Munich clinch Bundesliga title in record time March 26, 2014

    Berlin: Bayern Munich defeated Hertha Berlin 3-1 to become the earliest Bundesliga champion in 51 years of the league on Tuesday, when the defending champion claimed their 24th German title. Toni Kroos scored in the sixth minute and Mario Goetze added a rare header in the 14th. Adrian Ramos pulled one back...
  • Chinese film wins Best Picture at Berlin film festival February 17, 2014

    Berlin: The Chinese film 'Bai Ri Yan Huo' (Black Coal, Thin Ice) has won the Golden Bear for best picture at the 64th Berlin international film festival. Liao Fan won the prize last night for best actor in the same film, while Haru Kuroki won best actress for her role...
  • Marathi film 'Killa' wins Crystal Bear at Berlin Film Festival February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Marathi film 'Killa', directed by Avinash Arun, has bagged the Crystal Bear for the Best Film awarded by the Children's Jury in Generation Kplus section at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Helmed by debutante director Avinash Arun, 'Killa' deals with the universal conflict of migration and...
  • 'Highway' premiere at 64th Berlinale overwhelms Imtiaz February 14, 2014

    Berlin: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali says says it was "overwhelming" to announce the first show of his movie at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere. The Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hoodastarrer 'Highway' premiered in the panorama section of the film festival Thursday. "This is the first time...
  • What made George Clooney whistle at Berlin Film Festival February 9, 2014

    Berlin: George Clooney whistled a tune and sang the praises of Belgian beer at the Berlin film festival for the international premiere on Saturday of his World War Two art caper 'The Monuments Men', but reality had already given him publicity money can't buy. The premiere of the film which has...
  • 16yearold boy robs bank in Germany with fake gun January 27, 2014

    A 16yearold boy held up a bank in Germany with his toy gun before making off with a fourfigure sum, but was quickly arrested while trying to flee on a bicycle. The teenager tried to escape to Austria after robbing the bank in the Bavarian town of Bad Fuessing, southern Germany,...
  • Surprised by selection of 'Highway' at Berlin film fest: Imtiaz Ali January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Director Imtiaz Ali is utterly surprised by the selection of his upcoming road movie 'Highway' at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival as he feels such platforms are reserved for filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap. 'Highway', starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, will have its world premiere in the festival's...
  • Six events that will matter in 2014 January 20, 2014

    1. Sky City, the world's tallest skyscraper, to open in Changsha, China Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, officially opened on January 4, 2010. It's both an architectural marvel and a reminder of hubrisfor it coincided with Dubai's financial troubles. Its record will be broken by China's Sky City...
  • German groom forgets bride at gas station after honeymoon October 11, 2013

    A German couple's marriage got off to a rocky start when the groom forgot his bride at a highway gas station on the way home from their honeymoon, only noticing she was missing after hours had passed. Police said on Friday the couple was heading home to Berlin from France when...
  • DelhiNCR 'lives, loves, dances' with Sunburn 2013 October 7, 2013

    Noida: The much awaited Sunburn festival once again hit North India on Sunday. Overwhelming crowd turned up for the musical carnival at Galgotia University in Noida, dressed in their wacky self. To witness and be a part of Asia's top festival, music lovers started thronging the venue from noon itself even...
  • Mumbai world's secondmost honest city: Readers' Digest experiment September 25, 2013

    Would you hand in a lost wallet or would you keep it? According to the results of a new Readers' Digest experiment, Mumbai is the world's secondmost honest city whereas more people are likely to hand in a wallet in Helsinki in Finland than in any other city in the...
  • Victorious Angela Merkel ready for negotiations on coalition govt September 23, 2013

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said she is open to negotiations with her centreleft rivals on forming a coalition government after her hattrick victory in parliamentary elections, but fell short of absolute majority. Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU) finished...
  • Julian Assange alleges his suitcase was stolen in 2010, Sweden investigates September 4, 2013

    Swedish police opened an investigation on Tuesday after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged them to find out what happened to a suitcase he suspects was stolen from him in 2010 by intelligence agents as he travelled from Sweden to Germany. The suitcase contained three laptops that had WikiLeaks materials, including evidence...